The Governing Body of Recreation Road Infant School is formed from representatives of parents, staff, the community and the Local Authority.

Their role is to oversee the work of the school, to support and challenge it and to help the school to plan for the future.

Together governors:

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Hold the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.

Our Governors are currently:

  • Matthew Hartley (Vice-Chair, Co-opted Governor)
  • Michael Bunting (Head Teacher Governor)
  • Sheree Brock (Staff Governor)
  • Florence Harrison (Co-opted Governor)
  • Gary McGuiness (Co-opted Governor)
  • Ulrike Theuerkauf (Co-opted Governor)
  • Kathryn Savva (Co-opted Governor)
  • Jen Carlin (Associate Governor)
  • Adrian Ramsay (Parent Governor)
  • Clemmie Williams (Parent Governor)
  • Deborah Ilott (Local Authority Governor)
  • Avidan Kent (Co-opted Governor)
  • Amanda Lowe (Associate Governor)

The school has two committees: Resources and Teaching & Learning.

The Resources Committee is chaired by Matthew Hartley and the Teaching and Learning Committee by Ulrike Theuerkauf.

Committees meet twice per term. The Full Governing Board meets 7 times a year.  Approved Full Governing Board minutes are available on the school website or from the school office.

Please contact the school office (01603 457120) or if you wish to contact one of our governors.


Name Governor Type Term From Term To Roles
Miss Sheree Brock Staff governor 20 Mar 2019 20 Mar 2023 Assistant Head
Michael Bunting Headteacher Headteacher
Ms Jen Carlin Associate Member 01 Apr 2019 31 Mar 2023 School Support Manager
Florence Harrison Co-opted governor 17 Mar 2020 16 Mar 2024 Co-Chair
Pupil Premium
PE and Sports Premium
Dr Matthew Hartley Co-opted governor 10 Dec 2019 9 Dec 2023 Co-Chair
Chair - Resources
Safer Recruitment
Performance Management
Deborah Ilott Local Authority Governor 21 Jul 2020 20 Jul 2024 Safeguarding



Jan Jinkerson Co-opted governor 23 May 2018 22 May 2022
resigned Jan 2021
Mr Avidan Kent Co-opted governor 02 Dec 2020 1 Dec 2024
Sheila Lewis-Smith Clerk Clerk
Miss Amanda Lowe Associate Member

(Governing Board )

03 Feb 2021 2 Feb 2025
Gary McGuinness Co-opted governor 21 Mar 2018 21 Mar 2022 Vice Chair

GDPR Link Governor

Adrian Ramsay Parent governor 05 Feb 2020 4 Feb 2024
Dr Kathryn Savva Co-opted governor 06 Feb 2019 5 Feb 2023
Dr Ulrike Theuerkauf Co-opted governor 21 Mar 2018 21 Mar 2022 Chair - Teaching & Learning
Equality and Diversity
Ms Clemmie Williams Parent governor 05 Feb 2020 4 Feb 2024 SEND

Contact Us

Recreation Road Infant School, Recreation Road, Norwich NR2 3PA

Headteacher: Michael Bunting

Assistant Head Teachers: Sheree Brock and Susanna Manrique

Tel: 01603 457120


Zoe Smith and Jo Westgate are available in the school office to deal with your calls and queries.

If you would like a paper copy of anything on our website, please just ask.