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Smithdon High School


Welcome to the Governors’ page. Here you will find out about the current composition and working of the Local Governing Body, its role and how it supports the school on a day-to-day basis.

Our Governing Body 

Governing Body



Date of Appointment

Mr J Crofts

Chair of Governors

September 2022

Mr A Gee

Vice Chair of Governors

September 2022

Mrs A Gibbins


1st September 2022

Ms L Jackson

Trust Appointed Governor

4th July 2019

Mr R Lodge

Trust Appointed Governor

19th January 2017

Mrs C Pike

Staff Governor

26th September 2018

Mrs H Turner

Parent Governor

1st January 2024

Dr J Ince

Parent Governor

1st January 2024

Mykola Voytiv

Trust Appointed

22nd January 2024


Miss N Gay

Clerk to Governors


What Our Governors Do 

The current Chair is Mr John Crofts.

The Governing Body has a strategic role in setting aims and objectives, agreeing targets, policies and priorities and monitoring effectiveness.  It also evaluates the school’s performance through results and data, outside agency reports and the School Development Plan. 

The range of skill, experience and expertise amongst the Governors is considerable and this enables the Governing Body to support the school across many areas and in various ways.

Governors attend all major school events, such as the Prize Presentation Evening and School Productions.

The governors are an enthusiastic and dedicated group who enjoy the school’s success and progress. However, they take the role of ‘critical friend’ very seriously and challenge the school's senior leaders on issues of performance and effectiveness. Governors achieve the very best possible for the school. 

Governor Documentation 

Please click on the links below to view the up to date Governor Documentation:

Governor Overview of Membership - Including Responsibilities, Relevant Interests and Attendance:

Governor Overview 2023 - 2024
Governor Overview 2022 - 2023
Governor Overview 2021 - 2022
Governor Overview 2020 - 2021
Governor Overview 2019 - 2020
Governor Overview 2018 - 2019

Declarations of Business Interest - Including links and business interest within the school and trust:

Governor Declarations of Interest 2021-2022 - now incorporated in the Governor Overview Form
Governor Declarations of Interest 2020-2021
Governor Declarations of Interest 2019-2020 

Governor Roles and Responsibilities - Showing individual members areas of responsibility within the governing body:

Roles and Responsibilities 2021 - 2022 - now incorporated in the Governor Overview Form
Roles and Responsibilities 2020 - 2021
Roles and Responsibilities 2019 - 2020

Contact Details

Clerk to the Governors is Miss N Gay

If you wish to contact the Governing Body, please address any correspondence to her via the following:

FAO Miss N Gay
Clerk of Governors
Smithdon High School
Downs Road
PE36 5HY

Tel: 01485 534541

Become a Governor 

Information on becoming a Governor at this school, or any other school within West Norfolk Academies Trust can be found in the Become a Governor at WNAT leaflet. 

To register your interest in this school, or any of the other schools within the trust, please fill in the 'Become a Governor' form here


WNAT Trustees

Responsibility for all the academies that make up West Norfolk Academies Trust and for providing education in those academies is entrusted to the Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees have overall accountability for all the schools within the trust and manage all finances (including audits), premises and personnel areas, via subcommittees. Work is also delegated to our local governing body, whose assistance is greatly valued and supported by the Trustees.

For further information on our Board of Trustees, visit the West Norfolk Academies Trust website Governance Page.