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Governors at Whitehouse Community Primary




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Roles and Responsibilities

Andrea Hall

Andrea Hall is the Headteacher at Whitehouse Community Primary School. She started the role in January 2017. She works closely with the Governing Body to ensure that the vision for the school is realised: ‘to enable everyone at Whitehouse Community Primary to thrive and reach their full potential’.



Martin Parker

I joined the governing body in 2014 and was elected to the role of Chair of Governors. I have worked in the education sector for over 25 years which has included time working in Local Authority business management, a primary school and supporting the work of governing bodies across Suffolk.


Before joining the governing body at Whitehouse, I was Vice Chair of Governors at another school in Ipswich. My main area of expertise is finance and I am committed to ensuring that the school spends its funding on the priority areas that will raise outcomes for all pupils who attend the school. My main curriculum interests are modern foreign languages and music.


I am an avid, and long-suffering, ITFC fan. I am a season ticket holder and also try to go to as many away games as possible. I enjoy walking my two spaniels and European travel. I have, in the past, played the Euphonium in a brass band and this is something I would like to take up again when time allows.


The children at Whitehouse deserve the very best start to their education and I, along with my governor colleagues, the leadership team and all staff, will endeavour to ensure this is what we continuously strive for.




Chair of Governors


Standards and


Nadine Coleman

I joined the Governing Body in 2014 and was elected to the role of Vice Chair. I am the Head of a Suffolk based Property Management Service and have significant experience working in various senior management roles, successfully setting and implementing strategy to achieve transformation of services. I am educated to Masters Level with proven business skills and financial acumen.


I am looking forward with working with the governing body and senior leadership to realise aspirations for all the staff and pupils at WHCPS.




Vice Chair of Governors


Standards, Curriculum and Assessment

Lyn Baran

I have a diverse range of skills which I hope to use to the benefit of Whitehouse Community Primary School. I started out as a children’s librarian, have worked in hospitals, schools and colleges as a business and information manager and I now work as a project manager specialising in helping organisations to implement change programmes. I am a good organiser, enjoy analysing data and like working with people to identify and deliver improvements.


In my spare time I love to walk my two dogs, Tess and Ben, play volleyball, and enjoy regular trips to the theatre and as an ex-librarian, I still read a great deal! With the expansion of the school, this is an exciting time to be a governor and I will work to ensure that the school is doing everything it can to help each and every child achieve the very best they can.




Safeguarding Governor





Mandy King

I have been a parent at WHCPS since 2008 and a governor since 2012. I have worked in local government for 15 years. I love to get into school and help wherever I am needed, either listening to children read, helping in the classroom or on school trips. I think that it is so important that every child from every walk of life has an equal chance to get a good education and this includes subjects such as drama, music and art.


I became a governor because WHCPS has been a great school for my children to attend and I wanted to give something back to the school. Children should be able to look back on their school years as their best years.




Pupil Premium

Angela Carr

I have been a parent at WHCP since September 2015 and a governor since December 2015. I am a member of the Resources Committee and lead on Health and Safety. I have worked for the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) for over 20 years at both local and national levels.


My previous job roles have included: Ministerial speech writing (in relation to the DWP transformation agenda); reporting DWP performance to HM Treasury and No.10 Downing Street; supporting candidates on the DWP Fast Stream Talent Programme; Benefit Payment Manager; Jobcentre Manager and External Relations Manager.


I am currently responsible for supporting 26 Jobcentres across Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk with the communication, planning, implementation and assurance of cultural, organisational and statutory driven changes. I am a qualified continuous improvement practitioner and Prince2 project manager. I will use my skills and experience to ensure that every child at WHCPS is given the opportunity and support they need to reach their full potential.


I have one child at WHCP and in my spare time I enjoy reading, beach walks and the occasional uninterrupted bath.






Health and Safety


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Sue Burton

I have been a co-opted governor at Whitehouse Community Primary School since September 2015. I have two grandchildren currently at the school, who are enjoying their time in education.


I am the Governor responsible for Online Safety and work closely with Mrs Snape and the TOAST group (children who make up the ‘The Online Awesome Safety Team’). I can often be found listening to the children in Year 1 read their story books to me. I enjoy walking around the school, looking at the displays on the walls and in the corridors and experiencing the positive atmosphere and enthusiasm of the pupils and staff.


I have a health care background, working as a qualified nurse in hospitals and in the community for 35 years. My last post was an Assessor for London South Bank University supporting Health Care Support Workers to achieve a NVQ in Health and Social Care and qualified nurses to become assessors. I retired from the health service in April 2015. As well as my grandchildren, my time is now filled with reading, cooking, going to the theatre and exploring the countryside.


Together with the other Governors, I want to help Whitehouse Community Primary School become the best it can be.






Online Safety



Pam Jones

I have worked as a teaching assistant at Whitehouse CP School for 10 years and my children all went to Whitehouse. During my time at the school I have worked in all year groups. I have recently become a Thrive Licensed Practitioner for the school which helps with supporting pupils’ emotional and social development. I have great knowledge and experience in the Early Years and Foundation Stage having had my own private pre-school for 11 years. I have been a Governor for over 4 years and have enjoyed helping the school community.


In my spare time I love spending time with my 3 children. I also love watching football and enjoy dancing.

Staff Governor