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Arrangements for Governance at Garboldisham Church Primary

The Department for Education in London established an independent Interim Executive Board (IEB) on 6th January 2020 to govern the school for the immediate future, replacing the previous Governing Body.

Like any school governing body, the IEB is responsible for the strategic oversight of the school, including the management of the budget, the curriculum, staffing, pay and performance management.  The IEB’s main function is to secure a sound basis for future improvement in the school, including the promotion of high standards of educational achievement.

There are three members of the IEB, all of whom have extensive experience in school governance:

Rosemary Kett
Previously a Senior Leader for Intervention and County Headteacher for Norfolk County Council. Currently an Associate for NCC, she carries out the role of Performance Officer for the authority. She also works as a freelance Education Consultant. She has undertaken governance roles in a number of Norfolk schools, and has extensive experience of work on Improvement Boards.

Sam Nixon
Currently Director of School Improvement for St Benet’s MAT supporting school improvement across the trust.  Prior to that Sam was Headteacher at Ashleigh Primary School and Nursery, a large town primary school graded as Outstanding by OFSTED.  He has also been an Executive Headteacher of a group of small schools and Headteacher of a standalone rural primary.  Sam is an LLE and carries out NLE support for schools on behalf of DfE.  He is also a VNET Change Leader.

Michael Roughsedge 
A Senior Adviser for the Education Quality Assurance, Intervention and Regulation Service, Mike has vast experience of leadership within Primary Schools. Since working for the Local Authority he has chaired numerous Improvement Boards, been a member of Interim Executive Boards, as well as working for the Virtual Schools Team to support looked after and vulnerable children. Mike’s passion lies in school improvement and he has a sound understanding of what is required for good quality teaching and learning and strong leadership and governance.

The I.E.B has an independent Clerk – Ann Morgan from Educator Solution.

The IEB will undertake all the statutory responsibilities of a governing body.

Roles and responsibilities of the Interim Executive Board

Overall Board:

Leadership and Management

Early Years

Monitoring of Data


Rosemary Kett:


Website Compliance


Health and Safety/ Premises

Michael Roughsedge:




Sam Nixon:


External Funding – Pupil Premium and Sports Funding.


Register of Business and Pecuniary Interests for the Interim Executive Board
Name Position Relevant Interests Appointed End
Rosemary Kett IEB Chair Self employed Educational Consultant 6.1.20
Provision of Education Consultancy to NCC Children’s Services and VNET as an Associate
Doug Dale IEB Member Senior Adviser Education Quality Assurance and Intervention Service NCC 6.1.20 31.7.20
Pam Wells IEB Member Chair of Governors Diss Primary Academy Partnership 6.1.20 31.8.20
Governance Improvement Associate for Diocese of Norwich
Betsy Fowler IEB Member Adviser for Education Quality Assurance and Intervention Services. Governor at Sparhawk Infant School 28.3.20 31.7.20
Michael Roughsedge IEB Member Senior Adviser for Education Quality Assurance and Intervention Services 1.08.20
Sam Nixon IEB Member Director of School Improvement St Benet’s MAT 1.09.20


If you would like to contact the Interim Executive Board you can do so by phoning the school on 01953 681327 or alternatively please email via