City of Norwich School


Current Governors

Name Role Appointed Appointed by Team
Ms Jo Philpott Headteacher/Staff Governor 1st Sept 2017 OAT Ongoing term
Ms Christine Brown Community Govenor 1st Sept 2014 OAT 4 year term
Mr Howard Jones Community Governor 1st Sept 2014 OAT 4 year term
Mr David Richardson Community Governor 1st Sep 2016  OAT  4 year term
Mr Alan Du Rieu Community Governor 2nd Nov 2016  OAT  4 year term
Mr Paul Fisher Chair of Governors 1st Sept 2014 OAT 4 year term
Mr Andrew Innes Staff Governor 17th Sep 2014 Staff 4 year term
Ms Catherine O'Malley Parent Governor 7th Oct 2014 Parent Election 4 year term
Ms Susan Brookes Parent Governor 17th Oct 2016 Parent Election  4 year term
Ms Kym Blake Staff Governor 5th Nov 2014 Staff 4 year term
Ms Laura Riches Community Governor 2nd Oct 2017 OAT 4 year term
Mrs Claire Wright Clerk to Governors 2nd June 2015    


Finance and General Purpose 8 Governors, Chair: Howard Jones
Teaching and Learning 8 Governors, Chair: David Richardson
Co-Curriculum 7 Governors, Chair: Catherine O'Malley
Steering 6 Governors, Chair: Paul Fisher
Strategic Progress Board 3 Governors, Chair: Naomi Palmer
Appeals Panel 5 Governors, Chair:
Exclusion Panel 5 Governors, Chair: Christine Brown
Governors available for interviews Christine Brown, Paul Fisher, Catherine O'Malley, Susan Brookes, David Richardson
Pay Panel 3 Governors, Chair: Paul Fisher

Meetings attended

Governor meeting attendance 2017-2018

Governor meeting attendance 2016_17

Governor Meeting Attendance, 2015-2016


Disclosed business and pecuniary interests of Governors

Jo Philpott Nothing to disclose
Paul Fisher Lay Member for Audit and Governance, Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group
Christine Brown Volunteer Referral Panel Member, Norfolk Youth Offending Team Trustee, Henderson Trust.

Catherine O'Malley


Alan du Rieu       

Nothing to disclose



Nothing to disclose


Susan Brookes Office Receptionist, Bignold Primary School. 
Howard Jones Employed as Corporate Accounting Manager, Norfolk County Council.  Treasurer: Deaf Connexions (charity)
Laura Riches Nothing to disclose
David Richardson Trustee at Inclusive Schools Trust
Andrew Innes Teacher at City of Norwich School, An Ormiston Academy. Wife is a Headteacher.
Kym Blake Staff member at CNS

OAT Scheme of Delegation

Please click on the link to access the OAT Scheme of Delegation: Ormiston Academy Trust Scheme of Delegation

Contact Emails

Headteacher Jo Philpott: (Kariann Ellis, PA)

Chair of Governors Paul Fisher:

Clerk to Governors Claire Wright: