Our Governors

Burston and Tivetshall Partnership Schools  Local Governing Board is a federated governing board meaning that there is one Local Governing Board shared between both schools in our Partnership. The Local Governing Body (LGB) sits within the broader leadership structure of Sapientia Education Trust.

The Governors of the federation are responsible for the overall strategy for the schools by:

  • Setting the aims and objectives for the schools
  • Adopting policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Setting targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitoring the targets of the aims and objectives

The  Headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and organisation of the schools.

There are 7 governor positions. All governors serve a term of four years, after which time they may continue or stand for election again.

The members of our current Governing board are:

Name Position
Rebecca Chamberlain Chair of Governors
Mark Carlyle Headteacher
James Tarry Vice Chair
Norma Ajdukiewicz Community Governor
Helen Adshead Co-opted Governor
Nicki Hart Governor (staff)


The Governors, including the Chair of Governors,  can be contacted via the school office (office@burston.norfolk.sch.uk) or by post at

Burston Primary School,

Crown Green



IP22 5TZ

The Governors are advised by the  Headteacher, Mark Carlyle, and members of the Leadership Team.



Please follow this link to see the January 2019 – Register of Interests – Burston & Tivetshall LGB.