Our Governors

Burston and Tivetshall Primary Schools have 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. Information on the Sapientia Education Trust governance can be found on the website : www.se-trust.org

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.

Following a review of governance arrangements and careful consideration, the Board of Trustees decided to dissolve the LGB in July 2020 and put in place an IEB (Interim Executive Board) to oversee governance arrangements at the schools.  This is to ensure that standards of governance moving forward meet expectations and provide appropriate support and challenge to the school leadership. The new IEB is now in place with the following members:

Emma Davies – Director of Primary Standards  (IEB Chair)

Rob Brewster – Director of Primary Development/Teaching School

Lauren Smith – HR Manager

Mark Carlyle – Headteacher of Burston and Tivetshall Primary Schools



There will be six IEB meetings held during the 2020-2021 academic year.

The IEB, including the Chair of the IEB,  can be contacted via the school office (office@bps.set.education) or by post at

Burston Primary School,

Crown Green



IP22 5TZ


Please follow this link to see the Register of Interests : October 2020 – Register of Interests – Burston Tivetshall IEB (1)

Please click on the link to view governor attendance for the academic year 2019-2020 2019-20 B&T LGB meeting attendance (1)