Primary Executive Committee

Our Primary Executive Committee meets half termly following our Executive Board meetings. We strive to be as representative as possible and have headteachers, executive headteachers and MAT CEO’s from across the county on our board.

The committee exists to support the needs of primary leaders in Norfolk. At each meeting we feedback from the Executive Board meeting, address issues pertinent to the whole of Norfolk and then specifically to primary, many of these will have been brought to our attention by our members. We invite appropriate speakers, work on specific areas of education such as recruitment and retention and headteacher induction and are often visited by individuals seeking to garner opinions before redesigning or launching projects within Norfolk, especially the Local Authority.

The committee is made up from self-nominated individuals. However, if we feel there is someone with considerable strengths/expertise we are missing or we are not representative of the landscape we will actively recruit to rectify this.

Self-nominations usually come to the Chair of Educate Norfolk or the Coordinator for the Association. We also receive recommendations from committee members or other serving heads. 

Our current Primary Executive Committee is:

Alex Griffiths Vice Chair, Primary and Executive Headteacher at Sunflower Federation
Jessica Balado Chair of Educate Norfolk and Headteacher at Thurlton Primary
Sarah Shirras Vice Chair, External Liaison and Executive Head at The Hive Federation
Emilly McMillen Vice Chair, Leadership Support and Headteacher at Heartwood Primary School
Jonathan Rice Executive Head at Caister Primary Federation
Teresa Doggett Headteacher at Blofield Primary School
Simon Minter Headteacher at Hillside Primary School
Louise Mainwaring Headteacher at Kinsale Infant School
Richard Burbage Headteacher at Loddon Primary Federation
Rebecca Bierton Primary Director, Ormiston Academies Trust
Chris Hutchinson Headteacher at Magdalen Gates Primary School
Louise McLeod Executive Headteacher at Halcyon Federation
Michael Bunting Executive Headteacher at Heigham Community Federation

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Summer Term Leadership Updates

30 Apr 2022

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Spring Term Leadership Updates

18 Jan 2022

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14 Dec 2021

All Educate Norfolk Meetings and Events are currently being held virtually via Zoom until further notice

Mental Health First Aider Course - October 2021

01 Jul 2021

Educate Norfolk members, we are offering an online Adult Mental Health First Aider Course over 2 days. This will be taking place on Tuesday 12th...


30 Jun 2021

Our annual conference is the 14th and 15th October 2021
at Norwich City Football Club
(Covid restrictions allowing)

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Covid 19 Update for Schools

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