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 for Educate Norfolk Primary or the Coordinator for the Association. We also receive recommendations from committee members or other serving heads. 

Our current Primary Executive Committee is:




Group Representation

Jessica Balado (Chair of Educate Norfolk)

St Mary's Community Primary Beetley

Norfolk Children & Young People's Strategic Alliance, Joint Chairs, NPS building and Maintenance Partnership, Norfolk Area SEND Strategy Core Group, Norfolk Learning Board

Sarah Shirras (Vice Chair of Educate Norfolk Primary)

St William’s Primary School

Joint Chairs, Schools Forum, Norfolk Learning Board, Norfolk Children & Young People's Strategic Alliance

Jonathan Rice

Caister Primary Federation

Local and National Media Representative

Kevin Lee

Moorlands Primary Academy

The Virtual School for Looked After and Previously Looked After Children Reference Group

Penny Sheppard Queen's Hill Primary School

NPS Building and Maintenance Partnership, Waving the flag, Norfolk Commissioning Hub, Norfolk Learning Board

Teresa Doggett


Blofield Primary


Stakeholder Group for speech, language and communication needs

NASMA - Norfolk Area SEND Multi Agency Group

Simon Minter

Hillside Primary

NASMA - Norfolk Area SEND Multi Agency Group

Capital Priorities Group

Cassandra Williams

Lakenham Primary School

Norwich Opportunity Area Primary Headteachers Strategic group

Louise Robinson

Kinsale Infant School

Young Carers Partnership Group 6-11

SENDIASS Steering Group

Richard Burbage

Loddon Primary Schools

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