Our Governors & Our Trust

  • Mr Bruce Gordon – Trust Governor (Chair)
  • Mrs Moira Croskell – Executive Headteacher 
  • Mr Alex Boothby – Staff Governor
  • Mrs Sandy Clark – Staff Governor
  • Mrs Amy Browning-Trust Governor
  • Mr Christopher Frary-Parent Governor
  • Revd. Simon Richardson-Best-Ex-Officio Governor
  • Revd. Carl Melville-Ex-Officio Governor

Dickleburgh C of E Primary Academy is part of the Diocese of Norwich St Benet’s MAT and has one Local Governing Body which covers the Beacon Federation of Dickleburgh C of E Primary Academy and Garboldisham Church Academy.  All the Governors are volunteers who are committed to ensuring that the school provides the best education possible for the pupils in line with the agreed aims.

We contribute to the strategic leadership of the schools by working closely with the Executive Headteacher. We support and challenge the staff in a number of ways, however it is not our role to be involved with the day to day management of the schools.

Our main responsibilities are

  • Ensuring clarity of the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the Academy
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the Academy and its pupils
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the Academy and making sure its money is well spent

The full governing body meet at least six times a year. 

The Governors work very hard to support all areas of the life of the school.

St Benets MAT Scheme of Delegation 2023-24

Membership of the Beacon Federation Governance Committee March 2024

Beacon Federation Governor Attendance 2022-23

St Benets Governance Arrangements

St Benets LGB Code of Conduct 2021

Re-Appointment of Trustees Local Governors

St Benet’s Multi Academy Trust

At Dickleburgh C of E Primary Academy, we benefit from the support, challenge, strategic management and professional development of the St Benet’s Multi-Academy Trust, which is part of the Diocese of Norwich family of schools.

Belonging to St Benet’s strengthens our opportunities.  It provides a supportive and appropriately-challenging environment for school leaders and governors to achieve the very best for our school.

Diocese of Norwich schools and academies are open to families of any religion, and of none, and are there to serve their local community.  Although our values are deeply-rooted within the Christian faith, our approach is very much one of inclusivity; our schools are open to all and accepting of all, regardless of faith.  The education offered by schools within the Diocesan family is guided by Christian values, but it is not a religious education – it encourages dignity, respect and living well together.

We are stronger together.

For more information on the St Benet’s Multi-Academy Trust, please visit www.stbenets.org

Trust Finance and Governance

Responsibility for the governance of St Benet’s Multi Academy Trust rests with the Members and the Trust Board. The Members are responsible for appointing Trustees and they hold the Trust Board to account for the effective governance of the Trust. You can find details of the current Trustees as well as the Trust’s financial information on the St Benet’s website.

Contacting the Governors
The Chair of Governors, Bruce Gordon, can be contacted through Dickleburgh Academy : Chair of Governors, Dickleburgh C of E Primary Academy, Harvey Lane, Dickleburgh, Diss, IP21 4NL, 01379 740080 or dpaoffice@beacon.stbenets.org