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West Winch Governing Body

All members of the Governing Body are required to sign a Register of Business & Personal Interests at the start of each academic year - and update this document for each Governing Body or Governors Committee Meeting. 


Governors have full voting rights at each main or committee meeting they attend.


Chair of Governors/LA Governor - Heather Habbin

Vice Chair of Governors/Co-Opted Governor - Danny Panter

Headteacher - Mark Oldridge

Deputy Headteacher/Co-Opted Governor - Deborah McConnell

Staff Governor - Susannah Mitchell

Parent Governor - Donna-Marie Shipp

Co-Opted Governor - Keelen Todd

Co-Opted Governor - John Wren

Co-Opted Governor - Christopher Hobson

Co-Opted Governor - Suzanne Curl

Co-Opted Governor - Debbie Blacklock

Clerk to the Governing Body - Gillian Clark


Governors take on certain reponsibilities during the year, including links with each class and a number of other specific areas.  This list shows those Governors who have additional 'link' responsibility...


Class Link Governors....


Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Mr C Hobson

Mrs S Curl

Mrs D Blacklock

Mr D Panter

Mrs D Shipp

Mrs H Habbin

Mr J Wren


Curriculum/Specific Area Governors.... 

Home School Link Governor

Health & Safety

Safeguarding & Child Protection Governor

Special Needs Governor

Pupil Premium Governor

Anti Racism Governor

Religious Education Governor

KLA Cluster Governor

Mr M Oldridge

Mrs H Habbin

Mrs D Shipp

Mrs D Shipp

Miss S Mitchell

Mrs H Habbin

Miss K Todd

Mrs S Curl


To contact the Governing Body, please write to Mrs Heather Habbin at the main school address


The links at the bottom of this page can be used by Governors to access the 'My School' section of the Norfolk Schools website and 'Governor Hub'.


West Winch Governing Body

Mrs Heather Habbin
Chair of Governing Body - Heather Habbin

Heather has been a Governor at West Winch for many years, originally serving as a Governor, before becoming Chair of Governors in 2008.  She worked for Norfolk Education for 18 years and now runs her own small catering business from her home in West Winch.  Heather plays an active part in school life and enjoys visiting school on a regular basis - not just for meetings!

Mr Danny Panter
Vice Chair of Governing Body - Danny Panter

Danny is a retired Police Officer and has lived in West Winch for over twenty years.  Danny’s children benefited from attending West Winch Primary School and he is pleased to be able to offer any help as a Governor to make every child a success every day.

Mr Christopher Hobson
Christopher Hobson

Christopher joined the Governing Body in 2017, he is married and has lived in Norfolk for over 50 years and his son is currently attending West Winch Primary School.  He is the Managing Director of 3 companies and the President of the local BNI chapter, and is delighted to be able to offer assistance in helping in each child’s day at school be a happy and pleasurable one.

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