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Nightingale Academy

St Margaret's Primary Academy

Unlocking Potential; Transforming Lives

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Our Governance

For full details of the REAch2 governance structure, please click here.


There are three levels of governance in REAch2- Trust, Cluster and Local (Academy). REAch2 has ten Clusters and St Margaret's Primary Academy is in Cluster 5.


Schools in the Lowestoft regional ‘cluster’:


  • St Margaret’s Primary Academy
  • Beccles Primary Academy
  • Gunton Primary Academy
  • The Limes Primary Academy
  • Phoenix St Peter Primary Academy
  • Northfield St Nicholas Primary Academy


All our schools share the same governance structure and you can find information about the trust on the REAch2 website at  The Governance page gives details of how the Trust is organised, including the Articles of Association, the Master Funding Agreement and all the documents which relate to how the Trust was founded and how it runs today.  You can also find details of who our trustees are.


Our school, like all the schools in the Trust, has a local governing body (LGB).  There is a scheme of delegation, which details how the LGB should work.  The LGB hold meetings during the year in which they help to support the school, its leadership and pupils whilst challenging to make sure that everyone achieves as much progress as they should.


Our school’s LGB is made up of 4 trust-appointed members, who are volunteers, two parents, two staff and the headteacher.  They can invite other members of staff in to meetings to discuss current issues.  You can find out about our governors below. They have to declare that they are working for the school in an open and honest way and so fill in a declarations of interests form (see below link).


The LGB also works alongside a cluster board where region-wide issues are discussed.  The Cluster Board is made up of volunteers, just like an LGB, with head teachers and chairs of governors.  There are also a team of support officers, providing services via Reach2. They provide support to the schools in finance, HR, estates and governance.


We would like to share this information with you about our governors and governance:


REACh2 Trust website

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Financial Statements for REAch2 Academy Trust

For further information please click on the link to REAch2’s website:

Chair of Governors

Chair of Governors:

Mrs Tracy Driscoll


C/O St Margaret's Primary Academy                       
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Local Governing Body

Mrs Tracy Driscoll - Trust Appointed

Mrs Charlotte Ingram - Parent Governor

Mr Graham Evans - Trust Appointed

Rev. Simon Stokes - Trust Appointed

Mrs Jeannette Skinner - Staff Governor 

Mrs Julie Catchpole - Headteacher

Staff Governor Vacancy

Parent Governor Vacancy 

Trust Appointed Governor Vacancy


The clerk to Governors is David Gavin from Entrust



Mrs Tracy Driscoll - Chair, Safeguarding, Pupil Premium & Sports Premium

Mrs Charlotte Ingram - Vice Chair, SEND & Inclusion

Mr Graham Evans - Health & Safety

Rev. Simon Stokes - Curriculum

Meet Our Governors

Mrs Tracy Driscoll

Miss Charlotte Ingram


I have been a part of the St. Margaret's Primary Academy community for the past nine years as both a parent and, more recently, as the SEND and Inclusion Governor since October 2022. 

My passion lies in championing the needs of SEND children, collaborating closely with the school to foster an inclusive and supportive learning environment for every child. 

Being a governor has been an enriching journey, allowing me to actively contribute to our school community while continuously evolving and refining my skills.

Our commitment revolves around fostering an environment that upholds the school's core values and ensures every child's has the opportunity to thrive and succeed.

Mr Graham Evans


I have been on the Governing Board since December 2020 as a Reach 2 appointed governor.

I have been in involved with education since April 2015 working in association with Beacon East & OPITO giving advice, lectures and challenges in schools and 6th form colleges to encourage more students to follow carers in engineering. I’m also an education officer (EO) for The IET (Institute of Engineering & Technology). Prior to semi-retirement in 2015 I spent over 35 years in engineering working mainly in the energy industry all over the world.

Along with fellow governors we support and challenge our school leaders to make certain we have high standards of achievement for all of our young people, ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.

I enjoy making school visits and meeting the children and staff, gaining first-hand experience of the school at work.

Out of school I enjoy playing golf, travelling, cinema/theatre. I’m a member of Gorleston Theatre company taking part in 3 productions a year having played many roles in various productions.

I’m also a Trustee at the Ashley school Academy trust since August 2020.

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REACH2 Academy Trust

Founded in 2012, REAch2 Academy Trust is the largest primary-only academy trust in country.

Registered Address: Henhurst Ridge Primary Academy Henhurst Ridge Burton-Upon-Trent DE13 9TQ Tel: 01283 246433 Email:

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