Necton Church of England Primary School

 Our Governing Body


Governor Profiles

Mrs Denise Scarlett

Denise moved to Holme Hale 10 years ago to the house she grew up in.  She currently works as an HR Manager for a company in Downham Market and has over 20 years’ experience in HR and Employment Law gained in the private and public sectors.

Denise became a School Governor in September 2019 and has responsibility for monitoring SEND.  She is also the Year 1 Governor Buddy.


Mr Mark Hodder

Having grown up in Southampton, I relocated to Norwich to begin my degree in Geophysical Sciences at UEA in 2003… and have lived in Norfolk ever since! Following my degree, I was a teaching assistant for one year and then completed my PGCE at UEA, becoming a qualified teacher in 2008. Since then, I have worked in schools in a variety of different settings, and have gained experience as a Subject Leader, Year Group Leader, Key Stage Leader, a member of the school Senior Leadership Team and now as a Deputy Headteacher. I am also a director of a charitable company based in Norwich and a keen Southampton football fan. 

Mrs Vicki Long

I moved from South London to Norfolk in September 2000 to begin my teaching career.  My career to date has been enriched by a wonderful array of experiences working in a number of different leadership roles.   In January 2019, I was thrilled to commence my Headship here at Necton VA Primary School.  I am a member of the Executive Board for Norfolk Music Hub.  I remain a keen musician and enjoy playing my Violin as a member of the Music Group at St John the Baptist Roman Catholic Cathedral, Norwich. 


Mr Zsolt Fejer


 Governor profile to follow...


Mr Leon Stefanski


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Mrs Jane Barley

I moved to Norfolk in 1991 from Cambridgeshire. I am a midwife and for ten years worked on the community in Swaffham and surrounding area before moving back into the hospital for a career change. I came to know the area and surrounding villages very well. I became a Governor at Necton middle School in 2000 when my daughter started school there and I continued as a Governor through the transition to becoming a Primary school. The role of a school Governor has changed dramatically over the last few years and I have enjoyed the challenge of this role. I have learnt a lot about education and the changing demands upon families and children.  I took on the role of Vice Chair in 2016 and became Chair of Governors in 2017. It is a role that I am passionate about and want to be able to ensure that we provide the best for our children.

Mr Peter Simpson

As a keen birder and wildlife photographer I made regular visits to Norfolk for many years before finally moving from Hertfordshire to Necton in 2002. I worked for the RSPB in Norwich before stopping work to look after my children. My children have attended Necton school since 2003 and I joined the governing board in 2017. I am chair of the curriculum and standards committee and have a particular interest in science and religious education. I am the year 4 governor buddy.



Miss Cathy Brooks

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Miss Laura Hodgetts 

Governor profile to follow...




Governor Attendance 

The attendance records for Governors at the scheduled meetings for the last academic year are available here.


Governor Information

Committee membership and appointing body

Name and specific governor roles

Date of 


Term of



Date stepped


(if applicable)

Business, financial interests or other governance roles


Necton PCC



Jane Barley

Chair of Governors

Safeguarding and LAC






Necton Church and School Estate Trust


Holme Hale PCC

Peter Simpson

Committee Chair

Vice-Chair of Governors


Pupil Premium



30/11/21 - 29/11/25



Foundation: DBE

Denise Scarlett

Diversity and Equality




01/09/19 - 28/08/23




Local Authority Governor

Catherine Brooks





06/01/21- 05/01/25



Foundation: DBE


Laura Hodgetts

Curriculum and data analysis



21/01/22- 20/01/26



Headteacher Governor

Vicki Long




Norfolk Music Hub

Necton Church and School Estate Trust

Staff Governor


Mark Hodder

Sports Premium



30/11/21 30/11/21 - 29/11/25 N/A None

Clerk to the Governing Body



Jean Johnson

  N/A None



Foundation: DBE

Currently vacant

Parent Governor

Currently vacant

Parent Governor

Currently vacant

Foundation: DBE

Currently vacant



Currently vacant


Resignations in the last academic year

Foundation Trustee

David Faccenda-Tait




29/11/20 - 11/12/23

resigned: 11/12/23 

ICT Tech North Walsham High School

Necton Church and School Estate Trust