Our Governors

The Clare School Governing Body

The Governing Body is responsible for the strategic leadership of the school and has a vital role to play in making sure that every child gets the best possible education. School Governors are volunteers, reflecting the diversity of the school, local community and business community. We work together as a Governing Body to collectively oversee the development of The Clare School. Representatives from all backgrounds and varying ages bring different perspectives to the decision-making process, working closely together for the benefit of the school and its pupils.

At The Clare School, our Governing Body comprises of 9 Governors – 4 Parent Governors, 2 Staff Governors, 1 Local Authority Governor, 1 Foundation Trust Governors and 1 Associate Governor.

Our current Governors are:

Mark Rymarz (Parent Governor)

Committee: Curriculum, Strategy
Julie Hatfield (Staff Governor)
Helen Daniels (Parent Governor)

Committee: Curriculum
Simon Cox (LA Governor)

Committee: Finance, Care For Clare
Emma Collins (Community Governor)
Support Staff, Personal Care
Linda Scase-Jones (Parent Governor)
Chair of Governors

Committee: Strategy, Personnel
Dr Trevor Wang (Foundation Trust Governor)
Vice-Chair of Governors

Committee: Finance, Strategy
Rebecca Wicks (Governor)

Committee: Curriculum, Strategy, Personnel

The Governing Body has a number of formal committees including:

  • Strategy
  • Finance & Premises
  • Curriculum
  • Personnel


Safeguarding sits under Helen Daniels as the named Lead Governor for Safeguarding, who liaises frequently with the Assistant Head for Safeguarding and Headteacher at the school.

There are also other panels and formal groups that are convened as necessary to ensure the efficient and effective running of the school.

If you are interested in becoming a governor at The Clare School, please contact the Chair of Governors, Linda Scase-Jones via the school office using the email office@clare.norfolk.sch.uk

Currently no Governors have declared any pecuniary interests within the school.

TCS Annual Governance Statement 2020-2021
TCS Governor Information January 2022

Instrument of Government
Instrument of Governance TCS Signed.pdf