Our Governors

Burston and Tivetshall Primary Schools’  Local Governing Board is a federated governing board meaning that there is one Local Governing Board shared between both schools. The governing body sits within the overall leadership structure of the Sapientia Education Trust. Information on the leadership & governance structure of the academy trust can be found at: https://www.se-trust.org/

The Governors of Burston & Tivetshall Primary Schools are responsible for the overall strategy for the schools by:

  • Setting the aims and objectives for the schools
  • Adopting policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Setting targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitoring the targets of the aims and objectives

The  Headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and organisation of the schools.

Following a review of governance arrangements and careful consideration, the Board of Trustees decided to dissolve the LGB in July 2020 and put in place an IEB (Interim Executive Board) to oversee governance arrangements at the schools.  This is to ensure that standards of governance moving forward meet expectations and provide appropriate support and challenge to the school leadership. The new IEB is now in place with the following members:

Emma Davies – Director of Primary Standards  (IEB Chair)

Rob Brewster – Director of Primary Development/Teaching School

Lauren Smith – HR Manager

Mark Carlyle – Headteacher of Burston and Tivetshall Primary Schools

Vivien Pittman – Deputy headteacher Diss High School

Claire Munday – Deputy headteacher Sparhawk Infant and Nursery School

There will be six IEB meetings held during the 2020-2021 academic year.


The IEB can be contacted via the school office (office@tps.set.education) or through the school at

Tivetshall Primary School

School Road

Tivetshall St Mary


NR15 2BP

Please follow the link to see the Register of Interests : January 2020 – Register of Interests – Burston & Tivetshall LGB

Click on the link to see the attendance register for governor meetings for 2019-2020

2019-20 B&T LGB meeting attendance (1)