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Mary Ives - Trustee Governor

I am married to Robin, who was one of the first pupils at Peterhouse Junior School when it opened. We have four grown up children between us and six grandchildren who keep us busy. I have many years of experience in primary education, specialising in music and RE. I was part of senior management before moving on to becoming a deputy head, and achieving the National Professional Headteacher Qualification. Following a period of voice loss, I decided that maybe it was time to move on to do something different, so worked in a number of roles which included teaching classroom assistants on their City and Guilds Course and assessing Early Years practitioners. From there I worked for Ofsted as a Child Care Years Inspector. My final working years were with YMC Norfolk where I managed a number of local projects for them and was part of the senior management of the organisation. Retiring from paid employment in 2012, I moved on to train as a lay Minister in the Church of England. I finished my training last September and am based at St. Andrews church in Gorleston.


Having had such a wide experience in education I felt I would like to use that in some capacity. On a recent training day at Diocesan house I became aware of the need that NEAT have for governors I applied and was asked if I would be willing to stand as a governor at Peterhouse.