Governing Body



The Governing Body 

The Governing Body has a strategic role; its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the schools
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the schools are making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher (a critical friend)

The Headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the Governing Body of the Nebula Federation.


Judy Leggett                        Chair of governing body

                                              Contact details 30 Garrick Green,

                                              Old Catton

                                              Tel 01603 429986



 Committee Membership


Governor's Pen Portraits

Neil Aylott
I am the Chief Finance Officer of The Wensum Trust. I have extensive financial experience having joined Hellesdon High School as Finance Manager in September 2013; previously I was employed as a Finance Support Manager at Norfolk County Council for 3 years.
I have previous experience of working as Management Accountant for Omar Homes for six years; I am ACCA qualified and have a BA (Hons) in Politics and Sociology.
In the last three years I have been appointed as a Governor of White Woman Lane and Old Catton Federation and a Community Governor at Garrick Green Infant School.
I have undertaken numerous cycle challenges for charity including riding from Lands End to John O'Groats in 2015.

Sylvia Mak

Appointed by the Bishop as a foundation governor. Retired after a mixed career; teaching primary school children in Saudi Arabia and Literacy Coordinator in Mexico; working in England in central and local government, with financial and managerial responsibilities. I was a member of the PCC at Christchurch, an Anglican Episcopalian church in Mexico City for five years. I was secretary of the reordering committee at St Margaret’s Church for several years. I am currently on the social affairs/outreach committee and have set up a team presenting the Open the Book scheme at Old Catton Church of England Junior School. I have also had many years experience working with children in the voluntary sector including Guiding and Red Cross.

Judy Leggett

Retired after a career in IT and Human Resources, both operational and managerial, I have been a governor for over 20 years - primary, state boarding school and an academy. I became interested in Norfolk Governors' Network (NGN) when it was first formed and became a county committee member then chair for 6 years. Through my work with NGN I attended meetings/conferences of the National Governors' Association (NGA) and was elected a board member for 3 years. Through the role of NGN as a Consultee of NCC I learnt about the work of the Local Authority and stood and was elected as a County Councillor for the Old Catton Division in 2011 until 2017. I am a member of Old Catton Parish Council and Sprowston Town Council.




Register of Business Interests

Governors' Declaration as at 12th March 2019