Local Governing Board (LGB)

TNHA is part of the Academy Transformation Trust (ATT) who monitor what happens at the Academy, but additional challenge and oversight is provided by our outstanding team of local governors.

The LGB is made up of dedicated members of the local community – business people, parents, local officials, ATT and staff representatives. Their role is to learn about the work of school and then to hold the Leadership Team to account to ensure strategies to raise standards and improve exam results are delivering the promised impact. Governors also review the Academy’s safeguarding, our finances, resourcing and provisions for health and safety.

ATT’s Trustees

Governance and oversight of ATT is provided by the Board of Trustees.
Click here to find out more about them.

ATT’s Registered Address:
Academy Transformation Trust, Unit 4, Second Floor, Emmanuel Court, Reddicroft, Sutton Coldfield. B73 6AZ.
​Tel – 0121 7947275    email – office@attrust.org.uk

For more information please click the following link https://www.academytransformationtrust.co.uk/about-us/company-information/

Meet Our Governors

All governors sit on all committees.

To contact the Local Governing Board please email the Clerk to the Governors. Email: Michelle.Eaves@attrust.org.uk

Phillip Anderson

Appointing Body : Academy Transformation Trust

Community Governor & Chair

Term of Office: 1 Jan 2018 to  31 Dec. 2021

Links: Safeguarding & E-Safety, Behaviour & Attitudes

Having completed a degree in geography and a PGCE in physical education I taught in Essex and Jersey for 30 years, with the final 10 years at Senior Management level. In 2007 I transferred from a Deputy Headship in The States of Jersey Education Department to a new role in the Jersey Prison Service, where I took up a position with the Prison Management Team to establish and lead a Learning and Skills Department. I remained in this post until my retirement in December 2017 when my wife and I relocated to Swaffham. I am grateful for the opportunity to work as a community governor at TNHA and I will make full use my experience and passion for education to support the academy.


Ben Vine

Appointing Body: Academy Transformation Trust

Community Governor

Term of Office: 8 July 2020 to 8 July 2024

I have worked in Education since graduating from the University of Bedfordshire in 2012. My specialist subject is Physical Education. Since starting my career in teaching I have worked in a small number of schools taking on the roles 2nd in department, head of department, Lead Practitioner, Professional Tutor and Year 11 Progress Leader giving me a broad experience across the many facets of education. I have lived in Swaffham since 2016 and have two young children. I truly believe a high-quality education can improve the prospects of our community and the future of the students in our academy.


Debbie Mann

Appointing Body: Academy Transformation Trust

Parent Governor

Term of Office: 25 November 2020 to 25 November 2024

I moved to the Swaffham area at the beginning of the Covid lockdown. My daughter now attends TNHA and thanks to the welcoming staff and children she’s settled in beautifully. I also have 3 year old twins and have worked in Education for the past 20 years. My roles in education include Preschool Manager, Pastoral and Behaviour Mentor, Family Support Practitioner and Higher Level Teaching Assistant reception to Year 6. My qualifications and training include BAHons in Early years, Autism and ADHD qualifications and Leadership and Management (NPQML) training at Ambition institute. I’m also a licensed THRIVE Practitioner (an approach supporting children in social and emotional development),  Forest School Leader, Designated Safeguarding Lead and Signs of Safety Trained. I was a LGB Governor for an Academy in Norwich, with roles of Inclusion Governor for all Norfolk trust schools, and Early years Governor across Two trust schools. I found this hugely rewarding, it increased my knowledge of governance greatly and I very much enjoyed supporting the school staff, children and families. I strive to support the local community where I can. I have a huge motivation and passion for supporting children to achieve their goals and look forward to supporting the staff, children and families at TNHA.


Sylvia Grice

Appointing Body: Academy Transformation Trust

Community Governor

Term of Office: 25 November 2020 to 25 November 2024

I grew up in Hertfordshire before moving to Bath to study at University in 2007. I graduated with a degree in Natural Sciences and trained to become a Science teacher. I then taught in Wiltshire for a number of years before moving to South Carolina, USA as a military spouse. I travelled fairly extensively during this time as well as working in supply teaching. My wife took a posting at RAF Marham and we moved to Norfolk in 2018. Whilst here I have taught locally and am now working in Assessment Management. I am keen to use the skills and experience I have gained through my involvement in education and military life to support TNHA in the community.

Carl Summers

Appointing Body: Academy Transformation Trust

Parent Governor

Term of Office: 12 May 2021 to 12 May 2025

I have an extensive background in Information Technology in both the public and private sectors and I currently work as a security professional in data protection and cyber-security compliance.  This role involves settings standards and policies and ensuring that they are achieved within the organisation that I work for.  I have two children at the Academy, and I hope that I can use my experience and knowledge to help the Academy meet its ambitions. In my spare time I enjoy cycling, walking and generally spending time with my family, as well as being a classic car enthusiast and an avid movie watcher.

Helen Warrick-Evans

Appointing Body: Academy Transformation Trust

Community Governor

Term of Office: 2 June 2021 to 2 June 2025

My first “real job” was working for the BBC Further Education Schools and Radio and television broadcasting back in the days where the adult literacy programmes and new cooking series were starting.  I was a very young Administrative Assistant organising events. I then went onto study for a Batchelor of Education degree in Dance/Music/ Art Design and technology Secondary Education. I taught in Hertfordshire and Essex as Head of Drama and Head of Technology Faculty for many years. I then went to Spain on the Costa del Sol and taught at three International Schools teaching English and Theatre Arts International Baccalaureate reaching Deputy Headship level before I retired.

Swaffham has always been a very special place in my life over the past 16 years as my in-laws spent more than 30 happy years here in retirement. So Swaffham drew us back to retire ourselves. I am a keen Amateur Dramatic member of the Swaffham Players spending the lockdown recording plays and our weekly play readings which has kept us all entertained. My passion is making sure all students and staff have a happy and vibrant experience of their never ending educational journey in life. I feel privileged to be working alongside the TNHA team and bringing my experiences to help forge a bright and positive future for all.

And, when invited to report…

ATT Regional Managers

  • Helen Webber – Finance
  • Tanya Jackson – HR
  • ​Jon Paisley – Facilities

TNHA’s Senior and Middle Leadership

  • Emily Thomason – Vice Principal
  • James Morris – Assistant Principal
  • Cat Rushton – Assistant Principal
  • Katie Ogden – Assistant Principal
  • ​Directors of Learning
  • ​Progress Leaders
  • Student Support Leaders