Inspire: Learning, growing and achieving together!

Brooke Primary

01508 550419

High Green, Norwich, Norfolk, NR15 1HP

Mr Alex Griffiths

Ms. Tori Weal

Our Ethos

A small federation of small schools in South Norfolk. We are making the schools that we would have wanted to go to. By working together in collaboration, we improve one another and support each other to grow. Sunflowers are known for their resilience and symbolise hope, happiness, and growth. Our federation nurtures childrens’ academic, personal, and spiritual growth. It inspires children, staff, and parents to strive for excellence in all aspects of their life, just as sunflowers grow towards the sun and reach their full potential.

The roots, for Brooke CE VC’s church foundations, indicate that we are rooted and grounded in God's love, which is at the core of all our actions and educational philosophy. The stem represents our curriculum, which provides a strong foundation for our children across both schools to grow and thrive. The leaves symbolise our values, which drive our decision-making and behaviour. The petals are indicative of our key focuses such as DEI, careers, and compassion. Lastly, the bees and butterflies that are flying away from the sunflower represent the things that we want our children to leave us with, which are the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to make a positive impact in the world.

Hempnall Primary School

01508 499264

The Street Hempnall, Norwich, Norfolk, NR15 2AD

Mr Alex Griffiths

Mrs Sarah Lewis


01508 550419

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Governing Body

In accordance with Government Regulations, Brooke’s Full Governing Body has thirteen governor roles. Governing Bodies are required to meet at least three times a year. 

Our Governing Body is made-up of different types of Governors:

  • The Headteacher
  • Parent governors – three parents (elected by the parents)
  • Staff governors – one (elected by the school staff)
  • LA (Local Authority) governors – one, chosen to represent the wider community (elected by the local authority)
  • Co-opted governors – five, chosen for their specific skill, knowledge or specialism (appointed by the governing body as required via recruitment)
  • Foundation governors – two, as a Church of England school, the Diocese and the Parochial Church Council nominate and approve

We currently hold monthly Full Governing Body (FGB) meetings each term.  All governors are expected to attend and the attendance record is updated and published on the school website in the documents below.  Our Parent Governor, Anna Fairhurst, is currently the chair for these meetings.

The Summary of our recent FGB meetings can be found here:

 Summary of FGB 02022023.pdfDownload
 Summary of FGB 06122022.pdfDownload
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At Brooke our Governing Body consists of:

Executive Headteacher : Alex Griffiths (Ex. Oficio)

Parent Governor / Chair : Anna Fairhurst

Parent governor : Sally Green

Parent governor : Robert Hodges

Staff governor : Emily King

Foundation governor : Rev. Lynn Chapman

Foundation governor / vice-chair : Laura Cowan

Co-opted governor : Mikhaela Neequaye

Co-opted governor : David Elsey

Co-opted governor : Gareth Nicholls

Co-opted governor : Vacancy

Associate governor : Tori Weal (Head of School)

Local Authority governor : Tom Ward

Clerk to the Governors: David Ayres


Other important governance documents:

 6. NGA-MODEL CODE OF CONDUCT-2020.docxDownload
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