Governor Profiles


Kate Slack,Chair of Governors (LA Governor)

I have three children, two of whom are currently at East Harling Primary. By training I am a Politics academic and have worked in a governance capacity with a regional Social Housing Association since 2012.


Simon Allan-Brooks, Vice-Chair of Governors (Parent Governor)

Along with my wife, I relocated to East Harling in 2016 with the primary goal of providing my children with an exceptional educational experience. Impressed by the positive impact the school had on my sister-in-law, nieces and nephews, we all eagerly became part of the school community, with both my children attending the school.
In my professional life, I serve as a Managing Director of an office and business supplies company, bringing valuable leadership and organisational skills to my role as a parent governor and vice-chair of governors.


Sue Barker (Co-opted Governor)

I am a retired deputy headteacher of a large primary school in Norwich. I began my teaching career in 1987 and taught mostly Reception to Year Two children. I was the school Special Needs Co-ordinator for many years which I found very rewarding. I have missed being connected with school life and hope that joining the Governing Body of East Harling Primary School will allow me to put my experience to good use, contributing to your lovely school. Although I live in Wymondham, I look forward to finding out more about your local community and hope to visit regularly. I have a son who is completing a degree and a wayward lurcher who enjoys long walks. 


Tim Edmonds (Co-opted Governor)


Cyril Nicklin  (Parent Governor)

My family and I moved to East Harling in August 2019, and our daughter joined the Nursery in September 2019 and is currently in Year 3. I became a parent Governor in 2023. I am a retired Physical Education and Science teacher of 36 years and I have taught in a variety of schools including secondary schools and SEND schools with a designation of SEMH with children in age ranging from 6 to 18. I have previously been a school governor at both a Primary and Junior school.


Charlotte Smith  (Staff Governor)



Sheli Blackburn, Deputy Headteacher (Co-opted Governor)

I have been deputy headteacher at the school since September 2013 and I love being part of East Harling Primary School. 


Amanda Yates, Headteacher (Staff Governor)

It's been my privilege to be headteacher at East Harling Primary School and Nursery since September 2007. Prior to this I was headteacher at a similar sized Norfolk middle school. As headteacher I attend all meetings of the governing body and value the breadth and experience that governors bring to the school in their role as a 'critical friend'.