Our Governors

Should you wish to get in touch with the Governors you can do so by contacting the school office.

Member of the Governing Board at Hethersett Woodside Primary & Nursery School

Governor NameCategory of GovernorBody AppointingMembership of Committee(s) /Key ResponsibilitiesTerm of Office
Louise MainwaringHeadteacher   
Sonia InnesCo-OptedFGB 




Linda De BloemeCo-optedFGBMental Health & Wellbeing Committee




Liz JonesLocal Authority GovernorLocal AuthoritySLM Committee01/11/2023
Victoria SmithStaff GovernorStaffTeaching, Learning & Standards Committee



 Parent Governor   
Raheel SyedParent GovernorParentsTeaching, Learning & Standards Committee


Abdul Wadood MohammedParent GovernorParents

Health & Safety Committee

Mental health & Wellbeing Committee




Governor Profiles

Mrs Louise Mainwaring

Head teacher

I am delighted to be the Head teacher of Hethersett Woodside Primary and Nursery School.
I was appointed to this role in September 2023, and I am fortunate to work alongside a forward thinking group of Governors and staff.

My role on the Governing Board is to ensure Governors have a clear understanding of all aspects of our school; in order that they may challenge and hold leaders to account.

I have a considerable amount of school leadership experience, and am very driven to ensure our school is the very best it can be for every learner in our community.

Mrs Rosemary Kett

Chair of Governors

I currently work as a freelance education consultant, having previously been a headteacher in a wide variety of schools. I have considerable personal experience of governance and professionally supporting boards with training on their strategic leadership roles. These are skills I bring to the board along with a desire to support the school community to provide the best we can for every child. I also volunteer with ReadEasy supporting adults who are learning to read.


Mrs Liz Jones

Vice Chair of Governors

Mrs Sonia Innes

I joined the board of governors at the end of 2023.  I currently work as Education Director for a not-for-profit community interest company, supporting schools in East Anglia.  I have worked in education for over 20 years, fourteen of which as a headteacher of three different primary schools.  I am passionate about ensuring all children receive a high quality education. I am delighted to be able to use my experience in education to support Hethersett Woodside Primary and Nursery School.

Mrs Sarah Mardell

I have worked in primary education for over 30 years, as a class teacher, Early Years Adviser and Head Teacher, before taking early retirement in 2023. I am currently volunteering/ employed as a Family Support Worker at HMP Norwich. I have a great deal of experience in Early Years education, safeguarding and SEND provision and I am keen to use my knowledge and skills, to support Hethersett Woodside Primary School, where my daughter was once a pupil.

Mr Raheel Syed

Mrs Anne Larner

Mrs Linda De Bloeme

Mr Abdul Wadood Mohammed

Hethersett Woodside Primary and Nursery School
Coachmaker Way, Hethersett, Norwich NR9 3GN

Headteacher: Mrs Louise Mainwaring
Deputy Headteacher: Mr Sam Carter
Assistant Head teachers: Mrs Nicola Ingham and Mrs Samantha Easey

Tel: 01603 810674

finance@hethersettwoodside.org.uk (Finance and Personnel enquiries)
office@hethersettwoodside.org.uk (Parent / Carer general enquiries)

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