Governance

Governors are appointed by ASSET Trustees. Their role is to support school leaders in making the school the best it can be by providing support and challenge. Governors meet twice a term and also regularly visit the school to speak with staff and pupils.

Cliff Lane is part of ASSET Education. Find out about the Trust, Governance and Trustees by looking at the ASSET website.

The below documents are available on the ASSET Education website by clicking the ASSET website link above.

  • Audited accounts in full
  • Annual report
  • Funding agreement
  • Articles of association
  • Current memorandum of association
  • Charity trustees’ and members’ names
  • Governor Online Link

Please see our Governor list and pecuniary interests here:

Cliff Lane Pecuniary Interests

Our current governors are:

My name is Christina Wise and I am the Chair of the Local Governing Body at Cliff Lane. I have worked in Public Health for 10 years and currently work as a health and well-being project officer for children and young people.

I consider a governor's role is to ensure that the children at Cliff Lane are happy and healthy as I firmly believe happy, healthy and emotionally resilient children will learn better.

My daughter is a pupil at Cliff Lane. I am always around at drop-off and pick up time at school so if you have any ideas or suggestions or would like to talk to me about the health and well-being of children please do not hesitate to approach me.

I'm Anna Westley, I work as a credit controller for one of the largest shipping companies in the world. I am also a committee member for Friends of Holywells Park, as a volunteer helping to organise free events which are aimed at families.

As a former Cliff Lane pupil, I was thrilled when the opportunity arose to become a governor. I am very passionate about children's wellbeing and mental health, as this is such an important part of a child's life. I believe it is a privilege to be able to assist with our children's education and be able to help alongside such caring and dedicated staff.

I have one daughter who attends Cliff Lane. I have a great interest in British history, I’m a keen photographer and also love to learn new and exciting things.

My name is Tom Rout and I am delighted be part of the Cliff Lane LGB where in particular I like to help review the school’s progress in the area of children’s social, moral, spiritual and cultural development.

I am married to Nicola, we have three children at the school. I have been a minister of St Luke’s Church opposite the school for just over 2 years and also have a role as chaplain to Suffolk New College and the University of Suffolk.

I hope that as part of the Governors, I will be able to help the school to nurture well rounded, happy and responsible children who are increasingly able to make their own positive contribution to society.

My name is Lisa Hutton and I currently work at Willis Towers Watson, an Insurance Broker in Ipswich Town Centre. In my job I enjoy making a difference and this is what enticed me into applying to become a member of the Governance Team.

I have a daughter called Sophia and a son called Declan who are both at Cliff Lane. I love coming up with new ideas and then having the ability to be able to make a change. Being a working parent and having children at school, I am sure I will have the same views and ideas of other working parents.

My name is Jan Parry. I am currently the Mayor of Ipswich and, as a relatively new governor, I am looking forward to finding out about the school and supporting it in improving so that it can best serve its pupils and families.

I am known to the children as Miss Mowles because I am a teacher at Cliff Lane. My full name is Georgina Mowles and I have been working at the school for nearly two years.

I know that all of us at Cliff Lane want the school to be a school of choice in Ipswich. We are all very passionate about the school and I am delighted to now be part of the governing body so that I can support our leaders in raising standards and helping our children achieve even more.