Our Governors

Chair of Governors

My name is Vicky Etheridge and I have been on the Governing Body since 2010 and before that I was a member of the Interim Executive Body in 2007 /8. I have been Chair since April 2014 and was vice-chair for a number of years before that.

I first came onto the Governing Body having been a member of the Interim Executive Board (IEB) in 2007/8. I was asked by the County Council to join the IEB as at the time I was running a Neighbourhood Management programme in Fairstead and other parts of King’s Lynn. When I first joined the IEB and then the Governing Body it felt like a lot of the papers were written in another language! However through my work I knew a bit about Fairstead and some of the challenges that families and children face so I was keen to do what I could to ensure that they have a great school.

I’ve been connected to the School and / or on the Governing Body for 11 years now and have seen the School transformed! I really enjoy my visits to School; talking to The School Council,  class teachers and leaders for particular subjects and specialisms and of course the Head Teacher and the Senior Team; I learn something every time I visit and always go away feeling inspired and proud to be part of this School.

Vice Chair of Governors

Stuart Graver has 30 years of experience within the Education sector working in three separate Local Authorities – Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Norfolk.

He has been the headteacher of three primary schools, spanning 15 years, and worked within Initial Teacher Training at Bishop Grosseteste University Lincoln for 2 years.

Stuart is currently a Senior Adviser for Norfolk County Council for the Education Quality Assurance and Inspection Service.

He has been a governor in four schools as well as sitting on four Interim Executive Boards, appointed by the Department for Education, to manage schools in difficult circumstances.

Stuart is a keen runner and lives in Gaywood.

Staff Governor

Debbie Chivers

Co-opted Governor

My name is Claire Wise and I am the Deputy Head teacher at Fairstead Primary School. I previously had different teaching roles in the school, working in most year groups. I have been part of the governing body for several years, becoming a co-opted governor in 2014. My governing role enables me to be a link between school staff and the governing body.

Co-opted Governor

Rev Karlene Kerr

Co-opted Governor

My name is Paige Dawson and I became a co-opted Governor in 2018.  I became a Governor because I wanted to get more involved with the local community.  My background is in accountancy which benefits my role in the school as Finance Governor.

Parent Governor

My name is Lisa Moore and I am a Parent Governor for the Schools Governing Body. I am looking forward to the challenge and I am interested in all aspects of the school. I have one child who is in attendance at Fairstead Primary and they have been here for the past three years. I feel the School has a very high standards and I would like to be involved in helping to continue this and being part of the all their achievements.

Parent Governor

Arierhire Okperi




Contact Us

Headteacher: Daniel Farthing
Address: William Booth Road
Kings Lynn
PE30 4RR

Tel: 01553 774666
Email: office@fairstead.norfolk.sch.uk