Our Governors

Chair of Governors

Vicky Etheridge has been a Governor at Fairstead Community Primary & Nursery School since 2007 and became Chair in 2014.

Vicky is a co-opted governor.  Vicky has worked in King’s Lynn since 2006, including the management of a regeneration programme on the Fairstead Estate.

Vicky is a firm believer that a good education is the key to leading a successful and healthy life as an adult. She is committed to ensuring that Fairstead Community Primary and Nursery School provides a great education for all.

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.

Co-opted Governor

Damian McAlinden

Parent Governor


Parent Governor

Charlotte Watson

Associate Governor (Non-Voting)

Lorraine Collins

My name is Lorraine Collins and I am the School Business Manager at Fairstead Primary School.  I have been an associate Governor since being appointed to the role in 2014.  I previously worked in a similar role in 2 Secondary schools before moving to Fairstead Primary and Nursery School.



Contact Us

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

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