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Phoenix St. Peter Academy's governance is currently led by a Board of Reach2 colleagues. Our local governing body operates within the Reach2 Governance model, further information can be found below.
If you are interested in becoming a governor for our school please contact Mr. Jordan, Mrs. Freeman or Mrs. Ward.



Chris Perry, Chair of Phoenix St. Peter's Intervention Board
Head of Finance, Reach 2

Chris is Chair of Phoenix St. Peter's Intervention Board with responsibility for Finance and Health & Safety.

Chris is a Qualified Accountant with commercial experience and a history of making significant improvements resulting in both cost savings and improved customer service through sound practices in Accountancy; Performance Improvement; Financial Modelling and Analysis; Business Re-structuring and Cost Reduction; Recruitment and Staff Development.

Chris can be contacted in writing at:
Mr. C. Perry - Chair of Intervention Board
Phoenix St. Peter Academy
Enstone Road
NR33 0NE

Tom Twort - Vice-Chair Phoenix St. Peter's Intervention Board
and Executive Headteacher of Moor Green & Springfield Primary Academies within REAch2

Tom is Vice-Chair of Phoenix St. Peter's Intervention Board with responsibility for Statutory Funding.
Tom is an Executive Headteacher for two Reach2 schools and provides additional support and oversight for other Reach2 schools.

Matthew Jordan - Executive Headteacher

Matthew was appointed as Associate Headteacher on the 1st September 2021, to continue the school's ongoing improvement and development.

Richard Stone, Co-Opted Intervention Board Member

Richard was appointed in September 2021 as a community co-opted governor and brings a wealth of experience to the role, including fifteen years in international business and 10years experience in Post-16 education, in the role of Course Leader in Business & Economics.

Richard can be contacted by email at:

Emily Hayes - Assistant Headteacher, EYFS & English Lead

Mrs. Hayes is a long-standing member of staff and also our Assistant Headteacher. She is responsible for our school's curriculum, literacy, as well as for Early Years and Key Stage 1.  Mrs. Hayes is also an Alternate Designated Safeguarding Officer and can be contacted by email at:

Fiona Usher, Co-Opted Intervention Board Member - Pupil Voice Governor

Fiona was appointed in March 2023 as a community co-opted governor.  Fiona has spent several months as a Volunteer at Phoenix St. Peter Academy, and also serves the community as our Road Safety Patrol person.  Before moving to Lowestoft, Fiona lived in London and worked as a Teaching Assistant for many years.  She is passionate about supporting our school and community and thoroughly enjoys both roles at Phoenix St. Peter Academy.

Fiona can be contacted by email at:

Julie Vingoe, Trust appointed Governor - Safeguarding Governor

Julie has joined the governing body following her 21 years as the school's Administration Assistant, continuing her loyal commitment and dedication to the school, and bringing her wealth of skills and knowledge to her governance role.  Julie can be contacted by email at:

Samantha Belson

Sam's four children have all attended Phoenix St. Peter Academy over a 15 year span, giving her a wealth of knowledge and personal experience of the school and it's development.  Sam is a busy working mum and delighted to support the school as part of it's governing body.

Sam can be contacted by email at: