As an all-through Academy Iceni Academy Hockwold shares a LAC (Local Academy Committee) with Iceni Academy Methwold. There are six full LAC meetings a year which provide additional accountability. There are no sub-committees.

The list of governors at Iceni Academy can be seen below:

Alexandra Smith

Chair of Governors
SEND Governor

Alex has worked in Higher Education (HE) for over 4 years and has experience in developing policies and procedures, supporting students and academic staff, and implementing quality assurance processes. Alex is currently a Partnerships Manager at UEA and acts a relationship manager for partner institutions whereby the University validates HE provision. She is keen to draw on her experiences of HE and make a positive contribution to young people’s educational journey. Alex enjoys spinning, running and baking in her spare time.

c/o Iceni Academy: 01366 728333:

Seth Charlesworth

Vice Chair
Safeguarding Governor

Seth has been a governor since before the formation of the Academy and previously to this at two other schools. At present he has two children at the academy and a further two that have left and gone onto University. Seth is in the School regularly in his roles as Senior Staff Instructor for the Iceni Combined Cadet Force, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Manger and Safeguarding Governor. Seth is a director of a business that provides adventure activities. In his spare time he enjoys climbing, archery, kayaking and coaching rugby.

c/o Iceni Academy: 01366 728333:

Tracy Doughty

Parent Governor
EYFS & LAC Governor

Tracy has three children, one is a former pupil and two are current pupils at Iceni. Being a full time youth worker and running Methwold Youth Centre, she is passionate about nurturing and encouraging young people to be the best they can be, listening to what they have to say and supporting them through their journey to adulthood. Tracy enjoys baking, volunteering and spending time with her family.

c/o Iceni Academy: 01366 728333:

Michael Fish

Community Governor
Behaviour and Attitudes Governor

Mike has two grandchildren at Iceni.  He is a former manager of a military engineering training school and passionate for the furtherance of accessible Education and Learning for all; nurturing the development and aspirations of staff and students alike.  With a military and engineering background, Mike is keen to engage with the Community in which the academy serves and make a positive contribution to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) discussions.  Mike enjoys walking, particularly with his two dogs, as well as cycling, socialising and networking.

c/o Iceni Academy: 01366 728333:

Matthew Jordan

Community Governor

Matthew work’s at Freebridge Community Housing in the accounts department. Matthew is currently studying to achieve an AAT qualification, and is hoping his experience and knowledge can be used to make a positive contribution as a governor at Iceni Academy.

c/o Iceni Academy: 01366 728333:

Bob Muir

Community Governor
Pupil Premium Governor

Bob has been active in school Governance since 2005 and at Iceni Academy since 2012, Bob has had many roles including, up until this year, the Chair of the Governing Body.  Prior to being on the Governing Body at Iceni (Methwold) Bob was Chair at the Norman School in Northwold.Professionally, Bob is a Principal Data Scientist at Aviva, the UKs largest Insurer based in Norwich. However, has worked in a variety of industries, which has enriched his experience and enhanced his skills. In an ever-changing world full of uncertainty, Bob aims to use his experiences to constructively challenge in order to achieve continuous improvement.Bob’s association with Iceni started when his father was Deputy Head of the school back in the 1970’s.  Although Bob never attended, all of his children have gone through the school.  Bob is very proud to be an active governor and to be involved with the academy to ensure that every student who comes through the doors, is able to flourish and develop socially, emotionally and academically and is ably supported to achieve their full potential.c/o Iceni Academy: 01366 728333:

Adele Pacini

Community Governor
Personal Development Governor

Adele is a Clinical and Research psychologist who has worked across a range of public sector organisations for the past ten years. Adele is currently the project lead on a mindfulness for later life project delivered via the Gatehouse Charity in Bury St Edmunds, and an Associate Lecturer for the Open University. She has a background in quality assurance and is an external expert for the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher education and Ofqual. She lives locally with two young children, several chickens, a few sheep and a couple of horses and is keen to work with the Iceni Academy to offer a high quality education for local children.

Training: Safeguarding Training: 16/10/20

c/o Iceni Academy: 01366 728333:

Lesley Hogg

Principal (Methwold) – Ex Officio Governor

Lesley has worked at a range of academies throughout Norfolk. Originally a mathematics teacher, Lesley has also led departments, a sixth form and work involving pupil premium provision. She also has experience in developing curricula and exploring the impact of cognitive load and working memory research. She is certified as an SLE and enjoys working in collaboration with other academies on school improvement work. Lesley has 4 children, and enjoys swimming, walking and supporting Wales at Rugby.c/o Iceni Academy: 01366 728333:

Jo Howell

Staff Governor
Quality of Education Governor

Jo has been working at Iceni Academy for 4 years. Jo’s current role is an Exams Officer, but she also provides support to both the Safeguarding and SEN teams. Jo’s daughter is a former Iceni pupil so she has had links with the school for some time now. As an Exams Officer, Jo is passionate about providing our learners with the best possible environment to sit their exams, to enable them to fulfil their true potential.  Jo is currently studying for a qualification in Understanding Children’s Mental Health, which she hopes will support her roles at the Academy.  In her spare time Jo like’s reading and spending time with her family.  Jo also has a passion for boating and loves to get out and about on our narrowboat as much as possible, as well as travelling to the many beautiful canal and riverside locations our country has to offer.

c/o Iceni Academy: 01366 728333:

Emma Owner

Principal (Hockwold) – Ex Officio Governor

I am very privileged to be the Principal of the primary site at Iceni Academy.

I feel passionately that all children should enjoy school and be immersed in the awe and wonder of the new experiences and opportunities that we can provide them.

In my spare time I like to go walking with my dog, socialise with family and friends and read. I have two wonderful grown-up children and my husband, who I like to spend weekends with. My favourite drink is green tea!

c/o Iceni Academy: 01842 828275:

Laura Rourke

Clerk to the Governors

c/o Iceni Academy: 01366 728333:

Victoria Slade

Staff Governor
Quality of Education Governor

Vicki is the teacher for Beech Class at Hockwold (Years 3 and 4) and has worked for the academy since 2015. She is the deputy designated safeguarding lead and coordinates maths, science and RE for the primary site. She lives with her husband, two cats, six chickens and an ever increasing number of house plants. She is very proud of her three grown up daughters who between them have completed a number of degrees and travelled the world. In her spare time, when Vicki isn’t catching up with news from her daughters, she likes to grow things in her greenhouse, go to an occasional spin class and has a passion for household gadgets.

c/o Iceni Academy: 01366 728333:


Governor information – declared interests and attendance

Governors Portal – ATT – username and password required

Information on Trustees – ATT

Scheme of Delegation – ATT


LAC Attendance chart 19-20

Link to the Trust Annual Accounts

If you wish to contact the Governors you can do so via email (care of the Clerk to the Governors) at  You can also contact the Governors by post at the usual Iceni Academy address, please mark your letter “Private & Confidential FAO The Chair of Governors”.

If you are interested in becoming a governor at Iceni Academy please contact the Clerk to the Governors.

Trust contact information:

Academy Transformation Trust, Unit 4, Second Floor, Emmanuel Court, Reddicroft, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AZ.

Telephone: 0121 354 4000