As an all-through Academy, Iceni Academy Hockwold shares a Local Governing Board (LGB) with Iceni Academy Methwold. There are six full LGB 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
Safeguarding Governor and Leadership and Management 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:

Adele Pacini

Vice Chair of Governors

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:

Matthew Jordan

Community Governor
Behaviour and Attitudes 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:

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:

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:

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:

Michelle Eaves

Clerk to the Governors

07912 442247 :


Iceni Primary Answers to the Children’s Questions from our Chair Of Governors

SEND report to governors PRIMARY for Year 19&20

Governor information – declared interests and attendance

ICA Item 1.8 – Register of Business Interests

Governors Portal – ATT – username and password required

Information on Trustees – ATT

Scheme of Delegation – ATT


ICA LAC Meeting Attendance 2020-21

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


Our Members, Trustees and local Governors are committed to #transforminglives. They give of their time and energy to oversee our work and take on a lot of responsibility.
Our mission to transform lives is enhanced by a governance team from a diverse range of professional, social and cultural backgrounds. If you’re interested in joining our Trust as a Governor in our academy, watch the video below to find out more. You can contact our Governance Clerk, Michelle Eaves, at