Vision and Ethos

Our Trust shares the same co-operative ethos and values which are translated in to school life as C.A.R.E.

Confident – Our children will have their self esteem nurtured to enable them to be happy in themselves and achieve their full potential. We will ensure children are confident in their ability. We will ensure they are able to recognise the areas in which they are not as strong, and are confident in their strategies for progressing. Our children will be given the opportunity to speak in a variety of contexts and to a variety of audiences.

Able to meet future challenges – Our curriculum, both inside and outside the school day, will give the children the skills they need to take to Secondary school and beyond. We will encourage them to have aspirations and ambitions, to ‘dream big dreams’. Our children will not only learn to ask questions but to research answers, analyse information and question plausibility. We will prepare our children for a world that is changing technologically every day. Our children will understand the value of money, be organised and know how to keep themselves safe and healthy.

Responsible members of the community – Our children will be encouraged to be respectful, polite and tolerant of others regardless of their differences, both within and outside of our school community. Our children will be kind and considerate. They will be able to work in teams, and communicate their ideas effectively. They will recognise their place in the variety of communities they are a part of. Older children will be role models for younger children. Their tolerance and consideration will enable them all to make friends happily with all groups, and to deal with disagreements in a sensible way. Our children will be proud of their school, their wider community and the part they play within those.

Underpinning these, our children will be:

Effective Learners – We will foster in our children their love of learning, promote their independence and encourage them to ask questions. We will challenge children to ‘have a go’ and ensure they are not afraid of trying new things or of making mistakes. We will enable them to recognise the value in listening to other people and celebrate their achievements. Above all, our children will be motivated to try their best.

Our Staff

Miss E. HusbandsHeadteacher
Ms N. ClarkeTrust Deputy Head
Miss E. JohnsonLadybirds Class Teacher (YR)
Mrs K. BrookesHedgehogs Class Teacher (Y1/Y2), Assistant Head, SENCo
Mr B. TuckettBadgers Class Teacher (Y3/4), DSL
Mrs A. SimonFoxes Class Teacher (Y5/6)
Ms L. McCauleyClassroom Assistant – Ladybirds
Mrs J. CharltonClassroom Assistant – Hedgehogs
Mr A. BaxterClassroom Assistant – Hedgehogs
Mrs T. FisherClassroom Assistant – Hedgehogs
Mrs R. WellerTeaching Assistant – Badgers
Mrs V. RodenTeaching Assistant – Foxes
Mrs M. DavisAdministrator
Ms K.SmithMSA/Office Assistant
Mrs J. BinksMSA
Mr M. StokesCaretaker


Bunwell Primary School is part of Co-operative Education East.

As an academy the school is held to account by a group of Trustees who delegate responsibilities to a Local Governing Committee via a scheme of delegation. This enables governors to focus on the teaching and learning aspects of school life and to take a focused interest in to how the school functions. The full scheme of delegation for the group can be found here.

The safeguarding governor is David Clover.

The SEN governor is Mel Forrer-Pratt.

The Local Governing Committee is current made up of

  • David Clover – Chair appointed as chair, 30/11/2016 – contactable through the school office
  • Paul Bunn – appointed, 09/2017, also Chair of Trustees
  • Julie Fletcher – appointed 06/2018
  • Mel Forrer-Pratt – appointed 06/2018

All governors are required to declare an interests where they may make an appreciable gain from their role as a governor. The declarations can be found here.

More information about the Trust including minutes from Trust Challenge Groups and Trustee meetings can be found on the Trust website

We have vacancies for community governors and should you be interested in joining the group, please contact the school office