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St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocesan Multi Academy Trust (MAT) Governance

The MAT has brought together a core group of people with a proven track record of school improvement and experience that is relevant to making the trust a success. They are responsible for its strategic direction and are accountable for the academies to the Secretary of State and therefore determine the level of delegation to local governing bodies so that these can be as effective as possible. Further information can be found by clicking on the link below.



Important Governance Documents.

Annual statement of accounts.


Registar of Interest


Please find attached below the 'Articles of Association Constitution' document from the Multi Academy Trust.

Please find below some information about each of our governors.


Mr Edward Hitchings

Edward is a retired teacher who worked in Suffolk for 39 years before retiring in 2008. He is currently the vice-chair at Tudor and has been a governor at Tudor for many years. He joined them when his youngest daughter attended the school. During his time on the GB he has taken on various roles and was Chair of Governors before they joined the MAT. He has been able to bring his vast knowledge and experience, in all aspects of education, to the school and is very supportive and passionate about the education of the children and the well-being of the school as a whole. He is a member of the congregation at St. Gregory’s. Sudbury.

Antony Rowe

Tony Rowe is a retired teacher who has worked in four different schools at key stage 2 level in the London borough of Havering for 43 years. He retired in July 2015. He became a governor at Tudor CE Primary School during the academic year 2015-2016.

During his working career Tony co-ordinated Numeracy, Science, History, PE, and Geography at various times and worked in senior management in one 3 form entry junior school. Tony has some experience of working with the NUT on Health and Safety matters at Borough level and also has experience of helping co-ordinate football and cricket competitions at Borough level for key stage 2. Tony regularly attends All Saints Parish Church in Sudbury, where he assists the church wardens. Tony supports numeracy at Tudor and is available to help on pupil discipline hearings should the need arise. Tony is able to visit some school assemblies and also works for Open the Book who take assemblies about once a fortnight. 

Mrs Helen Double

Hello, I started as a parent governor at Tudor when my youngest son was 8, he is now 21! I became a governor because I loved the school and my children had a wonderful time at Tudor. I continue to be a governor because, through all the changes the school has gone through during the past decade, I really care that the children at Tudor have the best opportunity available to them to reach their full potential. 

My work as a garden designer has meant I have enjoyed being involved with many outdoor projects from Tudor, from the maze and tree planting to the vegetable garden and 'out-door classroom' as well as helping at many fetes and classroom activities. 

I am also involved with 3rd Sudbury Scouts. 

In my spare time I love my garden, spend time with my family and friends, look after our cats, chickens and fish, read, watch films and mess about crafting with paper, paint, fabric and anything else I can get my hands on!

Mr Steven Colman - Parent Governor

I have worked in the NHS for 19 years where I have a background in waiting list management and theatres efficiency. During this time I managed the waiting list and theatre bookings team for 6 years and for the last 7 years have been an IT project manager, responsible for implementing new clinical software, departmental transformation and clinical risk management. Because of my background I also act as a subject matter expert within the department, advising on workflow and designing new solutions.

I have two children attending Tudor who love being here and I am keen to help in any way that I can. The school has always been there for us, which is something I am very grateful for.


Mrs Jackie Dew - Staff Governor

Jackie has worked at Tudor since 2016 as a Family Support Practitioner offering pastoral support to pupils and their families and to the staff and wider school community.  Jackie is also a trained Designated Safeguarding Lead and is part of the school safeguarding team.

Jackie is married with grown up and older children and has been in post as Staff Governor since 2020 and tries to use the insights she gets from her day-to-day experiences in school to inform her actions as a governor to drive the school to support every child to achieve their full potential during their time at Tudor.


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