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  • "It's a beautiful village school, my children love it and come home happy every day."
  • "My children are always put first..."
  • "As a parent I couldn't ask for more."
  • "Welcoming, friendly environment where my children have flourished!"

Who are we?

    Adam Wilson - Headteacher 

Adam was appointed as headteacher of Grundisburgh Primary School in September 2022. By virtue of his appointment as headteacher Adam sits on all committees of the governing body. Adam is committed to making Grundisburgh School the very best it can be.

Adam attended the University of Nottingham and then returned to his home County of Suffolk where he has taught in a range of settings. Prior to being appointed headteacher Adam was a Vice Principal.

Outside of work Adam enjoys spending time with his wife and two young daughters as time allows Adam enjoys road running.


   Debbie Standring - Chair of Governors / Co-chair Curriculum 

Debbie was elected as a governor at Grundisburgh Primary School in 2015, having previously been on the governing body at Birchwood Primary School as Chair of Personnel and Communication.

Debbie was elected as Chair of Governors in 2021. She currently Co-Chairs the Curriculum Committee, is a member of the Finance and Personnel Committee, and remains a passionate member of the governing body.

Debbie’s professional background encompasses 22 years in the maritime insurance industry. Outside of school and work, Debbie enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, supporting their many and varied pursuits. Her love of travelling and the theatre take up whatever remains of her free time. 


   Louise Plant - Co-chair of Curriculum committee

Louise joined the governing body in November 2020. She currently co-chairs the curriculum committee, and also sits on the health and safety committee.

Louise is a senior associate at a local solicitors firm specialising in the areas of personal injury, insurance and health and safety law.  

Louise has two children at Grundisburgh Primary School.



Naomi Hatchard

Naomi was elected as a governor in November 2017. She currently chairs the health safety and welfare committee.

Naomi attended De Montfort University and now works as a consultant solicitor at Keystone law where she has worked since 2016 specialising in divorce and matrimonial law. Naomi has a particular interest in health and safety law and finds that her experience of working in personal injury and health and safety for 15 years prior to transferring to matrimonial law, greatly assists with her role as chair of the health and safety committee.

In her spare time, Naomi enjoys spending time with her husband and their two young daughters, taking their sprightly Jack Russell on long walks around Aldeburgh and Thorpeness and running with friends.

Naomi has two daughters who currently attend Grundisburgh Primary School.


   Gemma Oakley - Staff Governor

Gemma has been a governor at Grundisburgh Primary School for over ten years and resides on the Curriculum committee. Gemma is a staff governor and has been a member of staff at the school since 2010 working as SENDCo, Pastoral Lead and now Assistant Headteacher.

Outside of school, Gemma enjoys spending time in or on the water; paddle boarding, kayaking and swimming. Gemma also enjoys yoga and travelling to explore new places.


  Richard Griffiths

Richard joined the governing body in June 2023 and serves on the curriculum committee.

Richard spent his career in teaching and, for many years, was a headteacher in a number of Suffolk primary schools.

Recently retired, he finds himself busier than ever and enjoys travelling, learning the guitar and researching his family history. Richard lives locally with his wife and two cats.