Governance Structure

Governance Structure

City Academy Norwich joined the Sapientia Education Trust on 1 September 2022. The Board of Trustees of the Sapientia Education Trust is ultimately accountable to the Department for Education for the effective and efficient performance of all the schools within the Trust.

The overall aim is to further strengthen governance arrangements across the Trust.

Sapientia Education Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees who have statutory responsibility for governance.  Further information about the governance structure is available on the Sapientia Education Trust

Our revised arrangements have explicit aims, one of these being to ensure effective parental/carer input by means of a Parent Focus Group (PFG) at each school. 

This group facilitates communication between the Headteacher and parents and carers and acts as a consultative group.  



City Academy Norwich – Board of Governors

RoleNameAppointed ByFromTo
Chair of Governors; Leadership & Management, FinanceMr Nicholas VitkovitchAppointed by GB/board29-Mar-2129-Mar-25
Vice Chair; Parent Governance/Student voice, SEND/LACMrs Christine BrownAppointed by GB/board07-May-1907-May-23
HeadteacherMrs Jo FranklinEx-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal01-Sep-22N/A
Pupil Premium, Outreach and PartnershipMiss Stefanie CopseyAppointed by GB/board21-Jan-1921-Jan-23
Teaching, Learning and Assessment; Faith, Culture and LifestyleRev Carol PritchardAppointed by GB/board23-May-1923-May-23
FinanceMr Mark McDonnellAppointed by GB/board07-Mar-2207-Mar-26
Parent GovernorMrs Helen AitkenElected by parents01-Sep-2131-Aug-25
Parent GovernorMiss Emma LeadbetterElected by parents01-Sep-2131-Aug-25
Staff Governor; Parent Governance/ Student VoiceMs Mo ClasbyAppointed by GB/board24-Sep-1824-Sep-22