our schools

School Governors - Who's Who



Mrs Sheila Watts - Chair of Governors


 I have lived in Sutton for nearly 30 years and have been a Governor since 2009 when my youngest son was at Sutton Infant School and I became a Parent Governor. I became a governor to help and support my son's school, several years later, my sons both attend Stalham High School and my motivation to be a governor is much the same. I am determined that Catfield, Hickling and Sutton provide the best possible start to all the children in our care. We are small rural schools which means we have certain logistical challenges but lots of advantages and we are determined to work together as a Federation within the Stalham Cluster to provide an excellent learning enviroment for lots of children for many years to come.






Debbie Young


 In September 2013 I retired from teaching in Surrey and relocated to Sutton. Before that I spent several years working for the Forces Schools Education Authority in Germany dealing with children from both Army and RAF families. For the last 20 years of my career I coordinated the teaching of maths in two very differrent schools. Despite being retired, the teaching of maths remains an interest which I hope will support the Swallowtail Federation.


 I enjoy reading, the cinema and theatre, long walks as well as cycling and sailing.  My garden is a very important part of my life and receives a great deal of attention especially in the summer months!






Dee Whyatt

 Born in Ireland, I left home when I was 16 and Ireland when I was 17.  I finished my degree when I was 20 and have worked full time ever since.  My husband and I have lived in Potter Heigham since 1995 and it was only when our son Jack now 6 started in Catfield School did I start to have any local friends.  Catfield School Family took us in and we have had an amazing 18 months.  I recently joined the Swallowtail Federation as a Governor and this is my first experience of governorship.  I want to do my best to ensure that we keep our wonderful country schools open.  I know first hand that without a school in your community, the community has no central focus and feels soulless.   We have wonderful children in all of our schools and I am passionate that each and every one can achieve great things. 






Julie Wones


I have been teaching since 2004 and my job has taken me to the USA and New Zealand, as well as North London and now back home in Norfolk.  I have been part of the Swallowtail Federation since 2014 and have watched the schools grow from strength to strength.  We are a team who strive to ensure 'everyday counts' and that learning has a real purpose and meaning to the children we teach.  

I have a love of the outdoors and have a passion for teaching PE and anything that gets the children outside!  I also love to be on the move - whether it's walking, cycling or travelling the globe!