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Nicky Ling

I joined Ranelagh Primary School as Headteacher in January 2018, however, Ranelagh is a school I know well having taught here from 1999 to 2004. Ranelagh is a very special place to me and I am delighted to return here to lead the school on the next part of it's journey.  Although Early Years trained, I have taught across the primary age range in a variety of schools and in a variety of roles.  I have a passion for teaching English; a love of  reading and the Arts.  When I am not at school, I love walking my two dogs and travelling.


David Plowman

I am now retired after a working life that included a management career involving customer service,HR and Finance. I was born on Chantry and have lived in the area most of my life. As a Governor, and particularly as Chair, I wish to support the school in its vision and values. It is important that every pupil at Ranelagh enjoys their education and is enabled to become the best person they can. This can only be achieved by providing the necessary resources and supporting the pupils and staff at all times.

Heidi Austin

I have two children who are pupils at Ranelagh School, one in key stage 1, 1 in key stage 2. I have been a parent governor since 2015. As a parent I value the inclusivity and the feel of community at Ranelagh, I love that our children learn and achieve in all areas of their development and the opportunities that they are offered in music, art and sports that build their skills, their confidence and their abilities to work alongside each other, and the impact this has on their learning in their core curriculum subjects. I am proud that our children feel happy and safe and want to come to school. My primary interest as a Governor, alongside our strategic responsibilities, is the development of learning and opportunities for disadvantaged children. At home I love to read, go to the cinema and spend time with friends and family.

Ann Boxhall 

I am a former teacher at Ranelagh Primary School; now retired.  As well as being a governor at Ranelagh Primary School, I sit on the Governing Body of Morland C of E Prmary School (also in Ipswich). I have a number of interests including: gardening, reading, travel, nature conservation, flower arranging, charitable and voluntary work.  I am also a lay minister at an Ipswich church; secretary of the Ipswich Flower Club and a trustee of the Blue Coat Charitable Trust.

Faye Turner 

I have worked at Ranelagh since 2000 and been staff governor since 2012. I have worked in, and led, the Early Years Foundation Stage throughout my years at Ranelagh, but in becoming a governor and member of the Senior Leadership Team, I feel I have been able to develop more of a strategic view of the whole school priorities and contribute more fully to these. Ranelagh is a unique school to work in and it is very rewarding. Our vision and values are extremely important to me as I believe it is essential that we foster a love of learning in the youngsters that we work with every day; supporting them and their families through the challenges they may face from time to time.  In my spare time I enjoy walking in the Suffolk countryside and coastline and going to see musicals both locally and in the West end.