01508 548318office@thurlton.org@ThurltonHead

You should expect to receive a response to your query within 24 hours and full resolution (where possible) within 5 working days.

You should expect to receive a response to your query within 24 hours and full resolution (where possible) within 5 working days.

About Our School


Thurlton Primary is School is part of the Clarion Corvus Trust.

Each school within the Trust has a Local Governing Body (LGB) who have responsibility for the day to day running of the school. They have oversight of standards, curriculum and community.  The LGB reports to the Clarion Corvus Board of Trustees. The Trustees have responsibility for strategic and financial leadership across all CAT academies.  

Mr John Betney Chair of Local Governors
Mrs Jess Balado Headteacher 
Mrs Vicky Powles Appointed Local Governor
Mr David Simington  Appointed Local Governor
Mrs Lucy Fawkner Appointed Local Governor

If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors please do so via the School office at office@thurlton.org

We still need at least two more Governors on the Board.  If you would like more information on becoming a Governor please contact the School Office on  01508 548318 or email office@thurlton.org


Ms Jess Balado – Headteacher

Jess joined Thurlton Primary School as acting Head of School in January 2023 and became substantive Head in April 2023.

Mr John Betney - Vice Chair of Governors- Appointed Governor

John was appointed as a parent governor in June 2019.   He is an Operations Manager at The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and has 15 years’ experience of managing teams and people in Service Delivery.  John has lived in Norfolk all his life, relocating to Thurlton in 2004.  


Mrs Victoria Powles – Appointed Governor

Victoria has 12 years’ teaching experience at secondary schools around Norfolk and Suffolk.  She currently teaches History and Sociology at Bungay High School and Sixth Form.  Victoria has previous experience in leading a department and as a Head of Year. She has two children; her eldest child currently attends Thurlton Primary School.

Mr David Simington – Appointed Governor

David is a retired Primary Headteacher and UEA University lecturer of Art and Technology. He has extensive knowledge of Education in Norfolk and Suffolk from Primary through to University and is dedicated to educational standards.  Now a practicing artist designing creative programs for local and regional schools at the UEA.  


Thurlton Primary School

We strive to enable all the children to reach their full potential in all areas of learning.

We do this in an atmosphere of mutual respect, kindness and understanding of each others differences in a challenging, stimulating and safe environment.

Our schools

The Clarion Corvus Trust is a multi-academy and primary school Trust in the East of England. We aspire to excellence in all aspects of our practice. Mutual support, collaboration and challenge are key to our success. Raising standards for teaching and learning is at the core of all we do; providing students, pupils and staff with the opportunity to thrive, flourish and excel. This is a common vision for all our academies, no matter what their setting, context or circumstances.

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