Meet the Governors


Hi, I am Andy Cooper, Chair of the Resources Committee at Moorlands Academy. I am the Assistant Principal at East Norfolk Sixth Form College and have been in post there since 2010. I have responsibility for IT Services, Management Information, Exams, Estates, Catering, Cleaning and Health and Safety at the College. My background and training is in IT, covering infrastructure, hardware (server and desktop) and software development.

I am a resident of Belton and my daughter attends Moorlands. As you can see I have a vested interested in helping the school to develop and thrive.

Hi, I’m Kim Fitchett-Smith, a trust governor with SEND responsibility here at Moorlands. My daughter also currently attends the school.

I trained as a Primary School teacher, 9 years ago (having my first teaching experience on placement here at Moorlands!) but very quickly realised that it wasn’t for me so now I still work in Education, but within the Education Inclusion Service.

Outside of work, I have two main hobbies that are quite closely linked. Firstly I’m a huge fan of Disney, Disney World in-particular. I love the rides and will quite happily hang upside down, travelling backwards in the dark, but it also feeds my second hobby which is simply people watching! This in tern links to my real interest in psychology and I hope in the future to be an Educational Psychologist.

I have been a governor at Moorlands since 2013 and have seen many changes in that time. I’m looking forward to continuing to help the school grow into the school it wants to be.

Hi, I am Kelly Bancroft one of the parent governors at Moorlands. I have a little boy currently at Moorlands and a daughter hopefully starting reception in September. Being a parent governor appeals to me partly because it means I have a chance to find out what the school is doing and also to have a chance to influence things if I feel something needs to change. I really enjoy being a governor as I feel that understanding the issues the school is facing is invaluable to me when trying to support my children. I also think it is good to be able to provide support and guidance to school and I feel heartened to see how hard the school works for the pupils.

I currently work as a project manager for an offshore survey company involved in the installation of new offshore wind farms, it can be a very demanding job but I feel it equips me with skills I can use to help support the school.

Hi, I am Anneka Gearie. I am a trust governor at moorlands and my son currently attends the school. I grew up in the village and moved back here in 2016 to be closer to family. Apart from the school run, I can be found around the village running my business or carrying out activities on behalf of All Saints Church. 

I became a governor in 2018 with a focus on RE and Ethos, and am looking forward to continuing to help the school grow.