The Old School Henstead is fortunate to have energetic and committed Governors who take an interest in all aspects of the life of the school and are responsible, together with the Headmaster, for strategic planning. The day to day running of the school is the responsibility of the Headmaster, who in turn is supported by a lively, well qualified and very experienced professional staff.
 Unknown TONY LAWRENCE, Chair of Governors, was educated at St Peter’s School, York and Durham University. In 1975 he was appointed Head of English at Brandeston Hall Prep School and from there he moved to Framlingham College to teach English and run a boys’ boarding house in 1983. In 1985 he started the Drama and Theatre Studies department at the College and he was appointed Second Master in 1993, a position he held at the school until his retirement in 2011. Apart from his teaching role,his senior responsibilities at Framlingham College focused on the areas of pastoral care and the safeguarding and welfare of staff and students. Tony now serves on the executive body of HMC Projects in Central and Eastern Europe and he directs productions for FADS, Framlingham town’s amateur dramatic society. He and his wife, Mary, have two grown up children who both work in the educational world.
Tony Lawrence is contactable via the school office.
 npk NICOLAS KINGSLEY has been partner at Sprake & Kingsley since 1991, having practised law in Norfolk since 1976. Nick was appointed a governor in 2009. Nick lives locally and has three children (all long out of school!). Nick is committed to the school and its ethos and is interested personally in sport of all sorts, being involved locally in Rugby Union, which he still plays . He is also a trustee of the Philip Wayre Wildlife Trust as well as Honorary Secretary of  Crusaders RUFC. He is a (worried) supporter of NCFC.
Karen_Phillips_thumb KAREN PHILLIPS, a local solicitor and former parent of the school. Karen lives in Norwich with her partner and slightly eccentric Westie. She has worked in Suffolk for nearly twenty years. Karen is a Partner at Bungay solicitor’s Sprake & Kingsley where she assists clients with civil disputes and dispute resolution, with a particular interest in employment/HR issues. Karen has been associated with the school for ten years, has been a governor since 2010 and has a particular interest in assisting the school from a legal perspective.
ETozerbw ELIZABETH TOZER, BEd (Hons), MA is Vice Principal at a local academy and a current parent of the school. She trained as a teacher of art and design and ran several departments before joining the senior leadership team. Over 23 years in the teaching profession, Elizabeth has had extensive experience of leading pastoral, safeguarding and pupil attainment at whole school level. In her current role she is leading on teaching and learning, performance management and continuous professional development.
Martin MARTIN MYERS-ALLEN, BSc (Hons) PGCE was educated at Trent College, Derbyshire and the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. After a spell as a Stockbroker he became a teacher and went on to become a Headmaster at Brandeston Hall. He is now a member of the Senior Leadership Team at the senior school, Framlingham College focusing on the co-curricular programme, alumni relations, development and compliance. Martin also runs the Combined Cadet Force and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at the College and has been leading school trekking expeditions all over the world for more than twenty years. His wife, Helen is a Housemistress at Framlingam and they have three sons.