St Mary's Church of England Academy

'We promise to shine together.'

Let the light of your face shine upon us - Psalm 4:6

Academy Trust Members

The Venerable John Cox

Appointed 1st September 2012 - Re-Appointed 12th January 2017


  • Chair of Members
  • Governor
  • Chair of Community, Ethos and Mission Committee
  • SEND, LAC and PHSE Lead
  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Governor
  • Member of Finance and Personnel Committee
  • Member of Buildings, Health and Safety Committee
  • Member of Standards and Curriculum Committee


"I was ordained over 50 years ago and during my ministry have served in parishes near Liverpool, in Birmingham and London; at Church House, Westminster; Southwark Cathedral and finally as Archdeacon of Sudbury. On retirement I was asked to be Diocesan Director of Education responsible for about 90 Church schools throughout Suffolk. I did that for four and half years. Over the years I have been a governor in more than a dozen schools. I am married to Diane, have two children and four grandchildren".




Derek Kuziw

Appointed 1st September 2011


  • Member
  • Chair of Governors
  • Member of Finance and Personnel Committee
  • Pupil Premium Lead Governor


"Born in Edinburgh, I joined the Royal Navy on leaving school at the age of 15. I trained as a meteorologist and saw the world, including a 2 year deployment to Antarctica. I served for 12 years in total. On leaving the Royal Navy I held numerous roles in Sales (selling all kinds of products, from gardening equipment to roofing hoists). In 1989 I established Anders + Kern UK Limited, a leading distributor and integrator of audio visual solutions. The company is based in Mildenhall. I was Managing Director for over 25 years. I am married to Jane and we have 2 grown up daughters. All 3 of them attended St Mary’s as children". 




Michael J Crawshaw OBE

Appointed 1st May 2015


"I was Headteacher of Debenham C of E High School for over 20 years until I retired in 2012.  I have since worked as a consultant in Suffolk and beyond. In 2006 I was awarded an OBE for services to education, and was formerly Chairman of the Diocesan Board of Education for St Edmundsbury and Ipswich".




Dr Julie Alderton

Appointed 1st September 2016


"I am a teacher educator focusing predominantly on primary mathematics education. I recently joined the primary PGCE team at the University of Cambridge and I mainly teach early years and primary mathematics education and professional studies courses. Previously I was a Senior Lecturer in mathematics education at the University of Roehampton (2001 – 2013), a class teacher in primary schools in west London and an analyst/programmer. I have acted as an external examiner for the primary PGCE at Chichester University and the BA/BSc with Education at Kings College, London. I am currently external examiner for the PGCert Primary Education programme at Brunel University. I recently completed my EdD. My doctoral project focused on the experiences of a group of primary PGCE student teachers and explored gendered subjectivities, power relations within pedagogical encounters and discourses of teaching and mathematics".




Julian Campbell

Appointed 24th September 2018


  • Co-opted Member of Buildings, Health and Safety Committee


Dr Mark Woodroffe

Appointed 31st March 2020