“The governing body is forward-thinking in its approach to governance.” Ofsted March 2017

The Governing Body works closely with the Headteacher in the management and leadership of the school to ensure that the school continues to maintain its high standards as well as improve and develop further. The full Governing Body meets twice each term, with additional meetings for committees.

GB Meeting Dates 2017-18

Minutes of previous meetings are available to download below or hardcopies can be requested from the office.

21 September 2015

11 November 2015

19 January 2016

9 March 2016

28 April 2016

7 June 2016

19 September 2016

17 January 2017

15 March 2017

4 May 2017

6 June 2017

Our report to parents from the Finance Committee is available here:  Finance Committee Report to Parents May 2016

If you would like to talk to a governor then please contact the school office. There are photos of all of us on this page so please feel free to have a chat if you see one of us at an event or in the playground.

Download a letter of introduction from our Chair, Judith Greenwood Letter from Judith (GB Chair) .

Members of the Governing Body (during the past 12 months)

Name
Committees
Category of Governor
Appointed By
Term End
Relevant Business Interests
Governor at Other Schools
Relationship with Other Governors or Staff
Paula Ayliffe
FinanceStaffElectedNovember 2018Member of staff NoneNone
Avinash BhangaonkarFinance
Salary Appeal
Conciliation
ParentElectedOctober 2020NoneNoneNone
Anna ChaudhriPersonnelCo-optedGoverning BodyJune 2020NoneNoneNone
Laurie Coppersmith
VICE-CHAIR
Finance (Chair),
Dismissal,
Salary
Co-optedGoverning BodyResigned December 2016Small residual financial interest in Cambridge Kidsclub which may provide holiday care to a few pupils.
Treasurer of Beth Shalom Reform Synagogue which might hire the hall.
NoneNone
Alison Cox
Premises & Pupil Wellbeing (P&PW) (Chair),
Dismissal,
Conciliation,
Performance & Assessment (P&A),
Head Teacher Performance Management (HTPM)
Co-optedGoverning BodySeptember 2019Dance Teacher, Eden Dance Centre, Chesterton & Colours of Dance Histon RoadNoneNone
Mary Cullen
P&PW,
Governor Effectiveness Working Party (GEWP)
Co-optedGoverning BodyResigned April 2017NoneNoneMother of Rob Thompson
Judith Greenwood
CHAIR
Finance (Acting Chair)
P&PW,
GEWP
Local AuthorityLocal AuthorityMarch 2018NoneNoneNone
David Hargreaves
VICE CHAIR
Finance,
P&A (Chair)
Dismissal Appeal
Salary Appeal
HTPM
ParentElectedOctober 2017NoneNoneNone
Jaspaul Hill
HEAD TEACHER
FinanceHead Teacher Member of staffNoneNone
Zareen Islam Personnel, P&A ParentElectedOctober 2019NoneNoneNone
Faruk KaraPersonnel,
Salary Appeal,
Disciplinary,
GEWP
ParentElectedNovember 2016NoneNoneNone
Petroc MacKenzie-WilliamsPersonnel
Salary
Disciplinary
ParentElectedOctober 2020NoneNoneNone
Jane McHughP&PW, ConciliationCo-optedGoverning BodyMarch 2021NoneNoneNone
Joanne SharpingtonPersonnel,
Salary,
Disciplinary
ParentElectedNovember 2018NoneNoneNone
Bridget SomekhPersonnel (Chair),
Salary,
Disciplinary,
HTPM
Co-optedGoverning BodySeptember 2019NoneNoneNone
Kate StalkerP&PWCo-optedGoverning Body September 2019Member of staff; music club run with another person which parents pay directly forNoneNone
Sarah StepneyPersonnelCo-optedGoverning BodySeptember 2019Member of staffNoneNone
Rob ThompsonFinance,
Dismissal Appeal,
Salary Appeal,
GEWP
Co-opted Governing BodySeptember 2019NoneNoneSon of Mary Cullen
Jim ThorpeFinance,
Dismissal,
Salary Appeal
ParentElectedNovember 2018NoneNoneNone
Joanna WalkerP&PW,
Dismissal Appeal,
Conciliation,
Disciplinary
Co-optedGoverning BodyResigned July 2016NoneNoneNone
Mary WheaterP&PW,
Dismissal Appeal,
Conciliation
Co-optedGoverning BodySeptember 2019NoneNoneNone

Governor Attendance at Meetings

These tables record governor attendance at full governing body and committee meetings:

Governor Attendance at Meetings 2015-16  Governor Attendance at Meetings 2016-17

Governor Vacancies

We currently have some governor vacancies.  If you are interested and want to find out more please contact Kate Vadhia, via the school office.

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