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Welcome to our Governors’ section.


Name Role Term of office ends Committees/named Governor role
Caroline Lewis

Clerk to Governors  

N/A All committees
Julie Byard LA Governor/Chair of Resources June 2021

All committees

Link Governor:

Safeguarding (with DE)

Prevent (with DE)



Denise Egbury


Co-opted Governor

Feb 2020

Resources Committee

Link Governor:

Safeguarding (with JB)

Prevent (with JB)



VACANCY Foundation Governor  



VACANCY Foundation Governor    
Mandy Flaherty Foundation Governor (Priest in Charge) Feb 2022

Link Governor:

Religious Education

Michael Nunns

Parent Governor

Vice Chair of Governors/Chair of Achievement Committee

Jan 2021

Standards Committee

Link Governor:


VACANCY Parent Governor    
Joanne Taylor Chair of Governors /Co-opted Governor

May 2019

Resources Committee (Chair)

Link Governor:



Design Technology

Health & Safety/Premises

Suki Hinton Ex-Officio   All committees
Lyn Smith Staff Governors   Standards


Our Chair of Governors may be contacted by email on should you wish to communicate with the governors.



Governor profiles



Julie Byard

I am the Chair of the Resources Committee and have been on the Governing Body here at Great Gidding since my son, James, started at the school in 2011.  My first job as a governor was to sort out a website for the school, which is now, superseded by this more pupil friendly site!  
I work as a freelance scientist developing medical devices for hospitals. Outside of work I am a bit of a geek; enjoying tinkering with computers, and playing Minecraft with my son. I also enjoy Geocaching, reading and cooking, when time permits.


Denise Egbury

My name is Denise Egbury, married with two children.  I relocated from South Yorkshire two years ago, where I worked in a Primary School as a School Business Manager.  I enjoy the Primary School setting, and was invited to  join the Governing Body in 2016. I enjoy swimming, fitness classes, walking, cake decorating and sewing when I have the time.


Mandy Flaherty

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Joanne Taylor

I am the Chair of Governors and have been on the Governing Body at Great Gidding since my daughter started at the school in 2014.

My professional background is in System, Project and Change Management within the Newspaper Industry, which I have been in for 26 years – I’m not saying how old I am!

Outside of work I enjoy going to the Seaside and spending time with my family.

I feel extremely proud to be associated with Great Gidding and have tremendous admiration for the teachers and staff that put so much into the children and their overall learning experiences.



Michael Nunns

I am a parent governor at Great Gidding School and joined in 2016 when my eldest child, Alice, joined the school. I Chair the Standards Committee and have a focus on the standard of education at the school. I am immensely keen that our school thrives in the challenging and changing education landscape. I am proud of the values and community focus of the school.

I am an environmental scientist, working in catchment management. I love to read (particularly science fantasy and sci-fi), to write, to play sport, to cook, to eat and to make things. In short I’m in to everything!



Lynn Smith

Details to follow