The Constitution for Great Gidding Church of England Primary School has provision for 10 Governors:
One elected Staff Governor
Three Foundation Governors (appointed by the Diocese of Ely).
One Local Authority Governor (appointed by Cambridgeshire Education Authority)
Two elected Parent Governors
Two Co-opted Governors (appointed by the Governing Body)
CURRENT GOVERNOR VACANCIES:
One Parent Governor
Two Foundation Governors
Revd Fiona Brampton - Ex Officio Foundation Governor
Appointed by Ely Diocese and Governing Body: September 2019
Revd Canon Fiona Brampton has been a governor since 2019 and plays an active role in the life of the school. Fiona conducts Collective Worship weekly in St.Michael's Church for the children and leads them at key moments in the Christian calendar.
Fiona is central to the Governing Body's understanding of the SIAMS inspection process and the spiritual development of children and staff.
Denise Egbury - Co-opted Governor
Appointed by the Governing Body to current term of office: March 2020
My name is Denise Egbury, married with two children. I relocated from South Yorkshire, 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.
Suki Hinton - Headteacher
Appointed by the Local Authority as Headteacher in September 2017
I am very proud to be the Headteacher of Great Gidding Church of England Primary School and work with such creative and dedicated staff.
When I’m not at school, I love spending time with my family and friends and walking with Milo.
I’m passionate about storytelling and can either be found with my nose in book, or watching a film!
Mike Looney - Local Authority Governor
Appointed by Local Authority to current term of office: May 2021
Governor profile to follow.
Matthew Robinson - Parent Governor
Appointed by the Governing Body to current term of office: October 2020
I wanted to take the opportunity to sit on the board of Governors to help give back to the school and shape its future in the best interest of the students. My interactions with the school have been very impressive and I believe Great Gidding to be a fantastic setting and a credit to the local community.
I am a qualified accountant and have worked in various sectors across the county.
Joanne Taylor - Co-opted Governor
Appointed by the Governing Body to current term of office: July 2019
Chair of Governing Body
I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself as the Chair of the Governing Body. I first joined the Governing Body as a Co-opted Governor in 2014 when my daughter joined in Year 3. I became Chair of the Resources Committee in 2016 and subsequently Chair of Governors in early 2019.
My professional background is in Programme and Change Management in both Operational and Enterprise Technology genres.
Through personal experience, I have developed a strong affection for our school and the ethos that it fosters. I feel extremely proud to be associated with Great Gidding School and have tremendous admiration for the teachers and staff who always go the extra mile to enable every child to reach their potential.
If at any time you would like to contact me or any member of the Governing Body, please leave a message for me with the school office or email on email@example.com.
Alison Turvey - Staff Governor
Elected by School Staff and appointed by Governing Body: September 2020
I have been a part-time teacher at Great Gidding C of E Primary School for over ten years and it’s a great place to be! I have worked with children of all ages over the years, enjoying the learning we do in each class. Each day is different, with new experiences and lots of smiles.
As well as class teaching, I have responsibility for R.E. and Collective Worship.
When I’m not in school, I enjoy long (usually muddy) walks in the countryside with my family and our Dalmatian dog.
PREVIOUS GOVERNORS WHO RESIGNED/RETIRED IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS:
Julie Byard - Local Authority Governor from June 2017 to February 2021
John Gwinnup - Parent Governor from November 2019 to March 2020
Sue Shepherd - Foundation Governor from September 2019 to September 2020
Adam Howes - Parent Governor from May 2020 to January 2021
Term of office ends
Committees/named Governor role
Clerk to Governors
|Fiona Brampton||Ex Officio Foundation Governor (Priest in Charge)||On departure from Benefice|
|Mike Looney||Local Authority Governor||May 2025|
Health & Safety
|Matt Robinson||Parent Governor||September 2024||Achievements Committee|
|Joanne Taylor||Chair of Governors /Co-opted Governor|
|Suki Hinton||Headteacher||On departure from School||All committees|
|Alison Turvey||Staff Governor||September 2024||Achievements|