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The Constitution for Great Gidding Church of England Primary School has provision for 10 Governors:

Headteacher

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

One Local Authority Governor

 

Governor profiles

 

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!

 

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 jtaylor@greatgidding.cambs.sch.uk.
 
 

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

 

 

 

 

Name

Role

Term of office ends

Committees/named Governor role

Caroline Lewis

Clerk to Governors 

clerk@greatgidding.cambs.sch.uk  

N/A All committees
Denise Egbury

 

Co-opted Governor

February 2024

Resources Committee

Link Governor:

Safeguarding (with JT)

Prevent

PE

NQT

VACANCY Foundation Governor    
VACANCY Foundation Governor    
Fiona Brampton Ex Officio Foundation Governor (Priest in Charge) On departure from Benefice

Achievement Committee

Link Governor:

Religious Education

VACANCY Parent Governor  

 

Matt Robinson Parent Governor September 2024 Resources Committee
VACANCY LOCAL AUTHORITY GOVERNOR    
Joanne Taylor Chair of Governors /Co-opted Governor

July 2023

All Committees

Link Governor:

Safeguarding (with DE)

Pupil Premium

Health & Safety/Premises

Suki Hinton Headteacher On departure from School All committees
Alison Turvey Staff Governor September 2024 Achievements

 

 

 
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