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The Constitution for Great Gidding Church of England Primary School dated 17 September 2021 has provision for 10 Governors:

  • Headteacher
  • One elected Staff Governor
  • Two Foundation Governors (appointed by the Diocese of Ely). 
  • One Local Authority Governor (appointed by Cambridgeshire Education Authority)
  • Two elected Parent Governors 
  • Three Co-opted Governors (appointed by the Governing Body)


Governors are normally appointed for a term of 4 years, with the exception of: 

  • Headteacher - for the duration of period served at School
  • Ex Officio Foundation Governor - for the duration of period served in the Benefice


One Local Authority Governor

Three Co-opted Governors

Two Parent Governors

One Foundation Governor





Chair of Governors (Interim): George Hayes

Interim Headteacher: Deboragh Bowles

Foundation Governor : Rev. Fiona Brampton

Foundation Governor: Jacqueline McCamphill

Co-opted Governor: Seb Gray

Co-opted Governor: Karen Moody

Staff Governor: Alison Turvey


All Governors sit on the Full Governing Body (FGB)

All Governors are assigned to a Committee



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.


Deboragh Bowles - Interim Headteacher

Appointed by the Local Authority October 2022



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.




Joanne Taylor (Co-opted Governor): October 2022

Denise Egbury (Co-opted Governor): October 2022

Mike Looney (Local Authority Governor): October 2022

Obi Jegede (Co-opted Governor): October 2022

Suki Hinton (Headteacher): August 2022

Matthew Robinson (Parent Governor):  June 2022






Governing Body Minutes


The minutes of Governing Body Minutes are available on request.  Please contact the Clerk to the Governing Body via email: to request copies.