Our Governors

Appointed: Sept 2011

Reappointed: 12/9/15

Appt Up To: 11/9/19

Type: Foundation

Committtee: Faith Matters

Special Area of Interest:

Foundation Subjects

Other Responsibilities:

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Guy Fairbairn

Chair of Governors

I have been a Governor since 2011 and Chair since 2012. Although my son has now moved on to secondary school,  I am committed to continuing my involvement with the school, and ensuring that we give our children the best possible start in education. I am not from an education background, and as part of our  governing body add to the broad  range of skills and experience we have. If anyone is interested in finding out more about being a Governor, feel free to contact me via the school office; I have found it to be a rewarding and enlightening experience!

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Appointed: Oct 2005

Reappointed: 1/9/15

Appt Up To: 31/8/19

Type: Co-opted

Committtee: Standards 

Special Area of Interest:

SEN, GT, Safer Recruitment, Child Protection

Other Responsibilities:

HT Performance Managment, Staff Dismissal, Hearings Salary

Carol Wylde

Vice Chair of Governors

I have been a Governor at the school since my eldest daughter started in Reception in 2005. Although both of my children have moved on to secondary school I am continuing in my role as a governor because I know how important the school is for the community and how important it is that the school have active governors. My background is in teaching and I currently work with schools, supporting leadership, teaching and learning. I enjoy being part of the wider school team, supporting the school to achieve their priorities and working with staff, children and the local community. There is a real mix of people on the Governing Body and everybody brings something different to the team. The governing body needs people with a range of skills. We always welcome feedback from parents and would encourage anybody considering becoming a governor to talk to one of us to find out more.

Appointed:  16/4/12

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Type: Headteacher

Committtee: Standards and Resources

Special Area of Interest:

Parish Council/Community Room Link

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Lee Frost

Headteacher

I am delighted with the challenge and support provided by the Governors in helping to move the school to oustanding.

Appointed: June 2013

Reappointed: 1/9/15

Appt Up To: 31/8/19

Type: Co-Opted

Committtee:

Standards 

Special Area of Interest:

Science 

Other Responsibilities:

Equality, Staff Dismissal and Hearings

 

Jo Plumb

Community Governor

I have been a governor at the school for a year and have two children at the school. As a secondary school science teacher I am passionate about the importance of a good education for all children and hope that this is reflected in the work that I do with the school in my role as governor.

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Vacancy

 

Appointed: 1/10/06

Appt Up To: Ex Officio

Type: Foundation

Committtee: SIAMS

 

Special Area of Interest:

Literacy, MFL

Other Responsibilities:

Appeals, HT performance Management

 

Rev Canon Annette Reed

Foundation Governor

I have been a Foundation Governor since becoming Vicar in 2006 and it is a great pleasure to serve on the governing body and be involved in the life of the school.

As the children will know, I play my guitar and love singing. In my spare time I enjoy walking my greyhound dog, gardening and exploring antique warehouses.

Appointed: Dec 2004

Reappointed: 4/9/17

Appt Up To: 4/9/20

Type: Staff

Committtee:

Faith Matters and Standards 

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Anne Gallacher

Deputy Headteacher and Teacher Governor. 

Appointed: Aug 2006

Reappointed: 1/9/15

Appt Up To: 31/8/19

Type: Co-Opted

Committtee:

Faith Matters and Resources

Special Area of Interest:

Governor Training, Link for PTA 

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Julie Edwards

School Administrator and Staff Governor

I have been a staff governor since 1999 and enjoy working with other governors to make our school the special place that it is. My hobbies include pilates, astronomy and cooking.

Appointed: 25/6/12

Reappointed: 25/6/16

Appt Up To: 26/6/20

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Type: Co-Opted

Committtee:

Resources

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Other Responsibilities:

HT Performance Management, Appeals

Peter Arnold

I am in my seventh year as Parent Governor at Great Paxton and I am a parent of 2 children who previously attended the school. When not parenting or working you will find me playing rugby for St Neots or making guitars.

Appointed: 24/1/14

Appt Up To: 23/1/18

Type: Parent

Committtee:

Standards, Resources and Health and Safety

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Other Responsibilities:

Salary Appeals

Paul Bateman

I am a new Governor, joining in March 2014. I have a son at Great Paxton with two older children, one at Longsands and one just starting her own business. I feel it was time to give something back to Great Paxton school for all there input with all my children. I currently work with my wife running our Bed and Breakfast.

 

My Interests – keeping fit and spending valuable time with my family and friends.

 

Appointed: 26/9/16

Appt Up To: 26/9/19

Type: Foundation

Committtee: Faith Matters

 

Special Area of Interest:

Preschool

 

Other Responsibilities:

Pupil Discipline, Salary, Safer Recruitment, Child Protection

 Melanie Bristow
Appointed: 20/11/17

Appt Up To: 20/11/21

Type: Parent

Committtee: Resources

 

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Matt Johnson
Appointed: 22/1/18

Appt Up To: 22/1/18

Type: Parent

Committtee: Standards

 

Special Area of Interest: Maths, Pupil Premium

 

Other Responsibilities: Looked after children (LAC), Post looked after children (PLAC)

Fiona Smith

I have been a governor at the school since 2017. I have one child at the school and one in preschool, although my youngest will be in reception next year.  My background is in secondary maths teaching at the local secondary school where I also currently have responsibility for KS4 pupil premium students.

 

Appointed: 19/11/18

Appt Up To: 19/11/22

Type: Parent

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Hazel Ferreira

 

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