Exning Primary School is a Local Authority maintained primary school and the Governing Body re-constituted, in line with statutory guidance, on 22nd December 2014. The Governing body shall consist of:
a) Two Parent Governors
b) One LA Governor
c) One Staff Governor
d) The Headteacher (should he/she wish to take up the post)
e) Nine Co-opted Governors
The total number of governors is 14.
The term of office for all governors is four years.
The Governing Body has established a number of committees to which it delegates the day to day responsibility for the oversight of various aspects of running the school:
Personnel Committee; Finance Committee; Premises Committee; Learning and Achievement Committee.
Chair of Governors
I have worked within Further Education for over thirteen years. Much of this time was at a senior manager level with responsibility for a Faculty with around sixty staff and in the region of 800 students. Within this role I gained vast experience of budget management, staff performance management, curriculum development and quality assurance systems. I also qualified as a Further Education teacher.
I now run my own Education Consultancy, providing a range of services to Further Education colleges.
Vice-Chair of Governors
I joined the Governing Body in February 2019 as a Co-opted Governor and sit on the Learning & Achievement Committee and the Premises Committee. I have responsibility for Health and Safety and Attendance governance. I currently work part time for a small firm as a property manager. I feel primary education is a really important part of a child's development, both socially and academically. In the past, I have also been a regular reading volunteer at the school.
I became a co-opted governor in 2019. I have had two children go through the school and in that time I have been a member of the PTA and Parent Forum. I hope to help the school as best I can for both staff and pupils. I have an interest in SEN as a parent of a child with special educational needs. I look forward to continuing my relationship with the school and the opportunity to help Exning continue to be the outstanding school that it is.
I am a Parent Governor resident in Exning and with a son in KS1. I have been a member of the Governing Body since February 2019 and am a member of the Learning and Achievement Committee. I am an academic working in Higher Education as a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Hertfordshire. I am passionate about education and the pupil/student learning experience, advocating high quality teaching and support across all levels of provision.
I have a public sector background and have worked in Local Government for over 18 years. I am currently working as a Waste Partnership Manager in Cambridgeshire and volunteer as the Leader for the Beavers Scouting Colony in Exning. I have three children at Exning Primary school.
I became a co-opted governor in 2021 and have a child at Exning school. I am a member of the Finance & Personnel and Premises committees and I am also the Named Safeguarding Governor – responsible for oversight of the school’s approach to embedding safeguarding children into everything the school does.
Exning school is an outstanding setting and important to the Exning village community. I can see that children clearly enjoy attending the school and benefiting from the opportunities it affords them, both inside and outside the classroom. I hope to use my time as a governor to help the school continue to improve those opportunities and the experiences of all children and their wider families.
Having relocated to Exning from across the country in 2018 for work, in 2022 I became the LA Governor for the school. My background is in Medical Engineering and I am responsible for quality management in the medical device development branch of a generics pharmaceutical company. I have additional interests in sports and music and hope to contribute back to the welcoming community my family has joined.