Exning Primary School

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 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.

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About Our Governors 

John Malone

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.


Annette Goodfellow

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 am also the Named Safeguarding Governor and oversee Attendance.  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.


Carolyn Macdonald

I have been a Governor for just over 6 years following my retirement from full-time teaching at the school  Exning School holds a 'special place' in my heart having enjoyed 27 years teaching experience there! I feel that this has helped me greatly in my role as a governor. I have witnessed many changes at the school but probably none as exciting and challenging as the present expansion of the school and it's application to become an Academy. I am both passionate and committed to the ethos and on-going development of the school. I am the current chair of the Premises committee and also a member of the School Improvement committee. Two of my granddaughters attend the school and they are both in Key Stage Two.


Marion Treby

I’m resident in Exning and have been a Governor at Exning School since I retired from full time teaching 8 years ago.  My connection with the school began in the late 1980s, when I taught there part time. I have been impressed by how, under Mr Clark’s leadership, the school has more than met the challenges of expansion.

I have always enjoyed helping people, whatever their age, to realise their potential. I am very enthusiastic about literature, have a PhD in the work of African-American writer Toni Morrison, and have taught Open University courses in the Humanities and Children’s Literature. For the past fifteen years, I have collaborated with an Open University colleague in researching and publishing academic papers on the German Romantic writer and musician E T A Hoffmann. As an amateur pianist and musician, I help to organise the programme of events put on by Cambridge Folk Club.


Mally Ley

Info coming soon.


Alex Friend

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.


Keir Kettle

I am a parent of twins in KS1 and have lived in Exning for 10 years. I work as a Software Architect at a technology company in Cambridge.  I have been a Parent Governor, and a member of the Finance & Personnel committee, since February 2019 with responsibility for GDPR and ICT.


Helen Arnold

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.

Bryony Needham

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.


David Bicker

Info. to follow soon.