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.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not publishing governor attendance data for 2019-2020.
About Our Governors ...
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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, with 2 of them in Exning Primary school.