Burrough Green Primary School Governors Terms of Office

Burrough Green Primary School Governors Register of Pecuniary Interests

Burrough Green Primary School Governors Attendance at Meetings

Our School Governors

The school Governors have overall responsibility for the school. This is done in consultation with the Head Teacher (who is responsible for day to day management and control) and with appropriate advice from the Local Education Authority, The Governors set and oversee the delegated school budget and determine school policies.
Our Governors include representatives from the Church, the LEA, the parents, the school and others from the community with special expertise.(Co-opted). As a church controlled primary school our articles of government define the constitution of the Governing Body as consisting of:— 1 LA appointee — 3 Foundation appointees including the parish priest — 5 Parent representatives — 2 Staff governors — 4 Co-opted.
If you have any questions or concerns you can contact any member of the governing body as below.
GOVERNORS (as at September 2016)
Foundation Governors: Marilyn Field, Anthea Kenna, Alan Sharp
Parent Governors: Nick Drennan, Ruth Durham, Laura High, Jeremy Hinde, Ashley Norton
LEA Governor: Jo Batting
Co-opted Governors: Daniel Aguilar-Agon, Inger Anson, Deborah O’Riordan,
Chair of Governors: Inger Anson (07855 746797)
Staff Governors: Madeline Vosper (InterimHead Teacher), Jayne Pledger (Teacher)
Clerk: Linda Larner (01638 602937)

 

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Debbie O’Riordan

What kind of Governor are you?
Currently Co-opted under the new structure but previously a Parent Governor for 4 years
Term of Office:
Nov 2011 - present
What Committees do you sit on and in what capacity?
Member of the Community and Performance Management Committees
Register of interests:
Employment: QBE Insurance (Europe) Limited
Community Interests:
Westley Waterless Parochial Church Council; Westley Waterless Parish Meeting
Why did you become a governor?
Becoming a governor at Burrough Green makes me one of few very privileged custodians of the unique character of this school and I hope to support it and build upon its strengths as best I can. We chose to send our son to Burrough Green as its nurturing environment was evident from our first visit and we knew he would be happy and safe here. To me it’s just essential that the character of this school is maintained so that long into the future, other parents and children in our Community taking their nervous first choices in education have this lovely place to come to. On a more practical note, I trust that my experience from a career in quality and risk management (basically a lot of investigation, analysis, writing, persuasion and change management), prove useful within our overall skills mix as we work to exceed HM Government’s requirements and strive to build on the school’s successes to date.

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Jo Batting
What kind of Governor are you?
Local Authority Governor
Term of Office:
April 2012 - Present
What Committees do you sit on and in what capacity?
Clerk of Learning and Achievement Committee, SEND governor
Register of interests:
None
Why did you become a governor?
I live in the village and my children went to the village school years ago, so I wanted to ensure that we didn't lose one of the few assets left within the village.
I have a genuine interest in ensuring that the quality of teaching and leadership within the school continues to improve and that the school continues to provide the total Burrough Green experience that gives the pupils such a good start to their learning journey.

a JeremyJeremy Hinde

What kind of Governor are you?
Parent Governor
Term of Office:
Nov 2014 - present
What Committees do you sit on and in what capacity?
School Development Committee and Chair Community Engagement Committee.
Register of interests:
None
Why did you become a governor?
I have one child at the school and another one at the playgroup who is likely to follow his sister into school in September. I wanted to establish a firm link between parents and the governing body to enable me to support the children, parents and teachers in a positive and constructive way. I think being a governor also enables me to have an overview of the direction of the school, and an opportunity to help steer it by offering the best support and advice I can give. I understand the importance of having committed governors who can play to the school’s strengths. Although my family and I are relatively new to the area my intention is to do the best I can using my skills around risk management, supervising teams, decision making, advising and negotiating, all of which I have done in my career in London over the last 30 years.

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 Laura High

What kind of Governor are you?
Parent Governor
Term of Office:
October 2015 - present
What Committees do you sit on and in what capacity?
Community Engagement Committee
Register of interests:
None declared
Why did you become a governor?
I have one child at the school and I am passionate about education and about our community. I see the role of governor as a way of giving back to the community through the education and the start in life that we can give to the children at the school. It is important to me, as a parent, to be involved in the direction of the school. In my professional life I have worked for large corporate companies and, most recently, I started a new insurance broking business locally. I am a qualified member of the Institute of Leadership and Management and I would like to use the skills and experience that I have gained in running a business and in management to support the school in its continued success.

a NickNick Drennan

What kind of Governor are you?
Parent Governor
Term of Office:
Nov 2014 – present
What Committees do you sit on and in what capacity?
I sit on the Health & Wellbeing Committee and am the nominated Safeguarding Governor.
Register of interests:
None
Why did you become a governor?
I live in Burrough Green and currently have 2 children at the school. I wanted to have a better understanding of school life and the experience that my children, and others, were having. I would like to make a positive contribution to the development of the school and help to maintain an environment that enables the children to develop to the best of their abilities. This also includes supporting all staff and parents in any way I possibly can. Having worked in a commercial environment for a number of years I have a broad skill set from business management & analysis, planning, negotiation and budgeting, all of which help me to contribute to the overall strategic direction of the school.

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Ashley Norton

What kind of Governor are you?
Parent Governor
Term of Office:
April 2016 – present
What Committees do you sit on and in what capacity?
Health & Well Being Committee
Register of interests:
None
Why did you become a governor?
My twin daughters attend the school and we anticipate that their younger brother will be joining them when he turns 5.
We are very new to the area and so I am especially keen to be as involved as possible in the school that my children attend, I also feel it is a great way to contribute to the local community.
I have spent the past 15 years working in the asset management industry and so I hope some of the skills I have developed in that time will provide a positive contribution to the governing body and thus the overall direction of the school. 

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Ruth Durham
What kind of Governor are you?
Parent Governor
Term of Office:
Nov 2016 - present
What Committees do you sit on and in what capacity?
Learning and Achievement
Register of interests:
Teacher at Linton Village College
Why did you become a governor?
I live in Brinkley and have one daughter at the school. I am passionate about comprehensive education and have taught history at Linton Village College for many years. Living in the catchment area of the school I teach in has driven me to become even more involved in community life. I anticipate that my role as governor will allow me to give something back to a community that I have been involved with for so long and hope that my understanding of current educational issues will be an asset to the governing body.

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 Marilyn Field

What kind of Governor are you?
Foundation Governor
Term of Office:
Current: September 2012 - present. Previously: Parent Governor 1986-1990. Non-Teaching Staff 1999-2012.
What Committees do you sit on and in what capacity?
Health and Wellbeing (clerk) School Development (clerk) Learning and Achievement (SMSC Action Core Team)
Register of interests:
None (Retired)
Why did you become a governor?
I originally came onto the Board of Governors when my daughter was at Burrough Green School as I wanted to give something back to the place of learning that had given my daughter a very good start in life. The school community has always been a friendly, caring and special place to work and when I retired in 2012, I wanted to continue to support the staff and children on their journey to become an outstanding school.

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 Anthea Kenna

What kind of Governor are you?
Foundation Governor
Term of Office:
Sept 2015 - present
What Committees do you sit on and in what capacity?
Chair of Learning and Achievement. School Development Committee.
Register of interests:
School Improvement Adviser
Why did you become a governor?
Recently retired, following a career in Church School Headship spanning 25 years and as a Churchwarden within the Benefice, I wished to support our local schools. I worked in Cambridgeshire and Essex as Headteacher, Associate Adviser and School Improvement Partner and am currently working with Church Schools within East Anglia as an adviser, supporting those schools requiring improvement. I am a keen musician and enjoy working with young people, providing quality musical experiences. Performing with many amateur musical groups, either as an instrumentalist or a singer, gives me great pleasure and I enjoy being on stage. Although I don’t participate as much now 

as I would wish to, I have always enjoyed sport and, in my younger days, competed at regional level. In general, I enjoy challenges and am blessed with a great deal of energy. When I am relaxing I read, bake and do puzzles! My expertise covers all aspects of school leadership and management and, in particular, those relating to Church Schools. I am committed to giving our young people the very best start in their educational journey.

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Alan Sharp

What kind of Governor are you?
Foundation Governor
Term of Office:
16th March 2016 – to present
What Committees do you sit on and in what capacity?
Community Engagement Committee
Register of interests:
East Cambridgeshire District Councillor, Stetchworth Parochial Church Council
Why did you become a governor?
I expressed an interest in joining the Governing Body of the school during the middle of 2015 and it has taken time to get this formally approved by the Diocese.
I joined the Governing Body, because I wanted to contribute to the local community that I had moved into. I had been an active Governor of schools at which my children had attended and feel that whilst education has changed in that time, I feel that my experience during that time will help support the Head and staff in providing the best possible education to the children going through the school.
My career as a Chartered Accountant, for the last 20 years spent in Central Government, will give financial experience to the head and staff in maximising the resources that the school receives.

 

A IngerInger Anson
What kind of Governor are you?
I am a Co-opted Governor (previously Community Governor)with overall responsibility for promoting a positive image of the school amongst the wider community.
Term of Office:
2014 - present
What Committees do you sit on and in what capacity?
Chair of Governors and also part of the School Development Committee and Community Engagement Committee
Register of interests:
My husband is Trustee of Burrough Green Playgroup
Why did you become a governor?
I am a passionate believer that all children are entitled to, and should receive, an excellent education. Although Burrough Green Primary is a great school based on strong principles and firm foundations, like any organisation it is always striving to do better, and I hope that through my contribution I can help build on successes and make improvements/changes when and where needed.

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 Daniel Aguilar-Agon

What kind of Governor are you?
Vice Chair of the Governing Body. Co-opted Governor (previously Local Authority Governor)
Term of Office:
Nov 2007 - present
What Committees do you sit on and in what capacity?
Health and Wellbeing, Performance Management and School Development Committee.
Register of interests:
None
Why did you become a governor?
I was invited to become a Governor by Helen Coppen who was the Chair of Governors at that time. My son was attending playgroup and would start in school the following academic year. Having spoken with Helen, about the role of a governor, I was keen to be involved, particularly as I am an architect and the school was about to embark on pushing for a new school building. I felt this was a great opportunity to learn more about the work of the school and contribute in whatever way I could to help the school through the pending transition. 

a JayneJayne Pledger

What kind of Governor are you?
Staff Governor (previously Teacher Governor)
Term of Office:
1997 - present
What Committees do you sit on and in what capacity?
Learning and Achievement Committee
Register of interests:
None
Why did you become a governor?
I was elected Teacher Governor (renamed Staff Governor in 2015) in my second year of teaching here and have remained in the position ever since. The role gives me a great overview of other aspects of the school in contrast to the daily teaching and learning that I experience as a class teacher. It enables me to provide an essential link between school staff and the Governing Body.

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Madeline Vosper

What kind of Governor are you?
As Headteacher I attend all meetings
Term of Office:
2017 - present

I am delighted to be the Interim Headteacher here at Burrough Green for the Autumn Term.
I have a variety of experience in both the field of education and business, having initially started my career as a Personnel Manager in the retail sector. I then went on to work as a Marketing Manger for an Educational Publisher before having children.
When my oldest child started school I became a Parent Governor and four years later when my youngest son started school I had enjoyed myself so much I decided to train as a teacher and completed my Post Graduate Certificate of Education in 2003.
Since then I have worked as a teacher and then a Senco in Essex primary schools and then I moved to become a Deputy Headteacher in a school in Suffolk. Most recently I was a Headteacher in a large school in Haverhill.

 

a LindaLinda Larner

What kind of Governor are you?
Clerk to Governors
Term of Office:
1991 - present