Guilden Morden Church of England (VC) Primary Academy

Together we work to succeed and flourish

Governing Body

Governing Body

The Governing body were appointed in November 2016 when the school academised with the Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust (DEMAT).

We have a broad range of experience between us and through DEMAT.  Throughout this time,  our governing body has focused on reviewing the schools performance and has identified the key strategies to improve pupil progress.  We are all pleased with the results achieved.  In addition we have prioritsed improving communication within the local community and raising the profile of the school amongst potential future parents.  Overall, the governors intend to continue this strong and determined phase of the school’s life.

We are delighted that in October 2019 the school received  a 'Good' judgement by Ofsted, recognising the journey that the school had been on and the effectiveness of our provision.

Our Governor Profiles

Sarah Fryer,  co-opted governor and Chair

I have lived in Guilden Morden since 2003 and it has always been important to me to see the school thrive and be part of our community.   I am a qualified teacher, and having taught for a number
of years I now head a successful Human Resources service working to support schools with their people and staffing.   Therefore I have a broad range of understanding of how schools are striving to achieve the best for their children, despite the current pressures and challenges. I have experience as a governor, including supporting Guilden Morden School to move to a 'good' Ofsted rating, and I am looking forward to assisting the school move from strength to strength.


Joanne Roberts, co-opted parent governor and Vice Chair

We have made Guilden Morden our home for over 4 years now, and fully embrace being part of this wonderful community. I have two daughters, one who has just started at the school and another who is in year 2. Their education and schooling are so important to me, as are the values and experiences our school provides. As a governor, I am committed to building on the current success of the school, allowing all who attend to flourish. 


Kristy Carter

I work at Guilden Morden School as the pre-school leader. I have been with the pre-school  for 9 years, starting when it was a community pre-school and leading its transition into being part of the school. I don’t have any experience of being a governor but I do have experience of working with the early years and I look forward to sharing my knowledge and skills with the governing body.


Trudie Woodhall,  co-opted governor 

I have lived in the Guilden Morden village for 15 years now and have been teaching for 33 years!   I have been working as a Specialist Advisory Teacher in Hertfordshire, with Early Years children with special needs, for the last 2 years.  I am passionate about education and pleased to be helping our local school to grow and develop in my new role as a Governor.


Jacqueline Riding, co-opted parent governor

We have lived just outside Guilden Morden since 2019, when my son (now year 2)! Joined preschool; I was so inspired with how well the children were supported (particularly during the pandemic) that i wanted to get involved more. Another few years and another baby later (now in preschool)! I am really looking forward to joining the board of Governers. You're more likely to know me through my role of the PTA, and i can be quite often found selling cakes / lollies on a Friday afternoon.I look forward to blending both school roles together; my job as an NCT practioner shows my commitment to supporting parents, and i have an interest in childhood mental health.


Academies Financial Handbook - You can find the current Academies Financial Handbook by using this link 


Our Minutes of the Meetings are all on Governor Hub and our clerk has access to them if required

For any further information about the Local Governing Board, please contact the office.

If you require more information about the Local Governing Boards (date appointed, type of Governor,  attendance at meetings) please click on the Register of Interests below.


For information about the DEMAT trustees, please click on the link