The new Governing body were appointed in November 2016 when the school academised with the Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust (DEMAT). The school has 5 governors; Mark Robinson (Chair), Sarah Fryer, Judith Davis-Roach, Ninette Taylor and Anna Fettiplace. We have a broad range of experience between us and through DEMAT we are always looking for further assistance in the role of Parent Governors from those who have the appetite and passion to continue to help improve our precious village school.
Please do chat to our Head teacher or any of the governors if you would like to be recommended to DEMAT for appointment.
Our governing body has made a strong start, by reviewing the schools performance figures for the last 3 years and the identifying key strategies to improve pupil progress in addition to improving communication within the local community and raising the profile of the school amongst potential future parents. A full update of our meetings is available within this school website. Overall, the governors intend to continue this strong and determined phase of the school’s life.
I have lived in Guilden Morden village for 13 years. Our youngest child is in year 5, and we had had two previous children at the school, one of whom is now in Bassingbourn and the other attends Hills Road 6th Form in Cambridge. I am really enjoying getting to know our School, how it operates, and its relationship with all its stakeholders. My working life in the food industry has given me a lot of experience in winning teams, strategy, and continuous improvement. I enjoy supporting the school in my role as Chair of Governors. We have a great team and are excited about working with DEMAT to take our school into a successful and sustainable future.
I do not live in Guilden Morden but three very special people do – my grandchildren. I am retired but previously worked in children’s services for many years. I have been a
governor for 3 schools and my experience of this role totals 15 years. I enjoy being part of the exciting times ahead for this lovely village school.
My eldest daughter is in year 6 and I have two other younger children that will join the school in years to come. We moved to Guilden Morden village in Summer 2016 and the kindness and care shown towards my daughter by helping her settle in, has inspired me to try and give a little something back to the school. I don’t have any previous experience of being a governor but I do have a passion to improve the school combined with an ability to ask searching questions that I hope will help the school to continue to have a journey of improvement.
I have lived in the village for over 13 years and value the community that we have in Guilden Morden. In terms of being a governor, I have worked in Education for over 20 years in a variety of roles. Initially I was a maths teacher, before working in both the public and private sectors including as an adviser at the Department for Education. Currently I lead the schools’ personnel Service in Enfield, supporting Head teachers and Governors with their staffing. I know how important a vibrant school is to our community and I am pleased to be working with our new Head teacher, Governors and DEMAT to ensure our school goes from strength to strength.
Mum to Max (Year 4) and Scott (Year 2), I am also a Parish Councillor for Guilden Morden and have acted as school liaison to the Parish Council for 5 years. As a retail project manager, I hope to add value to the Governing Body with these skills by working with the rest of the school community and DEMAT.
I have been teaching at Guilden Morden Primary School since April 2016, beginning as a supply teacher and now on permanent contract, working currently in a part-time job-share with years 4, 5 and 6 in Magpie class. Over many years I have taught children of all ages from reception to sixth form. Outside teaching I have worked in museums in the field of picture conservation and as a freelance artist. My special interests are Art and Science for which I have curriculum responsibility within the school.
For 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 www.demat.org.uk/demat-board/