Guilden Morden Church of England (VC) Primary Academy

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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).

The school has 6 governors; Anna Fettiplace (Chair),  Judith Davis-Roach (Vice Chair), Mark Robinson, Kristy Carter, Joanne Roberts and Trudie Woodhall.  

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.

Please see the Governors Report (download from the bottom of this page) for further information.


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



Anna Fettiplace,  Chair of Governors

My eldest daughter has just left 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 have a few previous years experience of being a governor and now, as Chair of Governors and with a great team, I 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 look forward to our continued successful working relationship with DEMAT, to take our school into a successful and sustainable future.


Judith Davis-Roach, Vice Chair of Governors

I have lived in Guilden Morden since 2002 and am Mum to Max (Year 5) and Scott (Year 3), both attending Guilden Morden school.  I am also an acting Parish Councillor for Guilden Morden and am the school liaison to the Parish Council.  

In working life, I am a consultant project manager within retail, currently working in marketing.   I hope to add value to the Governing Body with these skills, by working with the rest of the school community and DEMAT.


Mark Robinson 

I have lived in Guilden Morden village for 13 years. Our youngest child has just left Guilden Morden School  and we have had two previous children at the school.    I enjoy working with the school to really understand how it operates and it’s relationships with all stakeholders. My working life in the food industry has given me a lot of experience in developing winning teams, strategy, and continuous improvement. 


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 governing body.


Joanne Roberts, a co-opted parent governor

Having moved to Guilden Morden village in 2018, we are relative newcomers, but are fully enjoying our time here as part of this wonderful community.  I have two daughters, one who has just started at the school and another who is in the Pre-School.  Their education and schooling is important to me, and whilst I have not been a governor before, I am committed to building on the current success of the school, not only for them but for all pupils. 


Trudie Woodhall,  co-opted governor and resident of Guilden Morden

I have lived in the 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.




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