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; Mark Robinson (Chair), Sarah Fryer, Judith Davis Roach, Ninette Taylor and Anna Fettiplace and Kristy Carter.  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.



Mark Robinson (Chair of Governors)

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. I enjoy challenging and supporting the school in my role as Chair of Governors. We have a great team and look forward to our continued successful working relationship with DEMAT, to take our school into a successful and sustainable future.



Ninette Taylor

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.


Anna Fettiplace

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 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.


Sarah Fryer

I have lived in the village for over 16 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 Head teacher, Governors and DEMAT to ensure our school continues to go from strength to strength.


Judith Davis-Roach

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.


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. 



For minutes of the meetings please open the documents below (they may not be in date order)

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