Our Governing Body
We have a dedicated team of governors who collectively has responsibility for managing the school budget, building maintenance and curriculum direction. Our governors make important decisions on how our school runs and perform a vital strategic role. One key function is to help raise educational standards and performance.
The Governing Body consists of different members of the locality – parents, staff, church, Local Authority and community. When parent vacancies arise, notification will be sent out via the pupils.
Mrs Lucy Hampton
Chair of Governors: I was appointed Chair of Governors having been a Governor for two years. I am a parent governor, being mum of two children at Alconbury School. Since being a Governor, you realise quite quickly that running a school is a bit of a juggling act and you have to catch far more balls than you drop and learn how to get better at juggling all the time until you are at Circus standard! In the coming years, we will have big challenges. We will be stretched financially (as will all in the public sector) and we will need to continue to raise our standards to ensure that all our little people get the education (academic, socially and physically) that they need to start them off well in life.
Mr Cliff Kendall
Co-opted to the Governing Body in 2014 my specific responsibilities at present include chairmanship of the Resources Committee which oversees finance, premises and staffing. During my working life I have held a directorship of a professional services company and various operational management posts in financial services and NHS primary care. Now retired, I am a governor of Ermine Street Church Academy, treasurer and trustee director of Citizens Advice Rural Cambs and treasurer and trustee of Alconbury Memorial Hall. Serving as a governor in this community I aim to use my skills, experience and growing knowledge of how primary schools in Cambridgeshire operate to support Alconbury Primary School’s leadership team as it adapts to changes in the educational landscape.
Dr Roz Starkey
I have been a governor at Alconbury School since Sept 2009. All three of my children have attended Alconbury School. I four days a week as a Clinical Project Manager in Clinical Research, managing project teams from Europe and beyond. I enjoy reading and am trying to get fit in the fresh air by doing more cycling. I am the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) governor, and I have had experience one of my children accessing the school SEND system . I am also on the Teaching and Learning Committee
Mrs Julie Cook
Co opted Governor I moved to Alconbury Parish in September 2001 with my husband and two daughters and served for three years on the Pre-school committee. Once both my children had started primary school I joined the FACEs committee and volunteered in school. I was elected to the Governing body in 2007. In 2008 year I started part time roles in both the school office and Pre-school. In March 2016 I left my role in Pre-school to take up a TA position in school. I also look after the bookings and maintenance of the Memorial hall and have been a leader with 1st Alconbury Guides since 2011.
Rev Mandy Flaherty
Foundation Governor. I live in Alconbury, having moved here from Oadby, Leicester in 2008. My two children attend Alconbury School and are very happy here. I am an ordained minister in the church of England and I am licensed to the North Leightonstone Benefice, of which St Peter’s and St Paul’s church, Alconbury, is a part. The church has close links with Alconbury school and I am delighted to play a part in leading the school in the community. I am also a Chaplain in two schools in Peterborough – The King’s (The Cathedral) School and All Saints Church of England Primary School so I am very used to the education environment! I can be known as Reverend Mandy (which the children call me) or just Mandy. I love the rural setting of Alconbury and Alconbury Weston and apppreciate the opportunities afforded to me and my family in this area.
Mrs Kelly Peck
Parent Governor. I joined the governing body in September 2014 after being part of the FACES committee for 2 years. When the governor vacancy arose I saw an opportunity to get even more involved with the School and offer my support to a busy and thriving team. The teachers, staff and governors have many challenges ahead and there are difficult decisions to make at times, but what shines through is everyone’s passion and resolve with the children’s interests at the heart of everything. I have 2 children currently at Alconbury and I am also on the Teaching and Learning Committee.
Mr Roger Read
Local Authority Governor. I am very proud to be associated with Alconbury Primary School. All who work and attend our village school have over the years helped to make a wonderful learning environment. As a governor I strive to continually assure our overall school added value and family feel. I live in the village with my wife who works as a Teaching Assistant. Two of our children have benefited from attending the school. I have been a governor for many years covering a number of past responsibilities including Chair of Governors and Chair of Finance committee. I have a good understanding of finances and some contract law experience. Professionally for the last two decades I have worked in Finance and Risk with responsibility for global strategy across varying areas. Locally I have been a Trustee and Chairman of the Memorial Hall, currently active in supporting a number of local community organisations including community transport for our less able citizens.
Mrs Rachael Booker
Parent Governor. I am in my second year as a governor. I have a child in year 2 and another one due to start in September 2016. I am a Chartered Accountant who has worked in practice and then for several years as the Production Finance Manager for a large media company. I have been able to use my knowledge of finance in my role as governor.
Mrs Vanessa Watson
Parent Governor –I had been mulling over becoming a governor for a few years and finally took the plunge in December 2015. My reason for becoming a governor was I felt it was important for me to give something back to the school that both of my children attend. As well as a governor I have been involved with FACES for 5 years. I have been working in the Business Software industry for 19 years. Outside of work I am a keen cyclist, love my garden and spending time with my family.
Mrs Maria Radwell
Staff Governor It has been a privilege to have taught at Alconbury for more than twenty five years. All three of my own children were fortunate to have attended this school and have many fond memories. Throughout my time here, I have adopted many ‘hats’, coordinating a wide range of subjects across all aspects of the curriculum. Presently, I am the Numeracy co-ordinator for the school, Key Stage 2 Co ordinator and Year 6 teacher. I am also one of the designated members of staff for child protection and a member of the SLT. In my spare time, I enjoy socialising with family and friends, knitting and reading.
Mrs Jane Watts