Our Governors


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.

  • Mrs Julie Cook

    Co opted Governor

    I have lived in Alconbury Parish since 2001 with my husband and two daughters who both attended Alconbury School. During this time I have worked at and served on the committee of the Pre-school and also been a member of the FACEs committee. In 2008 year I started working in the offices at school and became a TA in KS1 in 2016, I was elected to the Governing body in 2007. I am also leader with 1st Alconbury Guides and a trustee of the Memorial hall.

  • 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.

  • Rev Mandy Flaherty

    Foundation Governor

    I live in Alconbury, having moved here from Oadby, Leicester in 2008. My two children both attended Alconbury Church of England school and were very happy there. They are now in secondary school. I have been a Governor at Alconbury School for nine years and I am the Rector for 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 at The King’s (The Cathedral) School in Peterborough and a former English teacher 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 Rachael Booker

    Parent Governor

    I am in my second year as a governor. I have two children attending Alconbury School. 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 and not looked back. My reason for becoming a governor were two fold. Firstly I wanted to get further involved with the running of the school and providing my expertise when required. Secondly I felt it was important for me to give something back to the school. As well as a governor I have been involved with FACES for 8 years. I have been working in the Business Software industry for 21 years. Outside of work I am a keen cyclist, love my garden and spending time with my family.

  • Mrs Jane Watts

    Staff Headteacher

    This is my fourth year as headteacher. Alconbury School is my first headship role and what an amazingly special place to take on this exciting opportunity. Prior to headship, I was Deputy Head for nine years and over my 20 years of teaching I have enjoyed teaching both Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils. I always refer to Alconbury School as our “Alconbury family”. This family extends to include all of the staff, pupils, parents, governors and so many members of the wider community that all make valuable contributions to our school. Every day at Alconbury I learn something new from somebody and most often it is from our pupils.

  • Mrs Jane France

    Foundation Governor

    I moved to the village in 2010 to be with my now husband. As I no longer work through long term disability, I became involved in the Church, and through them, the Children’s Youth Clubs. This led to Open The Book at School, and then eventually, helping readers in School. I have been helping classes to read, predominately in Key Stage 2, for approximately 6 years. I then became a Foundation Governor about 18 months ago, as it gave me a way to become more involved with the school. I have no children of my own, so being part of the school family is a lovely way for me to watch the children I know develop and grow through their time at the school!

  • Mrs Kathryn Day

    Staff Governor

    This is my third year teaching in Year 4 at Alconbury; I have previously taught full-time at schools in Cambridgeshire and London, as well as supply teaching around Gloucestershire. I am responsible for leading Computing across the school; I also lead Music, and I particularly love being part of our weekly singing assemblies - what a joy to hear nearly 200 children's beautiful voices all singing together! I had a fabulous time taking our Choir to Young Voices at the O2 in February, and look forward to being part of the A1 music festival with choir in July. This year, I have become part of the English subject leadership team, as well as the staff representative governor. In my spare time, I enjoy running, baking and reading.

  • Mr Phillip Baker

    Parent Governor

  • Dr Rebecca Schofield

    Parent Governor

    This is my first year as a Parent governor. I am mum to three boys; two currently attend the school and the third is set to-he's just mastering walking! We moved to the village earlier this year and we have been made very welcome. I am a Cardiologist in Peterborough. I try and bring my personal and professional experience to the governing body and assist in the school development through it's ethos of the 'Alconbury Family'. I am part of the resources committee.

  • Mrs Jane Adams

    Foundation Governor

    I have recently taken on the role of foundation governor. I am a retired senior teacher, I worked for over 30 years within the primary sector and mainly at church schools. I have lived in the village for nearly 40 years, my children attended the school in the 80s and now two of my grandchildren attend too. I am a churchwarden at Alconbury Church. My interests include teaching dog training, singing in the choir, gardening and being a Granny. I am the Special Educational Needs & Disability ( SEND) governor and I am on the teaching and learning committee

  • Mrs Alison Fendley

    Authority Governor

    I became the LA Governor for Alconbury School in January 2019. I am a forensic scientist and CEO of a Government Owned Company (GovCo) and hope that both my scientific and business experience can be of use to the governing body and school. I have lived in one or other of the Alconbury villages since 1995, having met my husband, an Alconbury native, at university. My husband, his two brothers and father, plus my niece and nephew have all attended the school. I am on the Resources and Teaching and Learning Committees and look forward to learning more about the school and what I can do to help.