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 Hannah Mulcrone
I have worked at our wonderful school for four years as deputy head. At our school we are part of a big family and being part of the 'Alconbury Family' makes my job both enjoyable and rewarding. It also means that I have developed strong working relationships with our pupils, staff, families and members of our wider community. Something I really enjoy; getting to know people.
Currently, I have taken on the role of acting headteacher while Jane Watts, our headteacher is on maternity leave. Other roles I have within school include SENDCO, and Maths and subject leads. I am also the designated person for safeguarding.
Mrs Jane Adams
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 Vanessa Watson
Foundation Governor (TBC)
Mrs Alison Fendley
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.
Mrs Kathryn Day
This is my fourth 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! In my spare time, I enjoy running, baking and reading.
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 Rachael Booker
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.
Dr Rebecca Schofield
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.
Mr Phillip Baker
Mrs Jane Watts
Staff Headteacher ( currently on maternity leave)
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.