Our Governing Body
Governors are responsible for ensuring the strategic direction of the school, its performance and the use of resources to support learning. They help to ensure that our school provides the best education it can for children, parents and our local community. Full governing body meetings take place regularly and the meeting agendas will be posted below. A summary of meetings can be found on weekly school newsletter. Detailed meeting minutes can be made available on request from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co Opted Governor Chair
Co Opted Governor
Clerk to Governors
Co Opted Governor
Co Opted Governor
Pen Portraits of our Governors
I am recently retired, following a career in Primary School Headship spanning 25 years. I worked in Cambridgeshire and Essex as Headteacher, Associate Adviser and School Improvement Partner and am currently working with schools within East Anglia as an adviser, supporting those schools requiring improvement. My expertise covers all aspects of school leadership and management. I am a keen musician and enjoy performing with many amateur musical groups. I am a governor of three other schools within Cambridgeshire.
I worked as a teacher, Headteacher, School Improvement Partner and Adviser in Cambridgeshire for many years. When I retired after 14 years as a Primary School Headteacher I continued to work part time as an Associate Adviser in Cambridgeshire working with schools to improve attainment, the quality of teaching and learning and pupil welfare. I have also worked as a coach/adviser with ‘Achievement for All’ a national organisation which focuses on improving outcomes for disadvantaged children. At present I am serving as a member of an IEB in a large primary school in Cambridgeshire.
I've previously worked as a classroom teacher, head of department and Specialist Leader of Education in computing and now work for the Raspberry Pi Foundation supporting educators to embrace digital making and computing. At present I lead work for the National Centre for Computing Education promoting effective teaching strategies. As a Bewick Bridge parent I volunteer my time to co-lead the schools after school code club.
I have worked as a teaching assistant at Bewick Bridge for the last 18 years and have been a member of the local community for the last 27 years. It’s a community which is one I cherish being part of. As an employee and member of the community, I have a unique insight into the the school’s values and ethos and those of the community too. I have been elected as the staff governor - I am excited to have a voice on the governing body so that I can contribute (in partnership with other governors) to the strategic development of the school.
I have lived in Cambridge since 1990 and have 6 children. I am a great believer of learning languages and experiencing difference cultures. I began my career in the Cities of both London and New York from there went to live in Spain farming melons and vegetable to supply the UK multiples. I then joined the family produce company and went into partnership with a large US supermarket forming a joint strategy to create a 2 billion supply platform. I became a NED and investor with a forensic computer business which we took to the market and then created a London property development . I then took time to build my home in Cambridge and diversified into other businesses. I have been a school governor for a year and am very impressed with the commitment and abilities of all educational colleagues.
I started my career in education, working as a classroom teacher then head of subject for A level Music Technology. In addition to this I work as part of a senior team producing and examining content for A level Music Technology. Most of my time is now spent working as a freelance music producer, writing music predominantly for film and TV. My wife and I have 2 children at Bewick Bridge and I'm eager to support the school in my role as parent governor.
I currently work in academia at the University of Cambridge where I am working towards a PhD. My scientific research is focussed on the pharmaceutical industry. Having been involved in teaching and outreach at the university, I am a strong advocate for women in Science, Engineering, Technology, and Maths (STEM). Outside of my work, I am a keen musician, having previously studied at the Royal College of Music. I am delighted to be able to support the school as part of the Bewick Bridge governing body.
Cambridge has been my home since 2016. I moved here from Yorkshire, via a decade in London, to do a PhD in education. Before moving here, I was a secondary and sixth form English teacher and Second in Charge of a faculty. Now I work in education research, and I specialise in assessment and curriculum. I am a governor at Bewick Bridge because I care deeply about our state education system and local community. I’m proud to be part of the governing team, and I want to help ensure that all our pupils receive the best possible provision.
2021 - 2022 Meeting Agendas
5 point feedback from the FGB on 23rd November 2021 meeting