Governors

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 clerk@bewickbridge.co.uk.

Anthea Kenna  

Co Opted Governor 

Chair

Hazel Belchamber

Co-opted Governor

Co Vice-Chair



Edris Tildesley        

LA Governor 


Amy Luu 

Headteacher

James Robinson 

 Parent Governor

Co Vice-Chair





Richard Walmsley

 Clerk to Governors





Governor Vacancy   

Community Governor

Kerry Millbanks     

 Staff Governor

Pablo Castillo

Parent Governor

Michael Henley

Co-opted Governor 

David Ashby

Parent Governor 





Governor Vacancy

Co-opted Governor

Pen Portraits of our Governors

Anthea Kenna  

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.

Edris Tildesley

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.

James Robinson

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.

Kerry Millbanks

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.

Hazel Ann Belchamber 

Prior to my retirement at the end of March 2022, I had worked for Cambridgeshire County Council for almost 35 years.  My management responsibilities principally focused on education planning including establishing new schools and expanding existing ones.  I also gained considerable experience in HR and personnel matters and finance.  Since February 2023 I have been volunteering as a School Reader at a small First School in Bedfordshire two afternoons a week.  I also enjoy walking, bird and animal watching and swimming.


Pablo Castillo

My name is Pablo Castillo. I am pleased to join the Governing Board of Bewick Bridge in 2023. I am very proud that my children attend this outstanding school and to have seen them flourish. I am passionate about supporting the school to be its best and ensuring all our children get an excellent, well-rounded education. I have over 25 years of experience working as an account director in the IT industry. In my spare time,  I help as a youth leader at my local church and am an active parent supporting the Cherry Hinton Lion football club under 11s, which many of our Bewick Bridge children play in. I am looking forward to meeting many of you soon.


David Ashby

After a wide-ranging career in IT, digital design, adult-education, manufacturing, printing, labouring, warehousing and logistics, supporting vulnerable adults and healthcare I am currently self-employed in the field of graphic design and A/V production. I work primarily with biotech and life sciences companies as well as a range of clients in catering, young people’s charities, publishers, museums and Cambridge University Colleges. I also work as a recording artist and live performer and used to run nightclubs in the city.


I’ve been affiliated to Bewick Bridge since 2015 and expect to have a child in school until 2028. I delivered two classes in school during STEM week (one on music and audio technology, another on optical illusions and print technology) and am always impressed with the children; their attitude to learning, their standard of engagement and how friendly they all are. The team here have done a remarkable job in making a fantastic success of the school and it is my hope that as a parent governor I can offer support in return for all their maximum effort. It is my personal philosophy that good education benefits both the learner and the teacher and that every day is a school day.


Michael Henley

I am a solicitor practising in-house, having previously worked in private practice. My role frequently requires me to calmly and objectively assess situations and identify the best route forwards, often in situations where not all of the facts are available. I enjoy working in a team with others from diverse backgrounds to collaboratively reach the right decision. I feel that my experience would allow me to offer a lot to a school in the role of a governor, and also that I would learn and gain great experience from the role. I strongly believe that education is crucial to giving people the best start in life and I would be glad to contribute to that in some way. Having now lived in Cambridge for two years, I am keen to contribute to our local community.

Governor Register of Interestes and Attendance Register 2023-2024


Governor Register of Interests 2023 to 2024 (1).pdf
Bewick Bridge Primary Attendance Register 2023-24.pdf
GOVERNING BODY STRUCTURE 2023 - 2024.pdf

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