Haslingfield Endowed Primary School


Governing Body Membership & Interests

Full Governing Body Meeting Attendancs

Approved Meeting Dates 2023-24

Standing Orders 2023-24

Committee Details, Roles & Responsibilities

Governor Code of Conduct

Terms of Reference:




Meet our Governors

Name: Donna Peck

Category: Ex Officio
No Term of Office: 26th September 2023 - date
Committees and Responsibilites: FGB and all committees 
Voting Rights: Full
Relevant Business Interests : None
Governorship elsewhere: None
Relationship with School Members: None

Donna Peck is the Acting Headteacher at Haslingfield Endowed Primary School, and has been at the school since January 2013. Donna started the school as a teacher in Ash class and progressed to Acting Headteacher in September 2023. Donna spent four years studying a BA Honours degree in primary education at the University of Brighton and started her teaching career in her home county, Essex. Donna spent her first 7 years of teaching at a three form entry school and had the opportunity to lead and help develop a new EYFS block within the school. Throughout her career, both in Essex and Cambridge, Donna has led English, Maths, PSHE and PE across all three key stages. At home, Donna is kept very busy with her two children and her very energetic springer spaniel. 


Name: Poppy Short

Category: Parent Governor
Term of Office: 20 January 2021 - 19 January 2025
Committees and Responsibilities: Interim Vice Chair, Standards, Pupil Premium and CPIC, GDPR, Website
Voting Rights:  Full
Relevant Business Interests: None
Governorship elsewhere: None 
Relationship with School Members: None

Poppy is a lawyer at Mills & Reeve in Cambridge and has over fifteen years’ experience advising universities, further education colleges and schools on the full range of commercial, corporate and governance issues. Poppy has recently spent time on secondment as the Interim General Council at The Institution of Engineering and Technology where amongst other matters she advised on initiatives to promote STEM to primary aged school children and develop strategies around digital poverty.

Poppy was previously a trustee of Little Owls preschool, where she advised on a wide range of issues including governance and she helped to convert the trust that operates the preschool into a charitable incorporated organisation.  Poppy has had three children attend Haslingfield school; currently her youngest child is at the school, whilst the two eldest children have moved onto secondary. 

Poppy is delighted to be part of the governoring body so she can help support the school that has enabled her children to flourish educationally and grow as people.


Name: Natalie Gillies


Category: Parent Governor
Term of Office: 1st December 2023 - 30th November 2025
Committees and Responsibilities: Standards Committee, Literacy, Curriculum, Diversity and Equality
Voting Rights:  Full
Relevant Business Interests: None

Governorship elsewhere: None

Relationship with School Members: None

Natalie's background is in SEND Primary Teaching and she currently works for a County Council in their Specialist Advisory Service as an Early Years Inclusion Specialist for Speech, Language, Communication and Autism.  As part of this role she offers support, advice and training to nurseries, schools and in the home. She has a keen interest in sensory processing needs and therapeutic behaviour and wellbeing. 

Natalie has two children who attend the school. 


Natalie is passionate about the education of all children and is keen to help ensure that the children at Haslingfield School continue to thrive within a happy, secure and supportive environment. 



Clerk to the Governors: This role is provided by Cambridgshire LA Cam-Clerks. 



Please see below links for Full Governing Body Minutes 

Governor attendance 2020 - 2021 please click here click here


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