Meet Our Governors

MEET OUR GOVERNORS

 

Name : Paula Durrant

Category : Local Authority 

Term of Office : 2018 

Committees and Responsibilities : Chair Governing Body,  Standards Committee, Out of School Club Committee.  Link Governor for Safeguarding

Voting Rights : Full 

Relevant Business Interests : None

Governorship elsewhere : None

Relationship with School Members : None

Paula is the Chair of Governors and also chairs the Standards Committee. Paula works in Education and is presently on secondment, in a commissioned role, on behalf of the Department of Education (Dfe) as an Early Years Specialist Lead for Cambridgeshireshires’ Opportunity Area project and will return to her permanent role of 0-19 Place, Planning and Sufficiency officer in January 2020. She is also Chair of Cambridgeshire Amateur Swimming Association (CASA), a qualified British Swimming Referee and Events Manager for national swimming competitions, all of which are substantial voluntary roles.  Paula has a 23 year old daughter who was identified with dyslexia very late in her academic journey. She has recently achieved her Veterinary Nurse qualification and will graduate in the spring term at a national ceremony which will take place at London Zoo. Paula became a school governor to give back to a local community, sharing her knowledge in education and experiences as a parent of a child with SEND to challenge, motivate and inspire effective educational practice.

Name : Graeme McLeod

Category : Headteacher

Term of Office : Ongoing

Committees and Responsibilities : Resources Committee, Standards Committee, Out of School Club Committee

Voting Rights : Full

Relevant Business Interests : None

Governorship elsewhere : None

Relationship with School Members : None

 

Name : Rebecca Gilbert

Category : Foundation

Term of Office : 2015-2019 (start date 29.09.15)

Committees and Responsibilities : Committees : Resources, Salaries. Link governor for EYFS

Voting Rights : Full

Relevant Business Interests : None

Governorship elsewhere : None

Relationship with School Members : None

 

Name : Janet Reinemann

Category : Foundation

Term of Office : 2016-2020 (start date 03.05.16)

Committees and Responsibilities : Resources Committee, Out of School Club Committee

Voting Rights :  Full

Relevant Business Interests : None

Governorship elsewhere : None

Relationship with School Members : None

 

Name : Jenny Reavell

Category : Co-opted

Term of Office : 2017-2021 (start date September 2017)

Committees and Responsibility : Chair of Resources, Arts link Governor

Voting Right : Full

Relevant Business Interests : None

Governorship elsewhere : None

Relationship with school members :  None

Jenny trained with Deloitte in Cambridge before joining Save the Children UK (SCUK) where she was Global Head of Risk and managed the Crisis Management Team.  She was also part of SCUK’s response team, setting up projects in the immediate aftermath of emergencies and managing budgets in excess of $50m.  She is now Project Accountant at Corpus Christi College.  Jenny is Company Secretary for the Cambridge University Music Society – an organisation which supports eight musical ensembles across the University.  She is a Trustee of the Cambridge University Music Society Fund managing the Society’s investments.  Jenny previously sat on the Management Committee of Little Owls preschool helping to re-establish it in the village and latterly to change its charitable status.  Jenny has two children at Haslingfield School and for the past five years has volunteered each week hearing children read at school.  Jenny is proud to be a Governor as she firmly believes that high quality primary education is key to empowering young people and providing equality of opportunity for them.

 

Name : Timothy Robinson

Category : Parent Governor 

Term of Office : 2019 - 2023

Committees and Responsibility : GDPR lead

Voting Right : Full

Relevant Business Interests : None

Governorship elsewhere : None

Relationship with school members :  None

Timothy is new to the committee, Autumn 2019. He has a child in each Key Stage at Haslingfield Primary and has lived in the village since 2009, having grown up in Chesterton, Cambridge, and has lived in Brighton and Derby, following higher education placements. Prior to entering higher education as a mature student, he worked for civil and structural engineering consultants in Cambridge and London. He has worked in education since 2006, and following a short spell in Secondary, he undertook a Graduate Training Programme in Primary at the University of Hertfordshire and was subsequently employed by a north Cambridge primary, working across both Key Stages and eventually completing 5 years as a Year 6 teacher. With experience of leading Science and IT and latterly appointed to SLT as English Lead, Timothy has been responsible for overhaul of school’s IT provision and refurbishment of classrooms and instrumental in designing the school’s Writing curriculum following New Curriculum, 2014. He has experience of Local Authority writing moderation, Statutory Assessment, Ofsted Inspection, staff training and assessment analysis using Target Tracker; he formed part of a governing committee as a Teacher Governor. He is now in his fifth year of teaching in Year 4 in the independent sector at well-established Cambridge prep school, where he leads Maths and has responsibilities leading School Council. Away from education, he cooks and bakes and burns the accrued calories cycling and has further interests in reading and campaigning on rights for children, gender equality and the environment.