Our School Governors 

Chair of Governors -  
Vice Chair of Governors - presently acting as Chair of Governors 
Mr Andrew Underwood, Parent Governor 
I have been a Parent Governor since 2011. My children went through their Nursery, foundation and Primary education at Eynesbury CoE school and have now moved onto Senior School. I support the Governing body by Chairing the FPP sub-committee and acting as Deputy Chair of Governors. 
In my day job I am a Chief Engineer at a large multi-national engineering company, where I have worked for 30+ years. I have an Engineering degree and have good numeracy, literacy and managerial skills. 
I enjoy cooking, reading and technology and love to play with computers in my spare time. 
I believe that good primary education is a key foundation for the future and puts children on the right path to achieve their potential. 
Mr Micheal Freeman, Co-opted Governor 
I value Eynesbury school immensely, with two young children currently attending as well as have being a pupil there myself. I am Chair of the PTA and my wife working in the Nursery and volunteering in Early Years. 
I have a BA(Hons) Degree and Post Graduate Certificate of Education. Although I chose not to pursue a career in teaching, I champion the importance of education. 
Previously I worked for the Home Office as Head of Business Change and on various Projects. I bring project management as a Prince2 Practitioner. I have HR, financial and property management experience as well as H&S qualifications. I currently work for Highways England. 
Mrs Mandy King,  
Assistant Headteacher/ Teacher Governor 
I have worked at Eynesbury for 10 years, teaching in classes from Year 2 to Year 6; currently I am working with Year 5 and 6. My role includes supporting the school as Assistant Head teacher, Key Stage 2 Leader and Literacy Leader. I am proud to be the teacher representative on the governing body. 
Mrs Sue Lea, Local Authority Governor 
I moved to the area in 2014 and my eldest son joined Eynesbury School in September 2016. Like most parents, I want my children to receive the best possible education in a school that challenges, nurtures and inspires them and so I have joined the board of Governors to help Eynesbury continue to deliver that for their pupils. 
I work in communications and public policy and was previously a governor at a school in East London. I hope to bring a range of skills and experience to the role. 
Mrs Sharie Neale, Foundation Governor 
I have retired after 38 years as a teacher. I am passionate about improving children's educational attainment and their learning environment. I feel that by being a Governor I can continue to support and play a small part in improving children's education in my local community. I can also support the staff using the skills and the knowledge I've gained over the years. As a foundation governor, I hope to be able to help support the promotion of Christian values and look at ways of bringing them into the local community. 
Mrs Eileen Raggatt, Co-opted Governor 
My family and I moved to Eynesbury in 1978 and our 4 children went to Eynesbury School, on to Ernulf, and then to University. I have been a governor since 1999. I teach the flute in school and privately. I go into school as a volunteer to help with orchestra, handchimes and recorders. I think it is very important that children have a happy and rounded experience at school, with opportunities for learning well beyond the curriculum. 
Mrs Helen Rouse Headteacher/ Governor 
I have had the privilege of being Headteacher at Eynesbury for the last 13 years. I am also a school governor and support the governors is strategic leadership of the school. 
Mrs Caroline Truman, Deputy Headteacher/ Associate Governor (non-voting) 
I first joined the governing body in 2005 as a Teacher Governor. Since 2014, I have remained on the governing body as an Associate Governor. I enjoy being able to support our governing body to ensure we make Eynesbury the best school that it can be. 
Mr Karl Wainwright, Co-opted Governor 
I am very proud to have been a Governor at Eynesbury Church of England Primary School for the past eighteen years. 
Since becoming a governor I have held various roles including Chair of Governors and Chair of the Finance, Personnel and Premises Committee. 
Alongside my governor role at Eynesbury I am Governor at the St Neots Learning Partnership Trust which runs Ernulf and Longsands Academies. 
In my professional capacity I have the following skills and experience: I am an experienced sales and marketing professional with a history of developing business opportunities. This is underpinned by strong management and relationship building skills developed through twenty-five years of experience in the home entertainment industry. I have held and managed my own budgets in industry up to £15m annual turnover. 
I am passionate about education and the community of St Neots, also holding the positions on St Neots Town and Huntingdon District Councils; this allows me to play an active role for the benefit of the community in which I live. My lengthy service as governor across both the primary and secondary sector further allows me to ensure that the town and community within it is built on a solid base and offers the very best opportunities and potential for all those within it. 
Mrs Silvana Martin, Parent Governor 
Like all parents I want the very best education for my child. As a Parent Governor I want to work with parents, teachers, the Head and other Governors to build on the strengths that the school is known for whilst also focusing on areas for improvement that are needed to provide our children with the best chance of success. 
As a Health and Wellbeing Leader, my role is to support our people to build resilience and capacity so they can flourish and be the best that they can be. I also lead our mental health strategy and programme which has delivered great benefits for our employees and business over the last few years. 
I’m passionate about supporting the school so that everyone from pupils, teachers, staff and parents are proud to be part of a successful school 
Mrs Kate Arrowsmith, Parent Governor 
I have two daughters at Eynesbury school, one is in KS1 and the other in KS2. I am passionate about making other children as happy at the school as my children are. 
I have worked in Financial Services for over 20 years and I am a Chartered Financial Planner. I also have a Diploma in Marketing and I am Treasurer of Eynesbury School PTA. 
Mrs Lauren West, Assistant Headteacher and Associate Governor 
I am a member of the Key Stage 2 teaching staff and the Science leader within the school. I have been attending Governors meetings since January 2018 in my role as Assistant Headteacher with a focus on standards and reporting data. I am passionate about supporting every child to achieve their aspirations and supporting them along their learning journey. 
Clerk to the Governing Body (CamClerk) 

Meet our School Governors 

The Role of the Governing Body 
The role of the Governing body is to help shape the strategic direction of the school and to safeguard the public interest in the school. As our role is strategic, we do not get involved in the day to day running of the school, this is the responsibility of the Headteacher and the Senior Leadership Team. We ensure that they are accountable for decisions and actions taken. We oversee the maintaining of and improvement of standards of achievement within our school. We are also responsible for ensuring that the school's policies and administration meet statutory requirements and that our children are able to maximise the educational opportunities provided within the financial constraints in which the school operates. We support the school in its continuous drive to improve the already high standard of education provided to our children. 
The Governors are appointed to provide:- 
• An independent view; 
• A wide experience of the outside world; 
• A visible form of accountability for the Headteacher and staff of the school; 
• A focus on long term, strategic development and improvement; 
• Accountability to the community for the use of resources and the standards of teaching and learning in the school; 
• Support for the Headteacher and staff. 
The Governing Body are the strategic planners of the school, we 
• Employ others to carry out the work; 
• Appoint the Headteacher who is responsible for the day to day management of the school; 
• Agree policies and practice which allows the Hea teacher to carry out their responsibilities; 
• Agree principles and targets for improvement; 
• Support and challenge the Headteacher; 
• Review our own working practices. 
Individual Governors will also be involved in some of the following:- 
School improvement planning; 
Headteacher performance management; 
Safeguarding and Child Protection; 
Staff appointments; 
The financial management of the school; 
The curriculum; 
The training of governors, 
Our Full Governing Body meets once every half term. We have 2 sub-committees which also meet once every half term and report back to the full Governing Body meetings. 
Andrew Underwood (Vice Chair of Governors) - Parent Governor - presently acting as Chair of Governors 
Helen Lydiatt (CamClerk) - Clerk to the Governing Body 
Kate Arrowsmith - Parent Governor 
Michael Freeman - Co-opted Governor 
Mandy King (Assistant Headteacher) – Teacher Governor 
Sue Lea - Local Authority Governor 
Silvana Martin - Parent Governor 
Sharie Neale – Foundation Governor 
Sue Ward - Foundation Governor 
Eileen Raggatt – Co-opted Governor 
Helen Rouse (Headteacher) - Headteacher/Governor 
Caroline Truman (Deputy Headteacher) - Associate Governor (non-voting) 
Karl Wainwright - Co-opted Governor 
Lauren West (Assistant Headteacher)- Associate Governor (non-voting)  
We have the following Governor vacancies: 
Non-Teaching Staff Governor 
Click here to access Cambridgeshire information about Governors 
Click here to link to the link to the Government website about Becoming a Governor 
Click her to download the DFE Governor Handbook 

Governor Meeting Minutes 

Full Governors Meeting Minutes Click on the links below to access the Minutes of Governing Body Meetings.  Next Meeting - 30 January 2019  Full Governors Meeting - 4 December 2018- minutes awaiting approval  Full Governors Meeting - 24 September 2018  Full Governors Meeting - 04 July 2018  Full Governors Meeting - 01 May 2018  Full Governors Meeting - 31 January 2018   Full Governors Meeting - 05 Decmber 2017 


Finance, Premise and Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes  Next Meeting - 25 February 2019  Finance, Premise and Personnel Committee Meeting - 11 December 2018 - minutes awaiting approval  Finance, Premise and Personnel Committee Meeting - 15 October 2018  Finance, Premise and Personnel Committee Meeting - 26 June 2018  Finance, Premise and Personnel Committee Meeting - 24 April 2018  Finance, Premise and Personnel Committee Meeting - 19 February 2018  Finance, Premise and Personnel Committee Meeting - 12 December 2017 

Policy and Curriculum Committee Meeting Minutes  Next Meeting - 23 January 2019  Policy and Curriculum Committee Meeting - 27 November 2018 - minutes awaiting approval  Policy and Curriculum Committee Meeting - 10 October 2018   Policy and Curriculum Committee Meeting - 9 May 2018  Policy and Curriculum Committee Meeting - 13 March 2018  Policy and Curriculum Committee Meeting - 23 January 2018  Policy and Curriculum Committee Meeting - 29 November 2017  Policy and Curriculum Committee Meeting - 10 Oct 2017   Policy and Curriculum Committee Meeting - 14 June 2017  Policy and Curriculum Committee Meeting - 09 May 2017  Policy and Curriculum Committee Meeting - 08 Mar 2017  Policy and Curriculum Committee Meeting - 24 Jan 2017 

Other Governor Information 

Please click above to access a document detailing terms of office, responsibilities and pecuniary interests) 
Please click above to access a document detailing terms of office, responsibilities and pecuniary interests) 
Please click above to access a document detailing terms of office, responsibilities and pecuniary interests)  

School Childcare and Clubs 


Why not explore our School Calendar Page for more dates? 
Wednesday 18th September- Meet the Teacher Sessions 
Friday 20th September- Macmillan Coffee Morning 
Friday 27th September- PTA quiz 
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