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Eynesbury Church of England Primary School

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Governance - Jan 2022

Our Governing Body

 

Our governing body is responsible for working strategically with our school leaders to ensure the delivery of high quality education and is vital to our school's success.

Our governors are drawn from a variety of backgrounds and are appointed from a number of different sources including elected from parents of children at the school, members of staff, appointees of Cambridgeshire County Council and appointees from the Church.

The Governing Body of Eynesbury Church of England Primary School

Beverly Jones - Foundation Governor and Chair of Governors

 

Beverly is a former Principal of a high-performing Community College, Director of a Multi-Academy Trust, Governor of a Primary School and a 6th Form College. She was a Government Advisor (2004-2012), leading the implementation of change programmes across 11 local authorities in the East of England for education provision from 0-19 – this included acting as Chair for all the Local Safeguarding Board Chairs across the East of England region. Through her relationship with the Regional Schools Commissioner and Directors in Norfolk County Council, she was also appointed as Chair of the Educate Norfolk Strategic Partnership Group (2013-2017).

Beverly chaired the Interim Executive Board at Eynesbury and is proud to continue serving the community as Chair of Governors.

Alana Brown - Headteacher

 

I have been a teacher for 30 years, the last 10 of those have been in the position of Headteacher. I have led and managed very small schools prior to coming to Eynesbury in January 2020. I have also led many subjects throughout my career and I currently lead on MFL, putting to good use my university education.

I am incredibly proud to be the Headteacher and to serve the community of Eynesbury. Our school motto is 'Love to Learn, Learn to Love'. Every child at Eynesbury deserves the very best offer daily, they need to be able to journey through their school career with confidence, making memories as they go. Everyday we aim 'to make the most of every minute' and strive to be the very best that we can be.

Eynesbury has been on an incredible journey of improvement over the past 2 years, we are a restless school, seeking out the best opportunities for the children in our care.

Clare Greaney - Community Governor

 

I have been a teacher for over 25 years and have held a number of areas of responsibility in the schools I have worked in which I hope will mean I can offer experience and support to Eynesbury in our continued journey. My subject is Music and I have also taught drama and therefore I am passionate about the arts and the value that they add to the curriculum and to the development of each individual child. I believe that, whilst academic progress and attainment are key, the experiences that children gain through extra-curricular opportunities including clubs and trips are vital to helping them to become well-rounded young people ready to move onto their secondary school journey. I have previous experience in school financial management, safeguarding, inclusion, behaviour management, school attendance and teaching and learning in addition to planning and delivering a music curriculum.

I am currently Vice Principal at Longsands Academy but I also spent 11 years at Ernulf Academy as Assistant and then Deputy Head. My links to Eynesbury go back many years through involvement with transition activities and I have taught music to a considerable number of Eynesbury alumni right up to A-level music! Having been a Senior Leader in Secondary Schools for some 17 years I am looking forward to offering support in the range of areas in which I have experience  and learning lots more about Eynesbury. I was previously a governor at my daughter’s primary school for the seven years that she was a pupil, therefore this experience will also be useful in my new role. This is an exciting time for Eynesbury and I am delighted to be playing a small part in continuing to the shape the future of the school.

I live with my family in Huntingdon but spend lots of time in St Neots! My husband is a Metropolitan Police Officer and my daughter is in Year 9 at Longsands. I appreciate everything to do with performing arts and enjoy nothing better than a trip out to see musical theatre or a concert.

Sally Hammond - Staff Governor and Governor Training Lead

 

I’m a hardworking and organised person who likes to make a difference.  I enjoy working with and supporting both children and adults alike.

I’ve worked in a variety of different schools across Cambridgeshire where I have taught a range of year groups. I currently work part time and on my days off I tutor children across key stage one and two.

I’m personal development co-ordinator which is role that I thoroughly enjoy as I feel it is a vital area of the school curriculum.

I began working at the school in January 2019 where I was an intervention teacher supporting pupils with special educational needs. In April 2019, I took on the role of class teacher. In September 2020, I was employed as the school SENDCo which is my role to this day.

I’m currently undertaking the National SENDCo Award which has proven to be very thought provoking.

In my spare time, I enjoy walking my retired greyhound and spending time with my family. In the summer holidays, I set myself a target of swimming the length of the English channel. I’m proud to say I achieved this. I’m a keen runner and would like to complete another half marathon in the not too distant future….

Amanda Harrison - Local Authority and Safeguard Lead Governor

 

I am pleased to be appointed as the Local Authority Governor for Eynesbury School and I see this as an exciting  opportunity. I have worked for the Local Authority for around 20 years and so hope I can offer my experience for the benefit of the school. I have also lived in this area for many years but one of my passions is travelling, exploring the beautiful cities and cultures across different countries. 

Revd Paul Hutchinson – Foundation Governor (ex-officio)

 

I’m the Rector of St Neots Parish Church and St Mary’s Eynesbury (living less than 5 minutes’ walk from school), and I came to St Neots in early 2020, having previously been a parent governor of a North Yorkshire secondary school for over 9 years (linking especially with their creative arts departments, and was Chair for over 3 years). Before that I had links (including as a governor) with several primary schools in Penrith, Cumbria; I have been a chaplain in Higher Education; my family roots include several teachers; and I was a lawyer when young. Music, History and Literature are among my strongest interests (apart from Christian theology, of course!) – and I’m really pleased to be associated with a school that has long encouraged the creative arts, and values its links with its local church.

Helen Kundra -  Community Governor

 

I grew up in St Neots, leaving to study a degree in Footwear Design at The London College of Fashion at eighteen and returning three years ago with my husband & two boys to be close to family. My children now both attend Eynesbury school. I have fifteen years’ experience designing shoes for global brands. My role has included extensive travel to Asia, Europe & the US, design, planning & management. 

During a career break, I set up my own 60 place Early Years setting in Hackney, East London, managing a staff team of twenty, and selling the business in 2019. During this time I gained extensive experience in Safeguarding as the DSL, collaborating with the LA, Ofsted and parents, training staff, managing Safer Recruitment checks, references and funding. I found many children did not have opportunity to explore nature, so I implemented a Forest School program- a challenge in an inner city London location, and built relationships with local gardeners within community spaces.  I believe strong parent partnership is so important and planned events to welcome parents in and build a team approach to their child’s care and experience with us. 

I feel passionate about raising modern, creative, relevant boys and girls. To achieve this, they must have access to experiences and people that enrich their knowledge of the dynamic world they live in; art, culture, the environment, and a desire to think big. 

I feel privileged to be part of the Eynesbury School Governing Body.

Amy Law - Parent Governor, Co Vice-Chair and Special Needs Lead Governor

 

My professional background is in Marketing and Communications, working within large multinational businesses, managing both marketing and sales teams.

I am currently Head of Marketing for a construction technology firm, and prior to this I spent three years as a freelance marketing consultant supporting businesses in the construction sector, working predominantly from home (which I continue to do).

I am passionate about good communication and creating positive team environments; I hope that I can support the school in engaging the parent body, with school activities and help foster strong relationships with the school’s wider stakeholder group.

I work in an industry which, like many has a huge skills shortage (and sometimes struggles to attract new talent).  I hope to better understand and influence the role that schools and business can play in preparing children and young people for the world of work (regardless of their academic ability), and encouraging them to have the confidence to consider careers and industries outside of traditional stereotypes.

I moved to Eynesbury (just round the corner from the school) in 2012 and have two children who now attend the school, my eldest joining the pre-school in 2019.

Kate Taylor - Parent Governor and Co Vice-Chair

 

I am a senior HR professional and currently work at a children’s charity. I have worked in multiple sectors, including the education sector.

I became connected with the school in September 2020 when my son started Reception and was immediately impressed by the staff, the learning environment and the warmth of the school community.

I applied to be a parent governor as it was a wonderful opportunity to support the school, and be involved with Eynesbury’s continued growth and success in providing children with a well-rounded and enriched curriculum, where children have the opportunity to reach their full potential in a safe and inclusive environment.

It is important to me that children enjoy learning, feel confident in asking questions and have fun! When children leave Eynesbury, they will have learned more about themselves as people, and should feel prepared and excited for the next step in their education.

I am a working mother of 2 boys, and have lived in St Neots for 6 years, having previously lived in London, Bristol and Singapore.

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