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.
Letters to families
The Governing Body of Eynesbury Church of England Primary School
Beverly Jones - Co-Opted 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 (September 2020 to December 2021) and is proud to continue serving the community as Chair of Governors.
Beverly is the lead Safeguarding Governor at Eynesbury.
Kate Taylor - Parent Governor
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.
Revd Paul Hutchinson – Foundation Governor (ex-officio) and Vice-Chair
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.
Judith McAteer - Foundation Governor
As a member of St Neots with Eynesbury Parish Church and a very near neighbour, I was delighted to be asked to join the Governing Body of Eynesbury school. I have been a lifelong Christian and have been impressed by the Christian values that the school promotes in an inclusive way. I am a recently retired primary school teacher and enjoy bringing those skills and experience to the role.
Alana Brown - Headteacher
I have been a teacher for 32 years, the last 12 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 few years, we are a restless school, seeking out the best opportunities for the children in our care.
Sam Pritchard - Staff Governor
I have been a primary school teacher for almost ten years and have been a senior leader within schools for seven of these. I was thrilled to join the Eynesbury team in 2021 as assistant headteacher and have thoroughly enjoyed my time here so far.
As part of my role at Eynesbury, I also teach year 5, leading on pupil premium, computing and P.E. within the school. I am very proud to work as part of the senior leadership team and as an Eynesbury staff member, striving for the very best opportunities and outcomes for each and every child at our school.
I am very excited at the opportunity of being a governor for the school and to continue the positive journey the school is on in becoming a school of choice within St. Neots.
Amanda Harrison - Associate Governor and Deputy Lead for Safeguarding
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.
Bradley Pazzard- Parent Governor
Steve McAllion - Co-opted Governor
Current vacancies on our Governing Body:
- 1 x co-opted Governor
- 1 x LA Governor
Governing Body Structure
Governing Body Strategic Plan May 2022 reveiwed
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