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Foxton Primary School

Foxton Primary School

Governors

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Our Governing Body:

Foxton Primary School Board of governors has 10 seats; the Headteacher, one Local Authority governor, one staff governors, 4 co-opted governors and 3 parent governors.

Name and roles

Background and experience

Anna Caroe

Chair of governors

 

Member of the Business committee

 

Link governor for stakeholder engagement

I am an experienced primary school teacher with interests in therapeutic behaviour approaches, children’s literature and mathematics.  I have three school-age children and am also Chair of Governors at their school in Great and Little Shelford.

 

I have been involved in strategic school leadership for over 6 years and have recently achieved a Masters degree in Educational Leadership and School Improvement from the University of Cambridge as well as completing the NGA course ‘Development for Chairs’ during lockdown.

Joseph Sherry

Local Authority governor

Vice-Chair

 

Chair of Finance, Premises and Personnel committee, member of the Headteacher Appraisal panel

 

Link governor for SEND, Pupil Premium, EYFS

I am an Assistant Headteacher at a large comprehensive secondary school in Hertfordshire, and as a senior leader have led on behaviour for learning, safeguarding, initial teacher training, use of the Pupil Premium grant, and community.  I am especially interested in how schools can provide support for the most vulnerable students, so that they can achieve similar outcomes to their peers.  I am an experienced modern foreign languages teacher, specialising in German, but having also taught French and Spanish.  Prior to becoming a governor at Foxton Primary School, I had also gained experience as a staff governor in the school where I taught.

 

I joined the governing body at Foxton as the local authority governor in January 2021, and have enjoyed learning more about the school, and getting to meet and know the children and the staff.  I am keen to use my experience and knowledge of school improvement and education to support a good community school to become even better.

John Carter

 

Member of the Headteacher Appraisal panel and data panel

 

Link governor for Maths and Computing

In addition to recently joining the Governing Body at Foxton, I have been a governor at Bassingbourn Primary School since 2018, having also served as a governor at another Cambridgeshire school for five years.

 

My professional career has been spent working with primary schools, initially as a teacher, later as a headteacher, and then as a local authority’s Senior Adviser for School Improvement. For the 17 years prior to retirement last year, I have run my own educational consultancy business, providing training and support on a range of teaching, learning and leadership issues to local authorities, governing bodies, schools and individual teachers and headteachers.

 

As a governor, I am passionate about all children having the opportunity to achieve and succeed in a secure, stimulating and challenging school environment.

 

On a personal note, I am a keen railway enthusiast and I also enjoy walking, cycling, playing badminton and spending time with my five grandchildren.

Lisa Murphy

 

Member of Pay review committee, Finance, Premises and Personnel committee, and data panel

 

Link governor for Science, PE and Sports premium, policies

 

 Until retiring, I was a Primary Adviser working in Cambridgeshire supporting a number of schools as well as new Headteachers starting their careers in the county. Prior to this I was Headteacher at Harston and Newton Primary School, South Cambs for 10 years and loved every minute of this. Prior to this, I was Deputy Headteacher and SENDCo whilst at Fawcett Primary School, Cambridge and also lectured at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. I have worked all my life in education – London, Southend, Manchester and for the last 26 years in Cambridge. I have recently been a member of an Interim Executive Board supporting a Cambridgeshire school. 

 At present I have been enjoying retirement in an unexpected way. Not travelling and exploring far flung places as planned but revisiting long forgotten crafts and keeping fit.

Laura Moran

Parent governor

 

Member of the Finance, Premises and Personnel committee, Pay review committee, Headteacher Appraisal panel

Link governor for Safeguarding, Health and Safety

I am an experienced teacher who has taught children from 18 months to 18 years throughout the course of career. I currently work in a junior school and a secondary school in Hertfordshire where I have been given a secondment to the senior leadership team.

 

I have been a parent governor for 8 years and this has allowed to me see a lot of changes in the school always ensuring that the best is done for our children.

I currently have 1 child in Foxton and one at a local secondary school.

Cary Francis

Parent governor

 

Link governor for Literacy, Humanities, MFL

I am an experienced Assistant Headteacher, at a large secondary school in Hertfordshire. My area of focus is Teaching & Learning and I would like to use my expertise to support and develop the aims, strategies and vision of Foxton school, to ensure there is a drive for continuous improvement.

I have recently completed a Masters in Education, focusing on the development of leadership skills of those within the teaching profession. This has resulted in me extending my knowledge of student pedagogy, and the importance of staff having the necessary training, support and resources to allow them to be effective practitioners within the classroom.

I have two children, who both currently attend Foxton Primary school.

Chris Grey

Co-opted governor

 

Member of the Finance, Premises and Personnel committee

 

 

 I am the Headteacher at Great and Little Shelford since 2018 and have served on the Foxton Board of Governors since March 2022. I am also a father of three children, two of whom attend a primary school in Essex.

Since 2009, I have taught in several other settings, fulfilling a range of Senior Leadership roles: including Headteacher, Acting Headteacher and Head of School.

Since my childhood, I aspired to teach. I attended the University of Newcastle and read Linguistics. Following this, I studied at the University of Cambridge, completing a PGCE and a Master of Education.

My strategic areas of specialism are safeguarding; research; standards; coaching and excellence in leadership. With respect to the school curriculum, my specialisms are English; maths; music; art; modern foreign languages and computing.

Lynne Brooks

Staff governor

 

Link governor for training

 

I’m Class 2 teacher at Foxton School, teaching years 1 and 2, and have been at Foxton School for 4 years. I have been teaching for 9 years and before I came to Foxton School I taught at a school in Cambridge. At Foxton I’m the Literacy Lead and also the Subject Lead for Geography, History and Modern Foreign Languages. I’m very lucky to lead these subjects as I love reading, travelling and visiting historic sites is a passion of mine!

Janet Muir

Headteacher

As Head teacher of Foxton Primary School, I am committed to making Foxton a successful and enjoyable place for all children to learn and thrive in all they do. I have been teaching for over 27 years across the primary age range both in London and also in a school in the centre of Cambridge, where I was the Deputy head for 19 years.

I have one child who currently attends Impington Village College and I live in the village of Waterbeach.

Previous governors within the last 12 months

 

Stephen Atkinson

David Chilton

Hugo Spalding

Andrew Heywood

Euridce Baptista

We would be pleased to hear from anyone interested in joining the Board.  There is currently a vacancy for a parent governor.