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Robert

Arkenstall

Primary School

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The structure of The Governing Body of Robert Arkenstall Primary school consists of:

  • The Curriculum and Standards Committee
  • The Finance and Personnel Committee
  • The Strategic Planning Group.

Each committee meets to discuss business prior to a full governing body meeting and the chairs of the committees meet at Strategic Planning to ensure all activity is co-ordinated and committees can work effectively towards the key goals.

Community Governor and Chair of Governors

The category, appointment date and committees and responsibilities of our Governors are detailed below.
Currently no Governor declares or has declared a pecuniary interest within the last 12 months and no Governor has family or relations within the staff of school which constitutes a material interest. Business interests of relevance to the school are indicated in the governors’ details below.

Cathy Murphy 

Chair of Governors, Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body Oct 2013, renewed September 2017, Chair of the Strategic Planning Group and Nominated Governor for Child Protection
My two children currently attend the school,  both now in KS2. I am particularly interested in personal development and pupil wellbeing. I am the Governor with designated responsibility for Child Protection . I work for the PSHE service in Cambridgeshire and also run my own hands-on history workshops for schools.

Kate Bonney - Headteacher 

I have been Headteacher of this school since 2016. As Headteacher I am a permanent member of the Governing body and sit on all committees. I taught at the school prior to my appointment as Headteacher and most recently worked in Upper Key Stage 2. Professionally I have experience of working within the Advertising industry and within Executive Search before changing career to teaching.

Bob Ward 

LA Governor, nominated by LA 2014, renewed March 2018 and sits on Curriculum and Standards Committee.
Our daughter attended the school when we first moved to Haddenham. Having been a Governor in other schools, I was pleased to join the Governors here in 2007. My term has been renewed more than once! Now retired, professionally I was a secondary school departmental Head of Science.

Jonathan Carter 

Parent Governor, elected Nov 2011, renewed 2015. Joint Chair of the Finance and Personnel committee.
I have been a governor since November 2011 and as Joint Chair of the Finance and Personnel Committee have regular meetings with the Headteacher and finance administrator. I have two children at the school. One in KS1 and one in KS2. Professionally I run a digital communications company.

Warren Holmes-Chatfield 

Parent Governor, elected Nov 2011, renewed 2015. Joint Chair of the Finance and Personnel committee.
I have been a governor since November 2011 and as Joint Chair of the Finance and Personnel Committee have regular meetings with the Headteacher and finance administrator. All my children have attended or attend the school. Currently I have one child in KS1. Professionally
I am a partner in a horticultural business and support the school by offering advice and help with the upkeep of their grounds.

Olivia Petherick 

Co-opted Governor, renewed November 2017. Chair of the Curriculum and Standards Committee
I have been a governor since November 2011 and currently Chair the Standards and Curriculum Committee. I have had two children attend the school previously. Professionally I am a teacher with experience in assessment, SEN and sport. I have run sports clubs at the school.

Jo Collins 

Parent Governor, elected March 2013, renewed 2017, with responsibility for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
I have been a parent governor since 2013 and sit on the Finance and Personnel Committee as well as being governor for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. I meet with the SENDco to discuss policy and practice. I can be found most days around the KS2 gate. Professionally I am Director of a company providing specialist healthcare equipment and Chair of a national group of equipment retailers.

Ann Gardner 

Co-opted Governor, nominated Feb 2014, re-elected 2017 with Responsibility for Safer Recruitment
I became a co-opted governor having retired in April 2013, after 7½ years as Head of a South Cambridgeshire primary school. I am a member of the Curriculum and Standards Committee and share responsibility for the Headteacher Performance Management cycle. I support the school particularly with recruitment and curriculum assessment, via visits, audits and participation in interview processes. I have lived in Haddenham for 25 years. I am married, with two grown up children and two grandchildren.

Sam Smith 

Co-opted Community Governor, nominated May 2016 
I am a parent at the school and sit on the Finance and Personnel Committee. I am also EYFS governor. Professionally I have experience of working within Human Resources for the Fire Service .

Suzie Dew

Elected Staff Governor, nominated January 2018
I have been Business Manager at the school since 2007 and have worked at other local Primary schools in the area. I sit on the Finance and Personnel Committee. All three of my children have attended Robert Arkenstall in previous years.

Rob Fisher 

Co-opted Governor, nominated 2016
I am the Deputy Headteacher having been part of the teaching team since 2013. I teach as part of the Upper Key Stage 2 team and have responsibility for assessment within school and particularly in Year 6, preparing for SATs. I sit on the Curriculum & Standards Committee.

Roles and Responsibilities.

Surname

First Name

Category

Appointed by

Term

Committees

Chairs of Committees

Bonney

Kate

Headteacher

Governing Body

Sept 2016

All 

 

Carter

Jonathan

Parent

Renewed for a further term uncontested

Nov 2015- 2019

Finance and Personnel
Strategic Planning Group

Joint Chair Finance and Personnel

Collins

Jo

Parent

Elected by parents

Mar 2017-2021

Finance and Personnel

 

 

Dew Suzie Staff Elected by
Staff
Jan 2018-2022 Finance and Personnel  

Gardner

Ann

Co-opted

Governing Body

Sept 2017 - 2021

Curriculum
Strategic Planning Group

Vice Chair of Governors

Holmes Chatfield

Warren

Parent

Renewed for a further term uncontested

Nov 2015 - 2019

Finance and Personnel
Strategic Planning Group

Joint Chair Finance and Personnel

Murphy

Cathy

Co-opted

Governing Body

Sept 2017-2021

Curriculum
Strategic planning Group

Chair of Governors
Chair of Strategic Planning Group

Petherick

Olivia

Co-opted

Renewed for a further term uncontested

Nov 2015 - 2019

Curriculum
Strategic planning Group

Chair of Curriculum

Smith

Sam

Co-opted

Governing Body

May

2016 - 2019


Finance and Personnel
 

 

Ward

Bob

Local Authority

Local Authority

March 2018 - 2022

Curriculum
 

 

Fisher

Rob 

Co-opted

Governing Body

Sept 2016 - 2019

Curriculum

 

 

 

Details of Governor Interests

Surname

First Name

Governors and School staff

On governing Body of another school?

Business interests

Bonney

Kate

No spouses, partners, relatives amongst school staff

No

 

Carter

Jonathan

No spouses, partners, relatives amongst school staff

No

Website Development

Collins

Jo

No spouses, partners, relatives amongst school staff

No

 
Dew Suzie No spouses, partners, relatives amongst school staff No  

Gardner

Ann

No spouses, partners, relatives amongst school staff

No

 

Holmes Chatfield

Warren

No spouses, partners, relatives amongst school staff

No

 

Murphy

Cathy

No spouses, partners, relatives amongst school staff

No

Advisory Teacher PSHE Service
Gripping History

Petherick

Olivia

No spouses, partners, relatives amongst school staff

No

 

Smith

Sam

No spouses, partners, relatives amongst school staff

No

Human Resources

Ward

Bob

No spouses, partners, relatives amongst school staff

No

 

Fisher

Rob

No spouses, partners, relatives amongst school staff

No