Swavesery Primary School Governing Body 2019 - 2020                                 September-19
The Governing Body comprises:-

• one L.A. Governor - nominated by the Local Authority
• three Parent Governors - elected by the parent body, including one from Pre-School parents
• eight Co-opted Governors – members of the local community, nominated from Community organisations or by other governors, including one to represent Pre-School
• one Staff Governor - elected by the staff
• Headteacher (who can choose to be a governor or not)

The Governors generally hold office for a period of four years, however Co-opted Governors under the current constitution hold office for three years.
They meet as a full governing body twice a term. There are two main committees: Resources (which covers Finance, Personnel, Premises) and Curriculum, Learning and Achievement (CLA).
These committees have delegated responsibilities, giving advice to the full governing body, and are required to report back on all of their actions.

All governors are accessible should you wish to consult them and can be contacted via the School Office.
Name of Governor Category
(Nominated by)
Date of appointment & Term of Office Committee Membership Link Subjects and Responsibilities Business & Pecuniary Interests (inc governance roles at other schools)
Colin Oakman
Chair of Governors
April 2018 - March 2021 Resources Maths
Appeals/Salary appeals
Tech-CFO Ltd
Andrew Baker
Vice Chair of Governors
April 2018 - March 2021 CLA Science, RE
Appeals/Salary Appeals
Child Protection & Safeguarding
Discipline & Dismissals
Pupil Discipline
Performance Mgt Group
Private tuition - Kip McGrath Tutoring Centre
Dr Alison Fox
Chair of CLA
June 2016 - June 2019 CLA English, PSHE, CLLD,
Pupil Premium
Curriculum Complaints
Performance Mgt Group
Pupil Discipline
Vacancy Co-opted
(Village College)
Hannah Parish Co-opted
(Parish Council)
April 2018 - March 2021 Resources History & Geography
Discipline & Dismissals
Alyson Hart Co-opted
(Staff Members)
April 2018 - March 2021 Resources Assessment
Child Protection & Safeguarding
Equal Opportunities, Racial & Gender Equality, Community Cohesion
Jason Dear Co-opted
20 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2020 Resources Art, Design & Technology
Data Protection Officer
IT Services Manager & Data Protection Officer, Long Rd Sixth Form College
Swavesey Scout Group - Treasurer
Spouse is Asst Principle & Governor, Sawtry Junior Academy
Spouse's grandmother is a volunteer reader at Swavesey Primary Schl
Laura McMauley (maternity leave)
Cover from:
Nathan O.Neill,
Val O'Reilly,
Niamh Lawton
(Staff Members)
Nov 2017 - Nov 2019  CLA    
Lynsey Fulcher
(Chair of Resources)
(Parent election)
21 Mar 2016 - 20 Mar 2020 Resources Computing, Music
Staff Wellbeing & Engagement
Performance Management
Discipline & Dismissals
Complaints Appeals
Cambridgeshire County Council/LGSS - Human Resources Business Partner
Tina Carminati Parent
(Parent election)
22 Mar 2017 - 21 Mar 2021 Resources Modern Languages, PE
Appeals/Salary Appeals
Nathan Keen Parent
(Parent election)
1 May 2018 - 1 May 2022 Resources Health & Safety
Complaints Appeals
Diane Herrington LEA governor
(Education Authority)
14 Aug 2018 - 13 Aug 2022 CLA None None
Anna Norden Head Teacher Continuous CLA
None None
Associate Members
Lucy Poskitt Deputy Head April 2014 - Duration of post   None Staff Member
Wendy Whistler Business Manager Sept 2017 - Aug 2021 Resources   Staff Member
Resignations during the year


To view our Annual Reports to parents please click on the links below.

  1. Governor Information and Interests 2017-18
  2. Governor Information and Interests 2016-17