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The Governing Body comprises:-

  • one L.A. Governor - nominated by the Local Authority
  • three Parent Governors - elected by the parent body
  • eight Co-opted Governors – members of the local community, nominated from Community organisations or by other governors
  • 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.

Swavesery Primary School Governing Body 2021-2022


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)
Lynsey Fulcher
Chair of Governors
July 2019 - July 2022 Resources CLLD
Staff Wellbeing & Engagement
Performance Management
Cambridgeshire County Council/LGSS - Human Resources Business Partner
Andrew Baker
April 2018 - March 2021 CLA  RE
Child Protection & Safeguarding
Performance Mgt Group
Private tuition - Kip McGrath Tutoring Centre
Dr Alison Fox
Chair of CLA
July 2019 - June 2022 CLA English, PSHE,
Pupil Premium
Performance Mgt Group
Hannah Parish Co-opted
(Parish Council)
April 2018 - March 2021 Resources History & Geography
Discipline & Dismissals
Claire Daniel Co-opted
(Staff Members)
Sept 2021 - August 2024 CLA   None
Rachel Sprawson  Teacher
(Staff Members)
Jan 2022 - Oct 2023 Resources    
Tina Carminati Co-opted
Oct 2019 - Oct 2022 Resources Modern Languages, PE
Diane Herrington LEA governor
(Education Authority)

Aug 2018 - Aug 2022


Early Years & Playwork Centre

Rachel Hallam Parent (Parent Election) Oct 2019 - Oct 2023 CLA SEND  
Lucy Parsons Parent (Parent Election) Nov 2019 - Nov 2023 Resources Science  
Catherine Cannon Co-Opted (FGB) Oct 2020 - Oct 2023 Resources Art, Design and Technology  
Steve Byfield Parent Feb 2021 - Feb 2025 Resources Computing  
Anna Norden Head Teacher Continuous CLA


Associate Members

Lucy Poskitt Deputy Head April 2014 - Duration of post FGB None Staff Member
Wendy Whistler Business Manager Sept 2017 - Duration of post Resources   Staff Member

Resignations during the year

Nathan Keen Parent
(Parent election)
May 2018 -May 2022 Resources Science
Health & Safety