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Governors

We are proud to have a strong and committed governing body.

 

Parents, teachers and members of the community make up this supportive team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Governing Body supports school improvement by:

  • taking a largely strategic role in the running of the school;

  • acting as a critical friend to the school;

  • ensuring accountability of the governing body to the parents and of the Headteacher to the governing body.

 

Alastair Oatey (Co-opted Governor, Chair) is Business Director at Wesley House, a theological college in Cambridge. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development, and a Fellow of the Institute of Administrative Management. Alastair has been a Governor since 2009.

 

Joy Richardson (Co-opted Governor) has 20 years of experience of school governance in both maintained and independent schools, and has been a Governor here since 2011. Joy’s professional experience includes Primary teaching, teacher training and working as an Ofsted inspector.

 

 

Siobhan Rouse (Headteacher) was appointed in April 2016, having previously been a headteacher in Cambridge City and at a large Infants school in London. She has over 30 years of teaching experience, across the Primary age range.

 

 

 

Ann Abineri has been Clerk to the Governing Body since 2012. In addition to training as a Cam Clerk, she has 13 years of experience as a Governor at other schools. Ann’s professional experience is of working in Early Years training and quality control.

 

 

Andrew Cock-Starkey (Co-opted Governor) works in Education Technology for Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge. He has been a Governor since 2016. Andrew has a particular interest in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and extra-curricular activities like music, sport and creative arts.

 

Margaret Greeves (Local Authority Governor, 2021) has 35 years of experience at working in and with museums, large and small.  She is committed to early years education, with a special interest in learning through the creative arts.

 

 

Deidre Mallabone (Parent Governor) has been a secondary school Biology teacher for the last 14 years. Her daughter recently started at Harston and Newton Primary School, which prompted her to become more involved in the local community as a Parent Governor. She is interested in Science education, and learning outside of the classroom on trips and visits.

 

Catherine Vagh (Co-opted Governor) has more than 15 years experience in teaching across the Primary age range. She has worked in the state and independent sectors in Cambridgeshire. Catherine has a particular interest in pedagogy and how technology can enhance learning. 

 

Are you interested in becoming a school Governor?
You can find out more about School Governance by contacting our Headteacher (01223 870345) or the Cambridgeshire Governor Services. You can also find information online at www.sgoss.org.uk

 

 

 

 

Information for Prospective Governors

HARSTON AND NEWTON GOVERNING BODY MEMBERSHIP
GovernorRoleAppointed

Term

Expires

Committees

Link

Role

Staff Governors (including Headteacher)
Siobhan RouseHeadteacher1 April 2016NA

Learning and

Achievement

 

Finance

 
Vera LakeTeaching Staff

10 Feb 2016

Re-appointed

11 Feb 2020

9 Feb 2024

Learning and

Achievement

 
Authority Governor
Margaret Greeves 18 Feb 202118 Feb 2025

Learning and

Achievement

 
Parent Governors (2)
Oded Pilowsky 19 June 201718 June 2021

Learning and

Achievement

Recovery Curriculum
De Mallabone 8 Dec 20208 Dec 2024

Learning and

Achievement

 
Co-opted Governors (7)
Joy Richardson 30 April 201930 April 2023

Learning and

Achievement

(Chair)

Literacy
Alastair OateyChair3 Dec 20133 Dec 2021Finance

Safeguarding

Pupil Premium

Philip Bowden-Pickstock

 16 Sept 201916 Sept 2023

Finance

(Chair)

Maths
Catherine Vagh 5 July 20185 July 2022FinanceEarly Years
Andrew Cock-Starkey 14 July 202014 July 2024

Learning and

Achievement

SEND
Jim Walsh 3 Feb 20213 Feb 2025Finance 
Richard Smith  

Term of Office ended

27 June 2020

  
David Owen  Resigned 21.4.21  
Clerk
Ann Abineri 7 Mar 2012NA  

 

 

 

 

Standing orders 2019-20

Harston & Newton CP School Governing Body Membership - Attendance Spring 2021

P - Present

AA - Apologies Accepted

NP - Not Present

 

Governor   

Finance Cmt
20th Jan 2021

Learning &

Achievement Cmt 25th Jan 2021

FGB 2nd Feb 2021

Finance Cmt 24th Feb 2021

Extra FGB 10 Mar 2021Finance Cmt 11th Mar 2021Finance Cmt 18th Mar 2021
Siobhan RousePPPPPPP
Vera Lake PP P  
Linda LittlefairP P    
Andrew Cock-Starkey PP P  
Oded Pilowsky  P P  
Joy Richardson PP P  
Alastair OateyPPPPPPP
Philip Bowden-PickstockP PPPPP
Catherine VaghAA PPPPP
David Owen AAP    
De Mallabone  P P  
Margaret Greeves As observerP P  
Jim Walsh  PPPPP

 

 

Harston & Newton CP School Governing Body Membership - Attendance Autumn 2020

 

P - Present

AA - Apologies Accepted

NP - Not Present

 

Governor   

FGB

22nd Sep 2020

Learning &

Achievement Cmt

16th Nov 2020

Finance Committee

18th Nov 2020

FGB

1st Dec 2020

Siobhan RousePPPP
Vera LakePP P
Linda LittlefairP PP
Andrew Cock-StarkeyPP P
Oded PilowskyPP P
Joy RichardsonPP P
Alastair OateyPPPP
Philip Bowden-PickstockAA PP
Catherine VaghP PAA
David OwenPP P

 

 

Harston & Newton CP School Governing Body Membership - Attendance SUMMER 2020

 

P - Present

AA - Apologies Accepted

NP - Not Present

 

Governors

Finance

22.4.2020

FGB

28.04.2020

Learning &

Achievement 

Committee

11.05.20

FGB

02.06.20

(extraordinary

   meeting)

Finance

24.06.20

FGB

14.07.20

Siobhan RousePPPPPP
Ver Lake P P P
Linda LittlefairPP PPP
Andrew Cock-Starkey PPP P
Oded pilowsky P NP P
Joy Richardson PPP P

Richard Smith

Term of office ended

28.06.2020

NPNP NPNP 
Alastair OateyPPPP P
Philip Bowden-PickstockPP PPP
Catherine VaghPP AAPP
David Owen PAANP P

 

 

Harston & Newton CP School Governing Body Membership - Attendance Spring 2020

 

P - Present

AA - Apologies Accepted

NP - Not Present

 

Governor

Learning &

Achievement

Committee

13th Jan 2020

FGB

3rd Feb 2020

Finance

Committee

22nd Jan 2020

Siobhan RousePPP
Vera Lake P 
Linda Littlefair PP
Andrew Cock-StarkeyPP 
Oded  Pilowsky P 
Joy RichardsonPP 
Richard Smith NPNP
Alastair OateyAAP 
Philip Bowden-Pickstock PAA
Catherine Vagh PP
David OwenPP 

 

Minutes of Governors meetings

Harston & Newton CP School Governing Body Pecuniary Interest Register

 

November 2020

 

Governor

Governance

of other

educational

establishments?

Are you related

to any member 

of staff

employed at

the school?

Business

Interests

Date

signed

Siobhan Rouse None None None 10.09.2020
Verena Lake None None None 10.09.2020
Linda Littlefair None None None 14.09.2020
Andrew Cock-Starkey None None

Owner,

Optimsey,

SEO

10.09.2020
Oded Pilowsky-Bankirer None None None 23.10.2020
Joy Richardson None None None 10.09.2020
Alastair Oatey None None None 13.09.2020
Catherine Vagh None None None 10.09.2020
David Owen None None None 19.10.2020
Philip Bowden-Pickstock None None None 29.09.2020

 

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