School Governors

Our School Governors

The school Governors have overall responsibility for the school. This is done in consultation with the Head Teacher (who is responsible for day to day management and control) and with appropriate advice from the Local Education Authority, The Governors set and oversee the delegated school budget and determine school policies.
Our Governors include representatives from the Church, the LEA, the parents, the school and others from the community with special expertise.(Co-opted). As a church controlled primary school our articles of government define the constitution of the Governing Body as consisting of:— 1 LA appointee — 3 Foundation appointees  — 5 Parent representatives — 2 Staff governors — 4 Co-opted.
If you have any questions or concerns you can contact any member of the governing body as below.

GOVERNORS (as of January 2020)
Foundation Governors: Marilyn Field, Anthea Kenna, Alan Sharp
Parent Governors: Jeremy Hinde, Polly Fenwick, Ansa Khan, Katie Bevan (1 vacancy)
LEA Governor: Jo Batting
Co-opted Governors: Inger Anson, Richard Hind (2 vacancies)
Chair of Governors: Inger Anson  chair@burroughgreen.cambs.sch.uk
Vice Chair of Governors: Jeremy Hinde
Staff Governors: Anna Hayesmore (Head Teacher), Laurie-Lee McDowell
Clerk: Claire Addison
 
 
  • Mrs Inger Anson

    Chair of Governors

    What kind of Governor are you?
    I am a Co-opted Governor (previously Community Governor)with overall responsibility for promoting a positive image of the school amongst the wider community.
    Term of Office:
    2014 - present
    What Committees do you sit on and in what capacity?
    Chair of Governors and also part of the School Development Committee and Community Engagement Committee
    Register of interests:
    My husband is Trustee of Burrough Green Playgroup
    Why did you become a governor?
    I am a passionate believer that all children are entitled to, and should receive, an excellent education. Although Burrough Green Primary is a great school based on strong principles and firm foundations, like any organisation it is always striving to do better, and I hope that through my contribution I can help build on successes and make improvements/changes when and where needed.

  • Mr Jeremy Hinde

    Vice Chair of Governors

    What kind of Governor are you?
    Parent Governor
    Term of Office:
    Nov 2014 - present
    What Committees do you sit on and in what capacity?
    Chair Community Engagement Committee, Safeguarding and Vice Chair of Governors.
    Register of interests:
    None
    Why did you become a governor?
    I have two children at the school and I felt that it was important to establish a firm link between parents and the governing body. I feel that this helps to support all the children, as well as other parents and teachers in a positive and constructive way. I think being a governor also enables me to have an overview of the direction of the school, and an opportunity to help steer it by offering the best support and advice I can give. I understand the importance of having committed governors who can play to the school’s strengths. I have significant experience around risk management, supervising teams, decision making and building positive relationships with government based departments, both in my previous 30 year career in London, and again in my current career.

  • Mrs Claire Addison

    Clerk to the Governors

    What kind of Governor are you?
    Clerk to the Governors
    Term of Office:
    2018 - present

  • Mrs Jo Batting

    What kind of Governor are you?
    Local Authority Governor
    Term of Office:
    April 2012 - Present
    What Committees do you sit on and in what capacity?
    Faith and Community Committee
    Register of interests:
    None
    Why did you become a governor?
    I live in the village and my children went to the village school years ago, so I wanted to ensure that we didn't lose one of the few assets left within the village.
    I have a genuine interest in ensuring that the quality of teaching and leadership within the school continues to improve and that the school continues to provide the total Burrough Green experience that gives the pupils such a good start to their learning journey.

  • Miss Katie Bevan

    What kind of Governor are you?
    Parent Governor
    Term of Office:
    Spring 2019 - present
    What Committees do you sit on and in what capacity?
    Resources sub-committee
    Register of interests:
    None
    Why did you become a governor?
    I volunteered to be a parent governor in spring 2019 after moving to the area in September 2018 and my daughter joining the school in year 3. I wanted to get involved in the local community and contribute to something really worthwhile whilst challenging myself to learn new skills and sharing existing ones along the way. Becoming a governor was the ideal solution and is a great opportunity to be part of a team that helps to shape the school and ensures that the children get the best possible education whilst they are here.

  • Mrs Polly Fenwick

    What kind of Governor are you?
    I am a Parent Governor
    Term of Office: 2018 – present
    What Committees do you sit on and in what capacity?
    Faith and Community Committee
    Register of interests: Trustee of Burrough Green Playgroup
    Why did you become a governor?
    Having been a pupil at Burrough Green when I was a child, and having had two children previously at the school I wanted to help form a constructive link between the parents, children, teachers and community. I have lived in the area for most of my life and so it was a natural choice to want to be involved in such an important part of our community.

  • Mrs Marilyn Field

    What kind of Governor are you?
    Foundation Governor
    Term of Office:
    Current: September 2012 - present. Previously: Parent Governor 1986-1990. Non-Teaching Staff 1999-2012.
    What Committees do you sit on and in what capacity?
    Faith and Community, clerk. Standards and Effectiveness, clerk and SMSC Action Team.
    Register of interests:
    None (Retired)
    Why did you become a governor?
    I originally came onto the Board of Governors when my daughter was at Burrough Green School as I wanted to give something back to the place of learning that had given my daughter a very good start in life. The school community has always been a friendly, caring and special place to work and when I retired in 2012, I wanted to continue to support the staff and children on their journey to become an outstanding school.

  • Ms Anna Hayesmore

    What kind of Governor are you?
    As Headteacher I attend all meetings
    Term of Office:
    2018 - present
    What Committees do you sit on and in what capacity?
    I sit on all committees
    Register of interests:
    None
    Why did you become a governor?
    As the headteacher I am automatically a member of the governing body. I enjoy working with the volunteers who become governors and give up their time to challenge and support our school. There is an amazing community in and around Burrough Green, and being on the governing body gives me the opportunity to be part of that.

  • Mr Richard Hind

    What kind of Governor are you?
    Co-opted under the new structure but previously a Governor for 2 years at Kettlefields Primary School
    Term of Office:
    May 2019 – present
    What Committees do you sit on and in what capacity?
    Member of the Community Engagement Committee
    Register of interests:
    None
    Employment:
    British Army
    Community Interests:
    Volunteer for Cambridgeshire Search and Rescue and internal fund raiser for the Bull, Public House.
    Why did you become a governor?
    Firstly, I am honoured to have been Co-opted and elected as a governor. I gave it a lot of thought before agreeing, because I know that it’s a big job. I became a governor to contribute to the community and I enjoy being part of a school which supports and encourages its pupils to succeed. I realised I very much want to do what I can to add value to the School - by joining a great team of dedicated people who I feel care passionately about our community, school and the children and staff within it.

  • Mrs Anthea Kenna

    What kind of Governor are you?
    Foundation Governor
    Term of Office:
    Sept 2015 - present
    What Committees do you sit on and in what capacity?
    Chair of Learning and Achievement. School Development Committee.
    Register of interests:
    School Improvement Adviser
    Why did you become a governor?
    Recently retired, following a career in Church School Headship spanning 25 years and as a Churchwarden within the Benefice, I wished to support our local schools. I worked in Cambridgeshire and Essex as Headteacher, Associate Adviser and School Improvement Partner and am currently working with Church Schools within East Anglia as an adviser, supporting those schools requiring improvement. I am a keen musician and enjoy working with young people, providing quality musical experiences. Performing with many amateur musical groups, either as an instrumentalist or a singer, gives me great pleasure and I enjoy being on stage. Although I don’t participate as much now as I would wish to, I have always enjoyed sport and, in my younger days, competed at regional level. In general, I enjoy challenges and am blessed with a great deal of energy. When I am relaxing I read, bake and do puzzles! My expertise covers all aspects of school leadership and management and, in particular, those relating to Church Schools. I am committed to giving our young people the very best start in their educational journey

  • Mr Alan Sharp

    What kind of Governor are you?
    Foundation Governor
    Term of Office:
    16th March 2016 – to present
    What Committees do you sit on and in what capacity?
    Community Engagement Committee
    Register of interests:
    East Cambridgeshire District Councillor, Stetchworth Parochial Church Council
    Why did you become a governor?
    I expressed an interest in joining the Governing Body of the school during the middle of 2015 and it has taken time to get this formally approved by the Diocese.
    I joined the Governing Body, because I wanted to contribute to the local community that I had moved into. I had been an active Governor of schools at which my children had attended and feel that whilst education has changed in that time, I feel that my experience during that time will help support the Head and staff in providing the best possible education to the children going through the school.
    My career as a Chartered Accountant, for the last 20 years spent in Central Government, will give financial experience to the head and staff in maximising the resources that the school receives.

  • Mrs Ansa Khan