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 including the parish priest — 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 at September 2019)
Foundation Governors: Marilyn Field, Anthea Kenna, Alan Sharp (1 vacancy)
Parent Governors: Jeremy Hinde, Polly Fenwick, Ansa Khan, Katie Bevan (1 vacancy)
LEA Governor: Jo Batting
Co-opted Governors: Inger Anson, Deborah O’Riordan, Richard Hind
Chair of Governors: Inger Anson (07855 746797)
Staff Governors: Anna Hayesmore (Head Teacher), Laurie-Lee Mcdowell
Clerk: Claire Addison
 
 
 
Debbie O'Riordan
 
What kind of Governor are you?
Currently Co-opted under the new structure but previously a Parent Governor for 4 years
Term of Office:
Nov 2011 - present
What Committees do you sit on and in what capacity?
Member of the Community and Performance Management Committees
Register of interests:
Employment: QBE Insurance (Europe) Limited
Community Interests:
Westley Waterless Parochial Church Council; Westley Waterless Parish Meeting
Why did you become a governor?
Becoming a governor at Burrough Green makes me one of few very privileged custodians of the unique character of this school and I hope to support it and build upon its strengths as best I can. We chose to send our son to Burrough Green as its nurturing environment was evident from our first visit and we knew he would be happy and safe here. To me it’s just essential that the character of this school is maintained so that long into the future, other parents and children in our Community taking their nervous first choices in education have this lovely place to come to. On a more practical note, I trust that my experience from a career in quality and risk management (basically a lot of investigation, analysis, writing, persuasion and change management), prove useful within our overall skills mix as we work to exceed HM Government’s requirements and strive to build on the school’s successes to date.
 
 
 
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?
Clerk of Learning and Achievement Committee, SEND governor
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.
 
 
 
Jeremy Hinde

What kind of Governor are you?
Parent Governor
Term of Office:
Nov 2014 - present
What Committees do you sit on and in what capacity?
School Development Committee and Chair Community Engagement Committee.
Register of interests:
None
Why did you become a governor?
I have one child at the school and another one at the playgroup who is likely to follow his sister into school in September. I wanted to establish a firm link between parents and the governing body to enable me to support the children, 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. Although my family and I are relatively new to the area my intention is to do the best I can using my skills around risk management, supervising teams, decision making, advising and negotiating, all of which I have done in my career in London over the last 30 years.

 
 
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?
Health and Wellbeing (clerk) School Development (clerk) Learning and Achievement (SMSC Action Core 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.
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
Inger Anson

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.
 
 
Capt. Richard Hind
Ansa Kahn
Katie Bevan
 
Polly Fenwick

What kind of Governor are you?
I am a Parent Governor with two children at the school.
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?
With two children at the school I wanted to become more involved with the setting in which they spend so much of their time and help form a constructive link between the parents, children, teachers and community. I have lived in the area for most of my life and attended Burrough Green School when I was a child, so it was a natural choice to want to be involved in such an important part of our community.
 
 
Claire Addison

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