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.

The governing body consists of:
3 elected parent governors: Jeremy Hinde (Vice Chair), Polly Fenwick, Laura High
1 LA governor: (Vacancy)
1 headteacher: Anna Hayesmore
1 elected staff governor: Laurie-Lee McDowell
2 foundation governors: Anthea Kenna (Chair), Alan Sharp
3 co-opted governors: Inger Anson, Robbie Dow, Alice Leadbeter 
 
Clerk: Katie Bevan
 
  • Mrs Anthea Kenna

    Chair of Governors

    What kind of Governor are you?
    Foundation Governor
    Term of Office:
    Sept 2015 - present
    Responsibility:
    Chair of Governors, Inclusion Link Governor and Safeguarding Link Governor.
    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 Jeremy Hinde

    Vice Chair of Governors

    What kind of Governor are you?
    Parent Governor
    Term of Office:
    Nov 2014 - present
    Responsibility:
    Vice Chair of Governors, Health and Saftey Governor and EYFS Governor
    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 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
    Responsibility:
    English Link Governor and Finance Governor
    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 Robbie Dow

    What kind of Governor are you?
    Co-opted Governor
    Term of Office:
    December 2020 – to present
    Responsibility:
    Curriculum Governor
    Register of interests:
    None
    Why did you become a governor?
    I was a governor at the school when my children where there and was asked recently to stand again, and was happy to do so to help the school and community.

  • Mrs Polly Fenwick

    What kind of Governor are you?
    I am a Parent Governor
    Term of Office: 2018 – present
    Responsibility:
    Maths Link Governor
    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.

  • Ms Anna Hayesmore

    What kind of Governor are you?
    As Headteacher I attend all meetings
    Term of Office:
    2018 - present
    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.

  • Mrs Alice Leadbeter

    What kind of governor are you?
    Co-opted Governor

  • Miss Laurie-Lee McDowell

    What kind of governor are you?
    Elected Staff Governor.

  • Mr Alan Sharp

    What kind of Governor are you?
    Foundation Governor
    Term of Office:
    16th March 2016 – to present
    Responsibility:
    Finance Link Governor
    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.

  • Miss Katie Bevan

    Clerk to Governors