Meet Our Governors

MEET OUR GOVERNORS

Name : Paula Durrant

Category : Local Authority 

Term of Office : 2018 - 8/2/2021

Committees and Responsibilities : Standars (Chair) and Resources.  Safeguarding, Health & Safety, Safer Recruitment, Child Protection, EYFS, HT Appraisal

Voting Rights : Full 

Relevant Business Interests : None

Governorship elsewhere : None

Relationship with School Members : None

Paula is the Chair of Governors and also chairs the Standards Committee. Paula works in Education and is presently on secondment, in a commissioned role, on behalf of the Department of Education (Dfe) as an Early Years Specialist Lead for Cambridgeshireshires’ Opportunity Area project and will return to her permanent role of 0-19 Place, Planning and Sufficiency officer in January 2020. She is also Chair of Cambridgeshire Amateur Swimming Association (CASA), a qualified British Swimming Referee and Events Manager for national swimming competitions, all of which are substantial voluntary roles.  Paula has a 23 year old daughter who was identified with dyslexia very late in her academic journey. She has recently achieved her Veterinary Nurse qualification and will graduate in the spring term at a national ceremony which will take place at London Zoo. Paula became a school governor to give back to a local community, sharing her knowledge in education and experiences as a parent of a child with SEND to challenge, motivate and inspire effective educational practice.

 

Name : Graeme McLeod

Category : Headteacher

Term of Office : Ongoing

Committees and Responsibilities : Standards and Resources

Voting Rights : Full

Relevant Business Interests : None

Governorship elsewhere : None

Relationship with School Members : None

 

Name: Donna Peck

Category: Staff

Term of Office: 1/1/2020 - 2024

Committees and Responsibilites: Standards and Resources

Voting Rights: Full

Relevant Business Interests : None

Governorship elsewhere : None

Relationship with School Members : None

 

Name : Janet Reinemann

Category : Foundation

Term of Office : 1/5/2020 - 30/4/24 (2nd Term) - 2024 (1st Term 2016-2020) 

Committees and Responsibilities : Resources, HT Appraisal, Health & Safety, Forest School

Voting Rights :  Full

Relevant Business Interests : None

Governorship elsewhere : None

Relationship with School Members : None

 

Name: Jenny Reavell

Category : Vice Chair / Co-opted Governor

Term of Office : September 2017 to August 2021

Committees and Responsibilities : Resources (Chair) PPDP - Point 1, Artsmark (inc Art & Music), PSHE, SMSC & RE

Voting Rights :  Full

Relevant Business Interests : None

Governorship elsewhere : None 

Relationship with School Members : None

Jenny trained with Deloitte in Cambridge before joining Save the Children UK (SCUK) where she was Global Head of Risk and managed the Crisis Management Team.  She was also part of SCUK’s response team, setting up projects in the immediate aftermath of emergencies and managing budgets in excess of $50m.  She is now Project Accountant at Corpus Christi College.  Jenny is Company Secretary for the Cambridge University Music Society – an organisation which supports eight musical ensembles across the University.  She is a Trustee of the Cambridge University Music Society Fund managing the Society’s investments.  Jenny previously sat on the Management Committee of Little Owls preschool helping to re-establish it in the village and latterly to change its charitable status.  Jenny has two children at Haslingfield School and for the past five years has volunteered each week hearing children read at school.  Jenny is proud to be a Governor as she firmly believes that high quality primary education is key to empowering young people and providing equality of opportunity for them.

 

Name: Timothy Robinson

Category : Parent Governor

Term of Office : October 2019 - 2023, 

Committees and Responsibilities : Standards, PPDP - Point 3, Curriculum, SEND,PP, LAC, Maths, PE

Voting Rights :  full

Relevant Business Interests : none

Governorship elsewhere : none 

Relationship with School Members : none

Timothy has two children  at Haslingfield Primary and has lived in the village since 2009, having grown up in Chesterton, Cambridge, and has lived in Brighton and Derby, following higher education placements. Prior to entering higher education as a mature student, he worked for civil and structural engineering consultants in Cambridge and London. He has worked in education since 2006, and following a short spell in Secondary, he undertook a Graduate Training Programme in Primary at the University of Hertfordshire and was subsequently employed by a north Cambridge primary, working across both Key Stages and eventually completing 5 years as a Year 6 teacher. With experience of leading Science and IT and latterly appointed to SLT as English Lead, Timothy has been responsible for overhaul of school’s IT provision and refurbishment of classrooms and instrumental in designing the school’s Writing curriculum following New Curriculum, 2014. He has experience of Local Authority writing moderation, Statutory Assessment, Ofsted Inspection, staff training and assessment analysis using Target Tracker; he formed part of a governing committee as a Teacher Governor. He is now in his fifth year of teaching in Year 4 in the independent sector at well-established Cambridge prep school, where he leads Maths and has responsibilities leading School Council. Away from education, he cooks and bakes and burns the accrued calories cycling and has further interests in reading and campaigning on rights for children, gender equality and the environment.

 

Name: Christine Branch 

Category : Foundation

Term of Office : 1/12/2020 - 30/11/24

Committees and Responsibilities : Standards, Literacy, SEND, PP, LAC, Curriculum

Voting Rights :  full

Relevant Business Interests : none

Governorship elsewhere : none 

Relationship with School Members : none

 

Name: Poppy Short

Category : Parent Governor

Term of Office : 20/1/2021 - 19/1/2025

Committees and Responsibilities : Resources, GDPR, Website

Voting Rights :  full

Relevant Business Interests : none

Governorship elsewhere : none 

Relationship with School Members : none

Poppy is a lawyer at Mills & Reeve in Cambridge and has over fifteen years’ experience advising universities, further education colleges and schools on the full range of commercial, corporate and governance issues. Poppy has recently spent time on secondment as the Interim General Council at The Institution of Engineering and Technology where amongst other matters she advised on initiatives to promote STEM to primary aged school children and develop strategies around digital poverty.

Poppy was previously a trustee of Little Owls preschool, where she advised on a wide range of issues including governance and she helped to convert the trust that operates the preschool into a charitable incorporated organisation.  Poppy has two children at Haslingfield School and her eldest left last September, having moved on to secondary school.

Poppy is keen to take on the new governor role so she can help support the school that has enabled her children to flourish educationally and grow as people. 

 

Name: Sandra Lee

Category: Associate Governor 

 

 

Clerk to the Governors: Kathleen Baptie

I have lived in the neighbouring village of Harlton for 21 years and have had a long association with both Haslingfield Playschool (now Little Owls) and Haslingfield School.

I became involved with the Playschool firstly as a Committee member when the eldest of my 2 sons started and later as Secretary of the Committee.  At the same time I was working part time as an Admin Assistant to the Parish Clerk of 8 local Parish Councils. When my time at Playschool came to an end, I was able to take on a more active role with the School PTFA and also became their Secretary.

In 2014 I came to work at Haslingfield School in the office and after some time here, went on to work part time at an International School in Cambridge as an Office Administrator, where I continue to work. In addition to this I also have a part time admin role with the MRC at Cambridge University and also continue to assist with admin tasks at Haslingfield School office on a part time basis.

I have watched the school grow and evolve over the years, always putting children at the heart of everything they do.