All our Governors are currently appointed for a term of four years.
Mrs Julia Hart - Chair of the Governing Body elected September 2016. A member of the Curriculum, Personnel and Pay Committees; Link Governor for 'Communication and Language'. First elected as a Governor in 2005; became Foundation Governor in 2015. Term ends 19/08/2019.
I became a Parent Governor when my own children, now in their mid-teens, attended Glapthorn School and have served on the Governing Body continuously since that time. I am a member of the Church Group, serve on the Curriculum Committee, and am the Governor in charge of the School Council, a role I particularly enjoy as it gives me a chance to work with children from across the School. I am the Link Governor for the Communication and Language section of the School Development Plan.
Glapthorn gave my children a brilliant start to their education. It continues to provide a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment where all children can benefit from an amazingly wide range of opportunities inside and outside the classroom, within and beyond the school day.
Mrs Emma Stephens-Dunn - Vice-Chair of the Governing Body, elected September 2016. Chair of the Personnel Committee, member of the Curriculum Committee; Link Governor for the SENCo and for the 'Personal & Physical Development' team. Currently a Co-opted Governor. Term ends 21/09/2019.
I was re-appointed as a co-opted governor in September 2015, having first been elected as a parent governor in 2006 and continued my work for the school as an Associate Member of the governing body from 2013-15. I had children attending the school from 2005 to 2013 and although they have now moved on, I remain convinced that Glapthorn School offers children an excellent start to their education, with its nurturing and aspirational ethos, innovative approach to the curriculum and idyllic setting. I have a wide range of experience in school governance.
Ms Emma Burrows - Parent Governor. Member of the Resources Committee and Link Governor for EYFS. Appointed 01/01/2015; term ends 31/12/2018.
Glapthorn School has been a significant part of my life for almost 30 years, since my Mum started teaching here and now my own children attend the school. My son thoroughly enjoyed his years at Glapthorn and now attends Prince William School. I also have three daughters who are currently in Yrs 1, 3 and 5. I made the decision to become a parent governor because I am enthusiastic and passionate about the school and wanted to support the work of thestaff and the governing body.
I currently fit my governor role around work and college, training as an apprentice electrician. I have recently taken on the role of Link Governor for the Early Years Foundation Stage,which I hope will be supported by my previous experience as a Nursery Nurse and Childminder.
I am extremely proud of our school and the numerous opportunities that we are able to offer the children, the exciting and engaging curriculum and the nurturing, welcoming environment. Following our recent positive Ofsted report, I am looking forward to being part of the school's further development and success.
Mrs Tracey Kerr - Foundation Governor. Appointed January 2017. Term ends January 2021.
I was pleased to be given the opportunity to become a Foundation Governor, having been a resident of Glapthorn and a member of St Leonard's Church congregation for 16 years, and a member of St Leonard's Parochial Church Council since 2014. My daughter attended Glapthorn Primary School, which is where her own connection with St Leonard's Church began by volunteering to read prayers and bible stories at family services. My ambition is to support Glapthorn School in whatever way I'm able, to consolidate its vital role as part of the Glapthorn Village community, and help strengthen links between school and church. My employment background comprises 35 years for the Department for Work and Pensions (and its previous incarnations), where my experience has been in administration and management.
Mrs Elli Igglesden - Parent Governor. Member of the Pay Committee and Link Governor for Outcomes. Appointed November 2017, term ends November 2021.
I currently have a son in Year 1 and am looking forward to my daughter joining Reception in September. We've lived in Glapthorn since 2009 and love that the school is a central part of the community. As I work full-time, it's easy to feel disconnected with what's happening at school and I wanted to feel more involved, so I made the decision to apply for a governor position in 2017. My day job is in project management and I hope I can bring some of those skills to the role. As well as being a governor, I am also part of the Glapthorn Playing Field Assciation.
Mrs Wendy Edwards - Staff Governor. Appointed November 2017, term ends November 2021.
I have a long and varied background in Education. After initially working as a Primary School Teacher, I worked for Windsor & Maidenhead LA as a Numeracy Consultant and then for Northamptonshire CC as a School Improvement Consultant. Between these posts I worked for the NCC Adult Learning Team as a Family Learning Coordinator. More recently I worked at Oundle & King's Cliffe Middle School as the Head of KS3 Maths. I am married and have two children both of whom attend/have attended village schools within the PWS Cluster and, as a family, we are very involved with local community events and sporting organisations. I was delighted to begin working full-time at Glapthorn CE Primary School in September as its family values, Christian ethos and personal care for all pupils match my idealism of what a Primary School should offer.
Mrs Louise Pike - Parent Governor. Appointed November 2017, term ends November 2021.
Having worked in Education for well over 10 years, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to take up the role of Parent Governor. We are new to Glapthorn School, with our eldest daughter starting in Robins class this last September; our youngest daughter will join the school in four years time and so we will be part of Glapthorn School for many years to come. We are local farmers; my husband's family have lived in the area for over 100 years, and we are therefore keen to be actively involved in our local community. Glapthorn School is a small, nurturing school and already offers such fantastic educational opportunities for the chilldren that attend it. I look forward to bringing my knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to this role and working alongside the governors, staff and parents as the school continues on its ever-changing educational journey.
The Head of School, Lou Coulthard, is ex-officio a member of the Governing Board
|Name||Business Interest||Other Governing Bodies||Personal Relationship with staff / pupils|
|Emma Burrows||Sadler Electrical Contractors Ltd||No||Parent|
|Elli Igglesden||Thomas Cook||No||Parent|
|Lou Coulthard||Head of School, Glapthorn Primary School||No||No|
|Louise Pike||Success for All Foundation UK||No||Parent|
|Emma Stephens-Dunn||The King's (The Cathedral) School Peterborough||Yes - The King's (The Cathedral) School||No|
|Wendy Edwards||None||No||Class Teacher|
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