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School Governors

The school governors are responsible as a body for determining the aims and overall conduct of the School.  This includes deciding with the Headteacher how the School should develop in order to sustain and improve its provision. The Governing Body is also responsible for approving the policies, plans and procedures which support the School’s development. The governors meet formally once a term, in working parties and in briefings with members of staff to monitor the school’s practice. Minutes of Governors' meetings are available in school. 

The governing body consists of two parent governors, one local authority governor, one staff governor, one headteacher, two foundation governors, five co-opted governors and two associate governors.  The total number of governors is fourteen.

The term of office for all governors is four years.  The ex-officio governor will continue to serve as a governor until such time as he/she relinquishes the office of The Principal Officiating Minister of the Ecclesiastical Parish of St Peter, Moulton.

To find out more about becoming a governor please follow this link

Our Governing body is made up of:

Mrs Linda Spinks (Chair of Governors) 

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by the governing body 01.03.2016

Linda grew up in Moulton and returned in 2003 after an absence of 23 years.

She is mum of Daniel and Rebecca who attended Moulton CEVC Primary and have now moved up to  Newmarket Academy.

She works at the University of Cambridge as a Business Change Manager (for Student Systems) and joined the Governing Body in March 2008, becoming Chair of Governors in September 2011.

Other interests include Race Walking, competing as a member of Enfield and Haringey Athletics Club.

Linda is Chair of the Steering Committee, Human Resources and Communications Committee and the Learning and Achievement Committee.

Pecuniary Interests - none

Mr Paul Gibbs  (Vice Chair of Governors) 

Parent Governor

Appointed by the governing body following a parent election 18.04.2013

Paul is a member of the Steering Committee and Learning and Achievement Committee.

Pecuniary Interests - none

Mrs Deborah Shipp (Headteacher) 

Headteacher of Moulton CEVC Primary School

Deborah Shipp is Headteacher of Moulton CEVC Primary School and is automatically on the School’s Governing Body.

Deborah completed her degree in maths and music in 2003 and the following year she earned a PGCE.  She began her career in Leicestershire before moving to Suffolk after meeting her husband in a brass band.  She taught in Cambridge for four years and then moved to Moulton CEVC Primary School in 2011.  In 2013, Deborah became the deputy headteacher of the school and in 2016, the headteacher.  Deborah is a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) which enables her to support colleagues from other schools, which she enjoys.  She is also a Maths Specialist Teacher - she definitely enjoys championing maths across the school! 

Deborah lives in Moulton.  She is married and has three children: one son and two step daughters.

Pecuniary Interests

Your Logo Here, Guinneas Shopping Centre, Newmarket. Promotional items and school wear. Connection -  husband is a director.

Revd Rosemary Rycraft 

Foundation Governor (Ex-officio)

Appointed by the diocese  01.02.2017

Pecuniary Interests - none

 Vacancy

Foundation Governor

Appointed by the diocese

 

Mrs Bernie Spiller 

Local Authority Governor 14.10.2016

Appointed by the Local Authority

Bernie has lived in Moulton with her husband Keir since 2010.  Bernie has two children who currently attend our school. 

She has had a long career as a paediatric nurse training and working at Great Ormond Street and then moving to Addenbrookes where she spent 10 years working in Paediatric Intensive Care.  In 2014 Bernie returned to London to become a safeguarding advisor for Barts Health.  She is currently working on a masters and is hoping to use her knowledge and skills to become a councellor working with children who enter the social care system. 

Bernie was appointed the Safeguarding governor for our school in 2016.

Pecuniary Interests - none

Mrs Jessica Towsend
 

Parent Governor

Appointed by the governing body following a parent election following a parent election 11 May 2017.

Jessica grew up in Moulton and attended Moulton CEVC Primary when her parents returned to take over the family farm in the village; her grandfather Hugh Clark was Chair of Governors for over 20 years. Jessica returned to Moulton in 2011 after an absence of 15 years because she was keen that her son could have a similar up bringing to herself on the family farm. Her son currently attends our school.
 
She has had a long career in agriculture after studying Agriculture and Crop Management at university. Having worked for a large agrochemical company for 12 years she now undertakes agricultural consultancy work for various companies specialising in agronomy and technical data from development work. She also helps to run the family farm with her parents.
 
Jessica is our Health and Safety governor, Chair of the Online Safety Committee and a member of the Premises Committee.

Pecuniary Interests - none

Mrs Nuala Gilmore 

Staff Governor

Appointed by the governing body following a staff election 21.11.2016

Nuala joined the school as a class teacher in 2014 and was appointed at the deputy head 01.09.2016. Nuala currently teaches in Y6. In 2017, Nuala became a specialist leader of education (SLE) for English.

Nuala is a member of the Learning and Achievement committee.

Pecuniary Interests

Kennett Sports, Red Lodge, Suffolk. Sports equipment company. Connection -  husband is the owner.

Miss Sue Allott  

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by the governing body 01.09.2016

Sue has lived in Moulton for 6 years and has joined the Governors in a Co-opted role from September 2016.

Sue is Head of HR for Philips Avent who are based in Glemsford and the UK Research and Development Centre in Cambridge.

Sue is a member of the Human Resources and Communications Committee.

Pecuniary Interests - none

Mr Jeff Collins 

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by the governing body 01.09.2015

Jeff is a retired teacher who has worked in education for over thirty years in secondary and middle schools in London, Norfolk and Suffolk holding various senior academic and pastoral roles.  Jeff is a Humanities specialist with many qualifications including M.Sc, PGTC and Certificate of Extended Professional Competence in Education.

He is passionate about environmental education and since retirement Jeff has worked with all ages from pre-school to adults as an education volunteer for Suffolk Wildlife Trust.

Jeff also enjoys volunteering at our school assisting with reading particularly in Key Stage 1. He also works with small groups of children on nature projects to improve the school and to help children to develope their gardening knowledge and skills.

Jeff is a member of the Learning and Achievement Committee.

Pecuniary Interests - none

Miss Angharad Ellis Owen 

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by the governing body 01.09.2016

Angharad moved to Suffolk in 2012, she lived in Kentford before moving to Moulton in 2015.  She works at Greene & Greene solicitors in Bury St Edmunds as an employment lawyer.  Angharad joined the Governing Body in September 2016.

Angharad is a member of the Human Resources and Communications Committee.

Pecuniary Interests - none

Mrs Susan Dutton 

Associate Governor

Appointed by the governing body 29.02.2016

Susan is the School Business Manager and has been employed at Moulton CEVC Primary School since September 2003. 

Susan has completed the Certificate of School Business Management (CSBM) and also has an Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification.

Susan is a member of the Finance Committee.

Pecuniary Interests - none

Mr Nick Seletto 

Associate Governor

Appointed by the governing body 01.01.2017

Pecuniary Interests - none

Mr Dave Wood 

Associate Governor

Appointed by the governing body 01.09.2016

Dave has lived in Moulton for 9 years with his partner and their daughter.  He has been a lecturer at West Suffolk College in the school of construction crafts for 11 years, directing and delivering courses.  He has extensive experience and knowledge of supporting staff, pastoral care and cohort management.

As well as craft qualifications and 22 years in the building industry, Dave has a BSc with Hon in construction management, a HND in facilities management and a Cert Ed in education.

Dave's personal interests include horse racing, the built environment and social and natural history.

Dave is Chair of the Premises Committee and a member of the Steering Committee.

Pecuniary Interests - none