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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, four co-opted governors and one associate governors.  The total number of governors is thirteen.

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:

MR Carl Logan (CHAIR OF GOVERNORS)

Co-opted governor

Appointed by the governing body 09.11.2020

Carl lives in the Parish of Moulton with his wife Nicola and their two children (one of whom attends Moulton).

He worked as a civil servant in Whitehall for a number of years on a range of policy issues before spending six years working in Downing Street supporting the Prime Minister in carrying out their duties.  He relocated to the area eleven years ago and now works within the Life Sciences sector at the Welcome Sanger Institute.

He is keen to get involved in school life as he is passionate about giving something back to the community in which he lives.

Carl is the Chair of Governors and Chair of the Resources committee.

Pecuniary Interests - none.

Carl is not a governor at any other school.

Mr andy Drummond

Local Authority Governor

Appointed by the Local Authority 15.12.2021

Andy is a member of the Resources committee

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 - none

Deborah is not a governor at any other school.

REV canon Chris Childs

Foundation Governor (Ex-officio)

Appointed by the diocese 11.02.2021

Chris has been ordained  for 16 years and has served mostly in rural communities in Suffolk. Chris is now looking after the parishes of Moulton Gazeley, Kentford and Higham as well as being Rural Dean of Mildenhall.  Chris has been a school Governor for over 20 years in previous parishes. 

Chris lives at the Vicarage in Gazeley with his wife  Wendy and they have 2 children who live in Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds.

Chris's great interests are in:

1)  'community' and its development so I am very pleased to be working with the school to encourage those links with the villages it serves. 

2)  developing children's spiritual as much as their academic and physical lives to support them for their future.

3)  encouraging children to think of others as well as themselves and to appreciate difference and diversity.

Chris is a member of the Resouces committee.

Pecuniary interests - none

Chris is not a governor at any other school.

Dr Lynn Pilsworth 

Foundation Governor

Appointed by the diocese 02.12.2019

Having retired from teaching, Lynn is now a Foundation Governor with responsibility for science.

She holds a B.Sc. Hons in bioscience from Birmingham University, and a Ph.D from Cambridge, where she was one of the first women admitted to King’s College. She was a Research Fellow in Cambridge before starting her family, when she retrained as a science teacher. She taught science locally for over 20 years at Primary and Secondary level, and was an adult tutor for evening classes at the West Suffolk College.

She lives in Gazeley, is married to a vet and has two grown up daughters.

Dr Pilsworth is a member of the Learning and Achievement committee

Pecuniary Interests - none

Dr Pilsworth is not a governor at any other school.

MRS nicola Sheail

Parent Governor

Appointed by the governing body following a parent nomination 13.11.2019

Nicola is Chair of the Learning and Achievement committee.

Pecuniary Interests - none

Nicola is not a governor at any other school.

Mrs Hayley Kingsley-pallant

parent Governor

Appointed by the governing body following a parent election 22.06.2021.

After 17 years of being involved in education in a variety of ways, Hayley was elected as a Governor in summer 2021.  Having taught English in Hong Kong for 10 years she moved back to the UK in 2010 and has been on the path to becoming a fully qualified teacher since.  A journey that has seen her spend time as a Teaching Assistant, successfully achieving a BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature and being Chairperson of Moulton Preschool.  She also started a family and has two children with her husband, both of which attend Moulton CEVC Primary School.

Hayley avidly believes that being a Governor at Moulton is a way to support the local community and help the next generation of achievers.

Hayley is a member of the Learning and Achievement committee.

Pecuniary interests - none

Hayley is not a governor at any other school.

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 - none

Nuala is not a governor at any other school.

DR AMY Alexander

CO-OPTED GOVERNOR

Appointed by the governing body 04.03.2019

Amy is a  is a clinical psychologist who has worked in NHS child and adolescent mental health services since qualifying in 2016.  In March 2020 Amy began a new role as Clinical Lead of Suffolk Mental Health Support Teams, who are based in the school/college community.  The teams support the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children, young people, families and school staff using an early intervention model.  Amy is passionate about the health and wellbeing of children and young people and the systems around them.  She believes that education goes so much further than academic success and jumped at the opportunity to be part of Moulton CEVC Primary School’s Governing Body after seeing an advert for Co-opted Governor in Moulton Matters.  Amy moved to East Anglia from Surrey to complete her clinical psychology training, starting in Norfolk before moving to Newmarket.  Amy loved Suffolk so much she wanted to put down her roots here following qualifying and was delighted to move to Moulton in 2017, having fallen in love with the village a couple of years earlier.  Being Governor of the school enables Amy to give something back to the community and she loves being a member of the Learning and Achievement committee.

Pecuniary Interests - none

Amy is not a governor at any other school.

Arabella Melville-claxton

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by the governing body 15.12.2021

Arabella is a member of the Resources committee

co-opted governor vacancy 

CO-OPTED GOVERNOR

co-opted governor vacancy

CO-OPted Governor

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 Resources committee.

Pecuniary Interests - none

Susan is not a governor at any other school.