If you have any concerns about a child, please do not hesitate to report your concern to one of our Designated Safeguarding leads- Mrs Skillern or Mrs Deacon by emailing head@isleham.cambs.sch.uk or ddeacon@isleham.cambs.sch.uk or telephoning 01638 780336. If you think you or the child is in immediate danger and need urgent help, please call the police on 999. Alternatively, you can contact the local authority safeguarding team directly- if you are not a professional involved with the child or family, you do not have to give your name and your conversation will be treated confidentially. Telephone: 0345 045 5203 (8-6pm Monday to Friday) 01733 234 724 (out of hours) Email: referralcentre.children@cambridgeshire.gov.uk
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Governors

Our Board of Governors (also known as the Full Governing Body) acts as an important link between the school, parents / carers and the local community so that the school can grow from strength to strength every single year.

The three main functions of the Governing Body are to:

- provide strategic leadership

- act as a critical friend

- monitor and gather evidence to show what progress has been made towards the school development plan

The School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) (England) Regulations 2013 says that "the 'board of governors’ should operate at a strategic level, leaving the head teacher and senior school leaders responsible and accountable to it for the operational day-to-day running of the school.  The board should avoid its time being consumed with issues of secondary importance.

To carry out their strategic functions, the governors attend meetings at least termly and complete activities such as learning walks and pupil perception interviews.  Our governors come from a range of backgrounds but all have a vested interest in the school's progression. 

We have an instrument of government which outlines the key principles of the governing body's remit and the overall vision for the school. 

School Instrument of Government, dated 15th January 2018

Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.  The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.  It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.

We warmly welcome your comments and feedback about our school and, as parents, your involvement with the Governing Body.

If you would like to contact any of our governors, please contact the school office.

Telephone: 01638 780336              Email:  office@isleham.cambs.sch.uk

 

 

Please see below full details of our current Governing Body:


Name

Category

Appointing body

Date of appointment & (Term of office ends)

Committees

Other functions 

Fiona Borley

Co-opted

GB

Sep 2015 (Jul 2024)

All

Chair of Governors

Esther McVee

Foundation

ED

Sep 2016 (July 2025)

All

Chair of P&S Committee 

Nikita Steed

Co-opted GB July 2021 (July 2025) Health & Safety  

Ryan Thomas

Co-opted

GB Mar 2020 (May 2024) P&S -

Catherine Durance

Foundation

ED

July 2021 (July 2025)

Resources

Health & Safety

 

David Cleugh

Foundation

ED

Sep 2017 (end of clergy role)

P&S

HTPM
LGBT

Jack Smith

Co-opted GB July 2021 (July 2025)
P&S
Health & Safety
 

 

         

Matthew Norbury

LA

GB

Jan 2020 (May 2024)

P&S

Teacher in another setting

 

Karen Foster

Parent

AE

Oct 2019 (Oct 2023)

P&S

Resources

HTPM

Danielle Rowbotham

Parent

GB

Jun 2021 (Jun 2025)

 Resources  

Lisa Dennis

Co-opted

GB

Sep 2015 (Jul 2024)

Resources

Finance Manager

Dawn Deacon

Staff

SE

Jul 2019 (Jul 2023)

P&S

Deputy Headteacher

Sarah Skillern

LA

LA

Sep 2016 (end of headship)

All

Headteacher

 

Key:
LA - Local Authority
AE - Auto-elected (when there is a single parent applicant / nomination)
GB - Governing Body
ED - Ely Diocese / Fordham parish
PE - Parental election
SE - Staff election
P&S- Performance & Standards
HTPM- Headteacher’s Performance Management

 

Details of pecuniary interest declarations are found below as well as the terms of reference for both our Performance & Standards and Resource Committees,and committee attendance records