Colin Black, Chair of Governors
Science Link Governor
I have worked in education for the past 21 years in a variety of roles. I have been a governor at Girton Glebe for 6 years and became Chair of Governors in 2021. My focus as Chair of Governors is to work with the Trust and other governors to ensure that the experience and education provided at Girton Glebe is delivered to the highest standards and to the benefit of all pupils.
Kathryn Bigg, Parent Governor
Maths Link Governor
Although a relative newcomer to the village, I have lived and worked in the Cambridge area for most of the past 20 years. I moved here in 2020 and my three boys are now in EYFS, Year 2 and Year 4. I am the Maths Link Governor, and coincidentally a maths teacher by trade too! I joined the governing Body in March 2021 and am passionate about supporting Girton Glebe to be the very best it can be, providing an outstanding education and community for all of our children.
Peter Goodwin, Co-Opted Governor
Safeguarding, Behaviour/Attendance Link Governor
I have lived in Girton since 2010 and my children are in Years 1 and 3. I became a school governor in 2018 because I wanted to better understand the challenges the staff at the school face, and to provide support and advice where I can. I am the Safeguarding Link Governor, working closely with the senior leaders to ensure appropriate processes and controls are in place to provide a safe learning environment. My career started in audit, where I qualified as a chartered accountant. Since 2013 I have worked in financial reporting roles for several local listed companies. I am also the coach for the Girton Colts U8 team.
Nigel Howlett, Co-Opted Governor
Staff Wellbeing Link Governor
I have worked in affordable housing in and around Cambridge for 30 years. Until December 2022 I was Chief Executive of CHS Group, a social investment agency and housing association which provided a wide range of services across Cambridgeshire from affordable housing to end of life care for older people.
I have lived in Girton for more than 20 years; all my children have been to Girton Glebe although all have moved on to IVC or beyond. I have been a governor for more than 10 years including chairing the Personnel Committee before we joined what is now TELA. Beyond my family and work I enjoy gardening and am interested in the weather.
Margaret Hyde, Co-Opted Governor
Health & Safety Link Governor
A BBC journalist and broadcaster for 35 years, Margaret ran Radio Cambridgeshire from 1986 to 1995.
A governor of Anglia Ruskin University for 9 years. Former chairman of a business support company and trustee of a grant-making community foundation. Member of an international women’s organisation for 25 years supporting education for girls. Her daughter attended Girton Glebe and IVC. Grandmother to boys aged 5 and 11.
Alex Read, Co-Opted Governor
Pupil Premium/LAC, Equality Link Governor
Alex has been a Governor for 4 years and is Pupil Premium Link Governor. He and his wife (Helen) have two daughters, the youngest is in Year 5, the eldest is now at IVC. Alex works for Siemens Software as Vice President of Industry Strategy for their Simulation & Test business.
Amy Weatherup, ELA Trustee
Amy has been a school governor for more than 10 years, including 7 years as Chair of Governors at Swaffham Bulbeck Church of England Primary School, and 7 years as founding Trustee and Chair of the Education Committee at the University of Cambridge Primary School (both rated as Outstanding schools). She has also been a National Leader of Governance for 4 years, working directly with schools in difficult circumstances. Amy studied Mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge, and then co-founded her first software start-up. STNC was the first company to put web browsers onto mobile phones and was ultimately acquired by Microsoft in 1999.
More recently Amy set up and runs the i-Teams programme at the University of Cambridge which has resulted in over 90 technology-based startups so far. Current Board roles include Audio Analytic Ltd., the world leader in sound recognition, and the Cambridge Science Centre, which aims to inspire every child with science.