Soham Village College

The Governing Body

Parent Governors:
Mrs K Barnes
Mrs J Hillier (Chair)
Mrs S Newman
Mrs O Rudkin
Mr P Palmer

Staff Governors:
Mr J Hampson (Head of School)
Miss A Creswick
Mr D Eden


 

Appointed Governors:
Ms N Close
Mr P Dunham
Miss S Lawrence
Mrs R McNaughton
Mr D Snashall
Mrs S Larwood-Smith
Mr D Waller (Vice Chair)

Associate Governors
Mr G Price (Deputy Head)

Clerk to the Governors:
Mrs R Earl

Governors Secure File Access
Soham Village College - Governors Register of Interests 2016-2017
Soham Village College - Governing Body Attendance 2015-2016

Mrs K Barnes

Link Governor for Child Protection

I was elected as a parent governor in 2014 and have governor responsibility for Safeguarding, including Child Protection. My son is currently in Year 10 and my daughter (ex-SVC) has just started at university. I have always worked in education and been active in parent associations in my children’s schools. I currently work as an Administrator in a local Infant and Nursery school.

Mrs J Hillier

 

 


Chair of Soham Village College Governing Body & Link Governor for Mathematics
 

Interim Campaigns and Communications Director at the National Union of Students; Chief Executive of Pause (from January 2017)

Jules has a joint BA honours degree in English and Sociology from Oxford Brooks University and an MA in Marketing Communications from Westminster University. She has spent her whole working life in the voluntary sector and uses her skills as a problem solver by working on fixed term projects. This has seen her work as Chief Executive as both a youth charity, Ambition, and young people’s health and wellbeing charity, Brook. Jules also acts as a Facilitator for the Windsor Leadership Programme.

Jules has a particular interest in all aspects of management and leadership.

Mrs S Newman



Link Governor for Behaviour & Safety
 

I am a new school governor and have two boys at Soham Village College, one in Year 8 and one in Year 11.  I work as a school nurse with a background in mental health.

 

Mrs O Rudkin

 

Link Governor for Teaching & Learning / Gifted & Talented

A parent of two children at Soham Village College, a boy in Year 7 and girl in Year 10. I have taught in Haverhill for 26 years. Previously a residential  social worker. Link governor for teaching and learning.

Miss A Creswick


Staff Governor at Soham Village College

 

 Mr D Eden

 Staff Governor at Soham Village College

 

 

Mr D Snashall

 

 

Vice Chair of the Trust, Link Governor for Personnel, Science & Technology / Finance

David joined the Trust in 2015 having recently moved to the area. Now semi-retired, he worked as a Headteacher for 13 years moving two failing schools to the Ofsted rating of ‘good’. Since leaving full-time teaching, he has worked for the Association of School and College Leaders, leading the team who provide front-line telephone support to its members, supporting school leaders who have employment issues. David leads courses and provides consultancy on employment and education law.

 

Ms N Close

 

 

Chair of the Trust, Link Governor for Leadership & Management

Chief Executive of the Association of Directors of Public Health (UK) which is a Charity and registered Company

Nicola’s education was in Mathematics, Philosophy and Public Health and she has worked as a teacher and in IT. She has worked as a Public Health Manager for more than 20 years firstly in the NHS and since 2007 as Chief Executive of the Association of Directors of Public Health (UK) which is a charity and registered company. Nicola has an instinctive grasp of good governance as one who has worked both as a chair of a governing body and Trust for many years, but also as a senior executive who works as CEO with her own Trust Board.

Nicola is highly strategic and uncompromising in her high expectation for governance and for schools.  She has a special interest in SEND.  She will tackle challenges and hold governors, as well as headteachers, to account. .

 Miss S Lawrence

 Appointed Governor at Soham Village College

I was appointed as a governor in 2014 and I’m currently chair of the Risk and Audit Committee as well as being lead governor on subjects that require improvement. My background is in marketing communications – currently I work for a local manufacturing company but I’ve also worked in the education sector for a distance learning college and an examinations board and being a governor allows me to bring these two aspects together.

 

Mr P Dunham

 

 

Link Governor for Premises

Appointed Governor at Soham Village College

 

 

Mr P Palmer

 Parent Governor at Soham Village College

Mrs R McNaughton

 

Link Governor for Achievement, English & Year 7 Catch-Up

I have been an SVC Governor and Staploe Trust Director since Jan 2014.  I am the Link Governor for Achievement, English & Year 7 Catch-Up and also on the Risk & Audit committee. I was previously Chair of Governors at Fordham Primary School and have been involved with both Fordham and SVC's parent teacher fundraising committees. My two sons studied at Soham Village College 2009  - 2016. My working career has been in assessment, training & development, HR consulting and executive coaching and I have enjoyed a variety of management and director roles. 

Vision - Ensuring excellent education based in the heart of the community, and a sustainable academy for the long term.

Mr D Waller

 

Link Governor for Health & Safety

Dan joined the Soham Village College’s governing body in 2011 and has continued as Director of the Trust. His working career is within the pharmaceutical industry where he has enjoyed a variety of occupations including the management of clinical trial programmes and various project management roles supporting the development of medicinal products. He has a human resources qualification from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and his current position is Head of UK Facilities Operations for Amgen Ltd, a biotechnology company with UK offices in Cambridge and London.  

Mr J Hampson

Head of School of Soham Village College

 

 

Mr G Price

Deputy Headteacher of Soham Village College

 

 

Mrs R Earl

Clerk to the Governing Body of Soham Village College