Fordham Primary School

Fordham Primary School

Board of 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

Adopted by the Full

Governing Body, 21st April 1999

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 Mrs. Wells who will happily support your request:

Telephone: 01638 720296              Email:

Please see below full details of our current Governing Body:


  • Mrs. L. Cox-Watson
    Chair of Governors
  • Mr. R. Seal
    Vice-Chair of Governors
  • Revd. David Cleugh
    Data Working Party
  • Mr. T. Hilborn
    Chair of Resources
  • Mr. K. O'Connell
    Health and Safety
  • Mr. S. Moffat
  • Mrs. I. Newport-Mangell
    Local Authority
  • Mr. J. Pease
  • Mrs. S. Hacking
    Parent Governor
  • Mrs. V. Moggridge
    Foundation Governor
  • Miss. D. Rankin
  • Mrs. C. Bramley
    Staff Governor
  • Mrs. K. Pettit
    Parent Governor
  • Mr. B. Caves
    Parent Governor


Name Category Appointing Body Committees Other Functions Date of Appointment
Mrs. L. Cox-Watson Foundation ED



Chair of FGB

Safeguarding and Inclusion link


English, SEN, RE, Pupil Premium Champion

Mr. R. Seal Co-Opted CB




Chair of Standards

Data working party






Mr. T. Hilborn Co-Opted GB Resources

Chair of Resources

Science, Geography

Revd. D. Cleugh



ED Standards

Data working party



Mr. K. O'Connell Co-Opted GB



H&S link



Mrs. I. Newport-Mangell Local Authority LA Standards MFL 22/10/2019
Mr. J. Pease Co-Opted GB Resources Maths 13/02/2020
Mrs. S. Hacking Parent AE Standards


Forest School

Early Years

Mr. S. Moffat Co-Opted GB Resources DT 28/11/2018
Mrs. V. Moggridge Foundation ED Standards English, RE, History 30/03/2019
Mrs. K. Pettit Parent Governor PE Resources Curriculum 26/11/2020
Mr. B. Caves Parent Governor PE



Curriculum 26/11/2020
Miss. D. Rankin Associate (Headteacher) GB FGB
Mrs. C. Bramley Staff Governor SE FGB Data Working Party, English 04/01/2019


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