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Membership & Register of interests

Liz Woodham - Co-opted Governor - Co-Chair of Governing Body

I joined Fawcett’s governing body in early 2011 as a ‘community governor’ and then became a member of the Trumpington Federation governing body when it was established.  I used to be a primary teacher in north London and now work for NRICH, a mathematics education project based here in the university, so one of the reasons for wanting to be a governor is my desire to see fantastic teaching and learning of maths.  However, I am also passionate about primary education being a broad and rich experience for young children.  I loved school as a child, and in a very small way, would like to help children in Trumpington enjoy their primary school years too.

Catherine Jones - Co-opted Governor - Co-Chair of Governing Body

Dr. Lauren Laing - Local Authority Governor - Vice-Chair of Governing Body

Lauren moved to South Cambridgeshire from London in June 2019 and joined the Governing Body in December 2019 as a co-opted Governor.  Her professional background is in science and technology, having worked in both Germany and the UK across academia, industry and now in a technology consulting role. In addition to the main Governing Body, Lauren is also a member of the Resources sub-committee.

Emily Black - Co-opted Governor - Chair of Resources Committee

I became a governor in March 2017, shortly after moving to the Trumpington area. As a mother of two young children, I found the importance of high quality early years and primary education to be top of mind, and wanted to contribute. After over a decade in strategy consulting, I'm keen to use my analytical, business skill set to support the Trumpington Federation. 

Mark Johnston - Co-opted Governor - Chair of Teaching & Learning Committee

Mark is the Chief Operating Officer and member of the senior leadership team at Cambridge Assessment, responsible for developing, delivering and supporting globally recognised education services in over 170 countries, to enable millions of learners of all ages and abilities to unlock the power of education. He is passionate about creating a better educational system to prepare and educate learners to achieve their potential. Mark is the acting Chair of the Trumpington Federation Teaching and Learning committee.  I have two lovely children, who are both incredibly happy at Fawcett, especially because of the friendly and supportive environment. Being a governor enables me to understand all the great things the Federation is doing to support teaching and learning and provides me the opportunity to use my knowledge and experience, along with the entire governing body, to guide the schools leadership team and hold them accountable to ensure the Federation continues to progress.

Ian Jones - Parent Governor (Trumpington Meadows)

Ian Jones moved to Cambridge from Hampshire in August 2018 and he has two children at Trumpington Meadows.  He joined the Governing Body in October 2018 as a parent governor.  His professional background is in education having had senior roles in Development, Alumni Relations and Communications for UK universities and schools, as well as a stint working with a leading consultancy firm. In addition to the main Governing Body, Ian is also a member of the Resources sub-committee.

Mandy Maxwell - Co-opted Governor

I am married with two children and have recently moved to Trumpington  from the Village of Girton in North Cambridge where I served for 8 years as Rector of Girton  and Priest-in-Charge of Madingley. Before this I was a curate in North Staffordshire. I am currently serving at St. Mary and St. Michael’s, Trumpington.

Anne L'Hernault - Parent Governor (Fawcett)

Saussan Khalil

Saussan is a Senior Arabic Language Teacher at Cambridge University, and the founder and director of Kalamna, a social enterprise providing Arabic language classes and resources for children and adults in Cambridge, Newcastle and online.

Saussan joined the Federation’s governing body in 2020 and has two children attending Trumpington Meadows school. She is a member of the Teaching and Learning sub-committee.

I am excited to be working as part of a fantastic team of experienced governors to provide strategic management for the Federation and support staff in delivering an excellent education to children.

Ollie Monro - Staff Governor

Ollie is an Assitant Headteacher with responsibility for Teaching & Learning and Key Stage 2

Oriana Dalton - Ex officio - Executive Headteacher

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