1. Key Information
  2. About Us
  3. Governors


 Exning Primary School is a Local Authority maintained primary school and the Governing Body re-constituted, in line with statutory guidance, on 22nd December 2014.  The Governing body shall consist of:

a) Two Parent Governors

b) One LA Governor

c) One Staff Governor

d) The Headteacher (should he/she wish to take up the post)

e) Nine Co-opted Governors

The total number of governors is 14.

The term of office for all governors is four years.

The Governing Body has established a number of committees to which it delegates the day to day responsibility for the oversight of various aspects of running the school:

Personnel Committee; Finance Committee; Premises Committee; Learning and Achievement Committee.

About Our Governors ...


John Malone

Chair of Governors (Acting)

I have worked within Further Education for over thirteen years. Much of this time was at a senior manager level with responsibility for a Faculty with around sixty staff and in the region of 800 students. Within this role I gained vast experience of budget management, staff performance management, curriculum development and quality assurance systems. I also qualified as a Further Education teacher.

 I now run my own Education Consultancy, providing a range of services to Further Education colleges.

Carolyn Macdonald

I have been a Governor for just over 6 years following my retirement from full-time teaching at the school  Exning School holds a 'special place' in my heart having enjoyed 27 years teaching experience there! I feel that this has helped me greatly in my role as a governor. I have witnessed many changes at the school but probably none as exciting and challenging as the present expansion of the school and it's application to become an Academy. I am both passionate and committed to the ethos and on-going development of the school. I am the current chair of the Premises committee and also a member of the School Improvement committee. Two of my granddaughters attend the school and they are both in Key Stage Two.

Marion Treby

I’m resident in Exning and have been a Governor at Exning School since I retired from full time teaching 8 years ago.  My connection with the school began in the late 1980s, when I taught there part time. I have been impressed by how, under Mr Clark’s leadership, the school has more than met the challenges of expansion.

I have always enjoyed helping people, whatever their age, to realise their potential. I am very enthusiastic about literature, have a PhD in the work of African-American writer Toni Morrison, and have taught Open University courses in the Humanities and Children’s Literature. For the past fifteen years, I have collaborated with an Open University colleague in researching and publishing academic papers on the German Romantic writer and musician E T A Hoffmann. As an amateur pianist and musician, I help to organise the programme of events put on by Cambridge Folk Club.

Mally Ley

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Alex Friend

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Annette Goodfellow

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Keir Kettle

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Helen Arnold

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Bryony Rothwell

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