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Governance Structure

All governors are appointed for a 4 year term of office.  The principal is an ex officio governor by virtue of office.  The Board of 9 Governors meets once a half term - 6 times a year.  The Terms of Reference for the Board is listed here:

Terms of Reference - Board of Governors 

Articles of Association

Funding Agreement

Governors' Meetings

Governor Roles

PSC Register

Governor Attendance

Meet our Governors

Julie Robson, Chair and Standards Lead

I have been a governor at Cromwell since 2013.  I have two children, my eldest having just finished sixth form at Cromwell and is now in higher education, my youngest is still at Cromwell.  Professionally, I have worked in investment banking, including internal audit and corporate compliance.  My professional skills help me in my role as Pupil Premium link governor.  I am also chair of governors at a local primary school.

Laurinda Quinn, Resources Lead

I have been a governor at Cromwell since 2011 with a daughter in the sixth form. I have an MA in Modern Foreign Languages from Oxford University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Personnel Management. I am a Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development. I have worked in HR most of my career for a wide range of organisations from Blue Chip Companies including Cadbury Limited and Coca-Cola, to Charities including Help the Aged and Scope. I am currently HR Manager at a local academy trust. This experience proves very useful to me as Resources Lead.

 Danny Baverstock

I have been a governor at Cromwell since 2004.  Both my children attended Cromwell and are now at University.  Living and studying in Melbourne, Australia for 10 years, and later launching businesses in Spain, has given me a deep understanding of cultural differences and challenges. As founder of an advertising, branding and design agency, based in Chatteris and London, I have over 25 years’ experience in managing corporate projects and developing and implementing marketing strategies

Tony Cox

I have been a governor at Cromwell since 2013. I have two sons who are pupils at Cromwell.  I have been a police officer for 32 years, with the past fourteen years as a Specialist Child Protection Investigator specialising in Child Abuse and more latterly Online Child Abuse images and Child Sexual Exploitation.  I have completed numerous Joint Agency Investigation courses and International Online Abuse courses.  This experience assists my role as Safeguarding Link Governor.  Additionally I have completed a nationally accredited course with the Institute of Safety and Health (IOSH), and this accreditation assists me in my role of Health and Safety Link Governor.

Anni Finch

I have been a governor at Cromwell since 1998.  I have a BA in Drama and English, a BA (First Class) in Literature, a BA (First Class) in Humanities and an MA in Creative Writing.  I am also a magistrate, sitting in Cambridgeshire courts.  I have taught English and Drama, and been Head of Drama.  Alongside my teaching I am also a professional actress, singer and dancer - working extensively in the UK, and abroad in Theatre, TV and Films.  I run my own business taking Shakespeare workshops to schools and colleges.  I am a published writer of poems and short stories and my first novel is about to be published.

Liz Fox
I have been a staff governor at Cromwell since 2008.  I have 3 children who have all attended Cromwell and gone onto universities and gained degrees and masters in their own fields.  My professional life has been in finance and payroll, working for local companies before joining Cromwell some 17 years ago, where I now work as Finance Manager.  I have been a member of the PTA helping parental engagement and fund raising for the school.

Paul Hanley

I have been a governor at Cromwell since 2014.  Professionally I have held various management roles in the UK in large stores such as Comet, House of Fraser and Asda.   I run my own business selling motorcycles and associated products.  I therefore have skill in budgeting, financial forecasting and recruitment; all skills that are utilised in my role as Governor.   I am proud to be considered part of the Cromwell team, a school where each and every child is given the opportunity to achieve their full potential. 

Helen Llewellin

I have worked in the care sector for the past twenty years. In this time, I have supported young people to reintegrate into main stream schools and support their transition to independence. Currently I manage a children’s home in the local area, we have held an outstanding rating with Ofsted for the last 4 years, and the school attached to the home is rated good with Ofsted.

A huge part of my role - and my passion - is supporting young people who have struggled to attend school to both achieve and feel a sense of self-worth and satisfaction that they have the ability to move on with a positive sense of achievement.  I have been very much involved in the recruitment of the teaching staff, supporting the teachers and support staff within their role, to ensure that they can give the best possible education to the young people in our care. I work closely with other agencies.  I have completed many courses and qualifications from leadership & management to working with young people with autism.