Our Governing Body

The school is a voluntary-aided school and it reconstituted in line with statutory guidelines on 1st February 2015.

There are 12 governors appointed:

  • 2 elected parent governors
  • 1 Local Authority governor
  • 1 Headteacher
  • 1 elected staff governor
  • 7 Foundation governors*

*3 appointed by the Ely Diocesan Board of Education, 3 appointed by the Trustees of the Church Schools of Cambridge and 1 as a Nominee of the relevant Archdeacon

Minutes of Governing Body meetings are published here.

Latest Governors Meetings Events

Full Governing Body Meeting (Date Subject to Change)17Jan2019

9:15 am - 11:15 am

Full Governing Body Meeting11Mar2019

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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The terms of office of all governors (other than an ex-officio governor and the Headteacher) is four years.

The Governing Body has in place a number of Standing Orders and has established committees to which it delegates day-to-day responsibility for the oversight of various aspects of the running of the school: Finance & Resources, Foundation, Personnel & Learning.

Committee Membership October 2018

Other committees, such as Admissions and Pay Review, are established as needed.

Finance & Resources Committee Terms of Reference

Personnel & Learning Committee Terms of Reference

All governors are expected to conform to our Code Of Practice. This Code of Practice was reviewed and adopted by the Governing Body on 18 October 2018. 

Link Governors

  • Megan Linebaugh is the Link on Pupil Premium school children
  • Paul Nicholson is the Link Governor on Health & Safety
  • Kerry Walpole is the Link Governor on Safeguarding
  • Lorna Atwell is the Link Governor on Religious Education
  • Richard Summers is the Link Governor on Admissions
  • Nigel Moorhouse is the Link Governor on Data Protection / GDPR 

Record of Attendance

Michael Denmead is Clerk to the Governing Body. Correspondence to Governors may be addressed to the Clerk at clerk@parkstreet.cambs.sch.ukAbsences and any matters relating to pupils are to be communicated to our school administrator, Juno O'Malley, at office@parkstreet.cambs.sch.ukJuno will be pleased to help you with any query you may have relating to school matters.

Richard Summers - Chair of Governors

Richard currently works as Church Operations Manager at Great St. Mary's, the University Church in Cambridge. Richard previously worked for the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) from 1994 to 2016 latterly as General Secretary of Quaker Life.  

Richard has wide experience of organisational management and is particularly interested in working with people and helping children access a wide range of learning opportunities. Richard is the Local Authority Governor.

Paul Nicholson - Chair of Finance & Resources

Paul was a Choral Scholar at King's College Cambridge and subsequently became a member of the Choir of the Chapels Royal, HM Tower of London.  After a number of years working in London in various arts and education roles, he returned to Cambridge and is now Head of the Chapel and Music Office at Trinity College.  Paul is a Foundation Governor. As well as chairing the Finance & Resources Committee, Paul is leading fundraising through the 140th Anniversary Appeal.

Kerry Walpole - Chair of Personnel & Learning

Kerry is a Parent Governor and "a full-time mother to her three daughters since 2010."  Kerry spent 15 years working in the financial services sector with the last 8 years spent in Investment Banking where she was a Credit Risk Manager and also spent time advising clients directly about credit ratings.  Kerry managed teams of people and was responsible for all of the recruiting and training in the department and is therefore well placed to help on the Personnel & Learning Committee.

Nicola James - Headteacher

Nicola joined the Park Street team as Headteacher in April 2017. Nicola serves on all the Governing Body Committees. 

Debbie Hayden - Staff Governor

Debbie joined the Park Street team as a Teaching Assistant in September 2012. Debbie was elected as Staff Governor by her colleagues. 

Megan Linebaugh

Megan graduated university with a degree in social work and psychology. She has worked in the fields of international adoption as well as academic fundraising. Megan has three children who all attend Park Street.

Megan was elected as a Parent Governor and also serves on the Finance & Resources Committee.

Lorna Atwell

Lorna recently retired as a teacher (French and Religious Studies) and brings a wealth of relevant experience to Park Street School. Lorna is a member of Great St Mary's Church and is keen to build on the existing strong ties between the school and the church. 

Lorna is a Foundation Governor. 

Sarah Bennington

Sarah has worked in development and communications within the charitable sector since graduating from university with a degree in History. She and her family moved to Cambridge in 2014 when her husband, Matt, was appointed Music Minister at Christ Church, Cambridge - the church they attend as a family. Sarah and Matt have two children - one already at Park Street and one eager to start!

Sarah is a Foundation Governor and also sits on the Personnel & Learning Committee

Nigel Moorhouse Governor Park Street School

Nigel Moorhouse

Nigel recently took semi-retirement after over 25 years working nationally and internationally in business and project management, where he worked extensively with national and local governments, conservation organisations, utilities and blue-chip private companies.

Nigel is an IT specialist, and has had senior roles in management of health & safety, quality procedures, IT security and data protection, as well as significant experience in procurement and contract management. He also has his own company running bird-watching tours worldwide.

Reverend Canon Adrian Daffern

Reverend Canon Adrian Daffern

Adrian was born in Wolverhampton in 1968, the son of a taxi driver and a wages clerk. Educated at local state schools, he is a graduate of the Universities of Durham and Oxford. After his ordination in 1992 Adrian served as a curate in Lichfield, as a Team Vicar on a housing estate in Stafford, and then as vicar of a large post-industrial parish in Walsall. He then spent seven years as a Residentiary Canon at Coventry Cathedral before spending eight years in the Diocese of Oxford as Rector of Woodstock and Bladon, Area Dean of Woodstock, and Assistant Archdeacon of Dorchester. Adrian was installed as Vicar of Great St Mary's on September 5th 2018.