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Godmanchester Community Education Trust is now Orchard Learning Trust

Governance Structure & Register of Interests

Orchard Learning Trust is a registered company and charity. It has a Trust Board whose members oversee the work of the Board of Directors, who are responsible for achieving the Trust's objectives. The Board of Directors implement the strategy on behalf of the Trust, hold school leadership to account, ensure financial probity and are responsible for compliance with the various legal requirements involved in running an organisation of this nature. A number of responsibilities are delegated to local governing bodies, one for each school.

All our trust members, directors and local governors are fully vetted for their suitability to perform their role and are required to declare any interests they have. This may include family relationships with consultants, contractors or suppliers to the Trust or an individual School, private work and membership of other voluntary organisations, statutory bodies, etc.

Trust Members


Appointed Date

Declaration of Interests

Paul Askew


Co-opted Governor Hinchingbrooke School;

Employment: Statistician - Paul Askew Consultancy

Stephen Penman 15/6/2017

Employment: Sales Director - JMG

John Hladkiwskyj 15/6/2017 Employment: Project Manager/Management Consultant - Balanced Clinical Research Ltd
Robert Bridge 15/6/2017

Employment: Chief Executive - Welwyn Hatfield Council

Eleanor Deem 01/04/2013 Employment: Managing Director & shareholder Face2Face HR Ltd (HR consultancy)

Board of Directors


Appointed Date


Declaration of Interests

David Holdsworth

29/03/2019 Chairperson; Finance & Audit Committee Employment: Operations Consultant, Djanogly Learning Trust

Charlotte Oldwood


People & Policies                                             

Employment: Director - CO Productions Ltd

Teresa Hicks 1/11/2017 People & Policies Employment: Business Development & Corporate Partnerships, Volunteer Fundraising for Cancer Research UK
Kerry Moyles 12/12/2018 People & Policies Employment: Change Manager Anglian Water
Stephen Warburton 29/03/2019 Finance & Audit

Employment: Managing Partner & CEO, Cambridge Advisory Partners

Philip Mackay 19/01/2019 Interim Chief Executive Officer Employment: Chief Executive Officer, Thedwastre Education Trust
Ian Phillips 27/3/2019 Chair GCA LGB Employment: Head of Community & Safety Integration - Peterborough City Council
Stephen Peacock 27/3/2019 Chair GBA LGB Employment: Watch Commander, Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service

Local Governing Body - Godmanchester Community Academy



Term Expires

Governors Role

Type of Governor

Declaration of interests


Ian Phillips



Safeguarding Lead



Head of Community & Safety Integration- Peterborough City Council


Darren Seymour


ICT Governor


Employment: Principal Consultant - Design PA Consulting Group


Alexandra Scott


31/07/2021 Teaching & Learning Parent None

Samantha Stokes


31/07/2021 Teaching & Learning Parent Employment: Operations & Strategy Director - University of Cambridge
5 Theresa Shaw 31/7/2021 Teaching & Learning Community Employment: Chief Executive - Foundation of Nursing Studies
6 Lindsay (Ellie) Green 31/7/2021 EYFS Community Employment: Vice Principal - Nene Park Academy
7 RIchard Bakker 02/05/2023 Staff Governor Staff None


Tess Fielden


Head of School GCA



Local Governing Body – Godmanchester Bridge Academy


4 Year Term Expires


Declaration of Interests

Steve Peacock 14/12/2021

Chair Person

Health & Safety

Employment: Watch Commander, Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service

Nancy Taplin


Safeguarding & Senco

None; Retired

Caroline Crowther-Light


Curriculum & policies

Employment: Project Manager/Operations Lead - DXC Technology

Karen Smith 01/04/2022 Teaching & Learning TBC
Jacqueline Woodward 12/03/2023 Teaching & Learning TBC
Gavin Jackson 13/11/2023 Health & Safety TBC
Carl Miller 13/11/2023 Finance TBC
Claire Wood Auto Head of School None

Local Governing Body – Gorefield Primary School

Name Appointed Date Committees/Responsibility Declaration of Interests
Sally Bruce 20/03/2019 Chairperson None - Retired
Steve Lucas 13/12/2016 Premises Employment: Care Worker, 4D Health Care
Mark Gregory 07/11/2016 Finance Employment: Fleet & Technical Manager, Fenland District Council
Lucy Turner 17/04/2018 Safeguarding Employment: Director, NJ Turner Ltd; Office Admin, JB Turner Roses
Liz Maxey 01/06/2017   Employment: Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist, ICASH
Susan Gent 06/11/2015   Employment: Farm Secretary, CS Gent & Sons Ltd
Steve Davies Auto Headteacher Headteacher, Gorefield Primary School
Fiona Bullard 16/01/2019 Staff Employed - Gorefield Primary School

Scheme of Delegation, Governance Arrangements & Articles of Association