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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

Local Governing Body - Godmanchester Community Academy



Term Expires

Governors Role

Type of Governor

Declaration of interests


Samantha Stokes





Employment: Operations & Strategy Director - University of Cambridge


Darren Seymour


ICT Governor


Employment: Principal Consultant - Design PA Consulting Group


Alexandra Scott


31/07/2021 Teaching & Learning Parent None
4 Theresa Shaw 31/7/2021 Teaching & Learning Community Employment: Chief Executive - Foundation of Nursing Studies
5 Lindsay (Ellie) Green 31/7/2021 EYFS Community Employment: Vice Principal - Nene Park Academy
6 Sally Muntane 12/2/2024     TBC
7 Amelia Beach 12/2/2024     TBC
8 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

Karen Smith 31/8/2024

Chair Person



Nancy Taplin


Safeguarding & Senco

None; Retired

Caroline Crowther-Light


Curriculum & policies

Employment: Project Manager/Operations Lead - DXC Technology

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
Jordana Watts Auto Assistant Head of School and Staff Governor None


Scheme of Delegation, Governance Arrangements & Articles of Association