Governor Profiles

We are the current governing body for the school. There are 7 members of the governing body at present and you can find out more about us, our named roles, responsibilities and contact details below. This page will be being updated shortly with further information about our members and photographs so that you can easily identify us.
 

Mr Darren Gore

Chair of Governors & Named Governor for Pupil Premium & Maths

chair@benwick.cambs.sch.uk

I have been a resident of Benwick for the past 18 years and have had children in Benwick Primary School for the last 12 years, I currently have 2 children attending Benwick Primary School.

I work in the public sector and have done so for the past 9 years, most recently in a supervisory position. My job has provided me with training and experience dealing with safeguarding of vulnerable people including children, as well as dealing with children and adults when they are at their most vulnerable.
I have been a governor at Benwick since 2011 with a break between September 2017 and 2018, I am currently Chair to the governing body and have 6 years’ experience in that position.

I have always had Benwick Primary’s best intentions at heart as well as the progress and happiness of the children and will continue to do so.

You can contact me via my school email.

Mr Mark Goulbourne

Co-opted Governor & Named Governor for Finance & Reading

MGoulbourne@benwick.cambs.sch.uk

I am a Management Accountant and currently work in Peterborough.

I can be contact via my school e-mail address.

Mrs Sarah Gore

Parent Governor & Named Governor for Early Years, Communication & Writing

SGore@benwick.cambs.sch.uk

My name is Sarah Gore, I am a resident of Benwick and have been for the past 4 years. Although this is a relatively short amount of time, due to working at Benwick Primary for 5 years I feel I have been a part of the Benwick community for a long time.

I currently have 2 children at Benwick Primary School.

I worked at the school between 2011 and 2016 as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant and due to this, I know the workings of the school as well as having a strong bond. I spent a lot of time working within the Early Years setting and whilst working at Benwick School I gained my BA Early Years degree.

I now work at a large Primary School within the county as Unqualified Teacher and will be starting my teacher training in September 2021.
I am relatively new to the governing body and as a parent governor I aim to represent all parents of the school to help push the school forward in the future.
I can be contacted via my school email.

Mrs Janice Fiore

Staff Governor and Named Governor for SEND & Reading

JFiore@benwick.cambs.sch.uk

I have lived in Benwick for nearly 25 years now and enjoy the village and what it has to offer.
At home I live with my husband, my two sons and our dogs. My sons both attended Benwick Primary for their entire primary school journey and that is how I came to be involved with the school.
When my youngest was in reception I started working at the after-school club and did some volunteering hearing readers during the school day. Gradually I spent more and more time in the school and began my teaching assistant journey.
I have always worked with children, upon leaving school I worked in a Childcare setting looking after children from 6 weeks to 5 years old. I have worked in all the year groups at Benwick but especially enjoy reception and year 1.
Recently I completed a level 4 SEND ( Special Education Needs and Disability) course. I want to use this new knowledge to benefit the children of the school and hope in my new governor role I’ll be able to achieve this.
I look forward to working with the staff, governors and parents as we move forward helping all to achieve.

Mrs Clare Talbot

Headteacher

I have been teaching for 25 Years and have been lucky enough to work in several different counties, in all year groups, in a range of size and types of school.

I moved back to the locality with my family and took up the post of Headteacher at Benwick in January 2020, which is my second Headship. I have been part of school Senior Leadership Teams for over 12 years and have served on 4 different Governing Boards.

Dr Neil Watson

Parent Governor, Vice Chair & Named Governor for Safeguarding, Communication & Writing

NWatson@benwick.cambs.sch.uk

I am a parent of two boys at Benwick Primary School.

My professional role is that of a Clinical Psychologist. I’ve worked within the Fenland and Peterborough area as a psychologist for almost 14 years within a range of services (children, adults, forensic services and more recently older people’s services). I enjoy working in the area and I am keen to explore approaches to improving the local community.

I’ve also worked on national projects and within professional committees. I’ve recently been the treasurer for the British Psychological Society’s Faculty for the Psychology of Older People (for the last 3 years) and prior to that worked on their training subcommittee. I have significant experience in working with people, within and across teams, across services and with other agencies. I have also undertaken training in clinical leadership, which included developing my understanding of service improvement and development.

I am realtively new to the governing body, having only joined the team in September 2017.I am often in the school playground first thing on a Monday and Friday morning, but can also be contacted via my email.

Mr Rob Glozier

Co-opted Governor & Named Governor for Pupil Premium & SEND

RGlozier@benwick.cambs.sch.uk

I have been a school governor at various schools, both as a staff governor and headteacher, for many years. I have also been a deputy and headteacher of schools in Cambridgeshire for 30 years (Alconbury / Benwick / Wisbech / Christchurch).

I am currently working as a cycle instructor for ‘Bikeablility’ and have the opportunity to visit a large number of schools in the Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire.

You can contact me via my school E-Mail.

Mr Mark Chapman

Local Authority Governor & Named Governor for Maths

MChapman@benwick.cambs.sch.uk

I have been a resident of Benwick for
over 2 decades and have also been a Parish Councilor for over 10 years - the
last 5 years I have been the Chairman. Currently I am also the Chairmen of Turf Fen Charity.

After leaving school I served in the Royal Air Force for over 25 years in various locations at home and overseas and retired in 2002, at the rank of Squadron Leader. Until retiring completely last year I spent
my intervening years with a variety of firms as a Programme Manager.

I can be contact via my School E-Mail at anytime.

Emma Whiting

Parent Governor & Named Governor for Safeguarding & Early Years

EWhiting@benwick.cambs.sch.uk

My name is Emma Whiting and my son is in Year 2 and we have lived in the village for 4 years. I grew up in a small village so know the importance of the relationship between the local community and the school and how they can work together. My aim in becoming a parent governor is to embrace school life and to make it an effective learning environment for all children and a place were concerns and compliments can be shared and learned from.

I started my career working in a residential school for children with learning disabilities before moving on to duty manager of a children’s residential home. This means that not only am I used to working to and ensuring guidelines are met, including Ofsted, but I have hands-on knowledge of the diverse needs of children. I currently work freelance as a trainer and work place assessor in adult social care and early years settings. My career means that I’m comfortable dealing with a multitude of professionals and speaking up when the need arises to ensure a positive outcome for all. My training role means I have to observe and relate guidelines and legislation to practice and evaluate it to ensure standards are met and encourage them to be exceeded. As an approved adoption and foster mother, I’m up to date with child protection legislation and understand how by meeting the holistic pastoral needs of a child both emotionally and environmentally can help them reach their full potential within the classroom giving them confidence and resilience.

Working freelance ensures I have time for my family commitments as well as studying to become a speech and language therapist and the responsibilities associated with being a parent governor. I feel I can make a difference to not only my own child’s education but for all children who attend Benwick Primary School and their parents.