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Governor Profiles

Here you will find some information about our school governors.

Angela Wood - Headteacher


Godfrey Smith - Chair of Governors - Co-opted Governor

Godfrey has been a governor at Glebelands for 9 years and is currently Chair. He is now retired but as a Chartered Accountant worked for a major Accounting practice in London, where he spent a number of years in audit and personnel including the training of graduates. Subsequently Godfrey worked for a national newspaper group and for several international banks. Whilst his main focus was accounting and finance, he was also involved in the personnel and training areas.

In addition to his role as a governor he is a local Rotarian, treasurer of the Fenland District Scouts and serves as a trustee to several organisations within the Arts as well as one of his former employer’s pension funds. He has four grandchildren in local Fenland schools. 

Nicola Folwell - Staff Governor

Nicola has been a staff governor since February 2024. Nicola began working at Glebelands as a newly qualified teacher in September 2007.  Many of the years since have been spent teaching in Key Stage 2, particularly in Year 6.  Alongside her class teacher role, Nicola became the Computing and Online Safety Lead before becoming an Assistant Head at the school.  More recently, Nicola has moved out of the classroom and into the role of Deputy Head.  Nicola continues to be the Online Safety Lead and is also a Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Louisa Lenton - Vice chair of Governors - Co-opted Governor

Louisa has been a governor at Glebelands Primary since 2012. She has had 2 children attend Glebelands who have now moved on to secondary school. She first got involved with the school by volunteering in the classroom when her eldest child was in reception. She applied to join the governing body to help support the school.

After finishing university in 1997, Louisa became a civil servant with varying roles throughout the last 19 years; covering information technology, finance, personnel and currently information assurance.

Catherine Laws - Staff Governor

Catherine has been a staff governor twice.  She has been in this current governor role since February 2022.  Catherine began working at Glebelands as a teaching assistant in September 2004.  Whilst working in this role, she gained her teaching degree and Qualified Teacher Status.  In 2010, Catherine became a class teacher.  Since then, she has taught in classes across both key stages.  Catherine has previously been the PSHE subject lead.  She is now the English subject lead which is a role she has been in since 2018. 

Graham Lockwood - Co-opted Governor

Graham was involved in education in Cambridgeshire for 48 years before retiring in 2020. He began his teaching career in Westwood Junior School in March where he remained for 10 years before moving to King Edward School in Chatteris. He worked as a senior leader and, whilst there undertook a year’s acting headship at Townley School in Christchurch.

He became headteacher of Murrow Primary School in 1986, moving in 2000 to become headteacher of Elm Road Primary School in Wisbech. He retired, after 20 years there, in 2020.

During his career he represented primary schools on various committees.   Although these were interesting and worthwhile experiences his heart was always with his schools and the children in them. Making a difference to children’s lives, must be our foremost goal every day.

Laura Longman - Parent Governor

Laura has been a Parent Governor since 2023, where her interest is encouraging children to have an environment to learn and be the best of themselves. She has a particular interest in the teaching of STEM subjects and how to engage and encourage gifted children.

Laura has a BSc in Mathematics, has worked in the technology sector for over 10 years and currently works as a Programme Director for a technology and publishing company. She is a member of Soroptimist International and a Cub Scout Leader which both align with her desire to help young people, especially girls, to get a positive start in life and education to succeed. Outside of work she has 2 children and enjoys patchwork.