In 2016 Lisa celebrated working for the Local Authority of Cambridgeshire for 30 years. Originally from Leicestershire she trained as a teacher in Bedford. Having gained experience in Peterborough and the Wisbech area she was appointed to her second Headship at Glebelands in January 2003. Lisa has worked on the Governing body in each of the schools that she has served.
Lisa believes that all children are unique and have the right to the best education they can be offered within in a safe, nurturing environment. She expects every individual to be valued and enabled to achieve to the best of their ability. She hopes that all children will have an enjoyable and memorable Primary Education which will both inspire them on their journey of life-long learning and enable them to have high aspiration which will leads to a successful future. She has remained at Glebelands because it is both challenging and a great place to work.
Godfrey Smith - Chair
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.
Julie is the Business Manager and has worked at Glebelands for over 18 years. Her role on the Governing Body is principally to advise on finance and premises matters although her knowledge of the wider school environment ensures an active contribution to the overall working of the group.
Previously Julie worked for HSBC (formally Midland Bank) and has two grown up sons who were both educated at Glebelands and then Cromwell Community College before moving on to higher education. Julie has always played an active part on committees including local playgroups, swimming and football clubs.
Louisa has been a governor at Glebelands Primary since 2012. She has 2 children attending the school, both now in key stage 2. 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.
I am a working mum of two. My eldest is in foundation year at Glebelands school. My husband and I moved to Chatteris in 2007 for the affordable housing as I was starting a university degree. We liked it so much here we decided to stay and feel it is a nice community to bring up our children.
I have worked with children and adults with learning disabilities and physical disabilities for many years. I am passionate about equality and inclusion.
I believe schools have a vital role to play in preparing children to face the world as confident and capable adults who have a valuable contribution to make to society.