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.
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 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.