The Spinney Primary School

Teaching and Learning Together

The Spinney Primary School

Teaching and Learning Together

Our School Governors

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There is currently an Interim Executive Board (IEB) in place at The Spinney Primary School.  To contact the IEB, please email the Clerk in the first instance at


Members of the Interim Executive Board (IEB)


Hazel Belchamber

Prior to my retirement at the end of March 2022, I had worked for Cambridgeshire County Council for over 34 years, most recently as an Assistant Director in the Education Directorate with strategic management of services employing around 100 people in total.  My responsibilities in that role also extended to cover Peterborough City Council and included planning and review of educational provision across the 0-19 age range, admission of children to school, home to school transport, attendance and capital investment, for example in the creation of new schools.  Over the years, I have worked in partnership with many schools on projects of varying sizes and complexity, including infant and junior school amalgamations, brokering collaborations and federations and expansions to create additional places.  I have also led and facilitated Team Around the School meetings with a focus on supporting schools facing particular challenges.  

Steve Ellison

Steve is a retired headteacher and executive headteacher/CEO. He was the headteacher of Cottenham Village College, the executive headteacher of the Centre School at Cottenham and CEO of the Cottenham Academy Trust. He has also worked as a regional director of education for a large multi-academy trust, and as an educational consultant.  Steve has also worked as an NPQH and NPQEL assessor, and occasional NOQ tutor, and as an education adviser at the Møller Institute at Churchill College.   In addition to his first degree, he has an MBA in Education Management and the NPQH. Most recently, Steve has been an integral part of an Interim Executive Board at a local primary school which has recently concluded, providing a “Good” OFSTED judgement and providing a sustainable longer-term future for the school.

Emma Fuller (joined in April 2023)

Emma is the Senior Adviser for School Improvement and Curriculum for the LA and leads a team of School Improvement Advisers, as well as the Curriculum Advisers including English, Maths, RE, PE,  PSHE and the ECT Induction Adviser.   Emma is also the named LA Strategic Lead for Assessment with the Standards and Testing Agency overseeing moderation and assessment processes.  She has worked in primary education for almost 30 years holding a range of positions in schools working across Cambridgeshire, Humberside and London.  Alongside this Emma has been a governor and a member of an IEB previous to this IEB appointment.  

Anthea Kenna - Chair of IEB

Having retired, following a career in Primary School Headship spanning 25 years, I value the opportunity to serve on a number of Boards and Trusts focused on supporting and improving Teaching and Learning. I worked in Cambridgeshire and Essex as Headteacher, Associate Adviser and School Improvement Partner and served on the Chelmsford Diocesan Board of Education and presently the Ely Diocesan Board of Education. Currently, I am a Cambridgeshire Leader of Governance, supporting the work of several Governing Bodies, serving as Chair in four primary schools.

Tina Hubbard, Clerk to IEB (former member of the IEB, Clerk from
April 2023)

Since 2019, Tina has been employed as the LA's Area Lead Governance Adviser for East Cambridgeshire and Huntingdon supporting governing bodies and clerks within these areas.  She has worked for the Local Authority for the Governance Team within supporting roles and governance for a number of years.  These roles have undertaken Governance Reviews, developing and leading training and promoting compliant procedures and websites, aligned with Department for Education Standards.  Tina's background of governance systems, processes and compliance will be a welcome addition to the Interim Executive Board, both in providing compliance from the onset and securing the best possible systems and processes for handover to future governance arrangements.

The Spinney is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all its pupils and expects all staff, parents and volunteers to share in this commitment.

IEB Meeting Dates 2022-2023

6th September 2022 at 9.30am

11th October 2022 at 9.30am

8th November at 9.30am

13th December at 9.30am

17th January 2023 at 9.30am

21st February 2023 at 9.30am

22nd March 2023 at 9.30am (Weds) 

25th April 2023 at 9.30am 

11th May 2023 at 1.30pm (Budget Ratification - virtual meeting)

25th May 2023 at 10.30am

20th June 2023 at 9.30am

13th July 2023 at 9.30am

IEB Attendance Register 2022-2023

IEB Declarations of Pecuniary Interest 2022-2023