Meet The Governors
Governor profiles are below. Click here to view minutes of full governing body meetings.
David Gould (Chair of Governors and Foundation Governor)
I moved to Wilburton about 16 years ago having worked in advertising in London for 30 years and spend most of my time now renovating our 15th Century house. I am married with three grown up boys who have all now moved away from home. We love living in the village and since being here have been involved with the Youth Club, Toddler Group, Theatre Group, Fireworks and Beer Festival. I am a Foundation Governor appointed by the diocese and have been involved with the school for about 15 years. I originally became a governor to help support the church school and the village community. I have been Chair for the last 5 years and sit on the Standards Committee.
Anthea (Tup) Dodson (Vice Chair and Foundation Governor)
I have lived in Wilburton for virtually all my life and attended Wilburton Primary School as a child - initially in the old building in the High Street and then in the present building. After a short time away, we moved back into Wilburton to take over the family business but also so our children could attend Wilburton school as I strongly believe that the early years spent at a primary school gives a firm foundation for life. Wilburton Primary School provided that for myself, my children and is now for my grandchildren. I am involved in a variety of groups in the village and am a deacon, treasurer and secretary of Wilburton Community Baptist Church, Rainbow and Brownie helper, Vice Chair of the Stretham and Wilburton Community Land Trust. I also served for many years as a Parish Councillor. Wilburton is an important part of my life and I want to see it continue to be a community focused village. I retired from my role as Head of Criminal Justice for Cambridgeshire Constabulary and became a Community Governor, allocated to the Resources Committee but I am now a Foundation Governor and, after a time on the Standards Committee, am back on the Resources Committee. I am also Vice Chair of the Governing Board and have responsibility for Christian Foundations and SEND provision. I am a huge supporter of the school and want to see it grow and improve. I am particularly keen to ensure that every pupil who attends the school reaches the best level of achievement in whatever way helps them to fulfil their ambitions and dreams.
Bonnie Mitchell (Chair of Resources Committee and Parent Governor)
I moved to Wilburton in 2016, and my involvement with Wilburton CofE Primary School began with my eldest child starting in reception in 2017. I believe that Wilburton CofE Primary School offers my children an excellent local primary school setting. I am aware that the teaching body, Mr Aston, and the board of Governors work hard to achieve this, and I wanted to offer my support to the Board. I became a Parent Governor in 2021. I work as a Finance Director for a technology business. My transferable skills are primarily financial planning and budgeting, and I am now Chair of the Resources Committee.
Louisa Tipler (Chair of Standards Committee and Parent Governor)
Since moving to Wilburton 19 years ago, I have always supported events within the local community and schools. Since my son was born (he’s currently in Key Stage 1 at the school) I’ve taken an active role in supporting local groups such as the café church and the toddler group based at the Baptist church hall as well as volunteering to help at forest school once my son started attending Wilburton Primary School. I have 20 years’ experience working within education in a variety of roles – I taught Years 5, 6 and 7 in a middle school, specialising in maths and science before becoming an Educational Psychologist. I have supported schools as an Educational Psychologist whilst working for local authorities, working directly with a specialist provision for young people with autism and via my own private practice. I’m passionate about the education of all children and wish to use both my professional knowledge and personal commitment to education to support the school as a parent governor. I am Chair of the Standards Committee and have governor responsibility for safeguarding.
Richard Nicoll (Local Authority Governor)
I have lived in Wilburton for over 21 years and am married with twin sons attending Wilburton Primary. I have worked in Computing and Management as both an Executive & Non-Executive Director with 32 years’ experience in digital interactive TV, consumer electronics and automated teller machine markets. Experienced at managing and growing teams under changing and challenging circumstances. Experienced at developing new business domestically and internationally along with responsibility for P&L. Degree qualified with a BSc in Computing Science and an MBA. Award winning wildlife photographer. www.richardnicollphotography.co.uk
Angie Sykes (Staff Governor)
I am the staff governor at Wilburton and am proud to have worked at the school since 2013. I currently teach in Squirrels class (Year 1 and 2) and am also English lead and deputy head. I have been teaching for 20 years and my background is in History and English. I believe strongly in the importance of reading and vocabulary so I am thrilled by our new library which is situated at the heart of the school. I am also looking forward to the upcoming plans that will further enhance our children’s learning experience.
Victoria Michelson (Parent Governor)
I moved to the village just under three years ago and really feel that the school is an integral part of village life and the bedrock of our community here in Wilburton. I have two sons who attend the school and, prior to having my youngest, I worked as Primary School teacher and Foundation Stage Coordinator at a school in London for ten years. In addition to my PGCE I also have a BA in Philosophy and a Masters in Human Rights. I am passionate about a child centred approach to education and equality of education for all. I am a Parent Governor and serve on the Resources Committee. Through being a governor and my work on the WSA I hope to support the school in any way that I can.
Kara Atkinson (Foundation Governor)
I became a Foundation Governor of Wilburton Church of England Primary School in September 2021. As a member of St Peter’s Church I endeavour to support the relationship between the school and our local Parish Church whilst working to strengthen our Christian distinctiveness, this role includes working with the Baptist Chapel and wider community. My own children have happily attended/continue to attend the school, it has always been a school that has encouraged, celebrated and nurtured my own children.
In September 2022 I joined the staff team as the class teacher for Fieldmice class. As an Early Years Teacher and Forest School Leader I am passionate about fostering a love of learning, creating opportunities for connecting and enjoying the world around us and developing inquisitive minds.
Zoe Morgan (Parent Governor)