Meet the Governors
Mr Tim Hitch
I became a Governor of this school in 2009, and it was a great privilege to be elected Chair of the Governors in 2011. I have spent 38 years in education, as a Maths teacher, ending my teaching career as head of a large comprehensive school in Cambridgeshire. I feel then, that I have some knowledge of education which can be used to good advantage in working with the Headteacher, Staff and other Governors to make this school outstanding. I firmly believe in the importance of each individual child, acknowledge the need for good relationships between home and school and in maintaining good community support for the village school.
My family has been involved with the school since its foundation in 1711. I am a mother of four children and have lived in the village since 1974. I am deeply committed to high quality Primary School education and take pride in my role in helping to sustain the excellent standards achieved by Elton Church of England Primary School.
Mr Chris Edis
Hi , I’m Chris, I’m a Foundation Governor at this school and enjoy being part of a team that care about the education and social development of our children. Having been a parent of two children that have loved the Christian and caring environment of Elton Church of England school, I feel very proud and privileged to be able to give some of my time to helping to shape the present and future success of this school.
Mr Tim George
My name is Tim George. I became a Parent Governor in September 2014 and served as Chair for 2 years from October 2015. I have two children who both attend the school. Like every parent, I want a high quality education for my children and as a governor I can play an active part in helping the school to continue to strive for greater achievements. My skills are largely derived from a variety of systems, strategic and business roles supplemented with an MBA. I am a residential landlord which enables me to spend a great deal more time with my family and hence dedicate sufficient time to my role as a governor.
Mr Andrew Abbot
Hi, my name is Andrew Abbott and I am proud to be a Foundation Governor at Elton Church of England Primary School. I have two sons who both attend the school. When my eldest son started at Elton in September 2011, I was very pleased when there was an opportunity shortly afterwards to become more involved in the school in the capacity of Parent Governor. I am a partner in a firm of accountants, working in private practice in Peterborough. I am a keen golfer and also volunteer some of my time to my golf club on its committee to assist with financial issues. By volunteering my services to the role of governor, I believe that I can work with the school to contribute in making a difference to the lives of all the children who attend Elton, through their education.
Mrs Ellen Tranter
Local Authority Governor
Hello, my name is Ellen Tranter, I am a Local Authority Governor and feel very privileged to be part of Elton Church of England Primary School.
I am committed to supporting the school community to ensure that we provide a high standard of education for all of our children.
I have 15 years experience of working with children, young people and families this being within children in care, youth work, parent support, complex family support and currently within an education and inclusion role.
I am a linked Governor responsible for safeguarding, special education needs and looked after children.
Mrs Penny Gough-Brown
Parent Governor (Chair)
Hi, my name is Penny Gough-Brown, I was appointed a Parent Governor in September 2015 when my daughter Neve commenced the school in EYFS. I have over 30 years experience in Personnel/Human Resources management gained in both public and private sectors. I believe that my experience, knowledge and skill in people policies, development and strategic business management mean that I can help to support in the management of the school. Like many parents I want my daughter to enjoy her time at school and benefit from a great education, therefore it is my hope that as a parent governor I can help the school to continue to achieve its high standards.