Local Governing Body 

We share a Local Governing Body with our sister school, Highfield Littleport Academy. Our Governors play an active and supportive role in the life of the school. They bring a wide variety of talents encompassing many areas of business and professional life.

The Governors’ role:

  • Together with the headteacher they are responsible for making sure our schools provide good quality education.
  • They provide challenge and support to headteachers, drawing on their knowledge and experience.
  • They make decisions together on matters such as performance, targets, school policies and school development plans.
  • They monitor the impact of policies and oversee school budgets and staffing.
  • They report on school achievements and respond to inspection recommendations.
  • They hear appeals from pupils and staff and consider complaints.
  • They ask searching questions and respect the position of headteachers as professional leaders of schools.


Executive Headteacher

Simon Bainbridge

Heads of School

Adam Daw (HEA)

Yvonne Skillern (HLA)

Trust Appointed Governors

Lorna Robinson (Chair/Safeguarding Lead at HEA)

Correspondence Address

Highfield Ely Academy
Downham Road

Email: lrobinson@highfield.cambs.sch.uk

Alec Burns

Jane Horn (Safeguarding HLA)

Parent Elected Governors
Victoria Leeks (HEA)

Non-voting Staff Representatives
Rebecca Butland

Emma Brooke

Clerk to Governors

Stephanie Neal
Email: clerk@highfield.cambs.sch.uk


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