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Walgrave Primary School


Our Governors serve across two schools as part of the Walgrave and Pitsford Primary Schools Federation.

Our Governors meet at least once a month and oversee the work of both schools. We have several working parties or committees in addition to the ‘Full Governing Body’ these include Finance and Personnel, Headteacher Performance Management and Standards and Progress.

Any vacancies in the Governing body are advertised locally and applications are invited from members of the community as well as parents.


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Alan Denton

Alan has served as Chair of the federation since its adoption in November 2014. Prior to that, he was Chair at Walgrave Primary School. Alan runs a successful leadership and coaching development company and is currently undertaking work with the school. This has been declared as an interest and Alan has no direct working influence on the project.

November 2014

November 2018

October 2021





Eleanor Hacklett Eleanor is a parent at Walgrave Primary School and joined the governing body in May 2019.  She has over 13 years of teaching experience across key stages 1 and 2, including experience in school improvement. She is passionate about ensuring all children receive an excellent, fully-rounded education and enjoy their schooling experience. Finance and Personnel

May 2019

October 2021




Julia Hyde Julia is the Executive Headteacher at both Walgrave and Pitsford Primary Schools.

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Lydia Lingley Lydia has worked in education for the past ten years specifically the F.E. sector. She has an interest in special educational needs and disability and a degree in Disability Studies. Lydia currently works as the SEND lead at Tresham College of F.E. and H.E. and is the additional learning support manage with responsibility for 30 staff.

Standards and Progress


Finance and Personnel

 January 2017




Steve Bonnell Steve runs a successful electrical company, enabling him to advise on certain areas of Health and Safety. He is sometimes called in to undertake works, and as such this has been declared as an interest. Health and Safety November 2014/November 2018 40%
Co-Opted Rebecca Swannell January 2020 100%
Co-Opted Samone Cupper Samone is a parent at Walgrave Primary School and joined the governing body in January 2020. She was Deputy Head of a primary school, with over 14 years of teaching experience before leaving to raise her family. She has recently started supply teaching in KS1 and KS2.  January 2020 100%
Co-Opted Juliet Hodgson Juliet is a parent at Walgrave Primary School and joined the governing body in January 2020. She is also an experienced primary school teacher with a keen interest in education. She is dedicated to providing children with a firm foundation during their primary years. January 2020 100%
Staff Mike Pennington Mike is the Deputy Head at Walgrave Primary School and has over 15 years teaching experience across Primary Schools in Northamptonshire. Standards and Progress December 2017 80%

The Clerk to the Governing Body is Mrs Sara Myles and she can be contacted on bursar@pitsford.northants-ecl.gov.uk