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Our Governors bring lots of experience that helps direct our school in our quest for continuous improvement. Below, the Governors have provided some information about themselves and the experience that they bring to their role.

Bernard Champness - Chair of Governors

Although I do not live in Bretton, for the last 11 years I have worked in Bretton as the Clerk to Bretton Parish Council. I have been a School Governor for the last 10 years and feel very proud to be a part of this school. I do not come from an educational back ground having trained and qualified as a Cordon Bleu Chef and worked in London before working in a solicitors office and then having my own business.

Linda Ward

My name is Linda Ward and I have been a Governor at Middleton Primary School for almost 6 years. Before retiring I was a teacher, working with pupils with special educational needs, for over 40 years. I am married with two daughters, one of whom is a primary school teacher. My husband also works for the Local Authority.

As part of my role at Middleton I am currently the Governor with responsibility for Health and Safety, Safeguarding, Special Educational Needs and Looked after Children.

Isabel Clark

I am the Clerk to the school’s governing body working for the Clerking Service provided by the city council.  It is my job to take the minutes of all the governing body meetings and committees, advise on governance issues and keep the governor information up to date on this website.

I retired from a senior management post in education at the city council, but now I act as clerk at several Peterborough schools plus schools in Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire, working mainly from home.

My sons went through the Peterborough education system and now I have 6 grandchildren, all attending Peterborough schools.

Matthew Clements

"I've lived in Bretton for more than 30 years.  Most of that time I taught at a local secondary school.   Before teaching I spent a couple of years working in the machine tool industry in Bolton.

Since retiring I have been able to take up more local activities, including being a governor at Middleton.  My first contact with Middleton was through projects it initiated in partnership with Bretton Parish council which I am on."

Joan Savage

I am a recently retired teacher and Head of Year at a local secondary school.  Both our children attended Middleton Primary School and previously I was a governor and Chair of Governors at Middleton too.  I now wish to devote some of my time to serving the community in which I live and in particular in playing a role in the life of the school and helping to support children, parents and staff.  


The documents on this page provide details of our Governing body.