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The Cambridge Primary School

The Cambridge

Primary School


Sarah Kennedy - Head Teacher

Headteacher - Staff Governor

I was born in Lincolnshire, grew up in Dorset and moved to Guildford, Surrey in 2005.  I studied BSc Applied Psychology and Sociology at the University of Surrey before completing my Post Graduate Certificate in Education at Roehampton Univserity (University of London). I taught Ravenscote Junior School, Frimley (part of the EEEA trust) for over 8 years, several of which as an Assistant Headteacher, before my appointment as headteacher of The Cambridge Primary School in September 2018.

Outside of school, I enjoy keeping fit, particularly taking part in endurance running and cycling events. 

As Headteacher I attend all Governing Body meetings.

I am passionate about working with children and feel privileged to be in a position where we can give pupils the opportunity to develop enquiring minds, build on their natural curiosity and confidence whilst creating positive, respectful relationships which make them feel valued.

Declaration of Interests:  Employee of the school

Appointed: By Local Governing Body 2018 - ongoing

Committees: Sits on all committees

Claire Funnell - Chair of governors 

I was delighted to be given the opportunity of being a part of the Governing Body for The Cambridge Primary School.

I was born and brought up in Aldershot and I am excited to see the regeneration of this amazing town. 

I now live in Camberley and am married with two children, and have been self-employed for many years.  This has given me the flexibility to take an active part in school life and enjoyed helping in class, being an active member of the PTA’s and then became a parent Governor at their Secondary School.  I have also worked extensively with students aged 16-19, as an Academy Director for a sports college, providing vocational education opportunities.

I very much believe that every child matters.  Everyone deserves a safe and supportive learning environment, with the opportunity to realise their value, and encouragement to achieve their potential.  The Engage Enrich Excel Academies ethos and visions, fit with my own and I have been a community Governor at Ravenscote for two years prior to moving over to The Cambridge Primary School, in the Role of Chair of Governors.

I am looking forward to working with the other Governors to give the school support and challenge, to ensure that all our children experience a great foundation for their educational journey.

Declaration of Interests:  None declared

Appointed: By Local Governing Body 2018  (End of office Oct 2022)

Committees: FGB (inc. Buildings & Finance and Children and Learning)

LIAm buggs - Trust Governor 

I was born and grew up in Kent before moving to London to study Primary Education at the University of Roehampton for 3 years. Upon graduating and achieving QTS I joined Ravenscote Junior School in Frimley, teaching in Years 4 & 5 over a period of 3 years, during which time I held lead subject responsibilities for Humanities and Computing. I then moved to my current school, South Camberley Primary & Nursery School in Camberley, where I am in my second year, as an Assistant Headteacher for Upper Key Stage 2 and a Year 6 teacher. 

My passions lie in technology and I love keeping up to date with advancements with these, looking at how technology can have positive impact and influence on our day-to-day lives. I am also a self-taught software developer, designing and developing bespoke solutions for a range of markets, including education. With my expertise in this area I am a contributor to the Chartered College of Teaching’s Online Learning Development Group and through this have taken opportunities to collaborate with the Department for Education on their projects, prior to public release.

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve as part of this Governing Body in a hugely exciting time, supporting the school in becoming a pivotal part of the Wellesley development community and in achieving their vision of creating a safe, happy and healthy learning environment for all in which life-long learners are challenged and motivated to achieve their potential!

Declaration of Interests:  Employed in an EEEA Trust School.

Appointed: By Local Governing Body 2018  (End of office Oct 2022)

Committees: FGB (inc. Buildings & Finance and Children and Learning

Freya oliver - trust governor 

After growing up and attending school in Northamptonshire, I moved to Scotland to study BSc Physics at the University of Dundee. I then joined the British Army and trained to be an officer at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. After leaving the military, I completed my Post Graduate Certificate in Education at the University of Oxford (Linacre College), specialising in Science and Physics at KS4 and KS5.

I have taught in a range of secondary school and am currently a member of the Senior Leadership Team within The Howard Partnership Trust. I am passionate about ensuring students are able to maximise their life-chances through their schooling and am proud to now be a part of The Cambridge Primary School community.

My family have recently moved to the Wellesley area and I am keen to support its development through being part of the Governing Body. I am looking forward to working with the other Governor’s to support our young people when they are at this key time in their lives.

Declaration of Interests:  Employed in a Howard Partnership Trust school.

Appointed: By Local Governing Body 2018  (End of office Oct 2022)

Committees: FGB (inc. Buildings & Finance and Children and Learning)

Angela Beeson - Parent Governor 

I was born in Chertsey, Surrey but spent most of my childhood in Belgium. When I was 18 I returned to the uk to attend Coventry University where I studied Business Studies. After completing my degree I worked as a project manager for a market research company and later I became a PADI scuba diving instructor. Through this role I discovered my love of teaching and in 2009 I returned to university to do a PGCE in primary education at Kingston University.

I absolutely loved teaching but when my elder son arrived I decided to step back from school life and I became a stay at home mum. I now have two boys and am delighted that my elder son goes to The Cambridge Primary School. 

I am absolutely thrilled to be a governor.  I am really looking forward to not only seeing the school and the community grow but also to be able to work alongside the other Governors. 

Declaration of Interests: My child attends the school.

Appointed: By Local Governing Body 2018  (End of office Oct 2022)

Committees: FGB (inc. Buildings & Finance and Children and Learning)

Ben Williamson - Parent Governor 

I was born, raised and studied in Portsmouth, Hampshire. I moved to Aldershot in 2007 and then to the Wellesley development in 2017.

My business background has always been in flooring and retail/business management since an early age where I have developed a variety of skills and enjoyed many experiences.
Outside of work I am an active member of the Wellesley community, involved in both social media and local events. I am also an enthusiastic runner, competing at various distance events up to ultra-marathon. I currently sit on the committee for Blackwater Valley Runners, an Aldershot based running club.

I feel privileged to join the team at The Cambridge Primary School and am very much looking forward to working with everyone involved to help develop both the school and the children, as well as the local community.

Declaration of Interests:  My daughter starts at the school in September 2019

Appointed: By Local Governing Body 2019  (End of office Oct 2023)

Committees: FGB (inc. Buildings & Finance and Children and Learning)

Samantha Atherton - EEEA Governor

Declaration of Interests:  

Appointed: By Local Governing Body 2020  (End of office Oct 2024)

Committees: FGB (inc. Buildings & Finance and Children and Learning)

Matthew Dillon - EEEA Governor 

Declaration of Interests:  

Appointed: By Local Governing Body 2020  (End of office Oct 2024)

Committees: FGB (inc. Buildings & Finance and Children and Learning)