Jim Lay
I have been a governor since 2004. I am married to Liz, we have lived on the village for over 25 years and I run my own business. Our four children have all progressed through the school, before going on to Swavesey Village College. I sit on the Finance, Personnel & Resources committee and hold the portfolio for Finance

Vice Chair

Jacqueline McCamphill
I chair the Finance, Personnel & Resources committee and hold the portfolio for premises. I work for the Eastern Leadership Centre as a Service Lead for School Governors and I am currently studying for my NPQH. I am mum to two young children (Katharine and Conor) and any spare time I have is spent with my family.

Parent Governors

  Steve Barker
I am Cambridge born and bred and the eldest of 5. I have over 13 years experience within the catering trade, currently my role is a Catering Manager. My wife and I moved to Bar Hill in September 2006 just before the arrival of our first daughter Liza, who is a pupil at Bar Hill school. We also have another daughter, Matilda, she will also be joining the school in September 2015. You also may know us through our dogs, Dave & Betsy the Pugs!
Martin Murphy
Our family moved to Bar Hill in 2009 and I have been a Parent Governor since 2010. We have two children, Kieran and Lisa. I am a Mechanical Engineer and develop medical products at a design consultancy in Cambridge. I am a member of the Quality, Curriculum & Inclusion committee and hold the portfolio for Curriculum.
Ellie Tod
My husband Peter and I moved to Bar Hill in September 2012, just after our daughter Abigail started school here and a couple of weeks before our son Alexander was born. We have been gradually integrating into the community ever since – we now attend Bar Hill church, are involved with various football activities within the village and as of May 2015 I have joined the governing body of the school. I have worked for the finance team at Cambridgeshire County Council for the last 10 years; my current role is the corporate capital accountant.

LA Governor

Bunty Waters
I moved from London to live in Bar Hill in 1972. My three children all attended Bar Hill Primary School and then went on to Swavesey VC. I was a member of the Toddler Group, Playgroup and PTA throughout the years. I worked for the County Council for many years and the last few before my retirement in 2010 was at a Pupil Referral Unit in Cambridge. I am a South Cambs District Councillor, Parish Councillor and School Governor. I am also a member of the Resident’s Association.

Co-Opted Governors

Michael Furber
I am a parent of two children at the school and have lived in Bar Hill since 2012.  I work as an ESOL Lecturer at Cambridge Regional College and as a Teacher Trainer for UK-TEFL.  Before working at CRC and other language schools in Cambridge I was an English teacher in the Czech Republic, Spain and Italy.  My main interests in education are inclusivity, social mobility and challenging all pupils to fulfil their potential. In my free time I like playing the guitar, watching and playing football. 
Andy Pellew
I joined the governing body in 2014 and chair the Quality, Curriculum & Inclusion Committee. My daughter attends the school and my son will join reception in 2015. I work for an IT Service Provider, Mundipharma IT Services, on Cambridge Science Park which serves companies globally in the pharmaceuticals industry. I love spending time in the garden and grow my own fruit which I use for making cordials.
Jo Hall
Having been born and brought up in Lowestoft, Suffolk, I qualified as a nursery nurse in 1962 and arrived in Cambridge three years later. Here I met my husband Roger, and we moved to Bar Hill in 1969. Both our children attended Bar Hill school and Swavesey Village college. For over 30 years, I was a supervisor for the Bar Hill toddler group, 25 of which I also worked at the Rosie Maternity Hospital. During this time I have served on the PTA, been a Parish Councillor and I am a member of the Residents Association. For the last eleven years, I have been a Guider, helping to run the 2nd Bar Hill Brownies. I am proud to be a school governor, assisting in reception one morning a week.
Alison Pinney
Currently living in Willingham, I work as the Community Champion at the local Tesco store.  I have worked in community based roles since 2003 when I started employment with the Community Development team at Cambridge City Council.  I have also worked as a child-minder and served on several child related committees.  Community is at the heart of everything I do and look to put this to good use within the school environment.
Rachel Bailham
I have been involved with Bar Hill School for over 20 years, as a teaching assistant, parent and as a teacher since 2003. I am currently a class teacher in Reception and I have a special interest in special educational needs as SENCO and I am the Most Able leader. I am a Governor and an active member of the PTA. I enjoy reading, swimming and going on long walks with my chocolate Labrador Jake; I also like going to the cinema and listening to music.
  Richard Sharman
I have been a governor since late in 2001. I have two children; Christopher and Francesca. I serve on the Finance, Personnel & Resources committee. I have lived in Bar Hill for over ten years and run my own electronics consultancy.
  Rachel Hallam (on maternity leave until January 2016)
I am an ex pupil of Bar Hill Primary School and I also subsequently attended Swavesey Village College. I have lived on the village now for over twenty years and have enjoyed living in such a fantastic village for so long I just cannot bear to leave! I currently work in London for an economic and social development organisation where a lot of the work I do is concentrated in improving children and young people’s services. I have been a governor at Bar Hill since 2011 and hold the portfolio for Personnel.
Jim Lay (See above)
Jacqueline McCamphill (see above)


Al Mistrano Al Mistrano
Being a teacher is a huge privilege – one that I take very seriously. Teaching and education are as much what I am as what I do and has been a part of my life since I left Philadelphia over 25 years ago. At Bar Hill School I aim to share my passion for education and learning with every member of our community, adult and child alike.


Stephanie Tabram
I began teaching at Bar Hill School in September 2000 and have been Deputy Head since April 2012. This is a fantastic school to work in! I enjoy teaching Year 6 and helping with their transition to secondary school. I am also involved in developing the English curriculum and welcome invited authors into school.


Beth Henry

[Governors can be contacted via email or the school office]