Governors

Chair

Jim Lay
I have been a governor since 2004. I am married to Liz, we have lived on the village for over 30 years and I run my own business. Our four children all attended Bar Hill School, before going on to Swavesey Village College and then higher education. I sit on the Finance, Personnel & Resources committee and hold the portfolio for Finance

Vice Chair

Jacqueline McCamphill
I sit on the Finance, Personnel & Resources committee and hold the portfolio for Personnel. I work for the Diocese of Ely MAT as Assistant Director – Innovation and Business Development 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

  Assia Nakova
We moved to Bar Hill from Cambridge in the beginning of 2015. An important part of deciding to settle down in the village was the praise we had received about the school from other parents. With an elder daughter in year 2 and a younger still a baby, we’ll be involved with Bar Hill primary school for quite a few years and I would love to bring my contribution in maintaining the good quality education the school provides. Originally from Bulgaria, I have been living in the UK since 2003. I work in a local company as a Purchasing Manager and deal with electronic components. My spare time is dedicated to my family, especially the girls. We like going for long walks, cycling and running.
  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.
Helen Grattidge
I have lived in Barhill for over 20 years. I am married to Paul and have 2 children. Our eldest is at Swavasey and our boy is in Year 3 at Barhill. I moved to Bar Hill having worked in London and Switzerland. I have worked for the University of Cambridge as a Front of House Manager in the Conference and Catering Dept of Robinson College, since 1994. In my spare time I enjoy wine tasting and riding my cyclo-cross bike.

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

Richard Sharman
I have been a governor since late in 2001. I am married to Adrienne and we have two children; Christopher and Chessie who both attended Bar Hill a few years ago. I serve on the Finance, Personnel & Resources committee and hold the portfolio for Premises. I have lived in Bar Hill for over twenty years. I run my own smart building systems design company in London.
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.
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.
Rachel Hallam
  Lajos Kalmar
My family and I moved to the UK from Hungary in 2015 and settled in Bar Hill. Both my wife and I work for the University of Cambridge and chose to live in the village as we prefer the countryside to living in the city. Our younger daughter attends Bar Hill School and our older daughter attends Swavesey Village College. Since completing my PhD in human genetics, I have been working as a geneticist and bioinformatician in human and dog genetics, and structural biology for more than 15 years. Having participated in scientific public life before, I was very happy to join the governing body in 2016 and become an active part of the local community. I sit on the QSI committee and I am link governor for both science and computing.
 
Petra Pellew
Michelle Tang
I recently moved to Cambridge in Aug 2016 after previously living in London where I was a teacher in a North London Primary School. I now work as a Schools Liaison Officer for Selwyn College, University of Cambridge which involves building relationships with schools and raising aspirations in young people. I currently live in Longstanton with my partner and am keen to get more involved with the local community. I have recently taken up fishing since moving out of the city and I’m also a keen foodie.
Jim Lay (See above)
 
Jacqueline McCamphill (see above)

Headteacher

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.

Staff

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.

Clerk

  Beth Henry
I am a solicitor by profession, having studied, trained and worked in Cambridge .  My family and I have just returned from five years living and working in Australia and I now divide my time between looking after my two young children and being the clerk to the Board of Governors at Bar Hill Community Primary School.

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