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Godmanchester Community Education Trust

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The Godmanchester Community Education Trust is formed of people who have a commitment to learning and improving the education provision for the children of Godmanchester

Paul Askew - Trust Member

Paul has been a local school governor since 2002, and a Trust member since 2015.  During that time Paul’s been part of the team leading the school’s transition to an Academy and then the Multi-Academy Trust.

An experienced national public sector manager and government regulator, Paul’s specialisms are in performance, strategy and governance.  That experience is across a range of sectors including policing, housing and education.   "


Phil Mackay - Chair of the Board of Directors 

Phil is Chair of the Board of Governors and was a Local Governing Body member from 2007 to 2015. He has a keen interest in the provision of exceptional and exciting primary and secondary education.

Phil is the Chief Executive of the University of Hertfordshire Students’ Union, with responsibility for organisational strategy, company and charity administration and governance. 

Eleanor Deem - Board of Directors 

Eleanor was a Community Governor from April 2013 until stepping down as a Local Governing Body member in 2015 to focus on her role on the Board of Directors. She currently chairs the People & Policies Committee.

Eleanor is an experienced HR consultant, owner of two businesses and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. She has extensive experience advising business owners on employment law, contracts and policies and people management issues.

Gagan Gulati- Board of Directors

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Charlotte Oldwood- Board of Directors

Charlotte Oldwood graduated from Essex University in 1991, and moved to Godmanchester in 1995. Charlotte has 4 children, all of whom have attended/are attending Godmanchester Community Academy.

Along with the children, working as a Freelance Event Producer keeps her busy, but in her spare time she likes to sing in a local choir, run with the Godmanchester running club and read.

Rod Warsap - Executive Headteacher 

Previously the Headteacher of Caldecote Primary School, Rod has led Godmanchester Community Academy since 2012. His philosophy is that a Primary School should develop: ‘Happy, Healthy & High Achieving’ children.

Rod has been a Local Leader in Education since 2008, and is a committed advocate of System Leadership with a strong belief that the future of high quality education is dependent on closer working between schools and the sharing of expertise and specialisms.  

Roger Coxhead - Chair of Local Governing Body Godmanchester Community Academy 

Roger became a Community Governor in April 2013. Since November 2014  he has been Chair of the Local Governing Body of Godmanchester Community Academy. He had a career in the railway industry spanning 31 years, which was mainly in East Anglia. His managerial roles were in Commercial, Operations and Maintenance and Development.

For several years Roger was  a Godmanchester Town Councillor. He has lived in Godmanchester for 30 years and his children were educated in the Community Academy.

 Paul Thornton - Chair of Local Governing Body Godmanchester Bridge Academy