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Meet Our Advisory Body

Soham Village College is a member of Staploe Education Trust, a Multi Academy Trust that also comprises of The Weatheralls, The Shade and Kennett Primary schools.

The Local Advisory Body is established and constituted in each school by the Trust Board of Trustees.

Our members have been selected for their specific skills, knowledge and ability to work together and provide support to the school ensuring that student achievement is delivered through the setting of objectives giving clear indication of the schools overarching educational vision and planned development.

Through the preparation and delivery of key documentation; members are able to monitor and evaluate school performance whilst considering the quality of teaching, learning and assessment together with curriculum development.

School Advisory Body - Attendance 2021-2022

Mr Peter Sargeant

Chair of the Advisory Body / Parent Advisory Body Member at Soham Village College / Link Member for Recruitment

Mrs Kate Barnes

Appointed member of Soham Village College Advisory Body / Link Advisory Body Member for Child Protection and Safeguarding & Attendance

Miss Parvati Churchman

Appointed member of SVC Advisory Body / Link member for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Mr David Eden

Staff Advisory Body Member at Soham Village College

Mr Paul Dunham

Appointed member of Soham Village College Advisory Body / Link Advisory Body Member for Premises, Representative for Soham Moor Old Grammar School

Mr Jon Hampson

Headteacher of Soham Village College

Mrs Katie Hardwick

Staff Advisory Body Member at Soham Village College

Mrs Lorraine Lofting

Trustee and Appointed member of SVC Advisory Body / Link Advisory Body Member for Pupil Premium and Mental Health

Recently retired from paid employment, Lorraine has a strong background in strategic leadership in children’s services in the public sector drawing on significant experience in operational delivery, change management, partnership working and service improvement. Much of her working life has been based in or around Soham, East Cambridgeshire and the Fens. Lorraine is a qualified social worker with a specialism in the leadership and management of early help services and associated processes and systems to help to reduce demand on specialist services. Latterly, Lorraine has applied her knowledge and experience to the transformation of adult social care in the community of Soham by applying the Dutch Buurtzorg principles to the setting up of a small self managed team. She has a coaching qualification and enjoys using coaching techniques in developing system leaders. Lorraine is vice-chair of the Risk and Audit Committee, a member of the Soham Village College Advisory Body where she is Lead Governor for Mental Health and Pupil Premium. She also sits on the Trust Review Committee. Since retirement, Lorraine is keen to use her skills through unpaid voluntary positions and currently works for Health Watch and the Youth Offending Team in addition to the Trust.

Ms Bethan McLean

Parent member of Soham Village College Advisory Body

Parent member of Soham Village College Advisory Body

Mr Peter Palmer

Vice Chair of the Advisory Body Parent Advisory Body Member at Soham Village College / Link Member for Careers

Miss Elizabeth White

Appointed member of the SVC Advisory Body / Link member for Behaviour and Diversity

Mrs Rachel Earl

Clerk to the School Advisory Body of Soham Village College

Mr Peter Sargeant

Chair of the Advisory Body / Parent Advisory Body Member at Soham Village College / Link Member for Recruitment

Mrs Kate Barnes

Appointed member of Soham Village College Advisory Body / Link Advisory Body Member for Child Protection and Safeguarding & Attendance

Miss Parvati Churchman

Appointed member of SVC Advisory Body / Link member for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Mr David Eden

Staff Advisory Body Member at Soham Village College

Mr Paul Dunham

Appointed member of Soham Village College Advisory Body / Link Advisory Body Member for Premises, Representative for Soham Moor Old Grammar School

Mr Jon Hampson

Headteacher of Soham Village College

Mrs Katie Hardwick

Staff Advisory Body Member at Soham Village College

Mrs Lorraine Lofting

Trustee and Appointed member of SVC Advisory Body / Link Advisory Body Member for Pupil Premium and Mental Health

Ms Bethan McLean

Parent member of Soham Village College Advisory Body

Mr Peter Palmer

Vice Chair of the Advisory Body Parent Advisory Body Member at Soham Village College / Link Member for Careers

Miss Elizabeth White

Appointed member of the SVC Advisory Body / Link member for Behaviour and Diversity

Mrs Rachel Earl

Clerk to the School Advisory Body of Soham Village College