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More about St Luke’s Governors

Mrs Catterson

Mrs Catterson Mrs Catterson is now in her eighth year of headship and has experience in a range of different schools, from outer London, to Fenland and South Cambridgeshire. She has worked previously in community schools, the private sector and a church school. She has led her previous school through two successful Ofsted inspections as well as two good Statutory Inspections of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) in 2009 and 2014. She’s passionate about learning and getting the optimum conditions for learning just right!

The Rev’d Dr Janet Bunker

Bunker Janet is the Team Vicar in the Parish of the Ascension and has served in the parish for nearly 10 years. She has a varied background, having worked as a research scientist, lecturer in higher and adult education, writer for the Open University, manager in student advice services and case worker for an MP before training for ordination at Westcott House in Cambridge. When she has any free time, she enjoys bird-watching and looking after her cats and tortoises.

Mrs Gooding

Mrs Gooding Mrs Gooding has lived in the local area for over 30 years. Both her children attended St Luke’s School (They are over 30 years now!). Jacky has been a teaching assistant at St Luke’s for over 20 years and has seen many changes. Her hobbies include gardening and arts and craft.

Arthur Meadows

meadows Arthur has lived in Cambridge since 2000. As a parent, Arthur has children in Year 1 and Year 3 and can be often seen at school drop-off. He regularly attends St Luke’s Church and became a governor in December 2012. He has worked in small software companies (as well as a not-for-profit organization) for over 20 years, both in the UK and in the USA. He currently works for a Cambridge-based internet company. He is captain of a local hockey team and runs a professional network for product managers in Cambridge.

David Excell

excell David moved to Cambridge in 2004 from Australia to study at the Cambridge University Engineering Department. He has two boys at St Lukes one in Reception and another in Year 1 and became a parent governor in November 2015. David founded a Cambridge software business that provides solutions to mitigate financial crime. As a founder he is involved in all aspects of the business working closely with clients and internal teams. David also regularly speaks at events organised by Founders4Schools.

Dan Woodford

woodford Dan has been involved with St Luke’s since his eldest child started in 2006. He worked with the PTA for a number of years and has been a governor since 2011. He was elected to be Chair in September 2015. He works in a managerial role for a software company.

Amber Grantham

Grantham Amber has two children at St Luke’s so can be regularly be found in the playground should you ever want to chat to a governor! As a member of St Andrew’s church, Chesterton, Amber also serves as a Foundation Governor at St Luke’s to help support the Christian ethos of the school. Amber is a biological scientist currently working in a university clinical research lab.

Philip Wood

Photo not available Philip has lived in and around Cambridge for over 20 years and, as well as being a Foundation Governor, is a parent of a child at St Luke’s. Following completion of a law degree in 1993, Philip qualified as a Chartered Accountant and has over ten years of experience as the Group Finance Director of software companies listed on the London Stock Exchange, working in both Cambridge and London.

Briony Davies

Photo not available Briony moved to Cambridge in 2012 to study for a BA in Education at the University. She now works as a management trainee at Cambridgeshire County Council. In her spare time, Briony plays rugby for a local club.

Laurent Elfassy

Photo not available Laurent first came to Cambridge nearly twenty years ago as a student, having spent his youth in France and Australia. His daughter is thoroughly enjoying Year 2 at St Luke’s and he has been a parent governor since February 2016. Laurent works for a London-based management consultancy where he specialises in advising clients in telecoms, media, and travel and leisure sectors.