Meet the Governors

Mrs Vanessa Allen

Chair of Governors (Co-opted Governor)

I've been part of the board since 2016. I live in Hemingford Grey and work for Cambridgeshire County Council adult social care early help team. One of my three children is still at HGPS with the other two now at secondary school. I enjoy supporting the school in this valuable and important governance role.

Mrs Kirsten Marriott


I have worked as headteacher at HGPS since January 2019 and am so proud of the motto of Together Everyone Achieves More, which is a living reality of the many teams in school: staff, governors, pupils, parent/carers and the wider community. Working with the governing body is a key part of my strategic role as headteacher, particularly working on the strategic development priorities. I am delighted as of January 2024 to work alongside Danielle Gaynor as Co-Headteacher.

Mrs Danielle Gaynor


I have recently joined the governing body in my role as Co-Headteacher alongside Kirsten Marriott. I have worked at Hemingford Grey Primary School since 2019 and have been lucky enough to teach many of the children and work in close partnership with the families. I will be working strategically with the governing body to drive the school strategic development plan.

Mrs Danielle Jermy

Staff Governor

I was delighted to join the Hemingford Grey Team as deputy headteacher in 2019. Prior to this I have been teaching and leading in schools in Milton Keynes and Hertfordshire. My roles in school also include, Pupil Premium Lead, Domestic Abuse Lead, Mental Health First Aider and Behaviour Lead. My passion and motivator is to develop an inclusive school where everyone feels valued and successful.​

Mrs Helen Peat

Co-opted Governor

I've been on the Governing Board since 2002 when my (now grown-up) children were at the school taking on a variety of roles and chairing for 10 years. Professionally, I work at the British Antarctic Survey, and I also volunteer with the RSPB and on School Admission Appeals Panels.​

Mrs Danielle Saunders

Parent Governor

I am a Mum of three, two who attend Hemingford Grey School and Pre-School. I have been a secondary school teacher for 10 years, and a Safeguarding lead too. I joined the governing board around a year ago as a parent governor and hope my safeguarding and education knowledge supports me in my governor role. ​

Mrs Amelia Beeley

Vice-Chair (Co-opted Governor)

I am a mum of two, who moved to Hemingford Grey in 2022 and joined the governing body to give something back to the village. I work implementing development and humanitarian programmes globally, and hope to bring the variety of my professional experience to support me in the governor role.​

Mrs Jasmin Ash

Co-opted Governor

I am a mum of two young boys and live in Hemingford Grey. I am a primary school teacher and have worked in various education roles since I moved here from Scotland 10 years ago.

Mr Jack Field

Local Authority Governor

I have lived in Hemingford Grey since October 2022 and am delighted to have joined the Governing Body of Hemingford Grey Primary School at the beginning of 2024. As a Director of Statistical Programming in the healthcare industry I look forward to lending my experience and expertise to the school in my capacity as a Governor.

Mrs Nicola Murchie

Parent Governor

I have lived in Hemingford Grey since 2016 and one of my two children is still at the school, with my eldest now at secondary. I work for central government where I specialise in risk, governance and strategy.

Mrs Carlie Huddleston

Clerk to the Governors

I started Clerking for the Governors in May 2022. I am a Mum of Four, with three children currently attending Hemingford Grey School. My job is to carry out the administration duties for the Governors along with attending meetings and taking the minutes.