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Trustee Biographies

Judy Ward: Member - Chair 

During a long career in education Judy was a class teacher, senior manager and headteacher in both mainstream and special schools. Following this she worked for Cambridgeshire Local Authority as an education adviser.  These roles have given her a wealth of experience and a good understanding of Special Educational Needs which Judy is able to bring to her role of both a Member and the Chair of Trustees at Spring Common School.

Anne Aldred: Trustee 

Anne has lived locally in Huntingdon since 1986 and worked solely in the Children's Disability field.  She recently retired from NHS in 2014 after 36 years employment as a Registered Learning Disability Nurse.  The latter part of her career was spent working at Spring Common as the School Nurse.   Anne is involved in local charities including Huntingdon Mencap Society and Cruse Bereavement Care.  She is a keen advocate for families and young people who are affected by learning disability issues

Lynda Adam: Trustee 

Lynda trained at Goldsmiths College, University of London and taught in state schools, qualifying in Special Needs Education in Cambridge.  She worked as a teacher at Spring Common until her retirment.  Lynda continued to support the school as a Governor, converting to a Trustee when the school became an Academy in January 2016.

Rachael Goodwin: Trustee 

Rachael joined Spring Common Academy in September 2015 having previously taught Drama in a high school and sixth form college in Norfolk for nine years. Whilst teaching in Norfolk Rachael facilitated drama workshops for students at a local special educational needs school and also participated in the national schools improvement initiative D4LC (Drama for Learning and Creativity) created by Patrice Baldwin. Prior to teaching Rachael worked in theatre-in-education delivering performances and workshops to schools across the country.

Jay Browning: Member 

Jay worked for Spring Common School as a Specialist (Visual Impairment) Teaching Assistant for 12 years.  She currently works for the local authority county wide, as a member of the Sensory Support Visual Impairment Team.  Jay has over 17 year’s experience supporting children and adults with learning disabilities, plus 5 year’s experience working in a children’s residential care home and more recently working in a residential care home for the elderly. Since 2011, she has been a school governor at Spring Common School, and then became a Member when the school converted to Academy.  Jay also supports her local village community church with fund raising events.