Governors

Governor Information 2018/19. Updated July 2019

 

Name

Type

Appointment date

Responsibility

Betty Hasler

Community

2017

Chair, safeguarding

Margaret Barwell

Community

2018

 

Julie Harrison

Staff

2018

 

Christopher Mackett

Community

2019

 

Janet Tanfield

Community

2019

 

Katherine Smith

Parent

2019 

 

Toni Bird

Community

 2019

 


Clerk: Elaine Fisher

To contact the Chair of Governors, please write c/o the academy or email BHasler@orchards.cambs.sch.uk

  • Mrs Betty Hasler

    Chair of Governors

    Betty Hasler spent over forty years in education, as teacher, inspector and headteacher, before retiring in 2013. As she couldn’t keep away from schools and wanted to make a contribution to her local community she chose to become a governor at Orchards Primary School in 2015. She also works part-time as a clerk to governors for four primary schools in south Lincolnshire. As well as working in schools, Betty also enjoys writing, reading, gardening and doll-making. She has lived in the Wisbech area since 1970, so she has seen many changes in the town over the years, but still enjoys living in the fens.

  • Mr Chris Mackett

    Community Governor

    Chris spent most of his career with the probation service, moving to Wisbech with his family in 1988 to become Senior Probation Officer for Fenland. Other responsibilities included managing Community Payback for 10 years and heading a partnership to help develop the probation service in Romania. He became Assistant Chief Probation Officer for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough but took early retirement in 2009. Since then he has had a variety of roles, including working for Peterborough City Council to develop their Anti Social Behaviour plan and as manager with a project working with short term prisoners released from Peterborough prison. When he was younger and fitter, Chris coached junior rugby at Wisbech rugby club; he is a member of the Rotary Club of Wisbech and also volunteers at Peckover House each week.

  • Mrs Toni Bird

    Community Governor

    Toni Bird spent numerous years working for Tesco in the local community, working in connection with many local charities / organisations in Wisbech. She is currently working for a doctor's surgery.
    She is still very active in our local community as part of Wisbech Rotary, a treasurer for a local group and sitting on the town council committee.
    Toni enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as walking her little dog.