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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section

Interim Head teacher :Kelly Thomas

Staff Governor: Nicky Fyfe


Co-opted Governors:


Stephen Juggins, Chair of Governors

Jonathan Papworth, Vice Chair of Governors

Adrian Lawes, SEN Governor

David Neal, Chair of Resources

Ex-officio incumbent- Rev. Rebecca Dyball



Parent Governors:

Matthew Whitwell, Chair of SDC

Iain Fairlie



To contact the chair please email:


 Stephen Juggins


Why I became a Governor:

My two children both attended Holme School, and having always taken an interest in education generally, it was a natural progression to become involved in their school. I first became a governor in June 1991.


Role & Responsibilities:

 Originally I was a parent governor, and when my children left I became a Local Authority appointment.


I have been Chairman of the governors three times now, and chaired the property and personnel committees at various times in between.




Other interests/ involvements include local and national politics, NFU,

rural affairs generally, sport of all types




 I am a farmer, and have lived in the area all my life. I have two adult, married, children. My wife trained as a teacher as her second career, and has taught at Holme school in the past, so the school and education have played a large part in my life.




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Reverend. Becky Dyball 

It is a privilege to be a governor for Holme C of E Academy. I have the delight of spending time with the staff and pupils as we gather for collective worship, special lessons, workshops and in the playground. My personal favourite is when I get to join the pupils at lunch for informal chats and hear about all their different projects and learning adventures. As a governor I have a particular focus on collective worship. 


I am a Rector in the Church of England with a focus on Sawtry, Glatton, Holme and Connington. Before training as a priest  I had a varied career including Community Development, Management, Fundraising, working in the Democratic Repulic of the Congo and a Director of a regeneration Company in Islington. I am married to Alex and have a son in year 5 at the school. 


Reverend Becky Dyball 

Name:  Iain Fairlie


Why I became a Governor:  

To support the school in its work to deliver opportunity to every child in our community.   I recognise the heavy workload teachers and other staff have nowadays and felt I should help a little by providing input from a parents perspective to the decisions the School takes.


Role & Responsibilities:

 I am a Parent Governor.  I am also the designated Governor for Safeguarding matters.



 As with all parents, our children, their growth, development and wellbeing are my main interest.  Outside of this, my golf game needs attention and I enjoy watching most other sports.



 I am married to Leanne and we live in Sawtry with our two children and two pets, a Labrador and a rabbit.


For work, I have been in the Financial Services industry for over twenty years and am now a Director of a Personal Financial Advice business based near Milton Keynes. 




Name:  David Neal


Why I became a Governor:

I became a Governor at the school over 20 yrs ago. I joined as a Parent Governor with a view of supporting the school as a critical friend and having some input on the way the children were being educated at the school.



Role & Responsibilities:

 My current role is a Community Governor, and prior to the school becoming an Academy I was Chair of the Finance Committee.




I am a Parish Councillor  in the village, and have a keen interest in all things nature, particularly ornithology



 I have lived in the village for nearly 28 yrs and as I said earlier over 20 of them have been connect to and supporting our school. I am a retired police officer, but keep busy painting and decorating around the village.




Name:  Matthew Whitwell


Why I became a Governor:  My motivation is to help the school provide a safe and happy learning environment for the children. I would like every child who attends Holme to have fond memories of their time in the school. Latterly, it has been to help the school retain its own small character against the ever developing national picture.


Role & Responsibilities:

Parent Governor

Chair of the school development sub-committee



In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit and active, I have had a single figure golf handicap for 20 years and recently taken up cycling. As a keen sportsman (and supporter) I have connections with various local sporting groups, one of whom is the local youth football team who also play matches in the school.


Background: My wife and I have two children who attend the school and we live locally in Yaxley. I have spent my career in the food industry working in supply chain management roles, currently working in Peterborough for an animal feeds business supplying the dairy and poultry industries.

Name:  Nicki Fyfe



Why I became a Governor:  

I became a governor to represent school staff in decision making and give a staff perspective on the areas the governors are responsible for.


Role & Responsibilities:

I am a Staff Governor and also attend governors meetings to give finance updates in my role as Finance Secretary.



 I love reading, cooking and all things nature related. I attempt to keep fit and healthy by going to the gym and running.



I live just outside Peterborough with my husband Neil, my 2 children, Rory and Hazel and a labradoodle called Molly.


I moved to Peterborough in 1999 as a placement student for British Sugar and worked there in various finance roles for 16 years. I took some time off before my daughter started school and then started working at Holme in October 2017 as Finance Secretary. I’m responsible for finance, payroll and property management.


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