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Governance Structure

Cromwell is accountable to The Active Learning Trust Board. 

Details of The Active Learning Trust governance can be found via these links:

Active Learning Trust Governance

Active Learning Trust Board and Members

The board can be contacted via the clerk at:

jroberts@cromwell.cambs.sch.uk or


Local Governing Body


Jane Horn

Trust Governor

Executive Headteacher - Cromwell Community College

Jane Horn has been Principal of Cromwell Community College since 2014 having previously been Vice Principal. Jane started her teaching career at a secondary school in Huntingdon where she became Assistant Head with responsibility for Key Stage 3. Jane is thoroughly committed to school improvement; in 2016 Cromwell was rated Good by OFSTED. The College is now focused on ensuring that outcomes for all pupils are outstanding.


Caroline Corby-Judge

Trust Governor

Safer Recruitment Champion and Safeguarding

I have lived locally for many years and have been a Governor at Cromwell Community College since 2018. I have two children, one currently in Year 7 and one who has left the school and now works in education. I work as a Civil Servant for HMCTS. I have experience working in the Family Proceedings Department and currently work in Criminal Proceedings. Although I do not come from an education background I feel I can offer a different perspective, which is useful in my role as a Governor.


Ian Whitlam

Parent Governor 

Health & Safety / Attendance / Behaviour

I was a Parent Governor at Earith Primary School for 5 years, including the role of Chair of the Standards Committee, and have now been a parent governor for Cromwell Community College for 3 years. I have a daughter in Year 8 and a son in Year 11 at Cromwell Community College.  My background is in education. I taught in secondary schools for 25 years as a Head of Music, and also a Head of Year. I now work for Go4Schools as an Education Services Consultant. This involves training schools in the use of software to track attainment, behaviour, attendance and how to analyse all aspects of pupil data.


Simon Bainbridge

Trust Governor

Post 16 / PSCHE / Careers / Race & Equality

Simon’s first role working with young people with additional needs was as a Support Worker at a Scope school in Hertfordshire.  Simon began his teaching career in 1997 in a National Autistic Society School and in 2006 he gained a Deputy Headship at a new build area special school in Cambridgeshire.  In 2011 he moved as Headteacher to Highfield Ely before it joined the Active Learning Trust in 2016, and was given the opportunity to play a lead part in the development of another new build area special school, Highfield Littleport.  In 2018 a new LINC 10-25 was opened, the first provision of its type in the Eastern region.  Simon now enjoys providing support for schools in developing their provisions for learners with SEND, and remains committed to providing the learners in the Trust with SEND with the best possible outcomes.


Helen Cassady

Trust Governor

Acting Chair

Helen is an experienced educationalist who has held a range of posts in middle and senior leadership.  Helen has been a Headteacher and has successfully led schools in challenging circumstances and who are high performing.  One of her specialisms is school improvement and she has supported other Headteachers in transforming their schools.  Helen has also worked in Initial Teacher Education/HEI delivering programmes on postgraduate and undergraduate courses.  She is also an experienced trainer, as she has led CPD for primary and secondary staff within Eastern England.



Sian Pritchard

Trust Governor

Early Years & Primary / Quality of Education


I retired from the Executive Headship of Kingsfield and Earith Primary Schools in April 2020 having been a head for five years.  I have had a varied professional career, graduating with a Law degree in 1984 and working as a civil servant, recruiter, out of school club leader and teaching assistant before embarking on a career in teaching 20 years ago.  Before becoming a head I worked in primary schools in Huntingdon teaching across the age groups, becoming a SENDCO, Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Headteacher. 

Kirsty Patterson

Parent Governor

SEND / Pupil Premium / Mental Health & Wellbeing

I currently work for the Royal Society of Chemistry but my background has been as a Teacher of Science. I have a daughter in Year 7 with two younger children who will join Cromwell in the years to come.  I also work as a Leader in training with Chatteris Guides and Rainbows.  I am looking forward to using my experience of working with young people and supporting Cromwell going forward.