St Bede's Inter-Church School

St Bede’s Inter-Church School

“Cum Deo - With God”  •  Cambridge
Ofsted Outstanding

Governance Structure for St Bede's Inter-Church School

St Bede’s Inter-Church School converted to an academy in March 2012 and continues to build upon its Christian foundation supported by the Church of England Diocese of Ely and the Catholic Diocese of East Anglia.

Robust and effective governance has contributed to the successful growth of St Bede’s Inter-Church School to allow provision beyond our current site in Cambridge.   In readiness for an ambitious and exciting future, our governance structure is being updated to increase to five Members and to limit to 12 Directors.   We are privileged that our Directors bring a wealth of skills, experience and qualifications to their roles, as highlighted below.   Our Site Trustees oversee the academy estate and include representation from both our dioceses and from the Church Schools of Cambridge.

The executive leadership of the school report to Members and Directors to provide information necessary for effective interrogation and challenge.   Independent financial audits, inspection reports and reviews are published by the Trust for scrutiny


Bishop Alan Hopes – Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of East Anglia

Archdeacon Alex Hughes – Ely Board of Finance

Rev Dr Geoff Cook – Chair of Directors


Name Key qualifications and experience
Rev Dr Geoff Cook (Chair of Directors)

Higher education links

East Anglia Diocese links

Helen Hilton

(Joint Vice Chair)

Project management

Risk management - safeguarding

Jonathan Glazier (Joint Vice Chair)


Legal compliance

Charlotte Avery


Links to independent schools

Kathleen Das

Links to primary schools

East Cambridgeshire community links

Rev Andrew Day

MAT leadership

Ely Diocese links

Dr Ralf Huebner

Systems analysis

IT systems

Michael McGarvey

Curriculum and assessment design

Team management

Gary Morgan


Cambridge city business links

Monika Roskova

Finance – business sector

South Cambridgeshire business links

Malcolm Watson

Finance – banking sector

Risk management - assets

Karen White

Cambridge and South Cambs community links

Parent voice

       Specific business is dealt with in the following committees:

      Teaching and Learning Committee - meets once per term

        Finance Committee - meets once per half term

      Health and Safety Committee - meets once per term

      Admissions Panel - meets when necessary, but at least once per academic year

    Chaplaincy Council - meets once per term

Instrument of Government

Committee Membership

Meeting Dates

Meeting Attendance 2020-21

Directors can be contacted via the Clerk, Mrs L Pollock, at:

St Bede’s Inter-Church School
Birdwood Road
Tel. 01223 568816

or email:


The purpose of the school is to provide a high quality secondary education inspired by the educational vision of our two foundation churches. The Directors are working to provide the highest standard of education, spiritual growth and Christian and personal formation. The students are:

  • Encouraged to nurture their gifts and talents

  • Offered a programme to develop knowledge, understanding, imagination and practical skills in all areas of the curriculum

  • Encouraged to leave the school with the highest qualifications of which they are capable

  • Encouraged to work with Directors, with staff, with each other and with others in developing their own personalities and in acquiring respect for themselves and for others

  • Encouraged to become independent and to acquire self-discipline, wisdom and a sense of responsibility

  • Encouraged to take care of the world in which they live

  • Able to share with the whole school community a common faith in God revealed in Jesus Christ

  • Enabled to grow in the nurture and faith of their own churches and to participate in discerning partnership and informed dialogue with others

  • Enabled to develop a sense of their personal vocations as Christians

  • Helped to develop a partnership with the local community in meeting local needs, especially through the use of the school premises and facilities

  • Able to share in the partnership which the school promotes with families, the Churches and primary schools

  • Encouraged to understand their relationships to people and their needs worldwide