- having achieved their full potential, both academically and socially
- having developed a passion for life-long learning
- having developed the skills and attributes that will enable them to live successful and fulfilled lives, making a valuable contribution to our wider society, as global citizens
The following core values will underpin all our work:
- Pursuit of excellence – raising the aspirations and achievement of all students
- Outstanding care and support for all – ensuring all young people are able to thrive, especially the vulnerable and disadvantaged
- Inclusion – a commitment to meeting the needs of all students
- Relationship driven approach to learning – establishing trusting learning communities
- Collaboration – ensuring that best practice is identified and shared across the family of schools, drawing on expertise both from within schools and from external partners
- Individuality – institutions will retain their own identity, meeting the needs of their local community, underpinned by common trust-wide values
- The use of technology – ensuring the rapid and sustained progress of all students, harnessing the support of parents and external stakeholders
Meet Our Local Governing Body
Mrs Jenny Rankine
Mrs Alison Brolly
Trust Appointed (Co-Chair)
Alison currently works as a Programme Manager in the Cambridge Partnership...
Alison currently works as a Programme Manager in the Cambridge Partnership for Education, part of Cambridge University Press and Assessment and is responsible for the management of programmes of work in Kazakhstan, Ethiopia and Pakistan. She has been employed by this part of the University for 10 years and works closely with assessment and curriculum experts to deliver complex education reform programmes with many stakeholders (including Ministries of Education, UNICEF and the World Bank).
In her early career, Alison spent many years in the information technology sector as a consultant and project manager in ERP and management information, working with large companies across Europe. She also worked for Warwickshire County Council, managing Early Years training programmes, such as safeguarding, and career promotion.
Mr Andy Barrett
Andy is a parent governor living in Cambridge with his son and mum. His...
Andy is a parent governor living in Cambridge with his son and mum. His background is in biological sciences and he has worked in medical research and clinical support. Andy now works as a consultant in the drug development industry and has served at small and large pharmaceutical companies in a career spanning over twenty years. Over that time, Andy specialised primarily in processes and contracts.
His spare time mainly revolves around family life, but he also enjoys reading (and writing) fiction and some occasional fine dining.
Mr Richard Morgan
Richard joined the governing body as a Trust Appointed Governor in December...
Richard joined the governing body as a Trust Appointed Governor in December 2020.
Richar currently work as Assistant Head at The Perse School and has taught in Cambridge and Belfast for over 15 years. With a really broad interest in education, I am passionate about opportunities for education both in and beyond the classroom; forging links between schools is another key responsibility of my day job. In the classroom, he is a Classics specialist, but he also teaches PSHE, Sixth Form Research and lots of sport. He is married with a young daughter and in his spare time he enjoys playing and coaching hockey, seeing family and taking their family dog for walks.
Mr Jerry Semple
Jerry is a member of the Governing Body having been a parent involved with...
Jerry is a member of the Governing Body having been a parent involved with the school since 2019. He has been a Train Driving Instructor for 28 years and a Health and Safety professional on the railway for the last 18 years. Jerry has two children with one still at the school. In his spare time, he enjoys the great outdoors, cycling and hiking. He also has a motorcycle and enjoys attending football matches.
Mr Sime Serge
Sime was born in Cameroon and moved to the UK 16 years ago to undertake a...
Sime was born in Cameroon and moved to the UK 16 years ago to undertake a master’s in human Rights and Democratisation from the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London/University of Malta.
After completing his master’s, he worked for a few years and then returned to study for an MBA. His quest for knowledge drove him to pursue a PhD in Innovation and Strategy at Royal Holloway University of London.
Sime has worked in Higher Education for almost ten years. He enjoys working with young people and is currently the Enterprise and Entrepreneurship lead at LSBU Business School, London South Bank University. Before joining South Bank University, he held academic appointments at De Montfort University, Royal Holloway and Queen Mary University of London, and the University of Montpellier in France.
He has also been involved in several entrepreneurial ventures as a founder or partner. He wants to share his knowledge and learn from his fellow governors to contribute positively to Bottisham Village College’s long-term future, together.
Mr Stuart Hales
Clerk to Governors
Stuart is an experienced clerk to the Local Governing Body and also has the...
Stuart is an experienced clerk to the Local Governing Body and also has the same position in three other schools within the trust as well as other schools around the Cambridge and Ely area. During his career, he has also been a TA in a primary school for several years.
He is married with two teenage children and in his spare time enjoys days out with my family, reading and the cinema.
Mr Alan Sharp
Trust Appointed (Co-Chair)
Alan is a qualified accountant and finished his career with working 22 years...
Alan is a qualified accountant and finished his career with working 22 years for HM Prisons & Probation Service as a Senior Finance Manager.
Alan is an elected member of Cambridgeshire County Council, representing the Bottisham division, which includes Bottisham and an elected member of East Cambridgeshire District Council. Alan is a governor of Burrough Green Primary School.
Mrs Tina Lawton
Staff Elected , Head of English
Mrs Hilda Buchanan
Hilda moved to Bottisham in 1971. Previously she had started a career in...
Hilda moved to Bottisham in 1971. Previously she had started a career in Science before changing to Nursing. She worked as a Nursing Sister in Manchester in a casualty Department and then as Theatre Superintendent.
During her career, she developed a Practice Nurse Position at the Local surgery worked for 20 +years before retiring.
Hilda has also become a Parish Councillor and was Chairman for several terms. She also became a Governor at BVC a considerable time ago and was Vice-chairman and Chairman of the P.T.A. and Members Council before they amalgamated to become the Friends of BVC.
In her spare time, Hilda enjoys football and has a team she supports and watches as often as possible.
She also enjoys music and wine and holidays now.
Hilda’s daughter was a pupil at BVC and studied Environmental Sciences and is now enjoying a career as a project manager at the Newton Gateway to Maths.
Dr Rikki Morgan-Tamosunas
Rikki’s background is in education, initially in secondary and...
Rikki’s background is in education, initially in secondary and subsequently for 30+ years in Higher Education. She taught and researched in Hispanic Studies and Film Studies, publishing mainly on Spanish cinema, and held senior leadership roles in three UK universities, retiring from the University of Westminster as Deputy Vice Chancellor in 2015.
Rikki now continues her commitment to education and supporting young people through her voluntary roles as a governor at Bottisham Village College and as a trustee for Centre 33, a local charity providing support services for young people.
Rikki is also an enthusiastic artist – her early career dream! She works mainly in paint and mixed media and exhibits her work locally. Rikki also enjoys travel, walking and cinema.
Mr Neil Winkcup
Neil is originally from north east England and moved to Bottisham in 2011...
Neil is originally from north east England and moved to Bottisham in 2011 via Denmark, China and Kent. He is a graduate of Sheffield University and is a Chartered Engineer with over 30 years of experience in BioPharma. Occasional lecturer at Imperial College, Newcastle and Lancaster Universities within Engineering. Scout Leader for past 8 years with Swaffham Prior Scouts and a Bottisham Parish Councillor. Neils’s daughters went to BVC but have moved on to University.
Mr Chris Childs
Chris’s career has been in education and quality assurance. He was...
Chris’s career has been in education and quality assurance. He was originally a geography and environmental Science teacher. He is now an Assistant Principal at Long Road Sixth Form College and leads 160 teachers and technicians. He have full responsibility for all student outcomes. He is experienced with working across levels 2,3 and 4 in education. He works closely with Cambridge University Faculty of Education at the postgraduate level and is also currently engaged with pedagogical research with ARU around developing expert practitioners. He is the chair of the AOC eastern curriculum group. He also works with the Turing scheme and later this year will be taking students to Denmark for 3 weeks. This year he will be attending the Said Business School at Oxford University. Outside of work, Chris enjoys going to the gym, reading and watching football.
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