David Legge – Chair of School Advisory Board
David’s day-job is an Independent Software Consultant, with interests in the software itself, building the teams that produce it and the processes they use, also speaking at conferences on these aspects; a highlight was pulling together and launching Cambridge University’s online recruitment website from scratch in 8 months.
David read Engineering at Durham University to Masters level, and went on to gain a PhD in Engineering Researching Telecommunications Networks and AI. He is also a long-standing local Parish Councilor, chairing the Highways Committee; has been a Director of The Phone Cooperative. He has been involved in the School since 2013, becoming the Vice-Chair and then Chair of the School Advisory Board in 2017. Appointed by the Trust, he has a young family with children at CPET’s local schools.
Sue Hill – School Advisor
Sue is a retired Maths teacher – she was Head of Department at Comberton Village College for many years. Since retiring she formed an association with Primary Schools by helping to run Maths Clubs for younger children.
Sue supports all efforts to keep children active and is an enthusiastic golfer herself. She is a member of Girton Golf Club where she plays and helps with the development of golf for juniors. At one time she was County Junior Organiser for girls’ golf and currently serves on the County Ladies Junior Committee.
Sue is closely associated with HICOM and drives the local minibus that provides support for older residents in our village.
Rachel Nicholas – School Advisor
Rachel Nicholas recently joined the SAB as parent advisor. She has scientific background with a PhD in marine biology, but currently works part-time in finance. She moved to the village 15 years ago, and has 3 children moving through the local school system, one at HIJS and two at Impington Village College.
Tonya Deutsch – School Advisor
Tonya served on the board of her children’s parent co-operative preschool for 5 years. In addition, when her children transitioned into primary school, she helped with events, fund-raisers, and assisted in their classrooms. She has greatly enjoyed being active in the education of her children. Her participation reinforces the importance her family places on education and her understanding as to what is happening in their schools and classrooms is helpful when they struggle either academically or socially. Her volunteer work has also helped her to grow both personally and professionally. When an opening on the school advisory board at Histon and Impington Junior School became available, it seemed like a natural fit for her with her prior board and education experience. She is looking forward to learning more about the educational system, building relationships within the community, and hopefully making a positive contribution to the school.
She moved to Impington with her family in October 2016. Coming from California, they were all a bit apprehensive about how they would fit into a community in the UK. They were so relieved when everyone they met was kind, friendly, and a bit curious as to why they chose to move here from sunny California. Her three girls have settled nicely into their new schools. Her eldest is at Impington Village College, her middle is at the Junior school, and her youngest is at the Infants school.
Mark Freeman – School Advisor
Mark Freeman is the Interim Chief Executive of Cambridge Council for Voluntary Service. He joined CCVS in October 2011 from working at Skills Third Sector a national organisation promoting the importance of learning and development to charities and voluntary organisations. He has extensive experience of working in the Charity and community sector at local, regional and national levels; he has also been a trustee for a number of organisations both in Cambridge and nationally. Mark has a Masters in Business Administration from the Open University and Post Grad Diplomas in Development Management and in Housing Management. In his spare time Mark is a father to two small girls (which takes up most of his time) as well as a trustee at Camtrust. Most Sunday mornings you can find him volunteering at the Cambridge Junior Parkrun at Milton Country Park.
School Advisory Board Pecuniary Interests and Attendance Register
A record of pecuniary and other interests of our current and recently serving School Advisors, along with their attendance at meetings is provided here: