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Middlefield Governor Profiles

Carol Besant


I have been teaching for 22 years and absolutely love my job. I began my teaching career at Ramsey Spinning Infants where I became Head of school.  I joined the DLPT Trust in November 2018 as deputy head of Glebelands Primary. I started here at Middlefield  in January 2020 as the Deputy Head and progressed onto the Headteacher role in September 2020.  

My experience in education has involved working with all year groups and with the development of teachers and students.  

I come from a small town in Wales called Aberdare. I occasionally like to say a few Welsh phrases as some children already know! Outside of school I enjoy walking my dog Marvin and  being playing tennis with my husband. Even though I always lose!

Gemma Noonan


I have been a parent governor at Middlefield since September 2017 and have two sons attending the school. We live on the Parklands estate and I was keen to get involved in supporting the school in some way. I work full time as a HR Director within a Technology company and am also an active member of the St Neots Rowing club and love spending time on the River in St Neots.


I hope that my personal and professional experience, together with a drive to help and support the school leadership team will enable me to make a valuable contribution during my time as a governor. Middlefield is a great school and I am enjoying learning more about the school and the role that local governance plays within the wider DLPT. Becoming a governor has opened my eyes to how much is involved in running a school and how much the school benefits when volunteers are able to get involved whether they be governors, the PTA or parents helping with after school clubs and in the classroom. I hope that together, we can continue to support Middlefield being an excellent school with happy and engaged children who are enjoying their primary school days.


Ian Wallis


I joined the Middlefield governing body in 2017, Soon after my children started at the school, I decided I would like to get involved in contributing to the school, originally this was just as a parent governor.  But since my appointment I have also volunteered to sit on the DLPT Standards Committee. I also help with Midday Supervisor Cover when the school is short-handed.

I work for a local packaging company as a tooling co-ordinator, which allows me to be active in school life. I also coach mini’s at St. Neots Rugby Club.

I would like to think that Middlefield’s Children and Staff benefit from the support of the governing body.

Lauren Turner 


After studying at UCL the Institute of Education in London, I began my teaching career at Middlefield working as a class teacher in 2013.  After three years, I left to join Winhills Primary Academy as the Year 3 and 4 phase lead. I spent three years here working in Year 4 as a class teacher whilst also working as a Computing and Outdoor learning specialist.


I joined Middlefield in September 2019 as Assistant Head teacher and class teacher for Year 4.  I am looking forward to working with the children at Middlefield and helping to inspire them to achieve their full potential.


Outside of school, I enjoy participating in many different sports including kickboxing. Another love of mine is the countryside and I enjoy walking and taking in the fresh air.

                                                                                                          Lucy Hurley


I started my role as a parent Governor in 2021, my daughter was in EYFS and I wanted to get involved in supporting the school. I am on a steep learning curve as a Governor, but the training and networking provided by the DLPT has been invaluable. Due to COVID our meetings have all been via zoom since I started in my Governor role, but I have undertaken one learning visit and it was fantastic to see inside the school and some of the pupil’s work.


I live on the Parklands Estate and as well as my daughter I also have a son of pre school age. I work 4 days a week and any down time is precious, as a family we enjoy our holidays and getting outside and being active. I am a member of St Neots Triathlon Club and Riverside Runners and have recently taken up Karate with my daughter, we are both thoroughly enjoying learning new skills.

                                                                                               Oliver Reid

I joined the Governor team in 2021, as a parent Governor, it has been a strange start during Covid-19 times, but has not stopped the team from doing what is needed for the school.

My daughter is currently in year one, and my son in EYFS, so know how great Middlefield Academy already is, and wanted to join the Governors to help where I can to support and improve our amazing school.

I live in the Parklands Estate, and work as a Slimming World consultant, running groups locally. In our spare time we love doing things together as a family, both my wife and I have a love for travel and exploring, which we seem to have passed to to our children.