Meet our Management Committee


Professor Colleen McLaughlin

Chair of the Committee

Community Governor

I've been a teacher, including in the area of working with young people with emotional behavioural needs. I am a trained counsellor and set up and ran an accredited training program for working with young people. I am still researching and working in this territory and am passionate about the needs of young people.

I became governor because I wanted to give something back about work in this territory today. I enjoy walking, (who doesn't now)! painting, gardening and am obsessed with travel. I now work part-time for the University of Cambridge and part-time for myself.


Dr Paul Millard


Vice Chair of Management Committee

Community Governor

I have been a member of the management committee for 9 years and chair for the last 18 months. I am also a child psychiatrist and was previously lead consultant at the Darwin Centre, one of the wards served by Pilgrim Pathways School. I currently work three days a week as the Clinical Director of children's services in CPFT.

Outside work I have taken up walking and enjoy spending time with my grandchildren and children. I hope to walk 1000 miles this year!


Susie Green

Community Governor

Safeguarding Governor

Joining the Management Committee at the end of 2021, it has been really interesting to understand how Pilgrim Pathways functions uniquely to provide bespoke learning opportunities for students. I have found teachers to be passionate, motivated and highly skilled. As a school governor, I try to capture student and carer voices. I encourage any feedback about the school successes and areas for improvement.

With a backround in children and families social work, I have worked locally and overseas using a restorative approach to empower families and communities.

In my free time I play netball, forage with my friends, and I like to go to boot sales. 


Nadine Gooding-Hebert


I joined the Pilgrim Pathways School in 2014. I am Headteacher, SENCo and Deputy Safeguarding Lead of the School.

I have always particularly enjoyed the challenge of working with children and young people with Special Educational Needs. I started my career in education as a Teaching Assistant, before becoming a Teacher, Assistant SENCo and SENCo in Mainstream provisions prior to my current role.

I have a degree in History of Art and love Museums, as well as life drawing and photography. I have taken part in the Cambridge Open studios and aim to do so again when I have more time!

Dr Neil Adams, PhD

Community Governor

I have been a governor at the school since December 2019. After a working life travelling around the world, I thought it would be good to support a school locally, after being a parent governor at Sawston Village College twenty or so years ago.

The systems and procedures are certainly very different now! There is a lot to learn and work on, supporting the Headteacher and the team.

When taking a break from committee work, I can be found trying to hit the ball properly on the golf course.

Sonia Trickey

Staff Governor

I trained as an English teacher fourteen years ago and have spent most of my career working in comprehensive schools, firstly as a classroom teacher, then in subject leadership and finally in whole school curriculum. I have taught a range of curricula including key stage 3, GCSE, A-levels and the International Baccalaureate.

I came to Pilgrim Pathways School in September 2022 in a leadership role with a focus on curriculum. This is a very different setting to where I was previously and there has been a lot to get my head around. As a lifelong learner I embrace the opportunity to engage in new ways and to grapple with new challenges. I am interested in inclusion and access to education and I still sincereley belive in education as a tool for transformational change.

In my spare time I enjoy running, swimming and cycling.

Lise Sugden

Community Governor

Lise is the Principle at The Harbour School- part of the Meridian Trust. The Harbour School is a special school for Children with EHCP, with SEMH as the primary need.

Lise trained in 1994 and brings with her 27 years of experience across both mainstream and SEN, having been a Subject lead, Assistant Head and Head Teacher, within schools, but also worked across Local Authorites to support schools in need and across the country with the National Strategies as a regional advisor for Behaviour and Attendance. Lise joined The Harbour School in September 2019 and CMAT in January 2021. Lise has developed her leadership and management experience across a range of schools in different locations, using the experience to set up a brand new SEN provision for ASC children. Lise is driven by a passion to ensure that all children receive the best possible education and support and is tenacious in her drive to achieve this.

Katy Dix

Community Governor

I joined the Management Committee at the end of 2021 having previously been a Governor at the British School in Tokyo and Clerk to the Governor at a local school. My background is in management consulting, mainly in healthcare, where I've worked for a wide range of clients from private hospitals to charities such as the MS Trust. Latterly I have been working at a local school where I assist the Head with the implementation of the school strtegy, overseeing the various projects that will make it happen.

Outside work I like to keep fit and try to cycle to every Management Committee meeting. I also sing in a local choir, which before Covid was known for concerts in which we sang "in the dark".


Interested in becoming a governor at Pilgrim Pathways School?

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