Governors

The Parklands Primary School Governing Board consists of parents, staff, Local Authority and community representatives who work in partnership with the school to help provide your child with high quality education.

Our Governors regularly visit the school and they are involved in a wide range of activities covering areas including the school’s financial management, staff recruitment, health and safety, pupil achievement, the school curriculum, pupil wellbeing and the administration of Key Stage 2 SATs.

Governors are linked to particular aspects of the school including curriculum areas, Child Protection, Pupil Premium and SEND.

The responsibilities of the Governing Board are to:

  • Ensure that the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school are clearly defined;
  • Ensure that the Head Teacher performs his or her responsibilities for the educational performance of the school;
  • Ensure the sound, proper and effective use of the school’s financial resources.

To do this effectively, the Board meet at least once per term to discuss whole school issues and progress against objectives and to receive feedback from the two sub-committees – Leadership & Management and Teaching & Standards. Every governor is required to attend one of two formal visit days held each year. These principally allow governors to:

  • Appreciate and understand the work of the staff and how the pupils are learning.
  • Be aware of the response of pupils to their work and check that the pupils are aware of what they are learning.
  • Understand resource issues facing the school.

Visits also allow those governors with specific remits – such as safeguarding and special educational needs, to ensure the school is complying with its statutory duties. Our Governing Board is as follows:

Current members

Please click on the name to find out more information.

Mrs N Hall – Chair of Governors

Mrs N Hall – Chair of Governors (SEN Governor, Safeguarding Governor)

Appointed by GB/board: From 20 June 2019 – To 19 June 2027

I have been a member of the Governor Board for many years and was appointed as Chair of Governors in 2021. I am passionate about the school and the local community. I have supported the school through the amalgamation of the Juniors and Infants and feel that the amalgamation offers children of all ages a great education.

I believe every child deserves the best education possible and I share the school and boards vision for continuous development. I believe that my experience within the board can add value to the board and the school community.

I have no business or financial interests that impact my role as a governor.

I am not a governor at any other school.

Mrs Susan Lansley – Vice Chair of Governors

Mrs Susan Lansley – Vice Chair of Governors, Co opted Governor, (EYFS Governor)

Appointed by GB/Board: From 9/2/2023 – To 8/2/2027

I was a member of the Parklands Infant School governing body for over 8 years and during that time had a number of roles including being the Chair of Governors. 

I was delighted to asked to become a co-opted governor on the Primary School governing body and the new ‘Vice Chair of Governors’. I look forward to using the skills and experience I have gained in my previous governor role to support the school to achieve the best outcomes for its pupils and support the staff as a critical friend. 

I have no business or financial interests that would impact on my role as a governor and I am not a governor at any other school. 

Mr E Aylett – Parent Governor

Mr E Aylett – Parent Governor

Appointed by GB/Board: From 15th November 2021 – To 14th November 2025

Having only recently joined the governing body, I am excited about the role to assist the headteacher and his senior leadership team. Having two children at the school, I am passionate about the school, it’s development and the curriculum Parklands offer. 

I am Principal at a local secondary school, and feel that my knowledge of teaching and learning will benefit the school and the vision it has for its children. I am passionate about the life chances for all children in our community and that aspirations are embedded for all students.  By teaching resilience and determination I believe that all students can succeed. 

My experience as a secondary school teacher will enable me to bring a critical eye as a governor to Parklands Primary School. 

I have no business or financial interests that impact my role as a governor and I am not a governor at any other school.

Mrs J Lobley – Co-opted Governor

Mrs J Lobley – Co-opted Governor, (Finance Governor)

Appointed by GB/Board: From 13th December 2021 – To 12th December 2025

My name is Jan Lobley and I am a retired Executive Headteacher.

I have worked in three schools – all in Havering. I completed my teaching practice at Parklands Infant school and was offered a permanent position in Year Two. I stayed for seven years before accepting a Deputy Headship in Rainham and then a Headship at Towers Infant School in Hornchurch.

After ten years Towers ‘infant and Junior School’s federated and I became the Executive Headteacher. At this time the infant school were OFSTED rated Good and the Junior school were Satisfactory. When I retired the OFSTED ratings were Outstanding (Infants) and Good in the Junior school.

I have continued to be involved in education – working with Trainee Teachers at University of East London and doing some consultancy work in Tower Hamlets and Havering.

I believe that I understand the value of a critical friend who offers both challenge and support in order to improve the whole board effectiveness and therefore continuing to improve the outcomes for all pupils at Parklands Primary School.

I am delighted to be part of Parklands Primary School Governing Body.

Mrs M Stephen – Teacher Governor

Mrs M Stephen – Teacher Governor

Appointed by GB/Board: From 23rd November 2021 – To 22nd November 2025

My name is Melissa Stephen and I have had the honour and privilege of working at Parklands Primary School since 2015.

I have recently been appointed as staff governor and I am excited about the future of the role and what it entails. I have previously been a year group leader for year 5, and I now currently hold the post of phase leader for years 5 and 6.

For KS2, I am the leader of maths and I am passionate about ensuring that the provision and education of each and every child is the best it can possibly be, working hard to ensure that the children reach their full potential. I look forward to working alongside SLT and the rest of the governing body to help drive the school forward.

I have no business or financial interests that would impact on my role as a governor and I am not a governor at any other school.

Mr T Strong – Local Authority Governor

Mr T Strong – Local Authority Governor

Appointed by GB/ Board: From: 18th May 2023 – To: 17th May 2027

With over 15 years of expertise in the criminal justice sector, including extensive work within child protection roles, I have experience holding agencies to account and promoting compliance with legislation, policy, and guidance.

My strong interest in education and child welfare aligns with Parklands Primary School’s vision of creating a high expectations, collaboration, and ambition culture. I firmly believe in inspired teaching that fosters positive attitudes towards lifelong learning, ensuring each child feels valued, supported, safe, and cared for within the school community.

I look forward to contributing to the continued success and growth of the school, ensuring that every child leaves Parklands equipped with a sense of responsibility, independence, and the desire to be the best they can be.

I have no business or financial interests that would impact on my role as a governor and I am not a governor at any other school.

Mrs Helena Broad – Parent Governor

Mrs Helena Broad – Parent Governor

Appointed by GB/Board: From 15th November 2021 – To 14th November 2025

I am a mother of three boys of which two are currently within Nursery and Year 1, with my eldest son having special education needs. I believe I am in the unique position of being able to relate to all parents on some level concerning their child’s school.

My professional background working with the educational sector, for Essex Police and currently as a forensic psychologist, has led to my in-depth understanding of the significant role education plays in a child(s) development and life in both a positive and negative manner.

Mr Scott Stevens – Headteacher

Mr Scott Stevens – Headteacher

 

 

 

Contact

The governing board can be contacted at the following address:

Parklands Primary School
Havering Road,
Romford, RM1 4QX