Meet the Governing Body

Perryfields Governing Body
 
There are ten Governors in our Local Governing Body.
The Governing Body constitutes of:
 
2 Parent governors - elected by parents of the pupils
2 Staff governors including the headteacher - elected from the school staff including the headteacher
6 Community Governors 
 

Stephen Hill - Chair

(All communication to go via the school please or email admin@perryfields-inf.essex.sch.uk marked attention of COG Stephen Hill)

Community Governor
Subject responsibility: Safeguarding, Computing, Geography & History
 
I was elected as a Parent Governor in 2012 and have since taken responsibility for Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment. My drive to become a parent governor came after my children started the Infants School and through their enthusiasm and love for school I could see very quickly just how wonderful a place Perryfields Infants is.
 
Richard Carson
Community Governor
Subject Responsibility: Health and Safety
 
I am Richard Carson, Married with 2 Girls, I have been appointed as a Governor representing the County Council and I link subject is Science. Outside of being a Governor, I am a Bell Ringer at All Saints Church and regularly ring for the services. It is a pleasure being involved with Perryfields Infants School where there is always a good buzz round the school with the Children and staff.
 
 
Ken Cocksedge
Community Governor
Subject responsibility: Finance,Stretch & Challenge & Maths
 
I have worked as a local government accountant in the Education and Police sectors for 38 years before retiring as the Essex Police Finance Director in 2013.  I have lived with my wife Jayne in Springfield since 1985 and our 3 children all attended Perryfields before going onto Boswells and subsequently to University education.  I am now supporting my wife's new business in Broomfield running a private pre-school nursery setting.  I was briefly a Perryfields Governor some years ago, but have recently returned to offer my support for the school, with a particular interest in the school's financial management.
 
Paula Shaikhly
Community Governor
Subject responsibility: Early Years Foundation Stage, Pupil Premium, PE and SEND
 
My name is Paula Shaikhly and I am currently a full time mummy of four children after taking a break from teaching at a local primary school. Two of my children attend Perryfields Infants School, another attends Applepips Preschool and my youngest is still at home. My role as a governor is to support the school and in particular the Early years and Foundation stage.
 
Amanda Reid
Headteacher
 
I have been a governor at Perryfields Infants School for eight years. I am passionate about making sure that the governors, teachers and parents work together to create a great school and community for our children. With 20 years+’ experience in schools I have been a nursery nurse, class teacher, senior leader, deputy headteacher and headteacher and I have loved every second of it. It is a great privilege when parents entrust their children into our school. I live in the local Springfield Community and as a mother of a young spirited boy I strongly believe that we must develop the whole child and provide the best educational experiences possible for all our children to thrive.
 
Cathy Champion
Deputy Head
Staff Governor - responsibility Music
 
I have taught at Perryfields Infant School since 2014 and have been a teacher since 2003, having previously been a solicitor in a top city firm.  As the mother of 3 children, who all thrived at school and are currently engaged in university education, I am passionate about ensuring the precious infant school years are memorable and fun, as well as equipping children with the skills they will need to become happy adults and lifelong learners.  Out of school, I enjoy gardening at my allotment and writing poetry.
 
Kiri Wyatt
Parent Governor
Subject responsibility: Science, PE & RE/SMSC/PSHE
 
My name is Kiri Wyatt and I have recently been appointed as a parent governor, early 2020.  From being a primary school teacher myself, for the last 10 years, I was keen to be part of a governing body for a school in my local area.  I chose Perryfields Infants as my eldest daughter attends the school.  Her enthusiasm and love of learning has flourished being a member of the school community and I would like to be a little part of continuing to make Perryfields such a fabulous place for children to learn.
 
Emily Thurlow
Parent Governor
Subject responsibility: (TBC)
 
I have been appointed to the governing body as a parent governor and I am very much looking forward to being a part of shaping the journey of our children and the school. I am married with 2 children and my eldest daughter currently attends Perryfields Infant School, I have been delighted with the provision she has been given so far.  Through the role I hope to help the school to continue to provide excellence in education and help to build relationships between the parents and the school.  I currently work as a Finance Officer at a local primary school which means I can bring specialist knowledge and skills to the governing body, which I believe can help in several ways.  As a parent governor I am hoping to work in the best interests of the school, but to balance this with a natural desire to see the best outcomes for all students that attend Perryfields Infant School.
 
Su Wright
Community Governor
Subject responsibility: (TBC)
 
My name is Su Wright and I was appointed as a Community Governor in 2022.  I have one son, who is currently a pupil at Perryfields Infant School.  I am local to Springfield; going to Boswell School and then reading Law at Anglia Polytechnic University. I have worked as a Further Education Lecturer in Law and Business since 2003; currently at Chelmsford College. I believe that I bring enthusiasm, commitment and drive to the role along with transferable skills from my knowledge of Further Education and Law.
 
Leanne Fuller
Community Governor
Subject responsibility: (TBC)
 
I volunteered to become a Community Governor when my son started at the school and knowing that my daughter will follow a few years on. I've always worked in the area of young people and youth impact and do currently for a children's charity so opportunities to support and contribute are something I actively like to take on. It's been fantastic watching my son learn and grow in his time at Perryfields and seeing the development before my very eyes. I hope to be able to offer something to support the school in doing what they do so well.