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
5 Community Governors
1 Link Trustee 
Tricia Farmer - Chair (All communication to go via the school please)
Community Governor
Subject responsibility: Literacy and DT
As a co-opted Governor and Chair, I am proud to be involved with Perryfields Infants. As a teacher myself with two children (who have happily attended this School) I am keen to support/challenge Perryfields to ensure that the children in our community have the best possible provision of education.
Richard Carson
Community Governor
Subject Responsibility: Science
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.
Dr Stephen Hill
Community Governor
Subject responsibility: Safeguarding and Computing
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.
Ken Cocksedge
Community Governor
Subject responsibility: Finance
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
Parent Governor
Subject responsibility: Early Years Foundation Stage
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.
Community Governor
Amanda Reid
I have been a governor at Perryfields Infants School for four 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
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.
Peter Kearn
Community Governor

I am a qualified accountant and have worked for a number of Councils across the country most recently, until I retired, as Finance Manager with Chelmsford City Council.  I am married with one daughter and have lived in Springfield for over 30 years.

I have a particular interest in the School’s financial management but in my role as Governor, I hope to be able to support the further development of the work of the School generally.  

Matt Jones
Parent Governor
I am a father of two and our son is currently at Perryfields Infants.  We hope our younger daughter will attend too.  It is a fantastic school which we are fortunate to have serving our community.  I am an independent consultant specialising in financial performance management and business transformation.  I believe that a high quality education for all children is our best approach to creating a sustainable, prosperous and inclusive world.  I would very much like to play my part by bringing my experience and enthusiasm to support Perryfields Infants.