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 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 and Art & DT
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.
Amanda Reid
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 Training
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.
Emily Thurlow
Parent Governor
Subject responsibility: Finance, Pupil Premium & PE
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: EAL & Science
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: SEND, PSHE/RE
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. 
Tom Brown
Parent Governor
Subject responsibility: Music & RE/PSHE
Bonnie Vincent
Community Governor
Subject/area responsibility:
Nicola Hallett
Community Governor
Subject/area responsibility:
My name is Nicola Hallett and I joined as a Community Governor at the beginning of 2024.  I have two young sons; one who attends Perryfields Infant School and the other who is currently at nursery.  I have been really impressed with the education and care my son has received so far at the school and joined the governors to support in ensuring that quality continues going forwards.  I hope to bring enthusiasm and measured decision making, gained through my professional experience.