Richard RobinsonChair of Governors
I have 2 children, Benjamin and Matthew who have and are enjoying their time at Hatfeild. I became a parent governor in 2018 to help the school maintain and improve the quality of education provided to our children. In October 2019 I was delighted to be appointed as co-chair. I work for AutoTrader the UK's largest automotive marketplace and outside of work I enjoy coaching a little league Football Team and attending a local church. In 2021 I became Chair of Governors.
Tracey McLellandVice-Chair Governors
I have been aÂ Governor at Hatfeild since the summer term of 2013, and have two daughters at the school - Orla and Niamh. I am usually in the school playground for drop off and pick up on Mondays and Fridays. I grew up in Northern Ireland, but work brought me to England, and marriage (to Gavin, who hails from Scotland and works in an offshore engineering company based in Kingston) to South-West London. I've now lived in Lower Morden for 14 years, but having children at Hatfeild and being involved with the school has definitely helped me feel more part of a community than simply having a base to commute home to! I work part-time as a civil servant, at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Westminster. My most exciting job at the FCO was supporting Embassies around the world in using the spotlight of London 2012 to boost the UK's reputation and promote trade and tourism overseas - while having a lot of fun, too. Both my children really enjoy school, and as a parent I have always appreciated the friendly, supportive atmosphere at Hatfeild. It's been interesting as a governor to see the discussion and thought that goes into various decisions, and to bring a parent's perspective - and sometimes some very basic questions - to the process!
Frieda Perry -Headteacher
I am very proud to be the Headteacher of Hatfeild Primary School and remain committed to lead its further development in the future. I am fortunate to have a talented team of staff to support my drive and ambition to provide an outstanding educational experience for our pupils. I also recognise the importance of the involvement of the wider school community and this was in fact one of the factors that attracted me to apply for the post in 2010. We often talk to the children that they are part of the Hatfeild school family and this helps to create a vibrant school community that learn together. When I manage to have family time I love to spend time outdoors, gardening or walking. I also support my sons' 2CV racing which takes me to various motor racing circuits around the country. That normally involves camping so I can make a mean bacon sandwich!
Liz Sullivan - Clerk to the Governors
I have been the Clerk to Hatfeild's Governing Body for many years and over that time have been greatly impressed by the dedication and commitment of the school's governors. As clerk I am responsible for producing the agendas and minutes for all meetings as well as carrying out the various administrative tasks required to support the governing body. I have always enjoyed my role and found that it has increased my awareness of the huge task required to run an effective school. I have three teenage children, all of whom attended Hatfeild. My connection with the school has been varied over the years. As a parent I was Minute Secretary and Vice Chair of the H.S.A. and I have been involved with the school's pantomime as chorus member, prompt and director. For 14 months I had a placement as Teaching Assistant in Year 2 before taking up the position of Literacy Support for pupils in Years 1 and 2 at St. Matthews School in Raynes Park.
Edith MacauleyLocal Authority Governor
Local Authority Liaison
I have been a School Governor of Hatfield School since 1997 and have served in various committees in the school. I work for the Communication Workers Union in Wimbledon as the Union's Legal Administrator and have done so for over 40 years working in the Legal Department. I am also a Magistrate in the South Western Magistrates Bench and sit regularly at Wimbledon and Lavender Hill Courts. I was first elected as a Local Councillor in May 1997 and was re-elected again this year. Her Majesty awarded me the MBE in 2012 for services to the Community. I live in Queen Mary Avenue which is local to the School and am married with a daughter and also have a grandson.
Mick BradshawCo-Opted Governor
Sports Funding Governor
I was a Hatfeild parent for 13 years and both of my children have now gone onto Merton high schools. I enjoyed working part-time, and being one of the Dads in the playground while my children were at the school. Although no longer a parent, I still enjoy being a Governor! Morden is where I have lived for most of my life. I also work nearby in Sutton, working with teachers and schools to help them plan and manage their school visits, and occasionally I still get to work on expeditions or other adventures with them too. I have also accompanied many of the Hatfeild school journeys to the Isle of Wight, Sayers Croft and France. Despite living in a big city, I think there is a definite sense of being part of a community in and around Hatfeild and feel that we can all do a little bit to make ourselves part of the community and to make it a better place to live and go to school. As Governors we are determined to make Hatfeild the best place that it can be for all the children that come here and to see them all achieve the best that they are capable of.
Nicole GaleaCo-Opted Governor
(Reading and Writing)
I have had a daughter and a younger son in the school. I have beenÂ a governor at Hatfeild for many years after starting as a parent governor when my children attended the school.Â Â As I work in education, the value for me in being a Governor is that it enables me to be both involved in the issues that directly affect my children's education and put my professional knowledge into practice. With a relatively new Headteacher in post, I think this is a very exciting time to be a Governor at Hatfeild.
Patrick EzechieCo-Opted Governor
Health and Safety Governor
Quang Nguyen (DQ)Parent Governor
Quang Nguyen (DQ)
Business Committee Chair
Having lived and worked in 6 different countries over many years we moved into this community in Sept 2014. We are now truly immersed in Hatfeild. We have 4 children in the school with the 5th to join nursery in Jan 2016. My wife, an ex Montessori teacher, is active in the HSA so our family conversations often refer to Hatfeild! This really helps me see things from the children's perspective of their school, teachers, academic and non-academic interests and friends. More often than not, this is positive with happy stories. As a chartered accountant with over 20 years experience at board level in international business, I hope to contribute in the areas of finance, HR, IT, administration and properties. I am fortunate to be in amongst like-minded people on the board to give the children the best support we can. My interests are based around the children's sports, family travel and my wife's cooking.
Zehra SafdarParent Governor
Curriculum and Standards Committee Chair
Â As a mother of three, with one of my children in Reception & a second in year 4, I have enjoyed getting involved with school trips, assemblies, HSA, chatting to other parents and the teachers. I've learnt what a positive experience the early school years can be, and how much of a potential influence it has upon the development of our children and that we as parents & teachers must ensure we get it right for them. As a NHS employee over the last 12 years I have always worked directly with people, learnt the value of being kind and direct, being held accountable for my decision making, and challenging respectfully. Working within inner London, I understand how important this has been to help me be more culturally sensitive and promote equal opportunities. I believe that parent governors have a special role & should always try to assess issues and decisions from the point of view of parents/carers. It is vital that children have the opportunity to achieve a good education and every parent should be given the opportunity to best support their child's education. Im so pleased to be part of the Hatfield Community and endeavour to ensure it remains a fun and happy learning environment for our children
Sophie JonesParent Goveror
My name is Sophie Jones and I was elected as parent governor in 2021.
I have two children who attend Hatfeild and both are very happy and well settled in the school. I am a social worker and working with children at risk of significant harm and children with complex disabilities are my areas of expertise, which I would love to share with Hatfeild school. My youngest son also has significant disabilities and I wanted to be a governor to support the ongoing inclusivity at Hatfeild as I have experience as both a parent and professional.
School is much more than just a place to learn for children, it's about having fun, feeling safe, making relationships and I am looking forward to supporting the school achieve this for their students.Â
Yasmin O'ConnorParent Governor
SEN & Pupil Premium Governor
I was delighted to join the governing board as a parent governor in the Autumn term of 2021.Â I work an Assistant Principal in an all-through Special School for boys with social, emotional and mental health needs with responsibility for Vocational subjects, English and Sixth Form. I have 8 years of experience as a senior leader in education and this has given me knowledge of strategic leadership in curriculum, SEND, inclusion and behaviour.Â
I am the proud mum of three girls- the eldest two attend Hatfeild in nursery and year 4. I am passionate about giving students with SEND, and those in receipt of Pupil Premium, equal access to success in education, as their peers. I hope my experience will help the governing board to continue to improve outcomes for all pupils at Hatfeild.Â
Sharon FullaloveCo-Opted Governor
My name is Sharon Fullalove and I am the School Business Manager at Hatfeild. I started working at the school in 2006 as a lunch time supervisor and have taken on lots of roles within the school.
I have been a level 3 teaching assistant as a general TA and 1:1 with a child.Â I have delivered the Fisher Family Trust Reading Programme which enabled lower achievers to progress using specialist methods of teaching.Â My background is in office administration; I was the PA to a Managing Director of a Chemical Trading Company before taking a step down in career to have my children.
Moving into the school office was a natural progression for me once the children were older and I could dedicate more time to my career.Â After having working in the school office for a number of years I applied for the position of SBM which covers finance, HR and premises.Â I feel that my extensive knowledge of Hatfeild has put me in a good position to act as a School Governor.
I am pleased to be part of a dedicated staff team and Governing Body here at Hatfeild Primary School where the children are the forefront of everything we do.
Mark DaveyCo-Opted Governor
Wider School Offer Governor
My name is Mark and I was co-opted as community governor in Autumn 21.
I have 2 children, one of whom is currently at Hatfeild. I am Vicar of
St Martin's Church, Morden. As community governor and local vicar I
believe it's important for Hatfeild to have a good relationship with
the local community. As community governor I look forward to working
with the school, parents, and wider community in fostering good
relationships where possible. In my spare time I enjoy watching
football, films, and walking in the countryside.
Meg SmithStaff Governor
Staff Wellbeing and Views of Staff
Hello, my name isÂ MegÂ Smith and I am the phase leader for The Lighthouse, our autism provision here at Hatfeild. I have been working in The Lighthouse for the last four years as a class teacher and began the role of phase leader this year. I absolutely love working in The Lighthouse with the incredible children and dedicated staff here. I am currently in my third and final year of my Master's Degree in autism studies, which has given me extra knowledge, skills and resources to support The Lighthouse.Â In my role as governor I am responsible for supporting the wellbeing of staff, which isÂ incredibly important.Â Â I aim to be a voice for the staff atÂ Hatfeild and be able to proactively support them to feel listened to.Â