Moss Bury Primary School

Webb Rise, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 5PA

01438 222300

admin@mossbury.herts.sch.uk

Welcome to Moss Bury Primary School and Nursery!

Governors:

Vivien Marshall

Chair of Governors

vivien.marshall@mossbury.herts.sch.uk

 

 

I have been a school governor for over 25 years with 3 terms as a Chairman, all at a local village  junior school. Currently I am a foundation governor at a small primary/nursery school.

It  is important never to underestimate the importance of the role of a school governor and to acknowledge the value that can be added to a child’s school life, additionally  I have always found the involvement to be very rewarding.

My working life has been in the science sector initially carrying out cancer research for a pharmaceutical company then as a biomedical scientist in the NHS carrying out cytology based medical diagnosis. I have been a magistrate for the past 10 years and I enjoy, reading, walking and travel.

When I visited Moss Bury following a request to join the Governing Body I was impressed by the caring environment in the school  and the approach to learning and was more than happy to become a part of the team.

As Chair of Governors, I am proud to work with my fellow governors, the Head and staff to fulfil the Governors responsibilities and to see the school grow and flourish giving all the children the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: Full Governing Body

 

Jamie Woolf

Parent Governor

jamie.woolf@mossbury.herts.sch.uk

 

 

I joined the governing body in September 2021 as a parent governor with one child currently in the early stages of his school life at Moss Bury. 

Since my child started at the school, I was very impressed with the school and especially the home learning offering during the pandemic, this led to me wanting to become more involved in the strategic direction of the school to ensure this good work continues in the recovery to normality when the pandemic is over. 

I currently work in the highway sector for Ringway working in the East of England National Highways division as a contract manager. I oversee a control room who manage and schedule cyclical and reactive maintenance works across the strategic road network. 

In my spare time I enjoy playing many sports including golf, snooker & football.

Term of office: 4 years

Committee: Finance 

Appointed by: Full Governing Body

Mrs Sarah Murphy

Parent Governor

sarah.murphy@mossbury.herts.sch.uk 

 I have 16 years experience in operational management and leadership with an emphasis on HR and employee relations within a unionised environment. I’m hoping to support the school as a governor as I truly believe it is a great school that has just gone through two extremely challenging years for staff, pupils and parents.

Lisa Smith

Staff Governor

lisa.smith@mossbury.herts.sch.uk

 

I qualified as a teacher in 2006 and have been a teacher here at Moss Bury for the last 7 years.  I have always had a special place in my heart forwarding in Early Years and whilst I am currently teaching in Reception, I am also the Early Years Leader.

I grew up in the local area and have lived in Stevenage all my life so wanted to be on the Governing body to find out more about the inner-workings of this amazing school, and to be a voice for the staff and children whilst also having the wider community at heart.

Term of office: 4 years

Committee: Standards and Curriculum (Chair)

Appointed by: Full Governing Body

Su Johnston

Co-opted Governor

Su.Johnston@mossbury.herts.sch.uk

 

From the early stages of my career with the NHS, I have always been a strong advocate of the importance of good education. As a Speech and Language Therapist I worked closely with colleagues in a number of schools supporting children and young people to access education regardless of their ability. This then led me to focus on the wider children's community health services and I have recently retired from a management role for these services in Hertfordshire. Within the NHS I have experience of the many different aspects and challenges of delivering services which reflect the needs of those who use them and I am looking forward to using some of these skills to support Moss Bury School. 

As a new Governor I have been spending time getting to know how Moss Bury works as well as building my knowledge through dedicated governor training. I am the link governor for Health and Safety and will be working closely with the senior leadership team to ensure that we deliver the priorities in this important area

Term of office: 4 years

Committee: Standards and Curriculum

Appointed by: Full Governing Body

Kate Parker

Parent Governor

kate.parker@mossbury.herts.sch.uk

 

I had 10 years previous experience in the early years ages 0-11 years, and achieved early years professional status.
 
I currently work within the local area alongside multi agencies to safeguard the community.  I have 2 children at the school, so I would like to support and encourage the Moss Bury to be the best it can be for all of the school community.
 

Term of office: 4 years

Committee: Standards and Curriculum

Appointed by: Full Governing Body

Clare Churchill

Associate Governor 

clare.churchill@mossbury.herts.sch.uk

 

 

I joined HCC H&S Team in 2015 and have worked for HCC for over seven years. In addition I have a degree in Health and Sports Studies and previous background and qualifications in Human Resources. It was following a H & S audit of Moss Bury Primary in 2018, that I asked if I could assist the school further by becoming a Governor for the school.

Moss Bury is a local school to myself, and there is such a lovely feel to the school, but the building has been left behind.  I knew that any additional efforts to bring the school buildings to a standard equivalent to the welcome in the school, would be time well spent and has been a pleasure so far. I will enjoy being a small part of a great transformation for the school under new leadership.

 Term of office: 4 years

Committee: Finance

Appointed by: Full Governing Body

Lesley-Anne Llewelyn-Evans

Governor

Lesley-a.L-evans@mossbury.herts.sch.uk

 

I joined the governing body in July 2020 as a co-opted governor. My professional background is in Business Strategy and Operations working with Retailers in areas such as operating model and organisation design, project and change management, and supplier management. 

I moved to Hertfordshire in 2018 and I wanted to use my skills to make a positive difference on the educational experience of children in the local area. On visiting Moss Bury I was struck by the warm and welcoming environment and I feel privileged to be working with our school community. 

 

In my spare time I enjoy travelling, reading and keeping fit.

 

Term of office: 4 years

Committee: TBD

Appointed by: Full Governing Body

 

 

To find out about the role of the governing body click HERE 

To find out how to become a governor click HERE