Moss Bury Primary School

Webb Rise, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 5PA

01438 222300

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Vivien Marshall

Chair of Governors


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.

Philip Chastell

Vice Chair of Governors



Tanya Clark

Parent Governor

I have been a governor since March 2018 and am currently a parent Governor at Mossbury, my daughter joined the school in Reception in 2011 and thoroughly enjoyed it through to 2017 in year six where she left and she now attends Secondary school. I wanted to get more involved with school life and decided to join the governing body.

I am currently a Multi site manager for Starbucks which has given me  great organisation skills as well as being part of a strong leadership team and being very in tune with Financial data, these are all skills I feel I can transfer into the role of a governor.

I also have my level 2 in Football coaching and have previously completed a placement as a football coach with another primary school so would be keen to help on the sports side of things. 

Lisa Smith

Staff Governor

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.


Su Johnston

Co-opted Governor

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

Emma Skinner

Staff Governor

This is my second year teaching at Moss Bury and I really enjoy being a part of the amazing community that we have in and around our school.  I am currently teaching in Year 2 and love being part of a team that puts the children first.  

I decided to be a staff governor here as I wanted to understand more about the processes that drive our lovely school forward and be part of the team that will help us to be the best we can be.  

Being a governor means that I can be a voice for the staff at the meetings, sharing their views and ensuring that we are providing the best possible care and education for our wonderful children. 

Clare Churchill

Associate Governor


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.

Lesley-Anne Llewelyn-Evans



Nathalie Watson

Parent Governor



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

To find out how to become a governor click HERE