Governors

Welcome to Foxfield Primary School, we are really proud of our school. As part of the Inspire Partnership Academy Trust, the governing body has shared oversight of both Foxfield and Rockliffe Manor The details of our remit are set by the Trust board and are detailed in its scheme of delegation.

As a Governing Body for Foxfield and Rockcliffe Manor primary schools, we are a strong and active cross section of people, with the objectives of providing a strategic view, ensuring accountability, and acting as a critical friend, through support and advice. 

By providing an exciting curriculum within a caring and secure environment, we aim to ensure that each child can reach his or her full potential in every aspect of their development whilst at our schools.

The governing body may be contacted via Anne Robinson, clerk to governors:  anne@governance-connected.co.uk

Andrew Lawrence - Chair of the Local Governing Body

Community Govenor appointed by Govenors

Term starts: 10/12/2019 Term ends: 31/08/2023

Attendance during the academic year 2020/2021: 100% (6 from 6)

Relevant business/pecuniary interests: None declared

I am an Insurance Broker by Profession and run an SME (small to medium enterprise)  located in Maidstone, Kent where I am committed to offering opportunities to young people through apprenticeships and long terms career opportunities.    

I have been a governor since 2015 and chair at the Inspire Partnership Medway schools since 2017. In December 2020, I became Chair of Governors for Rockcliffe Manor and Foxfield Primary Schools.

I am married and have three children, two in secondary education in a Medway school and the eldest in the first year of University.

Megan Minnett

Co-Headteacher at Foxfield appointed governor by virtue of role

Term starts:  01/01/2021  Term ends: ongoing

Attendance during the academic year 2020/2021: 100% (4 from 4)

Relevant business/pecuniary interests: None declared

Tatum Sharp

Co-Headteacher at Foxfield appointed governor by virtue of role

Term starts:  01/01/2021  Term ends: ongoing

Attendance during the academic year 2020/2021: 100% (4 from 4)

Relevant business/pecuniary interests: None declared

Christine Biggin – Parent Govenor

Parent governor elected by parents

Term starts: 15/01/2020 Term ends: 14/01/2024

Attendance during the academic year 2020/2021: 83% (5 from 6)

Relevant business/pecuniary interests: None declared  

I am the parent of twins boys who started at Rockliffe Manor’s Nursery setting back in 2017, and I have always taken an active role at the school. This has led me to me take up the opportunity to become a parent governor when it arose.I have an active interest in ensuring that the school continues to grow and provides an excellent well-rounded education for the benefit of all pupils. This interest now extends to Foxfield too!  I can offer a parental voice and provide commitment and passion so that every child has the best.In the past when my children were small I ran the local Twins club for 3 years and more recently I helped at a local Rugby club with training.  As a child carer with over 25 years’ experience I am keen to widen my understanding and work alongside the community.

Jon Chappell

Community Governor appointed by governors

Term starts: 31/01/22   Term ends: 30/01/2026

Relevant business/pecuniary interests: None declared  

Una Coyne – SEND Link Governor

Community Governor appointed by governors

Terms starts: 13/07/2019  Term ends: 19/07/2023

Attendance during the academic year 2020/2021: 83% (5 from 6)

Relevant business/pecuniary interests: Governor at Linton Mead primary school

I have taught in London schools for over 30 years including at Rockliffe Manor as a part-time teacher for 3 years until 2008. I was a headteacher in the London Borough of Lewisham for 7 years. At present, I lead the Initial Teacher Education programmes for training the next generation of primary teachers at Goldsmiths, University of London. 

I have been on several Governing Bodies previously and I have really enjoyed continuing my direct association with schools now that I am no longer teaching children but rather teaching adults to undertake the job that I loved.

Samantha Jardel-Hinch 

Staff governor elected by staff

Terms starts: 21/04/2021  Term ends: 20/04/2025

Attendance during the academic year 2020/2021: 100% (2 from 2)

Relevant business/pecuniary interests: None declared

Hema Ley

Parent governor elected by parents

Term starts: 17/10/2020  Term ends: 16/10/2024

Attendance during the academic year 2020/2021: 100% (5 from 5)

Relevant business/pecuniary interests: None declared

As a HR professional I spend a lot of my time on talent management initiatives such as our early careers programs, industry specific professional qualifications, the training and development of our teams, globally, on topics such as performance management and unconscious bias awareness training, to name a few. I also partner closely with the business to achieve practical HR solutions. The breadth of skills and experience I have built over the years, include volunteering at an afterschool club, hosting a charity event, recruiting childcare professionals and sports coaches, investigating child protection matters, through to my role as a mental health first aider and handling complaints and disciplinaries. I believe these skills will serve me really well in my role as parent governor.

Anna Monaco

Staff governor elected by staff

Term starts: 12/02/2021 Term ends: 11/02/2025

Relevant business/pecuniary interests: None declared

Lucy Parker - - Vice Chair of Local Governing Body

Community Governor appointed by LGB

Term starts: 01/02/2021 Term ends: 31/01/2025

Attendance during the academic year 2020/2021: 100% (4 from 4)

Relevant business/pecuniary interests: None declared  

Ayaka Ruggiero 

Community Governor appointed by Governors

Term starts: 15/01/2020 Term ends: 14/01/2024

Attendance during the academic year 2020/2021: 100% (6 from 6)

Relevant business/pecuniary interests: None declared  

I am delighted to be appointed to the governing body for the Inspire Partnership (Foxfield and Rockcliffe Manor Primary Schools). This will be my first role as a governor and I am looking forward to the learning and challenges that this will entail. 

I initially began my career in banking, working in the Finance departments for both Lehman Brothers and Nomura. I worked alongside the Equity business as well as within the Treasury department. After careful consideration I then made the decision to move into a career in teaching. I started as an NQT at Foxfield Primary School and have been a part of and seen first hand the incredible journey that the school and it’s community have been over the past 8 years. 

After having my children I decided to work closer to home and now work part time in a Bromley Primary School. However, I haven't been able to let go of a community that means so much to me. I look forward to continuing to contribute to the development of both schools.

Walker Syachalinga

Community Governor appointed by governors

Term starts: 31/01/22   Term ends: 30/01/2026

Relevant business/pecuniary interests: None declared  

I am a trainee solicitor at a law firm in the City of London. Prior to that role, I worked as a researcher and an editor in legal publishing. I am committed to expanding educational opportunities and previously served as trustee of a charity assisting high achieving youths from low income backgrounds. Outside my job, I campaign on local road safety and climate issues in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Aimi Vdovin

Head of school Rockliffe Manor appointed governor by virtue of role

Term starts: 01/01/2019. Term ends: ongoing

Attendance during the academic year 2020/2021: 100% (6 from 6)

Relevant business/pecuniary interests: None declared


Governors who are have served in the last 12 months but no longer sit on the local governing body

Shapna Compton – SEND and safeguarding link governor

Community governor appointed by governors

Term starts: 02/05/2016   Term ended: 31/01/2022

Attendance during the academic year 2020/2021:  100% (6 from 6)

Relevant business/pecuniary interests: None declared  

I have become a governor because I admire and appreciate the achievements the school has made and want to be a part of that continued rejuvenation, bringing my own perspective, background and expertise and of course the perspective of a parent.

Anne Tierney

Staff governor elected by staff

Term starts: 21/04/2017 Term ended: 31/03/2021

Attendance during the academic year 2020/2021: 100% (4 from 4)

Relevant business/pecuniary interests: None declared

I have worked in schools in the borough of Greenwich for the last 19 years.  I am currently working in the office at Rockliffe Manor School where I have been employed for the last 9 years.

I was asked to become a Staff Governor last year which I was happy to do as I love being part of the school community and helping to make a difference in improving the school for the children.

The governing board may be contacted via Anne Robinson, Clerk to Governors:  anne@governance-connected.co.uk

or Andrew Lawrence, Chair of Govenors, c/o Foxfield Primary School.