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
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
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.
Sarah RogersCo-Opted Governor
I have been a Community governor at Hatfeild School for many years now. This has been a happy return to a school in which I was once a teacher. It is such a positive experience to be a small part of a friendly, team of governors, who aim to support a highly committed staff team as they continually develop learning opportunities for pupils at Hatfeild. My role as Early Years and RE governor gives the opportunity to focus on key areas of interest. I have always liked the school mission statement for its focus on the total wellbeing of Hatfeild pupils and am pleased to be a part of a school community 'where all learners experience success, feel good about learning and good about themselves'. Outside Hatfeild my interests are reading, badminton, cycling, a community project in Malawi and time with my four sons and family.
Nicole GaleaCo-Opted Governor
I have a daughter and a younger son in the school. I have been a Parent Governor for only a short time but have already had the opportunity to be involved in a variety of discussions and in making important decisions about what goes on in Hatfeild. 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.
Quang Nguyen (DQ)Parent Governor
Quang Nguyen (DQ)
Mr Quang D. Nguyen
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
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
Marcos Deus,Parent Governor,
Callum Cooper,Staff Governor,
I have been a teacher at Hatfeild Primary School for 4 years and have enjoyed every moment. I chose to work at Hatfeild because I am an advocate of special needs education and when I was given a tour around the school, I was impressed with just how inclusive and supportive the staff were of the pupils needs. I am forever seeking to support and include the Lighthouse with everything we do within my classroom. I do believe strongly that children have to have fun in order to learn and always do my best to ensure children feel safe and secure at all times. I am very passionate about technology and sport. I used to manage multiple adult and children football teams and have recently started creating sauces to sell.,
Sophie JonesParent Goveror
Sharon FullaloveStaff Governor