Lakenham Primary School has an experienced and committed Governing Body. They monitor the performance of the school, providing support to ensure that every child receives a quality education. They work in partnership with the Headteacher, who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school.

All Lakenham Primary School Governors are volunteers and include:

  • Parents elected by other parents at the school
  • A teacher elected by their colleagues
  • A staff member elected by their colleagues
  • Members of the local community (co-op governors)
  • Representatives appointed by the co-operative trust.

The full Governing Body meets at least once every half term. Every Governor is also a member of one of our committees; Curriculum, Resources and Environment. These committees meet regularly to develop school policies, oversee budgets, evaluate progress and agree targets. Governors visit the school regularly and also attend training and school events.

To read the latest news, including minutes from Full Governors Meetings, please see ‘Governors News’



Glen Scott

Chair of Governors


 My son recently started in Reception, and I want to offer my skills to help the school as a parent governor.

I have worked within the internet industry for sixteen years and run my own business.  My experiences will help me hold others to account and ensure resources are used well to give every child the best possible education.

I can advise where technology can be most effectively used at school, for both teaching and administrative purposes.

As a parent governor I will bring the commitment and enthusiasm to support Lakenham Primary to be the best it can be.

Areas of responsibility: Chair of Governing Body, Phonics and IT.


Chris Hemmings

Vice Chair of Governors

I taught for many years in Norfolk secondary and primary schools and at the UEA before becoming a Local Authority educational adviser. This involved  providing training for teachers and leaders, working closely with schools to help them to improve and  leading Ofsted inspections. Previously, I have been a governor in two schools.  Now  I am  retired and thoroughly enjoying  being able to use this experience as a member of the governing body at Lakenham Primary School.

Areas of responsibility: Vice Chair of Governing Body, Chair of Curriculum Committee.




Lawrence Bradby

Parent Governor


Paul Smith

Co-Opted Governor

Born and brought up in Norwich, I have lived in Lakenham for twenty years and I first became involved in Lakenham school life in 2001 as a volunteer at the former Lakenham First School, principally as a reading helper. A few years later I was invited to be a governor there and subsequently became a member of the governing body of the new Lakenham Primary School in 2007.

In addition to general governor duties, I currently have the role of monitoring extra-curricular activities.   I am also involved in the local community with the nearby Jubilee Community Centre, where I have been on the management committee as treasurer for the last sixteen years.Areas of responsibility: Extra Curricular.________________________________________________________________

Charlotte Medjahed

Parent Governor

 I am Charlotte and I have three sons, two currently at Lakenham in reception and year 2. I worked as a maths teacher in London before moving to Norwich in July 2016. I hope to use my experience as a teacher and a parent to support and help develop the school to make sure that the children find learning enjoyable and enriching. I will do my best to make sure your children get the best.

Areas of responsibility: Maths



Angela Henson

Staff Governor

 I have taught at Lakenham Primary School since it opened in 2007 in both Phase 1 and Early Years.  I am currently one of the Reception teachers and the Early Years and Year 1 Phase Leader.

Throughout my time in school I have played an active role in the drive for school improvement as a member of the Leadership team.  It has been an interesting journey and the school continues to change and develop to give the Lakenham pupils the best education it can.
One of my other passions is cooking and I am very proud to be associated with the Lakenham Junior Bakers!

 Duane Elkins

Community Co-Opted

 My name is Duane Elkins.  I am from Texas, and the Outreach Manager for Community Action Norwich and Church Leader with my wife of the New Hope Christian Centre.  I have been working in Lakenham for over 15 years as a school governor, running the Lakenham Day Centre for the elderly on Tuesday and Thursday, the New Hope Kids Club and Share Lakenham Youth Club on Thursday evenings with songs, games, activities, cooking and crafts.

I try to use my background in business to help people move forward to be the very best they can be.

Areas of responsibility: Community Liaison.


 Liz Parfitt

Co-Opted Governor


I have been a Co-opted Governor since Lakenham Primary School opened.  I practised as a solicitor for over twenty five years and I bring to the School the skills I learnt whilst advising clients, both in private practice and local government.
I can give guidance to the Governing Body when taking decisions, in the best interest of the children at Lakenham Primary.  I am a member of the School’s Resources Committee where together with other governors I seek to ensure that the School’s resources are used to provide an outstanding level of education and experience to the children.
Areas of responsibility: SEN.




Click here to see the Governors Business Interest Forms – 2017-2018_ in relation to Lakenham Primary School.