Our Governors

Looking after the future of Haseltine
The Governing Body is proud of its relationship with Fairlawn and Haseltine schools and works hard to support the children, headteachers and staff. The present membership of the Governing Body is made up of a cross section of representatives each bringing enthusiasm and experience.

Minutes of the Full Governing Body Meetings are available in the school office

Our Governors

  • Lucy Radich
    Lucy Radich
    Governor
  • Tom Barrett
    Tom Barrett
    Governor
  • Leanne Cowley
    Leanne Cowley
  • Yvette Moore
    Yvette Moore
    Parent Governor - Link After School/Breakfast Clubs
  • Tom Burton
    Tom Burton
    Governor - Co-opted
  • Helen Manley
    Helen Manley
    Link Governor for Community Engagement and Communications
  • Anna Croal
    Anna Croal
    Governor - Co-opted
  • Michelle Rosemond
    Michelle Rosemond
    Governor - Co-opted - Link Safeguarding
  • Maria Knight – Chair of Governors
    Maria Knight – Chair of Governors
    Governor - Co-opted - Resources Committee Chair - Link Numeracy and Governor Training
  • Gemma Murray
    Gemma Murray
    Governor Co - Opted - Vice Chair - Link Data Protection
  • Ed Tibbetts
    Ed Tibbetts
    Governor Co-opted
Lucy Radich
Governor

I am a local parent who wanted to get involved in the overall running of th​e school my children attend. I wanted to understand the challenges facing the teachers, how the schools are inclusive to all, how pupils with special needs have these met, how community can support the school and what I can do, both as a parent and a professional, to support the school.

Tom Barrett
Governor

My name is Tom Barrett and I am a coopted Governor.  I’ve worked in local government for 17 years in roles focussing on governance, scrutiny, strategy, programme management, children’s social care improvement and health and social care integration.  I’ve spent the last 13 years doing this in a South London local authority.  I hope that my understanding of local authority governance and the safeguarding landscape will enable me to be a valuable member of the governing body and contribute to improvement across both schools and their communities.

Leanne Cowley
Yvette Moore
Parent Governor - Link After School/Breakfast Clubs
Tom Burton
Governor - Co-opted
Helen Manley
Link Governor for Community Engagement and Communications

I am a qualified Chartered Accountant working in the media for over 20 years initially in accounting and production management then for 10 years at Board level overseeing Finance, HR, Legal, Health & Safety, IT, Facilities and Operations. I have set up a consultancy specialising in troubleshooting struggling organisations and facilitating growth.  More recently my social conscience has kicked in and I have taken a Higher Education Certificate in Health and Social Care, become a Trustee of a neonatal baby charity and my day job is now as Head of Finance and Operations and Safeguarding Lead for a child refugee charity.   I have grass roots and continued involvement in the PTA and Parent Forum at Fairlawn; both groups are committed to enriching children’s education and relations between parents and teachers.  In my capacity as Link Governor for Community Engagement and Communications I hope to explore those relationships and goals further with both Haseltine and Fairlawn. I understand my role of governor is to to supportively challenge the Federation’s Management team to ensure they are the best they can be.

Anna Croal
Governor - Co-opted
Michelle Rosemond
Governor - Co-opted - Link Safeguarding


I became a governor in the Summer of 2017 because I am keen to support a school in my local community. I live in Lewisham and have three boys across the primary age range. Professionally, I have been in the Education Sector for 15 years and have had a number of different roles in Primary Education. I am currently the Head teacher of a large primary academy in a neighbouring London borough so know first-hand that Governors play an important role in the school, exercising their powers and responsibilities in partnership with school leadership and staff. Although they are not involved in the day-to-day management of the school, they play a large role in planning for the school’s future at a strategic level. Governors act as a critical friend to the school, offering support and advice; ensuring the school improvement agenda is high and heading in the right direction. The Fairlawn and Haseltine Federation has a strong and active team of governors who bring a range of skills and expertise that is valuable in making the two schools such great places to educate your children.

Maria Knight – Chair of Governors
Governor - Co-opted - Resources Committee Chair - Link Numeracy and Governor Training

Maria is Chair of The Fairlawn and Haseltine Primary Schools Federation Governing Body. She is Link Governor for Computing, Governor Training and Numeracy. She has served on the Haseltine Primary School Governing Body since July 2009 and Fairlawn Primary School Governing Body since November 2012. During this time, she has obtained governance experience in sub-committee chairing, finance management, handling appeals and staff recruitment.

Her employment experience is in consulting and strategy across the capital markets industry including actuarial consulting, investment banking and investment management. Her interests as a governor lie in helping ensure decisions align to strategic intent and that resources are allocated with short, immediate and long-term priorities in view for the schools.
She attends regular governor training and recently partook in ‘Writing an Effective SEF and SIP’ and ‘Managing Schools Finance – Meeting the Financial Challenge’.

Gemma Murray
Governor Co - Opted - Vice Chair - Link Data Protection

“I am very proud to have been a governor since September 2015. Since taking on this role, I have learnt so much from training, teachers and colleagues and I continue to do so.

I have a professional background in employment law and litigation which serves me well as a governor – especially when considering access, Data Protection and appraisal related matters. I am expanding my experience into museum based training and education with an MA in Museum Studies and a role at a local gallery working across their family, young and older people’s programmes. This has given me greater understanding of safeguarding issues and direct experience of working with children and young people.

I have two children who attend Fairlawn and love it and I want to see the school go from strength to strength.”

Ed Tibbetts
Governor Co-opted

I am a co-opted Governor for the Fairlawn and Haseltine Federation. I am also the link Governor for Health and Safety. I am a chartered town planner with experience in the public and private sector. I work for a housing association providing new homes across London.

I am committed to working with staff, parents and the local community to ensure that every child has the opportunity to achieve the highest possible attainment.

A short video welcoming you into Reception at Haseltine Primary School. In these unprecedented times, we wanted to give you the opportunity to visit us virtually since we cannot see you in person just yet. Enjoy! Presented by Miss Clark - Early Years Foundation Stage Lead & Reception Teacher