We are a community of learners working together creatively
to achieve excellence, enjoyment and life long learning

Who are our Governors?

 

 

 

 

 Christine Chamberlain

My name is Christine Chamberlain and I joined the Governing Body of Suffolks in July 2017. I worked for over 30 years in the civil service in a range of  government departments both policy-making and in operational posts. I specialised in dispute resolution, mediation and risk evaluation. I sit on admission and exclusion appeals panels for Enfield and am also a governor at Southgate School. I have lived in Enfield for over 35 years and look forward to working with the dedicated Governors and staff helping to take Suffolks to the next stage of its journey.

 

 

 

      Carol Reeves

I am a retired finance officer, married with two children and 3 grandchildren – 2 boys 12 & 6yrs old and my granddaughter will be 3 in September.

I have lived in Enfield Highway for 43 years.  Throughout my children’s schooling years I was very much involved in their primary and secondary schools parents' associations.  I was also involved with the 27th Enfield (Alma Road) & 1st Enfield (Green Street) Beaver Scouts for about 10 years. Through these activities I have gained a large insight into children’s needs and parents’ concerns.

I also sit on school appeals panels – which I have done for about 15 years.

For the last twenty years I have been LA governor at our school. When I first joined the governing body there were nine members plus the head teacher and it was so easy to walk round school with its 8 classrooms.  Today, like the school emblem, we have grown with the times expanding in number and knowledge.

The governing body has many sub committees, of which I am a member of a number, With the progress the school has made in the past years, entirely due to the hard work of all the staff and pupils, like the song says "The Only Way Is Up". 

The school can be very proud of being Great to Amazing.

July 2018

 

 

 

  

   Diana Bensted

I have been teaching at Suffolks in 1992, I started my teaching career here straight out of college, had my son, left for a short time and came back again!  I worked up to being on Senior Management and having responsibility for ICT for most of those years.  I have worked in all year groups as well as having an interest in Early Years, Literacy and SEND, with my last full time post being at the Speech and Language Resource Base, and I now work at School as a Supply teacher. 

I have seen many changes in the school, and I love that although we are twice the size, we have kept the unique qualities that make us Suffolks, we have continued to know everyone, and work so well for the students in our care. 

I have my own business, working as a crochet designer, teacher and blogger, with an online shop.  I run courses, organise a wool show, stitch nights, I am the treasurer for the Town Partnership, sing in a choir, play guitar and sing in a church band, and generally get involved in my local community.

 

 

 

     Rosemary Stanley-Mackenzie

My name is Rosemary Stanley-McKenzie and I am a Governor at Suffolks.  I am also a Governor at Enfield Grammar School.   I work in the area of human resources, organisational development and industrial relations.  I have and will continue to use my skills and knowledge to enrich the lives of children in the borough of Enfield, which I have lived in for over 30 years.

 

 

  Gregg Collom

My name is Gregg Collom I have 2 children One aged 17 who is entering his final year of school and one age 6 who attends Suffolks.  I have never been a School Governor before but am looking forward to the challenges ahead.  I have been involved with a local youth football club as both a coach and serving on the committee and love a wide variety of sports.  I also bring a love of books with me as well as professional experience gained from a lifetime of running pubs and working in Facilities Management.  I hope to meet as many parents as possible and be an advocate for all. 

See you in the Playground. 

 

 

   Morenike (Nicki) Adeleke

I became a Suffolks school governor in 2017, with the desire to use my knowledge and experiences to take Suffolks Primary School from great to amazing. In my job as a pharmacist, I work to improve the healthcare of my patients; as a governor I use my professional skills from my day job to scrutinise policies, work with the senior leadership team and ensure that the school is run as efficiently as possible.

 

I have enjoyed bringing a different perspective to the school so far and I look forward to continuing to work with the rest of the governing body and the senior leadership team to achieve excellence, enjoyment, encourage lifelong learning and ultimately make a positive difference to the lives of the children in Enfield, where I have lived for 19 years.

 

 

 Frank Grimsey-Jones

I have been a governor at Suffolks Primary School since 2017. This is my first time as a school governor and I'm enjoying learning more about education, getting to know everyone involved in the running of the school and contributing to decision making. 

I am currently studying for an MSc in Health Economics at LSE. Prior to this I worked in local government for  years. I have analysis, policy and project management experience. 

 

 

Steve Stewart

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Emmanual Dosu

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