Meet our Governors
Jay Bishoprick was elected as a Parent Governor in January 2018 and has one son at the school. He has 25 years’ experience as an international freelance Management Consultant in the Finance and Property fields, across both the public and private sectors. He is passionate about all sport and understands how even moderate physical activity is integral to the health and wellbeing of our children.
As Headteacher of Nelson Primary School, I work with the Executive Headteacher and Trustees to develop the school’s Strategic Vision and Development Plan. It is also my responsibility to ensure that the school implements the strategy effectively and I look to the Local Advisory Board and trustees to support and challenge the Leadership Team to ensure that we do.
I took on the role of Headteacher in September 2017 when the Latchmere Academy Trust took over the running of Nelson Primary School following an inadequate rating by Ofsted. Prior to this I worked at Latchmere School for 10 years and sat on the governing body for 5 years.
Carolyn Coles is a school governor who has recently taken on the role to gain a wider knowledge of how the entire school is run. Currently serving on the finance and premises committee, whilst enjoying teaching year one.
Lucy Lewis was elected to be a Parent Governor in July 2016 and as Chair of Governors in September 2019. She has one daughter at the school. She has more than twenty years’ experience as a Sales Director in Children’s book publishing. Currently working as a self employed publishing consultant, she is passionate and knowledgeable about children developing a lifelong love of books and reading.
Bethlyn Killey is a co-opted governor appointed in 2018 (after serving as a parent governor for four years) and has 2 children at Latchmere School. She is currently studying a Masters of Education in Inclusive Practice and has contributed to the development of Government Education policy and guidance in a voluntary capacity and in her paid employment. She hopes her experiences help support Latchmere school to ensure that every child achieves their potential.
Hollie Lawrence has recently joined the team of Parent Governors and has 3 children in the school. She hopes her time spent working within the school as chair and vice chair of the parents association has given her an insight into the dynamics of the school and the interrelationship between parents and staff. She aims to harness the expertise acquired in a more strategic role as a governor. The experience she has gained will stand her in good stead to play to her strengths of organisation, enthusiasm and sense of community which is particularly important in reaching the diverse community amongst families at Latchmere.
Jennifer Singer is a co-opted governor appointed in 2018, and has twins who will be starting primary school in September. She is an architect and consultant with expertise in the strategic briefing, design and evaluation of school buildings. Jennifer has worked on a range of projects for primary, secondary, special education needs and universities, and is a design advisor at the Education and Skills Funding Agency, part of the Department for Education. She enjoys collaborating with communities in creating successful places for learning and teaching, and looks forward to working with Latchmere School.