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Meet Our School Governors

Meet Our School Governors

The Governing Body, led by the Chair of Governors manages the school. The work of the Governing Body is undertaken by various committees, which meet throughout the year and report to the termly Governors’ Meetings.


Current governors:


Chair – Linda Thomas
Vice Chair – Lauren Price
Ann-Marie Bolton – Head Teacher
Lorna Hamilton – Educational Director
Stephanie Jones
Michelle McAllister-Yates
Jaqueline Pillar
Lee Harvey
Jennifer Long
Rajinvir Guraya Sandher


Chair of Governors – Mrs. Linda Thomas


My name is Linda Thomas and have been a governor at Lessness Heath since 2015 and have been Chair of Governors since March 2018. I am a retired primary teacher who taught for twenty five years as a classroom teacher and as a senior leader within various schools in both Greenwich and Bexley. I have lived in the borough for most of my life, so I am very familiar with the local area. I am married with two grown up children and two grandchildren and in my spare time I like to travelling, sailing and sing in a local choir.


Vice Chair of Governors – Ms Lauren Price


I am a Primary First Trust appointed governor and am a parent of two children who attend Lessness Heath.


I have previously worked as a primary school teacher before working in teacher training as a lead teacher and advisory teacher. I  am currently working as a family learning tutor for a local college.


As a governor I am chair of the Teaching and Learning and Standards Committee. I have been pleased to be involved in the school during the progress Lessness Heath has made over the last year.


Outside of being a governor I enjoy spending time with my family in the local parks and at music events in London.


Jackie Piller – School Governor


Appointed as a governor by the Primary First Trust, I am a qualified Management Accountant currently working in a Transformation and Change environment for a Financial Services Institution.


I am passionate about learning and I’m a learning champion within my organisation, so my appointment as a governor at Lessness Heath enables me to gain a different perspective of the Education system outside of the corporate environment.


My interests are travelling, reading and various craft activities, but most importantly, learning.


Austina (Michelle) McAllister-Yates – School Governor


I am appointed as a governor by the Primary First Trust.  I am a qualified Social Worker and am interested in the general wellbeing and development of our children. I have over 20 years experience of working with Children and Families in various settings such as Fostering, Adoption, Safeguarding, Children with Disabilities to name a few areas.


I see myself as being able to draw upon my experience and knowledge in my role as a governor at Lessness Heath and look forward to being part of the diverse school governor team.


My hobbies include travelling, reading (am part of a Book Club), going to the theatre, cinema, listening to music and socializing with my friends and family. More importantly I enjoy learning/education and developing a better understanding of people.


Jennifer Long – School Governor


My name is Jennifer Long and I was recently appointed school governor for Lessness Heath. I have been a teacher for four years and was lucky enough to start my teaching career here. I currently work in Year Three and in addition to this work as Maths Lead for the school. I have seen the school grow from strength to strength over the years and I am looking forward to bringing my passion for teaching and learning to the governing body.  


Outside of being a teacher, I enjoy spending my time with family and friends, having fun days with my nephew and nieces. I enjoy running, meeting new people and experiencing new cultures. 


Rajinvir Guraya Sandher – School Governor


I have recently been appointed in the role of staff Governor by the staff at Lessness Heath primary school.  


I am a parent of 4 children 2 of whom have completed their journey at Lessness and the other 2 are still progressing through. I am also a staff member of the school and have been for over 10 years now and have held various roles within my time at the school.  


I am very much looking forward to the to working closely not only with the governing board but the local community too, in providing better prospects for everyone within our school community. 

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