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Who are the Governors?

LEA Governor: Mrs A Deans  
Co-opted Governors: Mr A Imrie Mrs A Palmer
  Mrs H Hall Vacancy
  Mr T Craig  
Parent Governors: Mrs L Clarke (Vice Chair) Mrs S Hughes (Chair)
  Mrs N Adamski  
Staff Governors: Mr B Reid Mrs E Cole (Headteacher)
Associate Governors: Mrs H Butcher (Deputy Head) Vacancy
Clerk to the Governors Mrs V Cooper  

Laura Clarke

L Clarke

I am a Parent Governor and the Vice Chair and sit on the Resources and Pay Committees. In addition I am the Link Governor for English and Safeguarding. I enjoy working alongside the staff and Governors in continuing to provide an outstanding education for our children. I work as an HR Manager and I have experience in providing an array of HR Advice, as well as making difficult choices around resources and budgeting. I have one child at Malvern Way and one at Little Green.


Nadine Adamski

I became a Parent Governor in 2016 and sit on the Resources Committee and I am also the Link Governor for the Arts. After qualifying as an architect and working in commercial practices for a number of years, I changed career to become Head of Fundraising for a charity that supports early years education in Ghana. I have seen first-hand how access to a quality education can transform a child’s life and have a passion for supporting outstanding educational environments. I have three young children who keep me very busy!


Mandy Deans

I am a LEA Governor and sit on the Resources Committee.  I am also the Link Governor for Early Years.  My background is in Mathematics and I work part-time as a Clinical Statistics Manager in the pharmaceutical industry.  In both my job and as Treasurer for Friends of Malvern Way, I’m accustomed to providing analytical skills and attention to detail; as well as working with integrity. I attended Malvern Way School myself and my daughter now also attends.  I’m very passionate about the welfare of the school, and dedicated to ensuring it continues to succeed and improve.

Ann Palmer

Ann Palmer

I am a Co-opted Governor and serve on the Curriculum Committee.  I am also a Link Governor for Developing Subjects.  I have been a school Governor for many years and in that time I have carried out a number of roles including Chair of Governors and have served on all committees.  I was an Examinations Officer at St Joan of Arc Catholic School for 14 years. I have a wide experience of school issues both from a Governor perspective and also as a previous member of staff.

Hazel Hall

Hazel HallI am a Co-opted Governor and sit on the Curriculum Committee also the Link Governor responsible for Learning Outside the Classroom. I am very excited to work with such a dedicated team of staff at the school and I am committed to working with them to help ensure Malvern Way continues to be an outstanding school for all its pupils.  I am a local secondary school Maths teacher and I am also lucky to have 2 small boys who definitely keep me on my toes and entertained! Any free time aside from with them is spent recovering from the madness! 

Alistair Imrie

I have lived in the Croxley area since summer 2014, following twelve years of living and working in the USA. I have been a Co-opted Governor since May 2015, and serve on the Curriculum Committee. I am also the Link Governor for Computing. My background is in computer software, and I work as a senior software developer at a local software company. I aim to use my skills in problem solving and analysing complex data to help the Governing Body with its work. My wife and I have a son who attends another local primary school, and a younger daughter.

Tim Craig

Tim CraigI became a co-opted Governor in 2015 and sit on the Resources Committee, also chairing the Pay Committee, in addition I am the Link Governor for Sport/Sports Premium. I enjoy working along side my fellow Governors in supporting an inspirational group of teachers and children at Malvern Way.  I live in Croxley Green and am married with two young children . I work as a Senior Bank Manager and have held previous roles in Area Management, team coaching / development and fraud investigation.  My aim is to support the school and the teaching staff, sharing my experience from the commercial world and helping the on-going desire for improvement in an already outstanding school.

Susan Hughes

I am a Parent Governor and the Chair of Governors and sit on the Curriculum Committee as well as being the Link Governor responsible for Special Educational Needs and Disability, PSHE, RE and Children Looked After. I am dedicated to ensuring that Malvern Way Nursery and Infant School children receive an ‘Outstanding’ education and that the School is held accountable to everything it does by being a critical friend. When I am not being a Governor I can be found working at home on my catering business or training for an upcoming half or full marathon. I enjoy getting involved in community events and supporting local causes. I have one daughter in the school in Year two. 


Ben Reid

Ben ReidI joined the Governing Body in September 2013 as I was interested in developing an understanding on the wider school community. Working on the Governing Body has enabled my to see the crucial role the Governing Body plays in and around school. I work on the Curriculum Committee and have enjoyed looking at how the Governing Body supports and challenges the school as a critical friend to ensure progress of learning in the school.  I am also the Link Governor for Governor Training.  I enjoy representing the school staff as a Governor and working alongside a very effective Governing team.

Emma Cole

Emma ColeAs Headteacher I work closely alongside our school Governors ensuring the best possible outcomes for our children. I am part of all the different Committees with the Governing Body. My work with the Governing Body is hugely important in shaping the vision for our school and reviewing the impact of our work. It is an enjoyable experience to work alongside this dedicated team

Holly Butcher

Holly ButcherI represent the staff on the Governing Body. I have worked with the Governing Body since joining Malvern Way School in September 2008. I sit on both the Curriculum and Resources Committees, in addition I am the Link Governor for Energy Reduction. This enables me to have an in-depth and holistic understanding of the Governing Body and their work.  I enjoy working with members of the local community and supporting the school in its drive for improvement.