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Who are the Governors?

Mrs A Palmer​

LEA Governor: Mrs A Deans  
Co-opted Governors: Mrs A Palmer  
  Mr R Boyce  
Parent Governors: Mrs N Adamski Mrs Z Harley (Chair)
Staff Governors: Mr B Reid Mrs E Cole (Headteacher)
Associate Governors: Mrs H Butcher (Deputy Head) Vacancy
Clerk to the Governors Mrs J Raybould  

Nadine Adamski

I became a Parent Governor in 2016 and chair the Curriculum Committee and I am also the Link Governor for Sports Premium. After qualifying as an architect and working in commercial practices for a number of years, I changed career to become Head of Fundraising and communications 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 an LEA Governor and Chair of the Pay and Resources Committees.  I am also the Link Governor for English.  My background is in Mathematics and I work as a Clinical Statistics Manager in the pharmaceutical industry, where I’m accustomed to providing analytical skills and attention to detail; as well as working with integrity.  Having attended Malvern Way School myself, as did my daughter, I’m very passionate about the welfare of the school and am dedicated to ensuring it continues to succeed and improve.


 Ann Palmer

Ann Palmer

I am a Co-opted Governor and sit on the Curriculum Committee.  I am also the Link Governor for Health and Safety.  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 have now taken early retirement but previously worked as admin support in both primary and secondary schools.  I have a wide experience of school issues both from a Governor perspective and working in a number of schools.


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 me to see the crucial role the Governing Body plays in and around school. I work on the Resources 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 Butcher

I am an associate governor. I have worked with the Governing Body since joining Malvern Way School in September 2008. I attend both the Curriculum and Resources meetings, which 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.

Zoe Harley

I am a Parent Governor and Co-Chair and sit on the Resources and Pay Committees. In addition I am the Link Governor for Finance. I’m proud to work with the children, staff and my fellow Governors to continually improve this wonderful school.  With an academic background in Physics and extensive professional experience in financial services, management, coaching and advisory services I am well positioned to drive for best service and value from our suppliers.


Richard Boyce

I am a Co-opted Governor and serve on the Curriculum Committee. I am also the Link Governor for Safeguarding. I am a Design and Technology teacher at Parmiter’s school and have a number of roles within this setting. I am Deputy Head of Year 7, joint Enterprise Co-Ordinator for the school and currently studying for an MEd in Leading Teaching and Learning. I am new to the Governing Body of the school and look forward to supporting and helping drive forward continuous improvements for the school. I have a keen interest in Rugby, squash and running and I live in Croxley Green with my wife and two sons.

Jenny Leonard

I am a Parent Governor and sit on the Curriculum Committee. I am also the Link governor for PE, Music and Art. I am a PE teacher at a school in North West London and have worked as a Head of Department for a number of years. My interests lie with sports and I am an active member of a local Hockey Club and Gaelic Football Team. I am new to the Governing Body and look to supporting the school with its future aspirations.