Meet the Governors

Governor Information

Pam Gent

I have been a governor at Aycliffe Drive Primary School since September 2008.

Previously, I taught primary school children before becoming headteacher and

as I feel that the education of our children is one of the prime responsibilities

that we have I became a school governor. I have also continued my interest and

committed to education by sitting on the Admissions and Exclusions Committees.


Maria Green

Before becoming Headteacher at Aycliffe Drive Primary School in May 2002,

I worked here as a class teacher and Deputy Headteacher. I have always been

interested in children’s education and find being Headteacher is challenging

but even more rewarding knowing my staff and I have a huge impact on these
children’s lives. My son, who attended Aycliffe Drive as a pupil, is now a teacher

here. In my spare time I enjoy seeing my family, especially my granddaughter.


Shauna Eyles

I have worked at Aycliffe Drive Primary School since January 1990 and become an

assistant headteacher in September 2004 and have been governor since

17/10/2006. As well as working at the school, both of my children attended the

school and so I am able to view the school from both perspectives, as a parent and
a teacher.


Hardip Channa

I have enjoyed working at Aycliffe Drive Primary School since January 1997.

During my time here, I have experienced various changed within the school and

in the educational sector as a whole. Aycliffe Drive has always encouraged my

professional development; therefore, in my current role as Assistant
headteacher, I am fully committed in continuing to raise the already high

learning standards expected from the school.


Rosamund Russell

I am a Local Government Officer with 30 years of experience and currently my

role is a Research Officer in the Corporate Research Unit of a London local

authority. Outside of work I am a chorister at St Mary’s Church (Old Town)

and am interested and do many craft activities such as knitting, sewing and

jewellery making. I have been a Governor at Aycliffe Drive since 1999 (17 years)

and am currently chair of the Staffing and Admin committee and a member of

all other committees (and responsible areas for SEND and curriculum areas,

PHSE and Science). I became a school governor to give back to the community

I live in and also because I am interested in children’s education having married

into a family of teachers. I have an interest in SEND as I have 2 sons, both have

Dyslexia which runs in the family, and one who has an Autistic Spectrum Disorder

as well as Auditory Processing Disorder.


Stephanie Lockhart

I have been a governor since 2015 and took on the role because I wanted to

give something back to show my appreciation and support for the school as I

have been so pleased with the way it has cared for and educated my children.

I have finance experience as I am a qualified accountant and can assist with the
financial running of the school. I enjoy keeping fit and go to a local gym and am

interested in art, especially Italian.


Paul Roberts

I have been a Governor at the school since January 2011, as a Community Governor

and now as a Co-opted Governor. Having previously lived in the area for many years,

I have strong links to the local and school communities. I was also employed within

the school for a short time. I take great pride in this voluntary role, helping the

school towards achieving it’s goals to ensure every child maximises their
potential, in a safe and nurturing environment. Working for Herts for Learning Ltd,

my professional life intersects with my Governor role, and my previous accountancy

training lends to my chairing of the Finance & Premises Committee. My main personal

interests include computing programming, cinema and listening to a wide variety of



Stan Beecham

I have been a governor at Aycliffe Drive since 2000 after I joined Hertfordshire

County Council as a School Patrol Officer. I strongly believe in providing a good

education for all our children. During my life I have worked on cruise ships and

as a home carer which has given me valuable experience of dealing with all
types of people and situations. I thoroughly enjoy my time helping Aycliffe Drive

Primary School in providing outstanding education for all.


Lisa Lambert

I joined the board of governors at the beginning of 2018. I have played an active

part within the school during the years that my daughter has attended, from

volunteering in nursery and forest school to my current position Chair of the PTA.

I am also part of the finance committee which helps me to see how the
funds we raise are used. Prior to my daughter being born I worked as a Senior

Health Care Assistant at Hemel Hempstead Hospital which helped me to gain

experience of working with and meeting people from all walks of life.