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Meet the Governors



Name Responsibility Term Of Appointment
Dr Melanie Adkins Chair of Governors   08/10/14 - 07/10/18
Mrs Pam Batty Vice-Chair of Governors 27/09/17 - 21/12/18
Revd. David Burgess Diocesan Foundation Governor 16/04/14 - 15/07/18
Vacancy LA Governor/SEND Governor  
Mr James Edwards Headteacher 27/08/15 - 26/08/25
Mrs Jenny Scoot  Staff Governor 01/05/18 -01/01/20
Mrs Deborah Adcock Parent Governor 06/06/17 - 05/06/21
Mrs Sarah Graham Parent Governor 27/09/17 -28/09/21
Vacancy Parent Governor  
Mrs Ros Morris Community Governor 04/03/15 - 03/03/19
Mrs Sonia Brock  Community Governor   


Picture 1 Pam Batty - Vice Chair of Governors
Picture 2 Melanie Adkins - Chair of Governors
Picture 3 Debbie Adcock - Parent Govenor
Picture 4 Ros Morris - Community Govenor
Picture 5 Sarah Graham - Parent Governor

Mr James Edwards (Headteacher)

Prior to joining Lee Common CE School James experienced many successful years as a Primary School teacher, having taught both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 children in a variety of schools in Hertfordshire. He also has substantial experience as a Deputy Head and was the Acting Headteacher of Dundale Primary School in Tring directly before his appointment at our school. James lives in Hertfordshire and has one son and one daughter.

Dr Melanie Adkins  (Chair of Governors)

Melanie is parent to Aston and Robyn Adkins and married to Jim. Melanie has been a Child and Educational Psychologist and Play Therapist for the last 10 years. Prior to this, she was a Primary School Teacher for 7 years in schools across Bucks, Slough and Hillingdon, where Melanie had a variety of roles including Head of Early Years and KS1 and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator. 

Mrs Ros Morris (Community Governor, Chair of the Curriculum Committee, Co-opted Member)

After a career in Shipbroking on the Baltic Exchange, Ros Morris moved to Buckinghamshire with her family. Ros has been involved in the local community serving as a Governor of The Beacon School for 14 years and of Lee Common School since 2009.  As a keen tennis player she has been involved with Great Missenden tennis club, where she is presently their Lady Captain. 


Mrs Pam Batty (Foundation Governor)

Pam has been a Registered Childminder since 2001, currently rated Outstanding by Ofsted, caring for many children who have attended Lee Common School. She has also worked with the Local Authority providing respite care for families in need. Pam is conversant with the Early Years Foundation Stage statutory guidance, Child Protection, Child Development and many other areas in common with school procedures and is currently working towards a Degree in Childhood and Youth Studies. Both Pam's daughters, now aged 22 and 18 were taught at Lee Common school and her husband, Nick, has previously been a Governor at both Lee Common and The Misbourne Schools.  

David Burgess (Diocesan Foundation Governor)

David is Vicar of four village parishes, one of which - St John the Baptist, The Lee - is in Lee Common School's catchment area and forms a link between the school, the church and the wider community.

He has lived and worked in the parishes for nearly twenty years after serving two church in North and West London and has been a member of the School's Governing Body throughout that time, having been at various times Chair of Governors, SEND Governor and Safeguarding Governor, a position which he still holds.

Debbie Adcock (Parent Governor)

Debbie has two sons, Sam (former pupil at Lee Common) and Charlie (who is currently at the school).

She is married to Simon and they have lived locally in Swan Bottom for 12 years.  A former banker of 24 years her most recent role was as Retail Director for HSBC in London.  Debbie now enjoys running  a Pilates studio in The Lee. 


Sonia Brock (Community Governor)

Sonia moved to Great Missenden from London with her family 17 years ago and has lived in Lee Common for just over 2 years.

Mother of 3 children, her background was in Publishing before taking on numerous voluntary roles within the community, one of which includes reading with the children of Lee Common School. You may have also seen her behind the counter of the Lee Common Shop.

Sonia served as a Governor at Prestwood Infant School for 8 years.

Sarah Graham (Parent Governor)

Sarah is mother to William and Henry, step-mother to Harriet and Oliver and married to Paul. They live in Ballinger. William is currently a pupil at Lee Common , and Sarah is delighted to have the opportunity to support the school. Sarah is an organisational psychologist, and was an HR Director for many years, with a particular interest in building talent and capability. Sarah now works as an Executive Coach.