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Meet the Governors



Governing Boards have a strategic role in school development.  Working in partnership with the Headteacher and staff we have a very real part to play in the success of the school.  As Governors we are committed to working to ensure high standards of achievement, behaviour and excellence for all pupils in the full range of opportunities provided to our pupils.


Education is an ever-changing world and Governing Boards need to adapt, grow and learn to ensure the best for all children. Our parents expect us to use our skills and efforts to ensure that Lee Common pupils experience the very best in education and that this school can lay the foundations for their future as they move onto other schools at the end of year 2.


Below you will find a number of documents for your information which explain how the Governing Board is constituted, the committees that we have and members, our attendance record for last year and our declarations of interest.  You will also be able to read a little bit of background information about our School Governors.


The role of Governor is extremely rewarding so if you feel that you could offer your skills as a Governor, we would be very pleased to hear from you.


With best wishes,


Mrs Pam Batty

Chair of Governors

Pam Batty – Chair of Governors

Pam has been a Registered Childminder since 2001, caring for many children who have attended Lee Common School. She also works 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 has recently completed a Degree in Childhood and Youth Studies. Both Pam's daughters, now in their 20's were taught at Lee Common school and her husband, Nick, has previously been a Governor at both Lee Common and The Misbourne Schools.  


As the Chair of Governors, Pam sits on all the Governor committees.


Steven Sneesby – Vice Chair of Governors

Steven is the Chair of the Resources Committee.


Ed Hynds

Ed is the Chair of the Health & Safety Committee.


Jenny Scoot

Jenny is our Staff Governor.  She moved to Chesham with her family in 2015 from Pinner. Jenny previously worked there for many years in a large outstanding primary school. She is a Higher Level Teaching Assistant specialising in bespoke interventions and Special Educational Needs (SEN).  Jenny is currently working in Swallows class and across the school providing support and interventions and is also the Support Staff Manager.


Jenny is a member of the Curriculum Committee.


Pippa Hart

Pippa has lived in The Lee for 20 years and has two daughters, both of whom went to Lee Common School where they had a magical start to their education.   Pippa’s background included twenty years working in London, co-ordinating and administering teams of people, particularly in the 1980’s with the Marketing Department of the London Docklands Development Corporation, a TV Commercial Film Production company in the early 1990’s, and latterly Office Manager for a medical emergency relief charity.   Since 1999 Pippa has pursued a long term passion for portrait photography, which tied in with the move to the Lee and starting a family.  Pippa has always been involved in village life and is pleased to be able to share her skills and local knowledge to enhance and support the School.


Pippa is a member of the Health & Safety Committee.


Mike Buckley

Mike and his family moved to the village from SW London at the end of 2019 and are loving living in the country and being part of such a strong community such as The Lee.  Mike's eldest child is thriving at the school and is benefiting from everything a small village school has to offer.  His youngest child will join the school at the end of next year.


Mike has been a project manager within the financial and financial technology sectors for 8 years, prior to that he served 7 years in the military.


Mike is a member of the Resources Committee