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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/Health & Safety Committee.


Ed Hynds

Ed is a Parent Governor. Born and raised in the local community, Ed attended and thoroughly enjoyed Lee Common School as a child. Proud Dad of two, eldest Jack, a former pupil at Lee Common and daughter Jiya, who joined the school as a Lark in 2019. Both have flourished in the years at the school and continue to thrive with these firm foundations.

Ed is a Technical Director in a successful IT support and services firm, with 24 years of experience in the industry. He works with a wide-ranging client base, a large portion of which are Home Counties schools.

He is also a very keen community volunteer and supports the 1st Lee Common Scouting group in the role of a Cubs Section Assistant!


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/ Health & Safety Committee


Liz Macann

Liz has lived in Lee Common for 11 years and is an editor of the Lee Newsletter.  Having worked at the BBC for 20 years, for the last 10 she has run her own Executive Coaching Consultancy which has taken her all round the world.  Liz also coaches pro bono for 3 Charitable Foundations. She is married with twin daughters, a son, their partners, a granddaughter and a step family. 


Liz is an Associate Member


Catherine May 

Catherine has lived in Lee Common since 2010.  Having worked in management consultancy and in the Civil Service at the Department for Education and the Cabinet Office, she re-trained and qualified as a primary school teacher in 2015.  Since then, Catherine has taught at Great Missenden School and at Curzon School in Penn Street, where she is currently teaching part-time.  Catherine has also previously served as a school governor at Chestnut Lane School in Amersham and at Great Missenden School.  Her three daughters attended Lee Common and Great Missenden Schools and are now at secondary school in Chesham and at university.  Catherine is passionate about learning and reading, and alongside teaching and her governor role she volunteers regularly at the fantastic Chapter Two Community Bookshop in Chesham.  You may also spot her walking or occasionally running (very slowly) around the village with the family's two little brown dogs. 


Catherine is Chair of the Curriculum Committee