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Chair of Governors

Bridgette Chandler

I have been working in the voluntary sector for several years and also volunteering in my local community. I am Chair of my Parish Council and Chair of NW Area of Town and Parish Councils. I hope to use my experience in community engagement and governance in a strategic and positive way to ensure continuous development while providing a safe learning environment for all pupils, staff and stakeholders.

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Acting Vice Chair

Local Authority Governor

Rosie Weaver 

Having worked in the NHS for many years I retrained as a Workplace Mediator about 10 years ago. This has taken me all over the country.

I have lived in Meriden for 30 years and I am an elected Parish Councillor for Meriden. My knowledge of the local community can help the school build stronger links with local groups, business and activities.


Parent Governor

David Warwood

I have always worked in education, initially as a PE teacher and now as a Deputy Head in a senior school. I hope to be able to use my experience in education as well as my personal experience as a parent with a child in the school to help support the continued development of the school.

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Foundation Governor

Matthew Clipsham

I am a head of key stage five at a secondary school in Nuneaton and I have been teaching Psychology for nine years. I have lived in Meriden for seven years and have worked in schools in Birmingham and Coventry. I am a regular attendee at St. Laurence Church and was confirmed there in November 2019. I have a young family and am passionate about learning throughout all stages of education. I believe that education is most effective when based in the ethos of faith and am looking forward to supporting the school in my role as foundation governor.

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Parent Govenor

Phil Burrows

I am a project manager and work for one of the UK's largest utilities. 


I have been a Parent Governor for the last 6 years and am the lead Governor for parental engagement. .

I enjoy supporting the school in continuing to grow by shaping the strategic direction, ensuring the school remains part of the community and helping all of our children be the best that they can be.


Substitute Ex-Officio Foundation Governor

Mike Young

I am a retired IT professional. I live in Cubbington and have been a foundation governor at Cubbington CofE Primary School for four years. I am also a member of the Governor’s Reference and Advisory Group supporting the Coventry Diocesan Board of Education.

I have volunteered to represent St. Laurence Meriden on the governing board. I recognise that getting to know the school and the parish during the restrictions that we are living with will present some challenges. However, I am looking forward to contributing to the development of the pupils to obtain “life in all its fullness” (John 10:10).


Staff Governor

Stephen Beamond

I have been teaching for 11 years, 8 of which have been at Meriden. Since working at Meriden I have taught across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, leading a range of subjects such as English, RE and Computing. I have been Deputy Head since September 2019 and Assistant Head two years prior to this. I have a passion for educating the whole child in creative and innovative ways, allowing them to be all that God intends each child to be.

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Lucy Anderton

I have been the Headteacher at Meriden since September 2010.  Prior to my appointment here I worked in Warwickshire schools, teaching throughout the primary age range and holding roles such as Assistant Headteacher and Acting Headteacher. I feel very privileged to be Headteacher at Meriden CE Primary School; our cohesive learning community involving partnerships between pupils, parents, staff and the Governing Body ensure pupils thrive in a safe, caring, stimulative environment.


Kate Haywood

Co-opted Governor

I am a solicitor specialising in share incentives, corporate governance and executive remuneration. I am passionate about children's education and am a firm believer in "knowledge for its own sake". I have two young children and appreciate the importance of schools, not just as places for learning, but as places to spark creativity, make life-long friendships and nurture and develop children holistically. I hope to use my skills gained in the corporate sphere and my personal experiences with my own children, to support the school.