Governors' Information

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Debbie Marshall-Chair of Governors/Local Authority Governor

I work as a Deputy Clerk & Finance Officer for a Town Council. My 3 children attended LPS. I have been a school governor for 17 years.

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Julia Tappin-Headteacher Governor

I have taught in both Croydon and Lingfield in addition to carrying out research for Brighton University. I am also Specialist Leader in Education. I have 2 children.

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Charlotte Bunyan-Staff Governor

  At Lingfield Primary, I have been the staff governor for over 2 years. I am the Early Years and Key Stage One leader and one of the subject leaders for science, something I have a passion for. As part of my governing role, I am responsible for overseeing the curriculum, which I really enjoy. More recently, I have completed a Masters in Education and look forward to applying my research findings to the classroom. Outside school, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and travelling to new places.

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Sue Yates-Co-opted Governor - Curriculum & Early Years

I was a Teaching/Reading Intervention Assistant at LPS for 20 years. My younger daughter attended LPS. 


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Caroline Henry - Vice Chair/Co-OptedGovernor

I am a working Mum with 2 children, both of whom attend Lingfield Primary School.  I joined the governing body as parent governor in February 2013 and took up the role of Vice Chair of the Governing Body in October 2017.  I have worked as a Project Manager in financial services for the last 22 years, specialising in operations and regulation.  I am now the Operations Director at an investment management firm.

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Anne Graziano - Co-opted Governor - HR & Stakeholders

I have a child in year three and another who completed year six in 2016.  I have a Masters in Personnel and Development and have worked in Human Resources for 17 years, currently overseeing the function at 5 racecourses across the South East including Lingfield Park Resort.  I'm proud to be involved with our happy and successful school.

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Gail Deane - Co-Opted Governor - SEND & Safeguarding

I have taught Physical Education throughout my professional life, beginning in England and spending a large part in Edinburgh. I have brought up three children and now have six grandchildren, two of which attend Lingfield Primary School. I have broad interests including the Arts, sport and theatre. I am involved with several committees and also enjoy volunteering at Standen.



These are Governors elected by parents when a vacancy arises

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Cameron Turner - Data

I am the Managing Director of Lean Consulting and my firm specialises in continuous improvement and operational excellence for firms throughout the UK and Europe. I have 2 boys currently at the school with another 2 boys due to start in 2019 and 2022. I’m passionate about the success of the school and delighted to be serving as a Governor.

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Laura Plumadore - Resources

I am a working mum of two boys who both attend Lingfield Primary School and have been a parent Governor since 2018 leading on resources which includes budgeting, health and safety, GDPR and the school maintenance plan. These all fit well within my skill set and compliment my role at SES Water as the Corporate Services Manager.



Governors generally serve a term of 4 years with the exception of the Headteacher. After this time Governors will either be re-nominated or in the case of both Staff and Parent Governors, re-elected.

Listed below are the expiry dates of the Terms of Office for all our Governors

Charlotte Bunyan - 10th January 2021
Gail Deane - 30th April 2020
Anne Graziano - 30th April 2020
Caroline Henry - 26th March 2022
Debbie Marshall - 31st July 2020
Laura Plumadore - 26th March 2022
Julia Tappin - Headteacher (see note above)
Cameron Turner – 26th March 2022
Sue Yates - 26th March 2021
Sue Darney - 12th February 2024
James Kearns - 12th February 2024


Under finance regulations, all schools must keep a register of any business interests of the Governors.