Welcome to our Governor Page

We hope to use this space to explain the role of the governors’ and how we work to support the school. Whilst Miss Blake and her staff are responsible for the day-to-day running of the school, governors provide strategic management and act as critical friends.

Our Governing body is made up of staff, parents, and community governors, with a wide range of skills and experience. We also have some governors who are appointed (or co-opted) by the Governing Body for a particular skill.

Governors are required to attend a full Governing body meeting once a term. The governors are all unpaid volunteers.

We work with the Headteacher and staff to:

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school
  • Hold them to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure it’s money is well spent

Contacting us:

If you would like to contact the Chair of Governors, please email and your query will be passed on.

Parents can also come along to one of our Governor's coffee mornings to find out more about what we do.

The Governing Board sign an annual declaration of pecuniary interests at the beginning of the academic year and then cover any changes as an agenda item during each governing body meeting. There are currently no interests to be declared.

NEST Scheme of Delegation

Bickley Register of Interests 2022-23



Elizabeth Blake

As Head Teacher, I work closely with the Local Committee in terms of developing the strategic vision and direction for the school. I work with LCMs on setting and monitoring the school budget, recruitment, data analysis, buildings and premises, safeguarding and a range of other areas and value their range of expertise greatly. I became Head Teacher of Bickley in January 2017, but have been the Head Teacher of schools in Croydon before this one and have been a member of 5 Governing Bodies

Max Fishel

I have 40 years’ experience of working in state education, split between 21 years’ mainstream teaching in London comprehensives, then 19 years in the field of special education, specifically with children and young people with physical disabilities. I have also worked in the NHS. I retired in 2018 and now attend and contribute to All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) on Disability, Education and the Teaching Profession. I am particularly interested in equality, diversity and inclusion and I am currently the Local Committee member (governor) for Inclusion.

Roy Chambers

I currently work with Y5 and have responsibility for History throughout the school. I am interested in developing the whole child and run a variety of after school clubs, such as gardening and board games club. I look forward to working with all concerned for the betterment of the children in our care. I am the Staff Local Committee Member.

Yasmin Awan

My two children attend Bickley and I've really enjoyed being a part of this amazing community of parents. My professional experience is centred on HR and employment law and I am excited about bringing this experience to my role as Parent Committee Member.

Marie-Pierre Champetier-Dennis


Jenny Griffiths


Tendeukai Adela Moyo


Tricia Spedding

My name is Tricia Spedding and I have been a governor in primary schools for over 25 years. I started as a parent governor. I have four children and felt I wanted to know more about how a school was run in order to support both my children and the school. Over the years I feel I have learnt a lot and can use that experience as required.

I recently joined Bickley primary school as Chair of Governors and I am enjoying getting to know both the staff and school. I look forward to continuing to support the school

Amy Thompson

Originally from Manchester, I joined the Local Committee at Bickley to contribute to my new local community in South East London. I am currently the Social Economist at Citigroup and a part-time DPhil candidate in Political Theory at the University of Oxford. I previously worked as a school governance professional in Oxfordshire. I love learning myself and I am passionate about ensuring every child has the opportunity to develop a love of learning too. I am the link LCM for Achievement and Data. 

Jill Ludbrook