Meet Our School Governors

The Governing Body, led by the Chair of Governors manages the school. The work of the Governing Body is undertaken by various committees, which meet throughout the year and report to the termly Governors’ Meetings.

Current governors:

Chair – Linda Thomas
Vice Chair – Lauren Price
Mrs K O’Connor
Claire Eskelson
Jaqueline Pillar
Annabelle Killick
Kelly Hannaghan
Tony Peters
Stephanie Jones
1 x Parent Governor vacancy

Chair of Governors – Mrs. Linda Thomas
My name is Linda Thomas and have been a governor at Lessness Heath since 2015 and have been Chair of Governors since March 2018.   I am a retired primary teacher who taught for twenty five years as a classroom teacher and as a senior leader within various schools in both Greenwich and Bexley.   I have lived in the borough for most of my life, so I am very familiar with the local area.    I am married with two grown up children and two grandchildren and in my spare time I like to travelling, sailing and sing in a local choir.

Vice Chair of Governors – Ms Lauren Price

I am a Primary First Trust appointed governor and am a parent of two children who attend Lessness Heath.

I have previously worked as a primary school teacher before working in teacher training as a lead teacher and advisory teacher. I  am currently working as a family learning tutor for a local college.

As a governor I am chair of the Teaching and Learning and Standards Committee. I have been pleased to be involved in the school during the progress Lessness Heath has made over the last year.

Outside of being a governor I enjoy spending time with my family in the local parks and at music events in London.

Jackie Piller – School Governor

Appointed as a governor by the Primary First Trust, I am a qualified Management Accountant currently working in a Transformation and Change environment for a Financial Services Institution.

I am passionate about learning and I’m a learning champion within my organisation, so my appointment as a governor at Lessness Heath enables me to gain a different perspective of the Education system outside of the corporate environment.

My interests are travelling, reading and various craft activities, but most importantly, learning.

Austina (Michelle) McAllister-Yates – School Governor

I am appointed as a governor by the Primary First Trust.  I am a qualified Social Worker and am interested in the general wellbeing and development of our children.  I have over 20 years experience of working with Children and Families in various settings such as Fostering, Adoption, Safeguarding, Children with Disabilities to name a few areas.

I see myself as being able to draw upon my experience and knowledge in my role as a governor at Lessness Heath and look forward to being part of the diverse school governor team.

My hobbies include travelling, reading (am part of a Book Club), going to the theatre, cinema, listening to music and socializing with my friends and family.  More importantly I enjoy learning/education and developing a better understanding of people.

Tony Peters – Parent Governor

I have two children, one of which is still at the school in year 5, my eldest is now a year 8 pupil at Trinity and was a pupil at Lessness heath from reception all the way through to year 6.

I was recently elected as a parent governor at the beginning of the year, however over the years as a parent at Lessness Heath, I have been actively involved in a number of school projects (painting the garden fence and trips etc.) and have seen many changes, and can now see the positive turnaround the school is achieving and am pleased to be playing a small part in taking this even further forward.

When I’m not working or School Governing I enjoy spending time with my family and watching Rugby (as I can no longer play!)