School Governors

The Governing Body

Our Local Governing Body is a fantastic group of volunteers who support the school by acting as critical friends, by challenging us and holding us to account and by supporting school improvement. They monitor learning and behaviour in school and closely analyse progress and attainment through the year.

Some Governors hold additional responsibilities such as safeguarding and Pupil Premium.

Andy Bennett




Rob Connelly (parent) Vice Chair


I currently serve as Head of School in a Church of England Secondary School in Norfolk and have been a school leader for 8 years. I am a Specialist Leader for Education (SLE) and have significant experience of leading Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare, Data and Achievement with a particular focus on disadvantaged and SEND students. I have been a parent governor for 3 years at LLIS and an Associate Governor at my own school for 8 years.
Laura Keatley (staff) I have been teaching at Lodge Lane for eleven years and have been a governor for two. I am also maths and inquiry subject leader. I am passionate about learning through inquiry and love seeing the positive impact it has on developing our children as problem solvers and encouraging them to ask and answer big questions about the world around them.

I believe that good communication between the school, parents, staff, governors and pupils is essential and that governors play an important part in the school community. With my teaching experience and knowledge of the school I believe I can provide this link and also be the voice of the school staff on the governing body.

Adrian Wicks I have been a governor since my eldest son was at the school and I have maintained my place on the LGB because I care that the school has improved whilst I have been involved and want that to continue.
Alice Ndiaye I have been a parent governor at Lodge Lane since 2018.  Previously I have been a governor at a primary and an infant school.  I have worked in education for 20 years, as a teacher, senior leader, Healthy Schools Adviser and currently work within CAMHS supporting mental health and emotional wellbeing in schools and other educational settings.  I am Stonewall trained and keen to ensure that every child at Lodge Lane feels valued; and their learning experiences prepare them well for all aspects of life in 21st century Britain.
Heidi Potter Pupil Premium
Sophie Smith I have worked in primary education for over ten years, having had experience of teaching pupils in Reception, Year 6 and all that is in between!

I grew up locally and attended Lodge Lane Infant School many years ago! I am keen to play a part in providing pupils with a caring and nurturing environment which has a clear focus on raising up every child to reach their full potential.

Natalie Lee Clerk


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