Meet the Governors
| Rachel Lambert - Chair of Governors - LA Governor
Hello. I am Rachel Lambert. I am the Chair of the Governing Body.
It is a privilege to be the Chair of the Governing Body. I am very lucky to have a wonderful, dedicated group of governors, with varied backgrounds and a wealth of experience working alongside me and the school staff. Together we support the SLT in the strategic vision and development of the school.
Malden Manor is such a vibrant, welcoming and diverse school - it is a true reflection of the community in which we live. I still marvel at all the fantastic work going on to enable all our children to succeed and enjoy their time at school. As a parent who has had 2 children at the school, I have first hand knowledge of how children are effectively equipped for their next steps, how a love of learning is fostered and how proud pupils are to be part of the Malden Manor community.
| Joseph Odiari - Vice Chair of Governors - Co-opted Governor
I am the Vice Chair of the School governing body and have been a Governor since 2016. I joined the Governing body as a way of giving something back to the local community of which I am a part. I am a civil servant by background and my children have attended the school, with my eldest having recently moved to High school.
With the pupils coming from diverse backgrounds, I am especially motivated to ensure that they can see a similar level of diversity and inclusivity on the school board that works for them.
I am passionate about Learning and am committed to working to ensure all our children get an excellent and well-rounded education. Literacy is a key area of personal interest and as an extracurricular activity, I have loved coming into the school to read to key stage 1 children and have them read to me.
| Lauren Edwards -Staff Governor
Hello, my name is Lauren Edwards and I have been a teacher governor since November 2021. I joined Malden Manor in September 2017 and have taught in Year 1 and Reception during my time here. I am the phonics and early reading lead and am pleased to see phonics teaching going from strength to strength with our new phonics scheme Sounds Write. I joined the Governing body to offer a teacher's voice and because I wanted to contribute to continuing to help improve our school and provide the children of Malden Manor with the best learning experiences and opportunities.
Outside of school I enjoy plenty of reading, cooking, exercising and travelling. I am originally from just outside of Manchester and am always keen to talk about the North! I am also a big Manchester UTD fan.
| Elizabeth Wright - Chair of CPP Committee - Co-opted Governor
I was appointed as a co-opted (community) governor of Malden Manor in July 2021 and have also been chair of the Curriculum, Parents and Partnerships committee since April 2022. Before becoming a governor, I had no direct links with the school, but I live locally in Old Malden and wanted to support the community in the best way possible. I am well suited to this role as I am a qualified primary school teacher and have a 10 year career in teaching. During this time, I taught in a mix of different schools across South West London, as well as spending 2 years teaching internationally in Beijing. As a teacher, my passions were English, Art and Science as well as supporting pupils with EAL and SEND.
In my free time, I can be quite creative and enjoy drawing, painting and ceramics. I am interested in a number of sports including football (I am an Arsenal fan), running and cycling. I also like being outdoors, walking and gardening as well as enjoying tea and cake!
| Amy El-Borgi - Parent Governor
I joined the governing body in February 2023 as a parent governor, when my daughters were in Nursery and Year 1.
I currently work at the Department for Education and have over 20 years' experience of working in education policy, in both local and national government. I've also previously served as a local authority governor and chair of the resources committee at a school in another borough.
I'm looking forward to bringing my skills and experience, as well as my perspective as a current parent, to support the important work of the governing body.
| John Fuggles - Chair of FPP Committee - Co-opted Governor
I was delighted to be asked to join the Board of Governors, then to chair the Finance, Premises and Personnel committee.
Previously I have worked as a growth strategy consultant and now work for a software and consulting services company dedicated to the office of finance. As well as software and consulting I am a charity co-founder. Other passions include rugby, now retired, and climbing as well as being an avid reader, and published academic author. Previously I was part of a fundraising event team at another local school, something I did for five years.
I live locally with my family and am excited to be working with such a dedicated team of teachers, assistants and Governors at the school, and being part of the school that is really making a difference to so many children.
| Manikandan Nanappan - Co-opted Governor
I've been a co-opted governor at the school since September 2022, driven by my passion for education. I believe every child deserves a quality education, regardless of their background. My goal is to ensure all students have the best chance to succeed in school and life.
I've witnessed first-hand how education transforms lives and helps students overcome challenges. I'm committed to working with others to provide every child with opportunities to thrive.
With a background in asset management and exposure to diverse cultures, I aim to make a positive impact on students' lives. I'm excited to collaborate with the governing body to establish Malden Manor Primary and Nursery School as a high-quality institution where all students can flourish.
| Adele Rowe - Co-opted Governor
I have been a co-opted Governor at Malden Manor since December 2018 once I had joined the Malden Manor as the School Business Manager. I firmly believe in great education for all and enabling the finances of the school to support the children to be the best they can be.
I was previously a parent governor for 8 years at my children's primary school which gave me a great insight to the role of a Governor and I realised it was one I wanted to pursue again.
I will remain a governor when I leave Malden Manor as School Business Manager at the end of June 2023. I am looking forward to still being able to support the school in the future.
| Adam Hedley-Smith - Parent Governor
I was delighted to join the FGB in April 2019 as a Parent Governor. Having my daughter in Year 6 and my son in Year 2, I have a keen interest in all parts of our wonderful school and wanted to help and support in as many ways as possible.
My background in the commercial / corporate world of software and tech sales organisations means I hope to be useful in areas concerning data analysis, training, culture and values...I also love debates and asking lots of questions (just ask the SLT, I’m sure they’ll confirm this!)
I am very excited about working with the first-class staff team at the school - there is some amazing work being done with the kids at our school and within our local community - we must, and will, continue to nurture and develop that.
Outside of work and being a Governor, I am a sports addict, although that consists of mainly watching it rather than playing it nowadays. Rugby was my game when I was lad but in recent years Golf has become a passion. We moved to Worcester Park / Old Malden 6 years ago and as a family we love spending time with our friends and extended families and continue to enjoy making our home in the area.
Here’s to another challenging but successful year ahead for all involved with Malden Manor School. I look forward to getting to know more of the parent and staff community during 2023!
| Andy Fuller - Co-opted Governor
I am the pastor of Malden Manor Community Church and became a Co-opted Governor in March 2019
Prior to working for the Church, I worked in NHS hospitals as a pharmacist.
I want to see all parts of Malden Manor thrive, I’m excited about the progress children are making all across the school and I am looking forward to working with the staff team to encourage their great work with local children and families, and to strengthen links with our local community.
I have a wife and 3 children, and love sports (especially cricket, rugby and football (Aston Villa!!) and enjoying the great outdoors.