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Meet the Governors




Chair of Governors


Carol Burns


Carol Burns


Hi, I’m Carol Burns.

I am a working Mum of 2 girls who both attended Abbeys.

I have seen many changes at Abbeys since my eldest daughter started and I believe that the school has gone from strength to strength.

In my opinion the teaching and support staff do an excellent job and work extremely hard to provide the best education possible for every child whatever their ability.

I am really enjoying the role as a governor as it’s a chance for me to give a little something back to such a fantastic school!


Jess Fellowes

My name is Mrs Fellowes and I have been teaching for 20 years now. I have worked in four different schools and this has given me a wealth of knowledge and experience. I have two children of my own, that are Primary school age, this gives me understanding of parenting, balancing life and work, like many of our families do.

It is a pleasure to be the Headteacher at Abbeys, the whole team are driven and work well collaboratively to ensure the best possible outcomes for children. We are working hard together to improve our school, ensuring that our pupils are taught life skills, like resilience and perseverance, as well as access to a broad and balanced curriculum, that meets the needs of all learners.

Christine Preston


I have been on the Governing Body since 2010 and have seen at first hand the progress that has been made by everyone associated with the school.

As we move into the next exciting phase of our school's development you can be assured that myself and my fellow governors will continue to work together with the Headteacher and the team, to provide the best possible outcomes for all our children.

Claire Louis-White

Deputy Headteacher


Sue Lisanti
School Business Manager

I am the School Business Manager and an Associate Member of the Governing Body. I bring a skill set of knowledge and experience of school and corporate finance and planning, site and facilities management, human resources and administration to the team. I have worked at Abbeys for the past 9 years and enjoy being a part of the school leadership team working to ensure the best use of our resources to benefit the children’s education and development.

Kate Chambers
Staff Governor

My name is Kate Chambers and I am a class teacher at Abbeys Primary School. Through my teaching I have first-hand experience of the education system and knowledge of teaching and learning. I am committed to ensuring every child receives the highest level of education and believe that my role as a staff governor provides an opportunity to contribute to the strategic management of the school.

I am proud to be part of the Abbeys Team and along with my colleagues will always do my utmost to ensure that all children reach their full potential and feel safe and happy during their time here







Brian Glover


I joined the Governing Body in 2019 as a community governor. I am now retired having had over 35 years in a variety of roles in education including; Principal of a large secondary school and community college, Chief Education Officer for a nearby local authority, and Project Director of a £350m school building project. I also spent a number of years working in the private sector for Project Management companies. I want to bring the experience I have gained in these roles to benefit the children and staff at Abbeys.