Chelsfield Primary

Meet the Governors

Mrs R Tatton-Kelly




Chair of Governors

I became Chair of Governors at Chelsfield this academic year (2018-19), after being a staff governor here for the last couple of years. I worked at Chelsfield as a Class Teacher and Maths Subject Leader from 2015-2018. 

Prior to that I had taught in Bromley and Bexley Primary Schools since 2002, with my expertise being in Maths. Before teaching I worked in politics. I have been on school governing bodies since 2000.

In my free time I enjoy genealogy, travelling and volunteering for English Heritage.




Mrs J Quinnell 




Vice Chair of Governors

I have been a Governor at Chelsfield for 4 years. Prior to becoming a teacher I worked in Social work and adult education, whilst also serving as a Magistrate for several years in Inner London.

I was Deputy Head at Chelsfield Primary School many years ago, but now work part time with groups of gifted and talented children. My own children attended Chelsfield, so my association with the school is of about 30 years duration!

Mr J Grainger




Chair of Finance Committee

I have been a Governor at Chelsfield for many years and enjoy working within the local community.

I started my career in the City and now develop property within the local area.

I am the chair of the Finance Committee









Vacant Position


Chair of Buildings and Sites Committee 


Mrs G Chamarette




Co-opted Governor

My first concern is for the progress and achievement of our children, something I have tried to do over the past 25 years as a Governor of both Primary and Secondary Schools. As a retired teacher of science and of special needs, and former head of year in a large secondary school, I have a practical understanding of teaching and children. A former Bromley Borough Councillor for this Ward, I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Management and Administration from University College London. Reflecting the changing role of school governance, I value ongoing training and renewal of my skills.




Mrs E Vassie




Co-opted Governor

I was head of a Lewisham Primary school for 16 years and then an NPQH tutor at The Institute of Education for five years working with prospective headteachers across all phases from Nursery to Sixth Form.

I have been a governor at Chelsfield Primary School for 16 years and chair for the last 10.

I have a great interest in Archaeology and work as a volunteer at Crofton Roman Villa running workshops for school parties.

I love reading and gardening and am an active member of Chelsfield Parish Church and of the local W.I.



Mrs L Diggins




Co-opted Governor




Rev'd J Tranter




Co-opted Governor

Vice Chair of Finance Committee

Member trustee of SOLA

Chair of Personnel

I am the Rector of St Martins Church in the village of Chelsfield and have been a Governor at the school for a couple of years. I have been a Governor in my previous parishes and I enjoy supporting the school community.

I am the Chair of the Personnel committee.




Mrs S Wright




Clerk to the Governing Body

One of a team of Clerks providing professional clerking services to the schools within the South Orpington Learning Alliance and has been Clerk to the Governing Body at Chelsfield Primary School for over 3 years. With an extensive career at HSBC Bank she was a PA for senior bank executives working in their head office in the City. After the family came along her career took her into the educational sector, clerking for schools in the borough and also working at The Highway Primary School.

Ms L Sullivan




Parent Governor

I became a parent governor in March 2017.

I have two sons that attend Chelsfield Primary and I have a desire to see the school function to its full potential in all areas.

I currently work as a Practitioner at Tiddlywinks pre-school where I enjoy working with the children and preparing them for their time at school.


Mrs A Lowe




Co-opted Governor

Chair of Achievement and Assessment

Mrs N Burstow-Goff




Parent Governor