Our School Governors
Chair of Governors
I started as a Parent Governor, many years ago, as my two children started and worked their way through Meadow Lane and College House Schools. My career was in telecommunications (Ericsson), but I have now retired. I am a co-opted governor, which like all governing body positions runs for 4 years before coming up for re-election.
Link Governor Responsibility: Appraisal, GDPR & Behaviour/Safeguarding .
I have been a Governor at Meadow Lane and then at the Lanes for over thirty years, since my own children attended. I am very proud of the school and happy to be able to contribute to its achievements. I am on both the Committees and the Pay Committee and also undertake the Head Teacher Appraisal with the Chair. We both ensure that this is a rigorous, independently reviewed process and expect good evidence of the schools performance to support our judgements. I am the link governor for the Teaching Assistants and for Pupil Premium and also the Health & Safety Governor for the Meadow Lane site.
Link Governor Responsibility: Teaching Assistants & Pupil Premium
My name is Mrs Revill and I am the Head teacher of The Lanes Primary School. I am from Derby, married with two grown up daughters and a season ticket holder at Derby County. I love walking, travelling and I try to keep fit and active. I have been in teaching since I left university a very long time ago and I can honestly say that there has never been a doubt that this was the right career choice. Every day is different and I love the diverse nature of my role. I was the Head teacher of Meadow Lane Infant school from September 2008. I was then the Head teacher of Meadow Lane and College House and then saw the schools through the amalgamation in 2017 when we become The Lanes Primary School.
I am so proud of all that we have achieved at school and I am hugely fortunate to work with such great children, families, staff and governors. The school is moving forwards all the time and we strive to be a part of the local community and support all our families.
I am a barrister based in Nottingham, specialising in civil litigation including medical negligence, health & safety, inquests, employment and education law. I attended College House Junior School (as it then was) as a child, moving on to Chilwell School. I then read Chemistry at the University of York before returning to Nottingham to study law. As a student, I regularly volunteered at College House. This included helping on residential visits, teaching advanced mathematics to year 6 pupils and producing a number of videos for parents about the transition between Meadow Lane and College House. I have thus seen the school develop and improve over a number of years and now, as a governor, I take a more active role in ensuring that this continues. In what exists of my spare time, my interests include current affairs, food, spending time with family and friends and hiking.
Link Governor Responsibility: Quality Assurance.
Since 2012 I have been a teacher at The Lanes and a governor here since 2017. I began teaching in Oxford prior to moving to Nottingham many years ago and my varied roles have involved working as an advisory teacher as well as teaching children across the nursery to Key Stage 2 age range. I have 2 children, both of whom are pupils are at The Lanes. My interests involve travel, walking, cycling, running, music and real ale.
I have been a school governor since 2001. Prior to joining The Lanes as a co-opted governor I was a parent governor at a local senior school that my two sons attended. There I was involved with the amalgamation and subsequent change to a multi school academy. In 2016 I was looking for a new challenge and learnt of the amalgamation of Meadow Lane and College House, two schools that I myself attended as a pupil and was fortunate enough to be accepted as a local authority governor. I have undertaken many governor roles over the years, but for the majority of these I have been a link governor for Special Educational Needs (SEN).There is no one size fits all education for SEN children, they are all unique and I am passionate that our SEN pupils are enabled to achieve their best outcomes both academically and socially as they move through our school. I have found it a privilege to be a governor at this most welcoming school where challenge and new ideas are embraced.
Link Governor Responsibility: SEND & Pupil Wellbeing
I am the Deputy Head Teacher and have responsibility for Teaching & learning and Assessment. I am an Associate Governor.
Vice Chair of Governors
Link Governor Responsibility: Child Protection & Safeguarding.
I am a registered occupational psychologist working in the field of disability and employment. My role involves applying psychology to enhance the employment opportunities of people with disabilities and health conditions, helping them to get a job and keep it. I also design and deliver training on disabilities, coaching and communication techniques. My specialisms are autism spectrum disorder, dyslexia and mental health.
My son is currently a pupil at The Lanes, and i have a teenage daughter who also attended the school.
Link Governor: RSHE.
I am the Deputy Head Teacher and SENCo in school. I work hard with the staff to ensure that children with SEND in school receive a high quality education and appropriate support.
I am an associate governor.
I have two young sons, one of whom attends The Lanes, while the other is still a toddler. I attended Meadow Lane, College House and Chilwell schools before studying English at the University of Birmingham. I completed a postgraduate qualification in newspaper journalism and worked as a journalist in local press in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire for 10 years. I then worked for a Member of Parliament, where I was responsible for their communications, media relations, speechwriting and research on subjects relevant to constituency work and Parliamentary debates. I am now a public relations consultant for a London-based PR agency. I am also the chair of Stapleford Netball Club and play netball competitively for one of the club’s adult teams.
Link Governor: English.
Since 2008 I have been a TA at what was College House Junior School and is now The Lanes. I started my career in education as a Primary School teacher. I am married with 5 grown up children: 3 boys and 2 girls. When my children were young I was actively involved in school as a parent volunteer, helping in all areas of the curriculum. I was also a member of the Parents Fundraising Groups at Junior and Senior School. I became a TA in the Learning Support Department at Chilwell School for 5 years before returning to Primary Education. I love my job as a TA: seeing children develop and thrive is so rewarding. I am involved in Nurture work at the school, something I particularly enjoy.
My hobbies include cooking, listening to music, reading, running, walking and spending time with my family and friends.
My professional background is in scientific research, specifically human genetics. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Edinburgh and my PhD at the University of Leeds and then have worked as a research scientist in the field of human genetics. My work brought me to the University of Nottingham in 2008 and I was working there until I became a full time mum in 2015.
I have two daughters who attend The Lanes and I value being part of the school community and the local community. When I moved to Nottingham I joined Beeston Hockey Club and was a captain for 3 years of the development team with an important role as a mentor/guide for the junior players there. I am an active participant at the local Beeston Parkrun, and have over 100 runs to my name. In 2012 I had the honour of being chosen by the University of Nottingham to represent the university in the Olympic Torch relay whilst on its journey through Nottingham.
Link Governor: Pupil Voice
I am the Training and Development Manager for Knowledge Exchange at the University of Nottingham (coordinating academic support and guidance in areas such as Intellectual Property Commercialisation (i.e. licensing technologies/spins out companies), business engagement, influencing government policies, public engagement). I started the position of Co-opted Governor at the Lanes Primary School in November 2019, having previously attended Meadow Lane Infant School and College House Junior School (a long time ago!). I am the Link Governor for the Early Years Framework Stage (EYFS) – the learning and development of children under 5 years. I am also the link Governor for Mental Health and Wellbeing - supporting the school to embed its mental health and wellbeing provision across the entire school.
Link Governor Responsibility: Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Mental Health and Wellbeing.