Chelsfield Primary

Meet the Governors

Mrs E Vassie




Chair of Governors

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.




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 also  a Governor at St Olaves

I am the chair of the Finance Committee









Mrs G Charmarette




Vice Chair of Governors.

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.



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 J Quinnell 




Staff Governor

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!









Rev'd J Tranter





Co-opted Governor

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.



Mr R Wilson 




Chair of Buildings and Sites Committee.

I have spent most of my working life in the printing industry, starting as an apprentice in 1970, specialising in security print.

Until 2012, I was Sales and HR Director at a large security and commercial printer in South London, after 10 years in this position I decided to semi retire and until 2014 worked as a consultant in the same industry, in the same year I decided to follow a different path and am now a part time caretaker at Chelsfield Primary School and I also hold the same position at Downe Primary School.

I have been a governor at Chelsfield Primary since 2016 and am presently chair of the Buildings and site committee

Most of my free time is spent with family as I have 5 children and 7 grandchildren.


Miss N Burstow




Parent Govenor

I've been in the Voluntary Sector for most of my working life. I am currently the Co Deputy CEO and Head of Business & Finance at a very busy Community Centre in the heart of Westminster. I enjoy the daily challenges it brings  & helping people improve their quality of life is the ultimate reward.  Most of all I love spending time with my family & friends making memories & enjoy a bit of DIY when I get the time too.

I have been a parent at the school & parent governor since 2016 and absolutely love what a great little school it is.