Governor Profiles


 Lee Adams, Chair of Governors (Parent Governor)

I moved to East Harling with my wife and family 9 years ago and all our 3 children have either been through or are currently at the school.I became a Parent Governor in 2016 with the purpose of helping the school improve it's educational performance and raising it's profile among parents and the local community .Through my association with the 1st Harling Scout Group, of which I am Chairman, I have gathered an innate understanding of how children tick and what excites and motivates them. I am also a member of the East Harling  youth centre committee, which has the job of helping to maintain this valuable resource for the young people of East Harling.


Sheli Blackburn, Deputy Headteacher (Co-opted Governor)

I have been deputy headteacher at the school since September 2013 and I love being part of East Harling Primary School. 


Eleanor Edge (Parent Governor)

Kate Hallett (Parent Governor)

 I live with my family in East Harling and work as a civil servant for government on local growth and devolution. My daughter attends and very much enjoys the school environment. I am be delighted to be able to support East Harling Primary School & Nursery as a parent governor. 


Jon Nice, Vice Chair of Governors (Parent Governor)

I moved to East Harling in 2014, and worked as a primary school teacher, before becoming a Primary English Adviser for schools across Norfolk in 2016. My role involves the support of teachers and schools in the provision and teaching of English in EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. I have a child currently in the school, and am keenly interested in supporting the school to develop and grow.


Holly McKenzie, Vice Chair (Co-opted Governor)

We moved to East Harling in 2009 and currently reside and work in the village.  We have one daughter that has now completed her time at East Harling Primary school and is now at Attleborough High school, one that is in Year 4 and our youngest at just 8 months appears quite determined to follow in her sister's footsteps. I became a parent governor in September 2012 through wishing to take an active role in my children’s development. I feel the school provides a caring, nurturing and supportive environment for its student body while also providing a strong academic platform. The staff team are second to none and regularly go above and beyond their job descriptions. I feel we are lucky to have such a happy place of learning within our village and if I can contribute to that I feel fortunate to be involved.


Emma O'Hara (Staff Governor)

I have been a member of East Harling Primary School's community for the last 14 years as a parent, member of the PTA, as a parent governor for four years and now as a member of staff. I feel that I am in a good position to draw on my experience and represent the staff on the Governing Body. 

Louise Pickles (Trust Governor)

I moved to East Harling two years ago from Oxfordshire. I live with my husband and our dog. I am a qualified Nursery Nurse and have worked with children for sixteen years. I volunteered to be a school governor because I wanted to become involved in the community and have a particular interest in education.

Paul Robson, (Trust Governor)

I am a Software Developer and former Special Needs and Mainstream Secondary teacher who has lived in the area for over 20 years. My most recent educational work involved running a small unit for children who display complex and challenging behaviours. I am currently self-employed, married with two children who attend West Suffolk College and Attleborough High School.


Kate Slack (Parent Governor)

I have three children, one of whom is currently at East Harling Primary in the Infants. By training I am a Politics academic and have worked in a governance capacity with a regional Social Housing Association since 2012.

Amanda Yates, Headteacher (Staff Governor)

It's been my privilege to be headteacher at East Harling Primary School and Nursery since September 2007. Prior to this I was headteacher at a similar sized Norfolk middle school. As headteacher I attend all meetings of the governing body and value the breadth and experience that governors bring to the school in their role as a 'critical friend'.