Meet our Governors below, or you can read more documents relating to our Governing body over on our Governance page:

Governance Documents & Details Page


Natasha Thomas (Chair of Governors)

My little girl attends Raddlebarn Primary School, having previously been in nursery at Raddlebarn. Since her time at school began I have volunteered one day a week. I love Raddlebarn: it’s a happy, welcoming place with lovely children and excellent staff who I can attest, work tirelessly.
I have a higher degree in education and, until Maya’s birth, I worked as a researcher at the School of Education at the University of Birmingham. Doing this job, I was responsible for the management and smooth-running of a range of projects to do with the inclusion of children with special educational needs.
I believe that schools should be happy, inclusive places where learning is fun and meaningful, and where children feel secure and confident. I will do whatever I can to support the staff in helping our children develop as thoughtful, kind young people who enjoy learning.

Claire Peterson (Vice Chair of Governors)

Mom to two pupils at Raddlebarn Primary School, I have been a parent governor since 2022. I’m passionate about the school, its’ wider community of pupils, staff and families and spent 2022-23 as the Treasurer of the Friends of Raddlebarn School. I have a background in finance and the audit of internal controls, gained in a ‘Big 4’ accountancy practice and in governance, gained within the COO function of a global investment bank. I believe that an effective governance function can help the school achieve the best outcomes for pupils.

Naomi Mayele

I am currently the staff governor. This is my second year at Raddlebarn and really wanted to be a Governor to be part of the whole school community and to help support and drive school improvement. In my spare time I really enjoy taking part in my church community events that include pastoral care and leading a variety of young adult groups.

Lisa Naughton

I am currently the Deputy Head Teacher of Raddlebarn Primary School. I have been in Education for over 20 years now and during that time, I have been a governor at both this school and another, so I am well versed on how they run and the expectations of this role.
Being a governor is a vital component within a school, they are not only there to support staff but are there to challenge and help guide the school forward. Regarding my experience, I was a parent governor at my children’s school for 5 years during which time we were visited by OFSTED.

Jimmy Haarhoff

I currently manage the wraparound care setting at Raddlebarn. I have over 7 years experience working with children within the community and school settings by providing wrap-around care, sporting activities, and holiday clubs. I have a passion for health and well being and I believe every child has the right to get active and live a healthy lifestyle. Being a governor will give me the chance to make a real difference to young people and give something back to the local community using the skills and knowledge that I have gained over the years.

Sally Harding

I have two children currently attending Raddlebarn. I have always been impressed with the level of care and dedication the school shows to the pupils. It’s a privilege to be elected as a parent governor and to be given the opportunity to support the school staff. My daughter has additional needs, therefore, I am particularly keen to support our pupils who may find educational settings challenging.

Clair Felton

I am a parent governor for the school. I bring a wealth of political experience that compliments the skillset of the governing body. I have a very strong background in running small businesses, financial matters, and computing as well being a mother. I believe in a fair society where equality of opportunity is available to all.

Lewis Chatterley

I am a parent Governor and I currently have one child at the school. I think Raddlebarn is great, and I was extremely pleased to be appointed as a parent Governor. The staff are dedicated, welcoming and really care about the children, and I wanted to be a part of that and help build on the strong foundations that are already in place at Raddlebarn.
I have a background in regulation, and I am currently responsible for the regulation of the legal profession. I live in the local community and Raddlebarn is a big part of that community, of which I want to be involved.
I am keen to ensure that staff are supported to provide a high level of education in an environment that brings the best out of all of the children at Raddlebarn.