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London Meed Governing Board

Meet our Governing Body
Mrs Tricia Eastley

Co-opted Governor and Chair of Governors

I am the current Chair of Governors and have been a Co-opted Governor at London Meed for six years. I have 1 grandson at London Meed and as a retired Primary Head teacher I hope that I contribute both expertise and enthusiasm to the school. I am currently the governor responsible for Safeguarding and HT Performance Management. I am a member of the Finance and Pay Committees. If you would like to contact me please email

Mrs Nicoleta Balan

Staff Governor

I am a Year 6 class teacher as well as the Mathematics Lead at London Meed. I have two teenage girls who both attended London Meed. I am the current Staff Governor.

Mr Matthew Bament

Parent Governor

I am a parent governor with two children who attend the school and seeing the way in which their schooling had become such a big part of their life motivated me to become a governor.

Professionally, I work for one of the UKs biggest banks in a Senior Leadership role and in my career have always been focused on helping people to thrive. As well as skills in Finance and Leadership, I bring a pragmatic knowledge of Diversity & Inclusion that I hope will really help to build a rounded school that reflects the communities we serve.

Mrs Mary Chambers

Co-opted Governor

I am Co-opted Governor and grandparent of a child at London Meed School. I am responsible for Early Years Foundation Stage, SEND Lead, and am a member of the Finance and Pay Committees. As a retired Primary Headteacher from Brighton and Hove I enjoy having the opportunity to share my expertise in my Governor role.

Mrs Sylvia Cooper

Co-opted Governor

I am a newly Co-opted Governor at London Meed School. I moved from Brighton to Shoreham nearly two years ago, having retired from the Primary School I taught at in Brighton and where I also served as a staff governor. As a teacher, I was responsible for languages and global issues. I have three grown up children and I have just become a grandparent for the first time. I am responsible for Maths, Assessment and I am the Disadvantaged Lead Governor. Children's education is something I am passionate about and I am therefore thrilled to be involved in schools once more.

Miss Jenny Elliott

Co-opted Governor

I am a parent governor with two children at London Meed. I am a primary school Deputy Head teacher and am the governor responsible for English, Assessment and Early Years..

Mrs Sammie Finlay

Parent Governor

I have 4 children, 3 of whom have attended or are attending London Meed, my youngest child started at London Meed in September 2022. I have been part of the London Meed Community since 2012 and have spent many years supporting the school through fundraising events with the LMA. I am the Lead Curriculum Governor. I am passionate about wanting to have a fun, rewarding environment for all children to have access to and reach their full potential.

Mr James Huitson

LEA Governor

As a parent of a child in year 4, I have been part of the wider school community for several years now and will be joining the finance sub-group as well as the main board of Governors,. In my day job I work for a large, global NGO supporting colleagues around the world on business planning, governance and strategy development in fundraising; skills which I hope will equip me for this really important role.

Mrs Natalie Langtree

Staff Governor and Head teacher

I have been Deputy Head and a member of the governing body at London Meed for over 6 years. I have recently become Head teacher.

Mrs Martina Montecchiarini

Parent Governor

I am a proud mum of two and have been a parent governor since 2023, when my daughter began reception.
With over a decade of experience in education and charity work, I currently focus on community development for a large multi-academy trust. Eager to play my part in making our primary school an even better place for all our children!

Ms Nikki Palethorpe

Associate Governor

I am an Associate Governor. I have worked at London Meed for 16 years in various roles and I am currently the Shadow Senco. All of my children have attended London Meed.

Mr Adam Rezazadeh

Parent Governor

I am a Parent Governor with one child in Year 3 at London Meed and one child who left London Meed in July. I am responsible for Leadership, Health and Safety and Finance. I hope to bring my experience from working in the NHS and local government to the school.

If you would like to see any of the minutes from any of the governing board meetings please contact