Our School

Care, Honesty, Determination, Respect, Responsibility and Appreciation

Trustee appointed governors

Sam Buckley (Chair)

Appointed 07/02/2017 – 4 year term

I have been chair of governor at Lavender for the last 3 years and I thoroughly enjoy it, its great to be part of such a wonderful school that supports and enables the local community in which it is situated.

The aim is to be a critical friend to the school, offering support and direction and helping to hold the senior leadership team to account.

I live and work locally and am involved professionally in data and insight function which comes in handy when scrutinising and looking over the schools data

My 3 children all went to Lavender and although they have moved on to Secondary school they all miss the great culture and environment that the school offers.
We are fortunate to have such a highly committed group of staff, parents and governors who all endeavour their absolute best to achieve great things for all pupils at Lavender

Natalie Lorkins

Reappointed 19/03/2019 – 4 year term


am currently Acting Head teacher at Churchfield Primary School and previously worked at Lavender. I have been a member of the governing body here for 10 years, first as a parent governor, then a staff governor, and now as a trust appointed governor. I am passionate about the quality of education that this school delivers and the warm, inclusive ethos which has always been such a strength.

I qualified as a teacher in 1993 and worked as an English teacher in secondary schools across London before becoming a Head of Department. I retrained as a Reading Recovery teacher in 2010 and began my journey in primary education.  My English teaching training helped me to develop literacy teaching and a love of reading across the school. I have now been happily working as a deputy head in a different part of Enfield but remain very committed to Lavender and the children here.

Phil Dack

Appointed 08/03/2018 – 4 year term

Bio coming soon.

Rod Bennett (Vice Chair)

Trust Appointed 09/10/2019 – 4 year term

Parent Elected 09/10/2015 – 08/10/2019

I consider it a privilege to be a governor here at Lavender, which my youngest child still attends.  I was originally appointed as a parent governor in 2015 and have recently become a trust appointed governor.  My aim has always been to help Lavender be the best school it possibly can be; and one that provides a wonderful education and experience for all the children, whilst supporting the local community.

I live and work locally and have worked in a number of roles around the community safety and more recently social care sector, particularly focusing on performance and improvement.  On top of this, I have undertaken a variety of governor training programmes, all of which have further developed my skills and abilities in this role.  I am currently one of the link governors focusing on the curriculum.

Elected parent governors

Abdul Samura

Reappointed 27/11/2017 – 4 year term


Bio coming soon.

Laura Martins

Appointed 14/11/2019 – 4 year term

Bio coming soon.

Staff governors

Kirsty Molloy

Appointed 16/03/2017 – 4 year term

Bio coming soon.

Head Teacher

Jodie Corbett (Head Teacher)

Appointed 01/01/2018

Bio coming soon.

Other governing body information


Governors can be contacted through the school office – email office@lavender.enfield.sch.uk

Copies of the minutes of Governing Body meetings can be obtained through the school office.

Name Title Date of Appointment Term of Office Appointed by:
Sam Buckley Chair of Governors 07/02/2017 4 Years Ivy Learning Trust
Rod Bennett Vice Chair

Reappointed 09/10/2019



4 Years

Ivy Learning Trust

(Formerly Elected Parent)

Abdul Samura Parent Governor

Reappointed 27/11/2017


4 Years Elected parent
Laura Martins Parent Governor 14/11/2019 4 Years Elected Parent
Jodie Corbett Head Teacher Ex-officio Ex-officio
Kirsty Molloy Staff Governor 16/03/2017 4 Years Elected Staff
Phil Dack Trust Appointed Governor 08/03/2018 4 Years Ivy Learning Trust

Natalie Lorkins


Trust Appointed Governor

Reappointed 19/03/2019


4 Years Ivy Learning Trust

All governors are voting members of the Local Governing Board. Panels and working groups are established as needed, but there are no ongoing committees.

Register of Pecuniary Interests

Please see the following link Ivy Learning Trust Declaration of Interests

Attendance Record

Attendance 2019 – 2020.

Scheme of Delegation

Please click here.


Click here for The Trust’s Annual Report and Accounts, Memorandum, Articles of Association, Funding Agreements and the names of Trustees and Members


Local Governors who have stepped down in the last 12 months.

Name Title Date of Appointment Date Stepped Down Appointed by:
Jason Suttie Trust Appointed Governor 23/01/2020 Ivy Learning Trust