Hazeldene Lower School

Meet the Governors

Margaret Lambert Partnership Governor and Chair of the Governing Body
I first became a school Governor in 1992, when we lived on the Isle of Wight. The following year we moved to Bedford for my husband’s work. I have been a Governor at Hazeldene since 1993. I have two grown up daughters, one of whom attended Hazeldene. My youngest daughter has dyslexia which was only picked up later on in her schooling, so I am passionate about getting the correct help for those who struggle with learning.
Committee Membership: Development Committee and Chair of Governors
Link Governor: Special Educational Needs


Victoria Cromwell Parent Governor
I have been a parent governor since 2012. I have two children currently attending Hazeldene. I am passionate about helping the school improve outcomes and provide an excellent education for all pupils. I have a law degree from Nottingham University and practiced as a City lawyer for 12 years before making the decision to spend some more time with my young family. I now work freelance as a lecturer teaching law to  trainee accountants. I believe that my career to date has given me a wide range of transferable skills that I am able to bring to the role of governor and in particular Chair.
Committee Membership: Management Committee & Personnel Committee
Link Governor: Science


Cheryl Robinson Partnership Governor & Chair of the Development Committee
I am passionate and enthusiastic about education and have substantial experience of working in schools, local authority services and higher education. My interests are particularly centred around the teaching and learning of English/literacy. I am committed to ensuring that all children have the opportunity to achieve to their full potential and to creating positive outcomes for all pupils at Hazeldene school.

Committee Membership: Chair of Development Committee
Link Governor: Literacy & Early Years


Stuart Bolton Parent Governor
As dad to Charlotte (Yr 2) and Benjamin (Reception) I have been a parent governor since 2016. We have another daughter, Emily, who will follow her brother and sister to Hazeldene in 2021! Having spent 20 years employed in financial services, 2017 was the year I finally went it alone and started SJB Mortgage Solutions. I hope that my work and life experiences can support the brilliant work already being done by the school as well as helping to achieve some of their goals that may sometimes feel financially out of reach


Committee Membership: Chair of Management Committee
Link Governor: Safeguarding, EVC & Looked After Children


Jean-Francois Jacques Parent Governor
I joined the Governing Body in January 2018 as I found it important as a parent to be involved in the school where my son is receiving his education. I am currently working in an adult community mental health service in the NHS as a dramatherapist. I also direct a local community theatre in Bedford. I feel passionate about the emotional well-being and the artistic development of children alongside their academic achievements. I am committed to bring my skills in the health and arts sectors to benefit the school and the development of the children'

Committee Membership: Development
Link Governor: Wellbeing & SEND

Malcolm Lay Parent Governor
I currently work full time as a secondary school teacher and I have worked in many different educational setting including; Primary, Secondary, Further and Higher Education, and Social Inclusion Programmes. I have over twenty years’ experience specifically within Football Education settings. I hope to use this experience to help and support the fantastic work that goes on in and around the school. As a parent of a student at the school I am passionate that all students are given every possible opportunity for them to achieve their full potential, in an enjoyable and rewarding environment.

Committee Membership: Development
Link Governor: PE

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