Stanford Junior and Infant School
Living together - Learning together
Our full Governing body is made up of 3 parents, 2 staff, 1 Local Authority, 3 Co-opted, 3 Foundation and Associates.
Chair of Governors
Pupil Premium and LACE, Sports Premium, PE
Personal, Premises, Health & Safety, Policy
Spouse of Clair Smith (Deputy Head, Stanford.)
Start of Term 13/11/2018
End of Term 12/11/2022
Vice Chair of Governors
Foundation (Stanford Trust) Representative
DSEN, English, Music, Art
Personnel, Standards, Policy
Start of Term 06/05/2022
End of Term 04/05/2026
Headteacher, Staff Governor
Personnel, Finance, Standards, policy, Premises
Foundation Stage, Outdoor Learning, Science
Personnel, Finance, Standards
Start of Term 07/06/2022
End of Term 06/06/2026
PSHE, SMSC, History, Geography
Start of Term 14/11/2018
End of Term 13/11/2022
MFL, Music and Art
Finance, Policy, Premises
Spouse of Mrs Robinson (Support staff, Stanford.)
Start of Term 19/10/2020
End of Term 18/10/2024
Start of Term 17/07/2019
End of Term 16/07/2023
Start of term 05/05/2021
End of term 05/05/2025
Local Authority Governor
CP, Safeguarding and Attendance, Maths and Enterprise
Monitoring and Finance
Start of term 23/06/2022
End of term 22/06/2026
RE and DT
Policy and Premises
Start of term 11/07/2022
End of term 20/07/2026
I am Val Brumfield, married, with one son. I have been a Governor at Stanford Junior and Infant School for twelve years, six of them as Chair of Governors. I was born in Laceby as was my father and grandfather and I attended Stanford School along with my two brothers. I am a qualified (Honours Degree in Education) Primary School teacher and taught at Stanford School during my early career. I have over 25 years experience in senior management within schools, most in the position of Headteacher of a large Primary School. I have undertaken very varied training to update my skills necessary to the role of Governor. Being involved and working with children is a big pleasure.
I am a Foundation Governor appointed by the Stanford Trust at Laceby School. The subjects I support are Music and Art, IT, SEN, and Out Door learning. I am also linked to Sunflower Class and enjoy working with them each week on various projects and accompanying them on School trips.
In my working life I was a Development Officer for Children’s and School libraries in North East Lincolnshire.
Since I retired, I together with other volunteers have reopened Laceby Library as a Community library. The library is going from strength to strength and has close links with Laceby School. Together we run Reading initiatives which are very well supported.
In my spare time I love gardening, looking after my daughters Cockapoo and supporting my son at track days and rallies.
Hello, my name is Leona Hackfath and I am honoured to be the Headteacher of Stanford Junior and Infant School since 2014. Our school is a wonderful place - with hard-working and polite pupils, dedicated staff, supportive parents/carers and an experienced, forward-looking Governing Body.
We are extremely proud of our ambitious curriculum for all- as our latest Ofsted said, 'The senior leadership team is passionate about providing each individual pupil with a well-rounded education.' Our holistic approach to pupil development is fundamental and - pastoral support is strong and the school has a very caring ethos. We are a Stanford family and aim to ensure every one reaches their potential.
Out of school, I love meeting up with my family and friends for a coffee and a chat! I love reading and particularly enjoy crime novels, autobiographies and can often be found with my i-pad reading educational news and emails!
Hi, I’m Naomi and I’m a parent governor at Stanford. I am married to Matt, a vicar, and we have three children, one of whom currently attends Stanford and one at preschool. We have lived in Laceby since 2021. I am now a stay-at-home mum but previously I was a primary school teacher in Lincoln. I have enjoyed meeting the staff and pupils at Stanford and am looking forward to supporting the school as a governor. I hope that I can get to know and represent the views of other parents during my time here. Other than looking after my children, I also run a toddler group called Little Lions and support the work of our church. I love getting outside to enjoy the lovely countryside and coastline, as well as baking, gardening and every kind of craft!
My name is Scott Smith and I have been a Co-opted Governor at Stanford School since November 2018. Since starting this role I have gained valuable insight into the life at Stanford School and truly believe that it is a unique place for pupils to grow and achieve in every way possible. I am married to my wife Clair and we enjoy walking our dog Archie in our spare time.
I work within the coal industry as a site manager where I hope to bring my high health and safety and financial abilities to assist the school where possible.
I am a member of The Grimsby Tri Club where I enjoy taking part in open water swimming, long distance biking and half marathon and full marathon training. My achievements include swimming from Barton to Hull in aid of The Humber Rescue charity, 70.3 Outlaw race at Nottingham and most recently becoming an ‘Iron Man’, completing the 140.6 Ironman distance race.
I look forward to continuing our work with staff, Governors and the community to continue the schools development and vision.
My name is Jen Griffiths, currently a governor for the school and big fan of the school and its pupils.
I have lived in Laceby since my family from Grimsby in 1962.
My husband, Terry and I married in St Margaret’s Laceby Church in 1966. We have two children both of whom attended the school. We also have 3 grown up grandchildren.
Terry was in the Air Force when we met which resulted in us spending the first three years of our marriage in Singapore from 1966-69. I found this a fascinating country with a diverse population and cultures all of which widen my view of our world.
I have always had an interested in history and the natural world and have been lucky to have travelled to some amazing and interesting places.
Being part of the school family has given me opportunities to accompany the children visits closer to home learning more about local history and wildlife.
I have made stone age bangles, learnt how to dress, and march like a roman legion. I have also hunted bugs, been pond dipping and very much looking forward to being part of the children’s learning opportunities for a while yet.
My name is Lea Campbell and I live in Laceby village with my partner and 4 children who all attend Stanford School.
Myself and most of my family have attended the school over the years so I have had links with Stanford all of my life which has been a fantastic experience.
I am a qualified hairdresser and nail technician but have also taken on administrative work in the past.
I am looking forward to undertaking my new role as Parent Governor and supporting staff, children and families at Stanford.
Hello, I am Nigel Morrison. I have returned to be a Governor at Laceby Stanford after a break of a few years. I was a Governor for about fourteen years and was Vice-Chair for several years. I have been a Trustee of the Stanford Trust for nearly twenty years being Vice-Chair for the last five years.
I have recently taken early retirement from teaching after working in several local schools for the last twenty-three years. I am still working in schools as a supply teacher.
Both of my children attended Stanford School, before going on to Healing. They are now at Franklin College.
My wife Emma and I are both members of Caistor Running Club and we can often be seen pounding the highways and byways of Laceby training for another race. I have completed several marathons, half marathons and 10K races.
I am looking forward to working with the staff and governors to continue the school’s development.
Hi, I'm Jem Law. I'm a Local Education Authority governor though this doesn't mean I represent the LEA or its views.
On the governing body I am responsible for monitoring Child Protection, Safeguarding, Attendance, Maths and Enterprise.
In my professional life I work for BAE Systems where I am the senior project delivery executive on several major support contracts into international customers around the globe.
Prior to joining BAES I served 22 years in the RAF including operational tours in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. I was also lucky enough to spend six years on the Red Arrows display team at RAF Scampton
My previous experience as a governor extends to around 10 years including being Chair of Governors at a local primary.
Outside of work I'm a keen, but rubbish, golfer, love traveling, reading and history.
Thank you to the Governor and volunteer who helped improve our polytunnel at school.
They have helped plant winter veg - the pupils are excited about watching the cauliflowers, cabbage and cos lettuce grow and using the produce in their cooking!
On Wednesday we travelled to the Auditorium and took part in the Infant Singing Festival.
We have been working hard to learn the songs and we had the chance to perform with other schools from our local area.
We performed confidently and we brought some of that confidence and skills back to school.
We enjoyed our day tremendously. We were supported by school governors Mrs Wink and Mrs Tatler.
Mrs Wink commented “Poppy class were outstanding, listening attentively, singing their hearts out and enjoying every minute of the experience of performing on a stage to a live audience.”
At Stanford our governors take an active interest in everything that we do. Our English Governor is Jill Tatler. Mrs Tatler came into school nice and early and even shared the morning door duty with Miss Whiting. She chatted to parents and the children as they entered school for their exciting World Book Day.
We invited Mrs Tatler to join in with the fun and we gave her the very tricky job of judging the books bags to find the most creative designs in each class. She said that it was a really tricky job as every single one was an absolute winner!