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  • Total Attendance 95.9%
  • Year 4 Attendance 94.3%
  • Year 3 Attendance 96.2%
  • Year 2 Attendance 96.4%
  • Year 1 Attendance 95.3%
  • Reception Attendance 96.6%
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Meet the Governors

Debbie Trivett


I have been Headteacher at Templefield Lower School since 2016. The last 7 years have been incredibly enjoyable and I am proud of the successes we have achieved during this time. I am passionate about education for all and want to ensure all children have the best learning opportunities and grow to reach their potential. As part of the governing body, I provide key information to governors and am accountable to them for the effectiveness of the school. I am lucky to work with a fantastic staff team and a supportive governing body, all of whom are committed to moving the school forward. Outside of work, I enjoy cooking, Formula 1, travelling and spending time with my family. 


Sue Simmons  Click on my name to email me.

Chair of Governors. Link Governor for Safeguarding, Equality & Diversity, OPAL (Outdoor Play and Learning Project), member of the Headteacher Performance Management panel and Pay Committee.  (Local Authority Governor).

I joined the board of Governors in September 2022 and was delighted to be elected Chair at our first meeting of the year.  I was lucky enough to know the school well as I had worked with the school for the previous two years as a School Improvement Adviser for the Local Authority.  

I have had a long and varied career in education, working as an adviser and also a headteacher in four schools in the Midlands. I am really enjoying being back working directly in school with the children, staff and families.

I am keen to develop good relationships with the school community and want to make sure that your voice is heard on what type of school you want Templefield to be.  We have some new governors who I know share my passion for making sure you children get a fantastic deal at Templefield and are well prepared for their transfer to the next stage of their education.  I want Templefield to be a fantastic place to learn and work and for you to be confident that your child is achieving the best they possibly can. 

On a personal note, I was born and bred in the Black Country and am a lifelong Wolverhampton Wanderers supporter.  I love travelling and spending time with my grandson, Oscar, who keeps me on my toes!

You are very welcome to contact me at any time on my email:


Stephanie O’Donoghue

Vice Chair of Governors.   Link Governor for Wellbeing and English, Co-lead for Governor Training and Development and co-link for the Writing and Leadership and Management aspects of the School Improvement Plan.  Member of the Headteacher Performance Management panel. (Co-Opted Governor) 

I am a Commercial strategy manager, currently working within Banking for US Bank. My experience stretches across both commercial and marketing strategy as well as operational leadership. Having previously spent the last decade within retail for Sainsburys, it was through an initiative at Sainsburys I joined Templefield as a governor. I wanted to learn new skills and share those I have with the school and local community. I have extensive experience in managing large budgets, leading corporate strategy and leading a large team. I have a passion for development and staff wellbeing.

Outside of work I like to keep fit, playing netball in a small league locally, as well as spending time with family and friends. I love to learn new things, currently I am a budding florist and learning sign language.

I am excited to be Vice Chair this year, having joined the board in January 2022. I am passionate about supporting Templefield Lower where I can, to ensure each and every child gets access to the best education possible.


Louise Darvall

Lead Governor for Finance and co-lead for English and the Writing aspect of the School Improvement Plan.  Member of the Headteacher Performance Management panel.  (Co-Opted Governor)

Both of my children have attended Templefield;  I have one child still at Templefield and one who has just moved on to Year 5.  I first become a governor when my son joined Templefield as I wanted to help.  Every child has the right to a good education and it’s great to be a tiny part of making sure that our school provides the best education that it can. It’s a lovely team to be a small part of and seeing how hard the staff work and how happy the children seem really makes it worthwhile.

I enjoy spending time with family, we like to visit different places around the UK as well as abroad. As a family we all enjoy watching my eldest play football and my youngest as a gymnast. We enjoy family days out.

Cecilia Cordeiro

Lead Governor for Vulnerable Pupil Groups (SEND and Pupil Premium) and co-lead for Assessment;  co-link for the Quality of teaching aspect of the School Improvement Plan.  Member of the Headteacher Performance Management panel.  (Co-Opted Governor). 

I have a professional background in journalism and communications. I worked in government communications and political campaigns in Argentina and several countries in Central America. I also co-founded an NGO in Argentina whose mission is to foster dialogue across partisan lines and promote public policy education among political leaders. I then changed career paths when we moved to the UK in 2010 and trained as a theatre facilitator. I worked with different community groups facilitating personal development through theatre workshops.

I have three adult sons and was a governor in the school they attended in Argentina. I have a passion for education and I decided to join the governing board of Templefield Lower school as I think I have expertise and skills that I can contribute to the school.

My hobbies are reading, the theatre, walking and art.


Joanne Johnson

Lead Governor for Assessment; Co-lead for Vulnerable Pupil Groups (SEND/Pupil Premium) and co-link to the Quality of Teaching aspect of the School Improvement Plan.  Member of the Pay Committee. (Co-Opted Governor)

I work as a Deputy Head Teacher. Within my role, I am responsible for Improving the Quality of Teaching and Learning. I am also responsible for the attainment of Pupil Premium children.

I am now entering my fourth year of governance at Templefield Lower School. I have previous experience of governance at other schools.

I am a very active person and try to run at least three times a week. When I am not running, I enjoy going to the gym and swimming. I also enjoy spending time with my family and travelling to new places to broaden my knowledge of different cultures and traditions.

I live locally to the school and wanted to help and support my local community.

I joined the Governing Body as I felt that I have a range of skills to offer that will help and support the school and therefore help and support the children in the local community.


Laura Dalton

Lead Governor for Early Years (including the Early Years aspect of the School Improvement Plan) and part of the Wellbeing group.  Member of the Pay Committee. (Co-opted Governor)

I have been a teacher for 12 years and have taught in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. I currently teach part-time in Reception, in a school in Milton Keynes and have been there for 7 years. Alongside my teaching responsibilities I am involved in monitoring and promoting pupil and staff wellbeing.

I have two small young girls, one is in Year 1 and the other will soon attend pre-school. We enjoy spending time as a family, going on day trips and doing lots of creative activities. Outside of school I enjoy reading, running and playing hockey.

I am pleased to have been appointed a Governor at Templefield Lower School. I am excited to support the school in achieving its strategic vision and ensuring all children have an excellent school experience.


James Hatch

Lead Governor for Health and Safety/Premises and co-lead for Finance. I am also a member of the Pay committee. (Parent Governor)

I have worked at Luton Town FC Community Trust for 15 years and I am currently part of the SMT team as the school and sport manager and over see programmes from 3 year olds to 65 year olds covering Health, Education, Participation and Inclusion.

Prior to my role at Luton Town FC Community Trust, I work as a Personal Trainer in the leisure industry at a gym in Milton Keynes and have used my expertise from this job role to support my current day to day role.

I have 2 children who attend Templefield Lower School; one child currently in year 1 and 1 currently in their final year at the school. I am looking forward to my role on the governing board at the school and look forward to helping the school to continue its positive trajectory and help to establish and develop key skills to help the pupils, parents and local community feel proud of what Templefield Lower School can offer.


Kuldeep Panesar

Co-Lead Governor for Behaviour and Attendance (Parent Governor)

I have worked in the IT sector for almost ten years - prior to this, I was a scientific researcher. A proud Midlander (born and educated in Coventry, and then Nottingham), I arrived in Flitwick with my wife in 2016, via Paris, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire. We have two sons: the eldest attends Templefield Lower, and the youngest attends Windmill Preschool.

I enjoy playing and following football (no team in particular!) and playing piano/keyboard.

I joined the Governors team during Winter term 2022, and I am looking forward to supporting the school however I can.


Jo Richards

School Business Manager - link for finance  (Associate Governor)


Ann Coward

Co-Lead governor for governor training and development  (Staff Governor)

I have been a teacher at Templefield for 7 years and I am currently teaching in Year 2 where I am the Year Group Team Leader. I am also the Curriculum Lead for English within the school. I have taught in Year 4 at Templefield along with Year 1 in my previous school. I qualified as a teacher in 2014 after taking a break from work following the birth of my son. Prior to this I had a successful career working in merchandising for a large national retailer.

I have 2 children who both attend Redborne Upper School. Outside of school I enjoy keeping fit, walking, watching films and spending time with friends and family.

Having recently been appointed as our Staff Governor, I am excited to get started and be a part of our governing body to support, develop and enhance the education for our children.


Margaret Timothy  Co-lead Governor for Early Years (Co-opted Governor)

I am a retired teacher, having taught in Early Years for most of my career - in Cardiff, London and lately in Luton where I remained for 25 years. I even worked at Templefield School in the mid 90s!

I have lived opposite the school for 40 years now, so know the area well. My 3 children and 5 of my grandchildren have attended the school. I volunteer weekly in both Reception classes, which is a real treat for me.

Most of my time these days is spent supporting my family, walking, reading or participating in many and varied church activities.

One of my passions has always been to ensure that young children are nurtured and guided to develop a love of life and learning in an environment that is safe and yet stimulating.

As a Governor, I am looking forward to developing new strategic skills but I am hoping that my knowledge and experience will be of benefit to all.


Alison Culman

Co-lead Governor for Behaviour and Attendance and lead for Board Strategic Development.  (Co-opted Governor).

I have been the Governor Services Manager for Luton Borough Council for two decades. The role includes delivering governor training and working directly with schools and governing bodies to improve Ofsted results.

Having lived in Flitwick for 23 years, where both my children have passed through the education system, I have a knowledge of the local community and the challenges that families and children face.  I am keen to bring my knowledge of the education sector, school improvement and governance to Templefield in order to contribute to their continued progress and success. Outside of work I enjoy cooking and baking, love a good reality show, and am also a keen follower of F1 with my family.


Laura Corcoran - Governance Professional (Clerk to the Governing Body)

I am a qualified independent clerk supporting a wide range of School Leaders and Governors within Schools and Academies across England. I have 21 years’ experience working in educational settings including a Local Authority.  I support the board and school Senior Leadership Team in all aspects of governance including procedural and regulatory advice.


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