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Governor's Biographies

Pauline Alleyne (Chair)

My family and I have lived in the village of Essendon for over 30 years and during this time I have been an active member the Church and community. I have helped run St Mary’s Sunday School for over 20 years and have got to know many of the local children and their families. In my role as Chair, I hope to make a positive contribution to our community and develop the links between the school, church and community.

Belinda Canham

I am the school's Headteacher and joined the school's Governing Board in September 2020. Prior to coming to Essendon this I have worked at a number of Hertfordshire schools as Inclusion Lead and Class Teacher. I am mum to five grown-up children, and currently I live in St Albans with my husband.


Vicky Craig

I moved to Essendon in 2014, having lived in the local area all my life. I am married to Tom and we have two children, Ted and Harry, both of whom are pupils at the school. We feel very privileged to live in such a beautiful and welcoming village. We were married at St Mary’s Church in 2012 by Reverend Pauline and both children have also been christened there.


I became a governor as I am passionate about children’s education and want to support the school in being the best it can be and to help our children achieve their potential. I feel it is important to create a school environment whereby each child is valued and develops their own ideas, self-esteem and confidence, so they can excel both academically and creatively.

Revd. Theresa Musiwacho

I am the Rector of the Hartford Hundred Group of Parishes. I am a teacher by profession and have worked in Primary Schools abroad and in the United Kingdom. I seek to support the school on issues pertaining to education, family life and Christian ministry. I  am called through the Holy Spirit to share my knowledge and experience as a way of assisting others.


I am married to Solomon and we have two children. I consider myself an approachable and conscientious person and a team player.

Lucy Price

I was apponted to the Governing Board of Essendon School on 15th February 2019. I work as a School Business Manager and aim to use my expertise to support the school in its financial decision making. I am also the Governor with responsibility for GDPR compliance.

Lesley Reith

I am an Associate Governor and was previously the Chair of Governors.  I live in Essendon with my family. I became a governor in the hope that some of my education and business skills would be helpful in supporting the development of the school. I have not been disappointed and have found my role really stimulating. I am always learning and always striving to sustain our school as a wonderful asset for the village.


Belinda Kent-Lemon


Rebecca Pittard

Parent Governor

Sarah Abad Murillo

Parent Governor

Andrew Cooper


Dominic Bedford


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