Governor Profiles


 Lee Adams, Chair of Governors (Trust Governor)

I moved to East Harling with my wife and family 9 years ago and all our 3 children have either been through or are currently at the school.I became a Parent Governor in 2016 with the purpose of helping the school improve it's educational performance and raising it's profile among parents and the local community .Through my association with the 1st Harling Scout Group, of which I am Chairman, I have gathered an innate understanding of how children tick and what excites and motivates them. I am also a member of the East Harling  youth centre committee, which has the job of helping to maintain this valuable resource for the young people of East Harling.


Sheli Blackburn, Deputy Headteacher (Co-opted Governor)

I have been deputy headteacher at the school since September 2013 and I love being part of East Harling Primary School. 


Eleanor Edge (Parent Governor)


Lionel Halls

I retired in 2018 after spending over 40 years in the UK and international poultry livestock sector. I worked in various roles operating at board level with responsibility for finance, sales, HR, production and technical. In my retirement, among other things, I enjoy travelling, going away in my 30 year old Camper van, riding my motorbike and spending time with my family and friends. The main reason I wanted to become a Governor was that I wanted to get involved in a local community and what better way than by investing my time and the skills learned in business in playing a small part in supporting the learning and development of children at EHPS.

Kate Hallett (Parent Governor)

 I live with my family in East Harling and work as a civil servant for government on local growth and devolution. My daughter attends and very much enjoys the school environment. I am be delighted to be able to support East Harling Primary School & Nursery as a parent governor. 


Jon Nice, Vice Chair of Governors (Parent Governor)

I moved to East Harling in 2014, and worked as a primary school teacher, before becoming a Primary English Adviser for schools across Norfolk in 2016. My role involves the support of teachers and schools in the provision and teaching of English in EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. I have a child currently in the school, and am keenly interested in supporting the school to develop and grow.


Emma O'Hara (Staff Governor)

I have been a member of East Harling Primary School's community for the last 14 years as a parent, member of the PTA, as a parent governor for four years and now as a member of staff. I feel that I am in a good position to draw on my experience and represent the staff on the Governing Body. 

Kate Slack (Trust Governor)

I have three children, one of whom is currently at East Harling Primary in the Infants. By training I am a Politics academic and have worked in a governance capacity with a regional Social Housing Association since 2012.

Amanda Yates, Headteacher (Staff Governor)

It's been my privilege to be headteacher at East Harling Primary School and Nursery since September 2007. Prior to this I was headteacher at a similar sized Norfolk middle school. As headteacher I attend all meetings of the governing body and value the breadth and experience that governors bring to the school in their role as a 'critical friend'.