Information about our governors
Chair of Governors - Cathy Walker
My name is Cathy Walker. Like you I live in Iver Heath. I became a governor at Iver Heath Infants many years ago because it was the school attended by my 2 sons. They both loved it there and even though they left, I’m still here!
I have been involved in many aspects of IHIS; helping in Reception with Mrs. Bruce, forest schools, Easter fairs, as well as the boring things like interviews and meetings. I especially like watching your productions and coming to coffee mornings sometimes!
My favourite things are drawing and painting, walking in the woods, reading and playing with my new puppy. I think our school is a fantastic place to learn and start to find out about yourself and the world around you.
Head Teacher - Susan Perry
I joined Head Teacher at Iver Heath infant School and Nursery as Headteacher in September 2021. It is a great privilege to work in this school with such a wonderful staff team, such amazing and talented children and such supportive families.
I have been in education for over thirty years, most of which has been in a leadership role. I was the Deputy Head, Co-Head and Acting Head at my previous school for 16 years. before deciding to make the move to Iver Heath in 2021, drawn in by the happy, caring, learning environment and genuine family atmosphere which I believe is a vital part of Early Years and Infant education.
We believe in educating the ‘whole child’ and we look for the talents and interests in all our children. I believe in an ‘open door’ approach to working with families so please feel free to call in if you have any questions or concerns or just stop and chat to me on the school gate in the mornings.
It is often said that if you want something done give it to a busy woman, this applies to Katie. In spite of the fact that she holds down a very busy part-time job, she is also bringing up two very lively boys virtually single-handed and she still finds time to help with almost any worthy cause.
Bazaars, committees, escort duties or just with time to stop and listen to someone who may have a problem which she may be able to help with. Some folk feel a lot better just being able to tell another person about something that is worrying them. All of this is done with compassion and understanding, but most of all it is done with a smile.
Father Andrew Montgomerie
I am Rector of St Margaret's Church in Iver Heath, chair of Iver Heath Sick Fund and a trustee of Iver Charities. I have been a school governor for over 25 years in six different schools and have chaired the governors at a primary school in Derbyshire. I have also served on two parish councils and one Metropolitan borough council as a trustee of M.A.B.L trust, a charity for victims of abuse. I am married with four children and one grandchild.
Mrs Sharon Lavender
Hello! My name is Sharon Lavender, I have two children at this lovely school, and we live in Iver Heath. I am a police officer in the Met and currently work in the Homicide and Serious Crime Command. The skills I use on a day-to-day basis are wholly transferable to school governance. I am a good listener, used to working under pressure and meeting deadlines, often at short notice. I am also a good team player and I bring this experience to the governing body at Iver Heath. As a parent and governor, I am committed to contributing any way I can to continue the amazing work that the school already do.
I have lived in Iver Heath for over 30 years and my daughters went to the First and Middle schools as they were called then.
I am now retired after teaching for nearly 40 years in secondary schools in Hillingdon. I have a M.A. in Educational Administration and Management.
I have always believed that it is important to support the local community. I was a Parish Councillor for 8 years, Chair of Governors at the Middle School and currently I am Chair of the committee at Iver Heath Village Hall.