Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School

Meet our Governors

Meet our Governors

Patrick Carey - Chair of Governors



Patrick lives in Southborough with his wife and 3 young children - the eldest of which attends our school. He’s previously worked in education as both a primary school teacher and a school governor, and now works as a civil servant in the Department for Health & Social Care. Outside of work he enjoys swimming, walking, watching football and being a parent!

Jason Reeves - Vice Chair

Jason lives in Southborough, both his children are alumni of the school, now both at University.  Jason is a technical programme manager at Vodafone and is a keen runner and cyclist. Jason is currently on Southborough Town Council and is Deputy Mayor. Our longest serving governor, Jason believes our school is a central hub for our town's community, supporting our children and their families to be the best they can be, and making Southborough a vibrant place to live.

John Geenty



John works in London running an events and media company. He enjoys reading, writing, most sports and spending time with his family. He lives in Southborough with his wife who previously attended the school. They have two children and the oldest is now a pupil at Southborough. 

Luci Austin


Luci lives in Southborough with her husband and two children, both of whom attend the school. Luci works in the world of Low Carbon energy, investing in new build production projects alongside helping customers understand their own decarbonisation options. Luci would love to have more time to have hobbies, but does manage to get out for Nordic Walking as often as possible, and loves spending time outside with the kids- even more so if it's helping her in the garden.

Nick Cornell

Nick is vicar of Christ Church, Southborough and also the parent of a former Southborough pupil. He lives locally with his wife and has two sons at secondary school. Before ordination, he trained as a Chartered Tax Advisor. Nick has prior experience as governor of three church primary schools as well as time as a part-time university chaplain. In his spare time, he likes music, gadgets and learning languages.

Wilson Tse Kwok Chun



Wilson served as a Secondary School Headteacher in Hong Kong for 9 years, where he passionately advocated for curriculum innovation.

Last year, he relocated to the UK with his family, and his two children now attend Southborough School. Currently, he is pursuing a master's degree in Music Education and Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Catherine Root


Rebecca Large

Rebecca is a Foundation Governor and also a teacher at Southborough. Her 3 children are all former students of the school. Her teaching career included many years at a local special needs school and she and her husband are now respite foster carers for special needs. Rebecca particularly enjoys going to the theatre and the ballet as well as spending time with family and friends.

Les Padfield


Les is a retired senior teacher, having taught English and P.E. for many years at Secondary School.
He is actively involved at Christ Church and joined the governing body in 2023 as a Foundation Governor.

Lin Hutchinson


Lin is a Foundation Governor and very involved in the life of St Peter’s Church.  She has lived in Southborough with her husband for forty-three years and is passionate about the community here.  She has worked in the NHS, the Ministry of Defence and taught locally.  She enjoys gardening, music, reading and spending time with her five grandchildren.

Jennie Watson

Jennie is a parent governor and has two children who have attended Southborough School. Her youngest is in Year 5. Jennie has previously worked as a design, technology and art secondary school teacher. She is passionate about art and design and currently sells portraits and ceramics. When she is not at an easel or pottery wheel she loves food, travel, music, festivals and outdoor adventures with family and friends.

Emma Savage Headteacher

Emma Bootle Deputy Headteacher

Joy Goodchild Assistant Headteacher and Head of Lower School

Henry Gibson Teaching Partner / Higher Level Teaching Assistant