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Welcome to our Local Committee section.

Please find below details of how our Local Committee is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each member.

The Local Committee 2020-2021


The Local Committee is made up of Parent Members, elected by parents at the school and Community Members appointed by the Local Committee.  In addition, the Head teacher is a Member.

Members are normally appointed for a period of 4 years.



Stephen Hunt  - contact via Perry Hall Primary School


Vice Chair:

Stuart Crane


Clerk to the Local Committee:  Melanie Erasmus - contact via Perry Hall Primary School


Head teacher: 

Lorraine Richards


Parent Members:

Caroline Mace

Neeley Taylor


Staff Members:

Deb Lambert

Diana Pisani


Community Members:

Stuart Crane

Stephen Hunt

Alan Hussey

Carol Rugg




Stephen Hunt 

Chair of Local Committee    


"I have been involved in governance at Perry Hall since 2012, having been elected as a parent governor when my eldest daughter was in reception.  


I have served as Chair of the Resources Committee, Vice Chair of the Governing Body, and I was elected Chair in September 2017.


I have been recently appointed to NEST's Finance & Resources and Audit & Risk Committee which looks at issues across the MAT to help shape the direction of the wider group.


I work as a CFO for a technology company helping to raise finance and support its growth which requires a long term strategic focus alongside maintaining a close eye on the numbers which both translate readily to a governance role.


Being on the Local Committee can be challenging but it is also incredibly rewarding work with an excellent leadership team dedicated to delivering outstanding opportunities for all of our pupils and staff"

Stuart Crane

Vice Chair

"I have been a parent member of the Local Committee at Perry Hall since May 2014 and also chaired the Learning and Community committee for some time.  I have a daughter who has now left the school and another in year 4.


I work as Head of Production for a hire company that supplies technical equipment to the live events and broadcast sectors.


Managing a team of both office and site based staff, my job entails a great deal of day to day planning and logistics plus strategising for future growth and development.


I am delighted to serve on the Local Committee and play my part in ensuring Perry Hall stays and "Outstanding" school that offers the pupils every opportunity to learn and grow in a safe, happy environment"

Carol Rugg

Community Member of Local Committee


"I have recently embarked upon my journey as a Local Committee member at Perry Hall, having no previous experience of the English education system, so am very much in learning mode.


In my professional life I lead a team that supports the financial markets and treasury businesses of a major UK bank - a business I have been involved with for 39 years through its various incarnations.  It is a very dynamic, fast paced environment facing into the political, economic, social and technology challenges that all enterprises, private and public face. My role is multi-faceted from operational to strategy.


Perry Hall as an educational establishment is new to me, however I have been impressed by the commitment and passion of everyone I have met who is involved with the school and governance framework.  I look forward to contributing to its continued development"

Alan Hussey

Community Member of Local Committee

Alan Hussey - Community Member

I have been involved with the Governance of Perry Hall Primary School for fifteen years.  I joined as a parent governor when my children were in Year three and Reception.  When they left Perry Hall, I carried on as a community governor, subsequently as a member of the local committee.


I am a Qualified Mechanical Engineer and a Project Manager for a local engineering company working in the weighing industry.  This involves coming up with innovative solutions to technical problems and seeing them through to solving a real life problem.


I have followed the development of the school over the years and seen the improvement of the outdoor facilities for the children.


I am interested in science and the structure of the school.  I follow the STEM teaching and the development of teaching in the school.

Caroline Mace

Parent Member of Local Committee

'I was appointed as a Parent Member of the Local Committee at Perry Hall Primary School in November 2019.


Both of my children attend Perry Hall and as a family we have embraced the school community. Over the last 5 years I have enjoyed volunteering to help at school in many aspects such as sport, music, reading, art, the Go Green Club and Eco-Committee. I was also part of the PTA for several years, including two years as Chair. I am proud to have been part of the PTA’s fundraising achievements and have enjoyed seeing the results of this benefit the facilities at school and in turn the education of the children. 


My professional career was in the creative industry, where I worked in a team that researched, analysed, and communicated trend information to inform product developers and buyers. The fast-paced industry was exciting, but I made the decision when I had my first child to be a stay at home parent, at least for the time being.


I am passionate about maintaining high standards of education for all. I want to ensure that the school continues to nurture kind, inquisitive children with opportunities to flourish and enjoy an enriched curriculum, thanks to dedicated staff. I am honoured to have the opportunity to be part of the Local Committee and to play a part in helping this happen'‚Äč

Neeley Taylor

Parent member of Local Committee

'November 2019 marked the beginning of my journey as a Parent Member of the Local Committee having been elected by the school community.


I am proud to be able to support pupils, staff, parents and the local area especially through encouraging positive mental health, emotional wellbeing and enhancing opportunities available to everyone.


This passion has led our creation of the school's edible garden, nature and wellbeing area as well as the school animals, all part of enriching the school environment.


In my professional life I spent the past 20 years working in financial services in the City focusing on global regulations. A role which involved finding clarity and providing clear direction in often complex situations to a varied audience.


Now, a career changer, currently retraining with the RHS, School Mental Health Charities and outdoor learning, I look forward to being part of a passionate dedicated team helping forge a school environment where individuals feel safe, secure and able to become the best they can be.