Stacey Parsons - Chair of Governors
I joined the Governing Body at Manor Infant School when my son started in year R in September 2015. I've lived locally for over 30 years & chose to have my son start is education journey within the Manor family. Five of my family work or have worked in schools, including a now retired Head Teacher. I am a qualified Project Manager working for a global electronics company, if I'm not working at home I split my time between London & Basingstoke.
Megan Beardsmore-Rust - Vice Chair/Safeguarding Governor
I am pleased to have my first role within a governing body as part of the Manor family. I have thought about being a governor for a while, but the perfect opportunity arose when my son started at Manor. Both my parents were primary school teachers, with my mum ending her career as the head teacher at a primary school in Sussex. I am a senior manager at a hospital trust in Surrey, managing the division of medicine, giving me a good understanding of working in a public sector organisation and the challenges that comes with that.
As a mother of two with 9 years of teaching experience, I was excited to join the governing body in 2021. I have enjoyed working in both primary and secondary settings, providing me with a unique perspective of multiple levels of education. I am currently a stay at home mum, volunteering as social media manager for an ethical children's toy company. I am passionate about education and try to put my Marine Biology degree, interest in baking and experience in education to use when exploring learning with my children at home. I find any and all opportunities to enhance my personal development or experience new roles, I was lucky enough to be an Olympic games maker which was a very proud moment. I am very excited about developing my training further and becoming a valued member of the governing body, to support other children’s education and social and emotional well-being and promote the school family.
My name is Nicky Reed and I have worked at Manor Infants for 12 years. I am most passionate about my role and never take it for granted how lucky I am to work with the most amazing children in such a supportive setting. Whilst I was completing my teacher training placement, my mentor said to me something I will forever hold close to my heart, this still resonates with me on a daily basis:
“These children may only be a part of your day or job, but to them, you are their childhood, you are their attitude to learning, you will be remembered by them in 30/40 years time.”
Being able to make an impact on a child’s early life, being able to teach something new and watching the ‘twinkle’ in their eyes when they understand, and seeing how proud they look is the best feeling in the world!
At home, I have a son who is at College, so I can fully appreciate the whole of a child’s learning journey through the school phases.
After being interested in school governance for a while, I was very pleased to join the governing body of Manor Infant School in September 2020. I come from an education background, having taught in a primary school in Slough for five years and now completing my PhD in education. During my teacher training, I specialised in art and Philosophy for Children, and my main interests lie in ensuring a safe, happy learning environment to promote the wellbeing of all children. I have a personal connection to Manor Infant School, as I was a pupil here in the early 1990s when my grandmother was headteacher.