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Governors’ Biographies

Mrs Selby

Mrs N Selby
Head Teacher

It is a pleasure and privilege to be the Head teacher of Watford Field School Infant and Nursery.   I work in collaboration with the Governing body in all areas of school life. At Governors’ meetings I am held to account – governors play a crucial role as a critical friend to ensure strategic decisions are made in the best interests of the school.  I am extremely lucky to have an excellent team of staff at the school who create a safe environment and ethos where children are valued, nurtured and encouraged enabling them to thrive, develop and achieve ready for lifelong learning.

Emma Staddon

I joined the Governing Body as a Parent Governor in March 2013 and am now a Co-opted Governor.  After being Vice-Chair for a year, I was elected as Chair of Governors in September 2017.  I have 3 daughters who have been through Watford Field Infant and Nursery School; my eldest daughter is now at university and my other 2 daughters are at Rickmansworth secondary school.  I have always tried to play an active part at the infants, including volunteering and being part of the parents association, FOFI (Friends of Field Infants).  As well as being a busy mum, I also work part-time in Learning and Development for a car finance company.  I feel honoured to be part of this school community and that I am able to make a contribution in the education of our children.

Max Bemrose

I was appointed to the governing body as a co-opted governor in 2019.

I have fond memories of attending Watford Field Infants School and I am privileged to be able to give something back.

I have loved all things IT from an early age and am fortunate enough to have carried that forward into my career where I work in Financial Services as a Chief Information Security Officer.  I bring skills in technology and business operations to the board and I feel very strongly about privacy and the digital rights of children.

Karen West

I am the school Office Manager and have worked at Watford Field Infants & Nursery School for over 8 years. I became our staff governor in 2017 and enjoy being able to support the school within this role.

I am a mum to two boys and enjoy fitness in my spare time.


Emma Russell

I joined as a parent governor in 2018 when my son started in Reception. I have 2 children and I work in marketing and fundraising for a local charity supporting children and adults with learning disabilities. I am passionate about ensuring all children have an equal opportunity to reach their full potential and enjoy their learning journey through school. I am an active member of FOFI (Friends of Field Infants) and enjoy helping raise funds for the school.


Jo Kelly

Having initially been an active member of the PTA (FoFI), I became a Parent Governor when my daughter was in Year 1 and I saw first hand the good foundation the school gives the children – both as individuals and academically. I have always been passionate about supporting young people to achieve their best despite any barriers. My background is in supporting many youth charities across a 20+ year career. As a Governor, I hope to use my skills and expertise to help maintain and to further develop the potential of the school for both its staff and pupils.

Sanju Lama

I was appointed as a Parent Governor in 2023 when my daughter was in nursery. I have a great affinity for Watford Fields School and I feel privileged to be part of the governing board. I believe we have a greater responsibility as a whole community to strive to ensure every child is safeguarded well, happy, and deserve a good education. In order to do this, I feel it is essential to support the school succeed for the benefit of all our children. My day job is in accountancy and finance, and I welcome this opportunity to use my skills and experience for helping the school to maintain and fulfil its full potential.

Judy Haggar

Bernie Martino

Alberto Francis