Meet the Governors

The Governing Body is committed to improving the lives of children and families at Laycock. It does this by challenging and supporting the senior leaders of the school, by sitting on committees and by visiting the school. Staff, parents and community members give liberally of their time, experience and expertise to be governors. All Laycock Governors are appointed by the Chair and the existing governors.

Meet the Laycock Governors

Stephen Deutz

Chair of Governors / Co-opted Governor

Appointed: November 2018 I live in Islington with my partner, Matthew, and our dog, Peggy. I have been a government lawyer for over 20 years, and currently work in the Department for Levelling Up. I have a strong belief in public service and want all children to have access to an excellent...

Sarah Amissah

Vice Chair Of Governors

Appointed: September 2022

I am currently working as a specialist computing teacher, having previously worked in Islington as a class teacher for 7 years. My passion is teaching, sharing my love for learning and also using education as a vehicle for social mobility.

Jon Holland

Parent Governor

Appointed: November 2020 I was a parent governor for 4 years before being co-opted. I am now Chair of the Learning & Standards Committee. My son spent his whole primary school education at Laycock, which provided him a great platform into Secondary education. I work in social adult care in...

Lauren Fenton

Parent Governor

I am a parent governor who joined the governing board in November 2021. I am Chair of the SEND & Inclusion Committee and Link governor for SEND. I have a daughter with special needs at Laycock. I am passionate about every single child, regardless of background, needs or disabilities, having the...

Ann Mullins

Appointed: March 2019 My career has been in teaching, latterly as Headteacher of Highbury Fields School. My commitment to education in Islington has lasted over 30 years. Since my retirement I have been a governor at Laycock School and a trustee of a number of charities

Callum Sims

Co-opted Governor

Appointed: November 2018 Having lived in Hackney for some years, I feel part of the local community and joined the governing body of Laycock School, to help oversee the strategic direction as well as the financial performance of the school. With parents who’ve both had careers in...

India Lyons

Co-opted Governor

Appointed: September 2022 I am a co-opted governor with a background in both teaching and finance. Equal access to education is of utmost importance and I am dedicated to supporting Laycock in ensuring that the school’s strategy serves its pupils and families as best it can

Robyn Ali

Co-opted Governor

My name is Robyn Ali. I have been a co-opted Govenor since September 2022. I attended Laycock Primary as a child and am also a parent of two children currently attending so am invested in the school. I feel I am the link for both the Deaf provision and mainstream children of Laycock as I have a...

Zibiah Alfred Loakthar

Parent Governor

Appointed: February 2021 I sit on the school Special Educational Needs Disability and Inclusion Committee, with a special interest in Play and creative inclusive ways for people from across our school community to come together. I work within the education and charity sector and volunteer with a...

Samara Payne

Staff Governor

I am a year 6 class teacher and on the STEM team at Laycock Primary School. I have been at Laycock for 3 years and have enjoyed working here having moved from a school in Haringey. I am thoroughly enjoying being on the middle leadership team, working together with my colleagues to develop our...

Stevie Mayhook

Since qualifying as a Teacher of the Deaf in 1989, I have worked in a special school for deaf children; run education-industry links programmes for hearing- and visually-impaired students; worked as an Education Officer with RNID and as an Education Consultant with the Ewing Foundation. These...

Terms of Office

Co-opted Governors Term of Office To 
Stephen Deutz Chair 13 Nov 2018 12 Nov 2026
Sarah Amissah Vice Chair 15 Sept 2020 14 Sept 2024
Ann Mullins 24 Mar 2015 22 Mar 2023
Callum Sims 13 Nov 2018 12 Nov 2026

Jon Holland

8 Nov 2016 7 Nov 2020
Robyn Ali   21 Sep 2026
India White-Spunner   21 Sep 2026
Stevie Mayhook   7 Dec 2026
Vacancy (5)    
Parent Governors Term of Office To 
Zibiah Loakthar   31 Jan 2025
Lauren Fenton   8 Nov 2025
Headteacher Term of Office To 
Fred Hall 1 Sept 2023  
Staff Governor Term of Office To 
Samara Payne 15 Sept 2020 14 Sept 2024
Local Authority Governor Term of Office To