Meet Our Governors

From September 2005 the requirement for Governors to present an annual report and hold an AGM changed. The Governors of Park Lane Primary and Nursery School still want to report back to parents as much as possible.

The requirement now for schools is to publish an annual school profile which replaces the Annual report.

Tracy Bennett-Tighe

I have had the privilege of being a governor at Park Lane Nursery and Primary School since 2005 and over that time I have been involved in a wide range of activities from staff appointments, performance management to undertaking governor visits.  All 3 of my sons attended the school and despite the fact that they have all long since left to continue their education at Sir Harry Smith Community College, I have continued to volunteer on the governing body.


I am extremely proud to play a very small part in supporting school life and love the challenge and demands that being a governor provides. My particular interests are in Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), leadership and governance and the welfare and behaviour of the children. As a governor I believe that our role is to make a positive difference. I am therefore committed in my current role as Chair of Governors to ensure that the school continues to improve and raise standards so that all children receive a high quality education, whilst at the same time maintaining the school’s supportive, friendly and nurturing ethos; a characteristic that makes Park Lane so special.


My background is in HR, both in the public and private sectors and I am a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD).  I currently work for a small Cambridge based HR Consultancy.

Chair of Governors

EYFS/Health & Safety

Duncan Ramsey

Chief Executive Officer of Aspire Learnign Trust

CEO Aspite Learning Trust

Rob Litten

Executive Headteacher of New Road Primary School and Park Lane Primary and Nursery School

Executive Headteacher

Rachel Bains

Executive Deputy Headteacher of New Road Primary School and Park Lane Primary and Nursery School

Executive Deputy Headteacher

Sally Collier

I have been a governor at Park lane Nursery and Primary School since 1995 and over this time I have seen a huge change in this role. During this time I was Chair of Governors for over eight years. I have been involved in a wide range of activities from performance management, staff appointments and many governor visits. These visits have been of a huge variety including sports day, drama productions, residential trips and safeguarding.


As a governor I believe that we should ensure that the school continues to improve and raise standards so that each individual child receives the best education possible. My particular interests are in Safeguarding, teaching and learning, leadership and governance and attendance and Pupil Premium.


My background is in education. I qualified as a teacher many years ago and over this time have worked in a variety of roles. My last position was as advisory teacher for Children in Care. I retired in June 2011 but since I have worked part time with a fostering agency both supporting foster carers and tutoring children and young people.

Vice Chair of Governors

Safeguarding/Pupil Premium

Paul Cornell

Vice Chair of Governors

Kay Deplancke

Clerk to the Governors

Contact Details:
Chair of Governors
Tracy Bennett-Tighe
c/o Park Lane Primary School & Nursery
Park Lane
Clerk to Governors:
Kay Deplancke
c/o New Road Primary School
New Road

Adam Ding





Parent Governor

Lucy Porter

I qualified as a primary school teacher in 1992 and worked for many years at a school in Peterborough. I moved to part time working when my son was born in 2006 and decided that as he got older that I wanted to do some volunteering work.
I became a parent governor at Park Lane when my son was in Year 1. He is now a student at SHSCC.
When I began working for New Road and Park Lane schools In 2012, I transferred to become a staff governor.
I really enjoy my role volunteering on the governing body and have witnessed many changes since I began my role.
My particular areas of interest on the governing body include safeguarding, pupil premium and vulnerable children.
Outside school, my interests include reading, music and History.

Staff Governor

Safeguarding/Pupil Premium

Coral Cornell

Having been a teacher at Park Lane I have recently retired and am delighted to now be a community governor following on from several years as a staff governor. I hope that my many years in education places me well to be critical friend to the senior leadership of the school. I always put the well being of the children first. I know Park Lane to be a happy and successful school and hope that in some small way I will be able to help the school grow and develop in the coming years.

Community Governor

Oonagh Sharma

I am a Solicitor, with 10 years’ experience, specialising in Employment Law.

I have lived in Whittlesey since 2019, having originally relocated to East Anglia in 2015 from my home town of Manchester.

As a parent of a pupil at the school, I am delighted to have the opportunity to support the school, its staff and pupils by undertaking a Community Governor role. 

In my spare time, I enjoy singing with Peterborough Take Note Community Choir and cycling around the beautiful Fenland countryside with my husband and my children. 


Community Governor

Expect the Best

Park Lane Primary & Nursery School is part of the Aspire Learning Trust, a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales No. 8006711. The registered office is Eastrea Road, Whittlesey, Peterborough PE7 1XB