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Hinchley Wood

Primary School

    Hinchley Wood Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

    The Governing Body

    Please feel free to contact any of us, via the school office, or email our clerk, Mrs Poole (dpoole@hinchley-wood-primary.surrey.sch.uk) to arrange contact.

    The Governing Body has recently undergone a process of reconstitution, as per the September 2014 Government Regulations. As part of this process we reviewed our effectiveness, including the extent to which our size and structure is fit for purpose and carried out a skills audit to ensure we have the necessary skills. 

    Chair of Governors

    Leads the Governing Body, and is elected by the Governing Body from within its membership.

     Colin Stevenson

    I joined the governing body as a parent governor in 2009 when my son and two daughters all attended the school. I have more recently been appointed as a Co-Opted Governor for a further four years until         29-04-19. I have a background in finance and general management in business service industries.

    Attendance at Governor and Committee meetings in past 12 months - Full governing body meetings 5/5 and committee meetings 3/3.

    Vice Chair

    Takes on leadership role of the Governing Body in the Chair's absence, and is elected by the Governing Body from within its membership.

     Mrs Sue Rodger (Co-Opted)

    I have been a school governor since 2006, and have been ViceChair of the FGB for four years.  I am a Co-Opted Governor with a term of office that expires on 29-04-2019. I currently chair the Behaviour, Safety and Community Committee. I am the link governor for Computing and Early Years and I am part of the Pay Review Committee and the Achievement committee.

    I am Joint Girlguiding Dittons District Commissioner, Brownie Leader and on the Management committee for Hinchley Wood Scout and Guide HQ. Many of you may recognise me from my job as School Crossing Patrol Officer!

    Attendance at Governor and Committee meetings in past 12 months - Full governing body meetings 5/5 and committee meetings 6/6.

    Parent Governors

    Selected by election (or appointment if insufficient people stand for election) and drawn from parents and carers of children at the school.

     Ms Sharon Lewis

    I was appointed as a parent governor in April 2014 and my term of office expires on 04-03-2018 It is my hope and desire is to make a positive contribution to advancing the school and its overall success. I have one child attending the school. I am a member of the Achievement committee.

    I work in the energy sector doing global corporate communications and look forward to sharing my skills, knowledge and strategic experience from business with the Governing Body. My other interests include reading, keeping fit and healthy and live music.

    Attendance at Governor and Committee meetings in past 12 months - Full governing body meetings 4/5 and committee meetings 3/3.

     Mrs Helen Shamdasani

    I was appointed as a parent governor in 2013 and my term of office expires in the Autumn term 2016. I have 2 daughters in the school. Previously a  management consultant, more recently I spent 6 years working in the development sector where I enjoyed supporting different community groups.  I am currently Chair of the Achievement committee. I am also the link Governor for Inclusion (SEN,EAL, Pupil Premium).

    Attendance at Governor and Committee meetings in past 12 months - Full governing body meetings 5/5 and committee meetings 3/3.

    Co-Opted Governors

    Appointed by the governing body.

     Mr Roger Evans

    Now semi-retired, my career has been in the education service, initially as a science teacher and thereafter as an education officer with a local authority in west London.  My children and some of my grandchildren (those who live near) have benefited from their time at HWPS.  I served previously as chair of the governing body at the time when expansion of the school to 2 forms of entry was being undertaken.

    My term of office expires on 29-04-2019. I currently serve on the Leadership and management committee.

    Attendance at Governor and Committee meetings in past 12 months - Full governing body meetings 4/5 and committee meetings 3/3.

     Mr Colin Winchester

    I have retired from running my own business for 20 years and with previous experience of working in large publishing and printing organisations. I became a governor in 2014 having worked with the school for six years as an Investors in People assessor. I am a co-opted governor and my term of office expires on 29-04-19. I am currently Chair of the Leadership and Management Committee. I am also part of the Achievement committee.

    Attendance at Governor and Committee meetings in past 12 months - Full governing body meetings 5/5 and committee meetings 6/6.

     Mr Neil Houston

    I was elected as a governor in 2014, and  have two daughters at the school. I worked for the BBC's drama department for 25 years until I became a full time dad in 2008. Until May 2014 I was also a local councillor for Kingston Council sitting on various committees and chairing the Health Overview Committee. Whilst at the BBC I managed the budgets and staff on various programmes and this coupled with my work at the council should help me to fulfil my role of a school governor. I currently serve on the Behaviour, Safety and Community committee and my term of office expires on 29-04-2019.

    Attendance at Governor and Committee meetings in past 12 months - Full governing body meetings 4/5 and committee meetings 3/3.

     Mr Adam Barrigan

    I was appointed as a  Governor in May 2013 and currently sit on the behaviour,  safety and community committee and I am the subject governor for PE. My term of office expires on 29-04-2019. I have over 10 years experience in the education sector occupying such roles as a Lecturer of sport at Loughborough College to a Partnership Development Manager across East Staffordshire network of schools and colleges. I have also worked for two awarding organisations. At Sports Leaders UK, I was a business development manager for the North of England and for the last 4 years I have worked for Pearson as a Business Manager (Pearson is a leading education company producing curriculum materials, multimedia learning tools and testing programmes)

    Attendance at Governor and Committee meetings in past 12 months - Full governing body meetings 5/5 and committee meetings 3/3.

    Mrs Julve-Marsh

    I have worked at the school since January 2008. In my current role I am a member of the Senior Leadership Team.I am the Assistant Head for Inclusion, leading on provision for the school’s identified groups including Pupil Premium, Special Educational Needs/ Disability (SEN/D) and Pupils for whom English is an Additional Language (EAL).  Over the course of my teaching career I have taught all ages from nursery to adults; I have taught in various places including Spain, Japan and Hong Kong. I hold the National Award for SEN Coordination ( NASENCo).I was elected to the Governing Body on 11.2.16. I am a member of the Behaviour, Safety and Community Committee.

    Attendance at Governor and Committee meetings in past 12 months - Full governing body meetings 4/5 and committee meetings 3/3.

    Miss Clow

    I find it an exciting opportunity to now be involved with the Governing body. I was elected on 11.02.16 and I am a member of the achievement committee.  Prior to this position, I was teaching Year 4 children at a small Cof E village school, in Nottingham, for 5 years. While the size of the school I am teaching at has very much increased, the values and community ethos still remains and this is something which I see as an integral part of Hinchley Wood Primary School. Alongside being a class teacher, I am also in charge of overseeing the Children’s Governing Body (CGB) and I am the link to ensure that the pupils’ voice is heard. 

    Attendance at Governor and Committee meetings in past 12 months - Full governing body meetings 5/5 and committee meetings 3/3.

     

    Mrs Scott - Appointed December 2015


    LA Governor

    Mrs Rachel Herbert - Appointed September 2016

     Mrs Herbert

    I have recently joined as the Local Authority Governor and am very excited to be taking on this role where I hope to make a real difference.

    I have 3 daughters, two of which attend HWPS with the third due to start in September 2017. To date I have taken a very active role in understanding and contributing to the education of my girls and this has acted as a catalyst to want to do more as I look to explore my links with the community to help develop a well rounded approach for pupils to be successful learners and community members.

    My background is predominantly marketing & communications and I am active member of the community where I undertake a number of projects and initiatives to keep me busy outside of looking after my children! I am an active member of St Christopher's Church and until recently was a member of the PCC. I am also part of the management team that creates and distributes the Hinchley Wood Magazine as well as being the local representative for the Women's Refuge where I co-ordinate and ensure we support this worthy cause by collecting much needed items for the families that need them.

     

    Staff Governors

    Selected by election from teaching and support staff paid to work at the school, except the Headteacher who sits on the governing body because of her position in the school.

       
     Mrs O'Doherty

    I have been working at Hinchley Wood Primary school since Sept 2011 as a Teaching Assistant in the EYFS.  I became a support staff governor shortly after joining and after the reconstituion that took place in 2015, I became the staff governor with my term of office due to expire on 03-03-2017. I have a daughter who until July 2014 was a pupil at the school. I am a member of the Behaviour, Safety and Community committee.

    Attendance at Governor and Committee meetings in past 12 months - Full governing body meetings 5/5 and committee meetings 3/3.

    Clerk to the Governors

    Appointed by the school

     Mrs Poole

    I have worked at the school since 2000 starting as school secretary. In 2004 I changed roles to School Business Manager and Clerk to the Governing Body. As a Clerk it is my job to help and support the governing body fulfill their statutory and strategic roles.

     

    Governors who have served and now left the Governing Body in the last 12 months:

    Lynda Williams -Co-Opted Governor  - Attendance at Governor and Committee meetings in previous 12 months - Full governing body meetings 4/5 and committee meetings 2/3.