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Hambledon Primary School Governors

Hambledon Primary School has a dedicated and enthusiastic team of governors with representatives from several groups including parents, the community and local authority. The purpose of the group is to help the school deliver the best possible education, by fulfilling the following objectives;

 

  • Setting the school’s vision, strategic aims and policies

  • Monitoring and evaluating performance

  • Ensuring the school is accountable to all its stakeholders

Governing Body (2016-17)

We are active in many development areas within the school whilst continuing our role in ‘overseeing’ the school’s progress, monitoring and provide a ‘critical friend’ role to the school as a whole. This involves Full Governing Body Meetings (5 per year) and sub-committee meetings (Personnel / Finance (Resources) and Strategic).

 

There has been a great deal of development and good news at Hambledon recently, and we are very proud of our recent achievements - please read our newsletters, produced at regular intervals to see what we've been up to.

 

We are a friendly Governing Body and welcome open communication from the community - please feel free to contact us for further details (email: governingbody@hambledon.hants.sch.uk).

Constitution

The governing body is made of the following members:  

 

List of Current Governors: Role:                              

Matthew Frost 

Chair, Governors

Belinda Medhurst 

Vice Chair, Governors

Daniel Rowland (PG)

Chair, Resources

Penelope Eliot

Chair, Strategy

Paul Davies

Head Teacher

Adrienne Blower

Assistant Head Teacher

Caroline Crowe 

 

Jan Jarvie

 

Tony Higham

 

Pat Crew

 

Graeme Roberts

 

Will Rowlinson (PG)

 

Vacancy 

 

Robin Coutts 

Associate Governor

Liz Moger

Associate Governor

Marina Slaney Clerk

N.B.: Please also refer to the Governor Services Website which has an up to date list, in the event of recent changes: http://www3.hants.gov.uk/schooldetails?dfes=2092 


Previous committee members (rolling 12 months):

Daniel Disney (January 2014 - March 2016)

Marcus Nash  (September 2015 - December 2016)

Di Glasgow (January 2014 - December 2016)

 

Interests: Academic year 2016-2017
No Material Interests have been declared.

Declared Pecuniary Interests are detailed below. 

Penelope Eliot is a governor at another school.

All appointments have been made by a quorate Full Governing Body.

 

Governing Body by Committee Membership
 

Resources Committee

Daniel Rowland (Chair), Adrienne Blower, Matthew Frost, Jan Jarvie, Tony Hingham, Graeme Roberts.

The resources committee oversees the finances of the school and its infrastructure which includes agreeing budgets and co-ordinating building projects.

 

Strategic Committee

Penelope Eliot (Chair), Adrienne Blower, Caroline Crowe, Matthew Frost, Belinda Medhurst, Will Rollinson, Pat Crew

The strategy committee oversees the curriculum and teaching standards aspect of the school.

 

 

About Us:

Caroline Crowe (p)
Co opted Governor, October 2015 - September 2019
Strategy Committee member. Music and Humanities Lead.
I have a background in research and communications, transferable skills that I can use to benefit the school across many areas. As a children's author, I can offer help with the school's library provision. I also have an interest in SEN provision.


Penelope Eliot
L.E.A. Governor, July 2010 - June 2018

Chair, Strategy Committee. Chair, Pay committee.

​SEN, Able and Gifted Children Lead.

As a retired teacher with over 20 years of governance experience, I bring a wealth of varied experience to the table. I was directly appointed by the Hampshire County Councillor for the area. 

Matthew Frost (p)
Co opted Governor, January 2014 - December 2017
Chair, Governors.

Resources and Strategy Committee member. Training and Liason Governor (TLG).

I was interested in the governor role as I wanted be able to put something back into the school where my son is attending and to help, in as much as I can, Hambledon school maintain the wonderful experience for the children who come through its doors.
As an Air Traffic Controller there aren't many skills which cross over into governorship but I hope I bring a strong sense of teamwork, an ability to think clearly under pressure, be able to communicate well and a desire to get actively involved which ultimately led to me stepping up and taking up the role of chair of governors.

 

Pat Crew
Co opted Governor, January 2017 - December 2020

Strategy Committee member.

 

 

Commander Tony Higham BEM RN (rtd)

Co opted Governor, September 2012 - August 2017
Resources Committee member and Sport Lead.

We have lived in the village for 41 years and 3 of my children attended the school - what a great start in life it gave them. After 38 years in the Royal Navy I now run a family property business but I also focus on various elements of voluntary work including the Headley Court MOD rehab centre where I help rebuild the lives of broken service personnel. As campaign manager for a local MP/Government Minister and as a Parish Councillor, I hopefully have my finger on the local and political pulse and, as a Governor, can help influence external decision makers into doing the right thing by the school. Having sailed for Great Britain for 15 years and having been a keen sportsman, my specific role as a Governor is to lead on sport. I am also a volunteer mini-bus driver. 


Belinda Medhurst AFBPS/CPsycol (p)
Co opted Governor, March 2012 - October 2019
Vice Chair, Governors. Previous Chair, Governors
Strategy Committee member and Literacy Lead.
I am passionate about supporting learning and progress for all children. 

 

Jan Jarvie
Co Opted Governor, January 2017 - December 2020
Resources Committee member.

 

 

Graeme Roberts
Co opted Governor, September 2010 - August 2018
Previous Chair, Resources Committee. 

Resources Committee member and IT Lead.
I have worked for an education charity for 20 years specialising in the application of IT to both education and school administrative systems. I previously worked for a software company writing financial software.


Daniel Rowland (p)
Parent Governor, November 2010 - October 2018
Chair, Resources. Previously Vice Chair, Governors.
Resources Committee member, Headteacher Pay Review Committee, School Extension Sub Committee, and Maths Lead

I became a Governor in 2010, the year my eldest joined the school, as I wanted to support the village school, especially with its growth from an Infant to Primary. My backround is in finance and property and I joined the Resources Committee and help with budgeting and premises amongst other things.

 

Will Rollinson (p)

Parent Governor, February 2016 - January 2020
Strategy Committee member. Safeguarding and PHSE Lead.

I applied to become a school governor as, like most parents, I have a keen interest in my children’s education and wanted to help maintain the high standards the school is already achieving and futureproof it for the next generation to prosper.   
My background is predominantly within the law enforcement community so I bring to the table a broad spectrum of legislative experience which I hope will be of some benefit to the school. 

 

All governors hold an Enhanced DBS.

 

 

Attendance:
 

  Autumn Spring Summer Total (hrs)
         
Caroline Crowe - 8.25 13.75 22
         
Penelope Eliot 15.75 10 10.5 36.25
Matthew Frost 13.75 29 13.75 56.5
Di Glasgow 25.75 12.5 13.75 52
Tony Higham 14.5 38.75 15.75 69
Belinda Medhurst 27.75 30.75 24 82.5
Marcus Nash 15 36.5 12.5 64
Graeme Roberts 10 5.75 13 28.75
Daniel Rowland 23.75 24.25 20.25 68.25
Will Rollinson - 8.25 8.5 16.75
Vacancy - - - -
Robin Coutts 3.25 1 1.25 5.5
Liz Moger 0 0 0 0


 

  Summer   Autumn   Spring    Total Meetings
         
Caroline Crowe        
Penelope Eliot        
Matthew Frost        
Di Glasgow        
Tony Higham        
Belinda Medhurst        
Marcus Nash        
Graeme Roberts        
Daniel Rowland        
Will Rollinson        
Vacancy        
         
Robin Coutts        
Liz Moger        

 

Attendance is recorded on a 12 month rolling record. 

Autumn: September - December

Spring: January - March
Summer: April - August

Archive

Pecuniary Interests Declared: Academic year 2015-2016

 

Will Rollinson, Director, Tactical Self Defence.

Daniel Rowland, Associate, Garringtons.

Daniel Rowland, Director, Frost Property Developments.

Key:

(PG) Parent Governor 
(p) Parent
L.E.A. Local Education Authority

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