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Hambledon Primary School

‘A village school, nurturing individual talent and success’

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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 principle objectives;


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

  • Monitoring and evaluating performance

  • Ensuring the school is accountable to all its stakeholders

Our Governing Body 

We are active in many development areas within the school whilst continuing our role in ‘overseeing’ the school’s progress, monitoring and providing a ‘critical friend’ role to the school as a whole. We have a Flat Structure Governing Body, where every Governor attends all of the meetings. The 12 FGB meetings will be held at regular intervals and cover both Strategic and Resources agendas including the school finances, curriculum and teaching standards. This will ensure that all Governors have a full understanding of all aspects of school life. 


We currently have vacancies on our Governing Body and are looking for enthusiastic individuals who have the time and energy to commit to helping us strategically support and oversee Hambledon Primary School.  If you would like further information please contact us on


The Governing Body is made up of the following members:  


List of Current Governors:Role:                              Pecuniary Interests
Jana MurrayChair of Governing Body

Director at Seraph Production Limited

Governor Services Co-ordinator HCC

Adrienne CorrHeadteacherNone
Caroline CroweStrategy LeadNone
Mark WatkissCo-opted GovernorNone
Dominic McGrathLA GovernorNone
Guy LadenburgCo-opted GovernorSchool Estate Efficiency and Funding Consultancy
Marishelle ButlerCo-opted Governor, Safeguarding/Health and Safety LeadNone
Joanne BurgessCo-opted Governor, Pupil Premium and SEND GovernorBrother-in-law, Mark Watkiss, is also a Governor and works at De Mellow & Co Wealth Management
Kelly HanlonParent GovernorNone
Matt DarbyParent GovernorTalking Lab, Speech and Language Therapy
Marina SlaneyClerk to Governing BodyNone




N.B.: Please also refer to the Governor Services Website which has an up to date list, in the event of recent changes: 

Hambledon Primary School - GOV.UK (


All appointments have been made by a quorate Full Governing Body

Recent Governors (12 months rolling record)


Will Stanton

Matt Frost

Izzy Acton

Andy Goodall

About Us:

Jana Murray 

Chair of Governing Body

Appointed by Governing Body, July 2023 to July 2027

My background is in television and video production, photography and writing. I also have business and finance skills, having managed my own production company for almost twenty years. I made a midlife career change during the pandemic and now work fulltime in school governance at Hampshire Governor Services. I’m also a foundation governor at Bursledon Federation of Schools. 


Joanne Burgess

Co-opted Governor appointed by Governing Body, September 2022 - September 2026

Vice/Chair Pupil Premium/SEND Governor

I am new to the role as Vice-Chair of Governors but I have a background in education, working in a Junior School as English Leader and Year Leader. I was also appointed as a Specialist Leader of Education and have recently completed my NASENCo qualification. I am very much enjoying the opportunity to give back to my local community as a Governor. 


Caroline Crowe
Strategy Lead

Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body, October 2019 - October 2023, 
Quality of Teaching 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.


Mark Watkiss 

Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body, May 2021 - May 2025

Foundation Subjects Lead


Dominic McGrath 

LA Governor appointed by the Governing Body, May 2021 - May 2025

Attendance Lead

I am a Senior Manager in Local Government and my experience includes budget management, recruitment, policy development and political liaison. I am also Chair of Governors at Crescent Primary School. 


Guy Ladenburg

Co-opted Governor appointed by Governing Body, March 2022 - March 2026

Pupil Development Lead

My family moved to Hambledon in 2020. My daughter previously attended Hambledon Primary. I am a practising Barrister and this is my first role as a Governor.


Marishelle Butler

Safeguarding/Health and Safety Governor

Co-opted Governor appointed by Governing Body, March 2022 - March 2026

I have worked within a small independent company in Hambledon for the past 14 years. As part of the Hambledon community I have been aware of the importance of the school within the community and its considerable benefit to the area. This is my first role as a Governor.


Kelly Hanlon

Parent Governor appointed by Governing Body, October 2022 to October 2026

I am new to the governor role but my background is working for the NHS for 14 years and I bring a wealth of data and excel skills and knowledge. I have one child at the school who has been attending for 3 years. I have enjoyed seeing the school flourish over the years and hope I can play my part in ensuring Hambledon continues to be a school we are proud of.


Matt Darby

Parent Governor appointed by Governing Body, October 2023 to October 2027

This is my first time acting as a governor. I work as a vet and veterinary manager in the charity sector, so hopefully there will be some transferable skills when it comes to maximising a tight budget. I have one child at Hambledon Primary and two more to join in the coming years, so I will be sticking around like a limpet on an exposed coastal rock, meaning governorship seemed a sensible route for me to take to ensure that it continues to be a great place for our youngsters to develop.


All governors hold an Enhanced DBS.


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

Governor Attendance 2022-23

Attendance 2020 - 2021:
















April FGB




June FGB


July FGB
Will RollinsonYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesNo  
Alex MortonYesYesYesYesYesYesYesSDSDSDSD
Caroline CroweYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNo  
Matthew FrostYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYes  
Paul DaviesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesSDSD  
Adrienne BlowerYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes  
Tim ShawYesNoYesYesYesYesYesSDSDSDSD
Jane SlatterYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes  
Ellie DeWolfYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYes  
Jim ChapmanYesNoYesYesNoNoNoNoSDSD 
William Stanton-------YesYes


Mark Watkiss--------No  
Louise Vardy--------Yes  
Dominic McGrath--------Yes 


Katy Angio--------Yes 


Cheryl Barker--Yes-Yes-Yes--  


NA = Not Yet Appointed
SD = Stepped Down