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
Governing Body (2019-20)
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. It has been agreed for the 2019-20 academic year that we will 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Governing Body is made up of the following members:
|List of Current Governors:||Role:|
|Jane Slatter||Chair of Governors and Communications lead|
|Matthew Frost||Resources Lead, Safeguarding and Training Governor|
|Caroline Crowe||Strategy Lead|
|Adrienne Blower||Staff Representative|
|Timothy Shaw||LA Representative, Pay Committee, Head Teacher Panel|
|Patricia Crew||Friends Interoperability Lead, Head Teacher Panel|
Health and Safety Lead, Pay Committee
|Alexander Moreton||Parent Governor, Pay Committee|
|Lynda De Wolf||Parent Governor|
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
All appointments have been made by a quorate Full Governing Body.
Recent Governors (12 months rolling record)
Jane Slatter (p)
Co-opted Governor, March 2018 - March 2022
Chair of Governors and Communications Lead
I have had two children at Hambledon Primary, with my youngest still there, and have watched the successful transition from a infant school into a primary school. I applied to become a governor as I felt my skills and experience in PR and communications would be of benefit and it would allow me the opportunity to give something back to the school that is providing my children with a great and happy learning environment.
Matthew Frost (p)
Co-opted Governor, January 2018 - January 2022
Resources Lead, Safeguarding Governor, Training and Liaison Governor (TLG) and Science & PE Lead.
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.
Caroline Crowe (p)
Co-opted Governor, October 2019 - October 2023
Strategy Lead. English 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.
Tim Shaw (LA)
Co-opted Governor, November 2017 - November 2021
Headteacher Panel, Pay Committee member, Quality of Teaching and Humanities/RE Lead
Having moved to Hambledon in 2017 to be closer to the grandchildren and hopefully play a more meaningful role in their upbringing, I also wanted to contribute something to the community. I have an interest in education and for the last 7 years before retiring, was a clerk to governors at a number of different infant, junior and primary schools in Gloucester. I hope that experience will enable me to make a positive contribution to the continuing development and success of Hambledon Primary School.
Co-opted Governor, January 2017 - January 2021
Friends Interoperability Lead, Headteacher Panel and SEN Lead
I am delighted to be associated with our village school as a community governor. I join a long line of earlier governors; who have said that they would like to “put something back” - and this is a sentiment with which I wholeheartedly agree. Our two daughters started their own education in a school exactly like this one – and it prepared them well for life. We now have five grand- daughters; who I could easily have seen loving to learn in this very school - if only they had lived nearby! I have been a governor (elsewhere) before. Various life experiences along the way, including an element of an Open University degree relating to child psychology (which I completed later in life) has brought me to this point and I would now like to serve Hambledon Primary School as an observant, enquiring, supportive and committed team player.
Co-opted Governor, November 2016 - November 2020
Pay Committee member, Health and Safety Lead, Music, Art & DT Lead
I have lived in Hambledon for 29 years, and have recently retired from a nearly 50 year career in the shipbuilding and aerospace industries. I have been able to use my engineering, risk and people management skills to support the village in a wide range of projects including flood action and resilience. I was delighted to take up the role of co-opted governor and lend my skills and experience to support the school, which is such an asset to our community and its improvement plans.
James Brighton (p)
Co-opted Governor, October 2018 - October 2022
Headteacher Panel and Maths & PHSE Lead
Alex Moreton (PG)
Parent Governor, July 2019 - July 2022
Pay Committee member, IT & Modern Foreign Languages lead
I joined as a Governor to put something back into the school that is educating my children, as many have done before me. Hambledon Primary is an excellent learning environment for young minds with very dedicated teachers and staff. I aim to use my very varied background in businesses ranging from IT to property to help maintain their outstanding record.
Lynda De Wolf (PG)
Parent Governor, September 2019 - September 2023
My official name is Lynda de wolf but everyone knows me as Ellie. I am a mother to 10 children - 5 birth children and 5 foster children ranging in age from 33-8 (5 boys and 5 girls !) I have worked in education most of my adult life and in the past owned my own private day nursery in Southampton. I have been a school governor before, when I was fostering a particularly challenging child who attended a special school in Southampton for children with behaviour difficulties and very much enjoyed the role. I enjoy a challenge and look forward to more training as a governor . Hopefully I will be an asset to the team and work my hardest on the role .
All governors hold an Enhanced DBS.
|L.A.||Local Education Authority|
Minutes & Newsletters
Attendance 2018 - 2019:
|FGB: Autumn 1||Strategy Autumn 1||Resources Autumn 1||FGB Autumn 2||Strategy Autumn 2||Resources Autumn 2||FGB Winter||Strategy Winter||Resources Winter||FGB Spring||Strategy Spring||
|FGB Summer 1||Strategy Summer 1||Resources Summer 1||FGB Summer 2||Strategy Summer 2||Resources Summer 2|
NA = Not Yet Appointed
SD = Stepped Down
Attendance 2017 - 2018
|FGB Autumn 1||Strategy Autumn 1||
|FGB Autumn 2||Strategy Autumn 2||
|FGB Winter||Strategy Winter||Resources Winter||FGB Spring||Strategy Spring||Resources Spring||FGB Summer 1||Strategy Summer 1||Resource Summer 1||FGB Summer 2||Strategy Summer 2||Resources Summer 2|
NA = Not Yet Appointed
SD = Stepped Down
Business Interests Declared: Academic year 2019-20
Jane Slatter: Director of Amaze Marketing Ltd.
Alex Moreton: Director of Gunroom.tv, The Blue Group, First Century, Vzaar. Shareholder of Nlyte Software. Manager of St.Clair's, Advisor for Magload/Novus/Yellow and 09 Productions. Communications Secretary for Artists Rifles Clubhouse and UKPSA