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List of Governors

Mr John Burkes, Chair of Governing Body

 
  • Co-Opted Governor until 29/09/2019
  • Chairs Full Governing Body and SDP Committee, member of Finance Committee and Head Teacher's Performance Management Committee
  • Nominated Governor for EYFS Phase and ICT
  • Governor attendance 2016-17: 4/4 Full Governing Body meetings and 3/4 Finance & Premises meetings
  • Register of interests: Director of HPS Care Ltd
 

John joined the Governing Body of Hagley Primary School in 2011 when he was elected as a Parent Governor and became Chair of Governors in September 2015. His connection with Hagley Primary School goes back more than 40 years having attended, what was at the time, Hagley First School.

Since graduating from Law School, John have been working in Financial Services in a range of senior leadership roles and  moved back to Hagley 12 years ago. John tries to apply his experience to every situation and challenge faced as Governors and as a school in order to achieve the best possible outcome. His hope is that he is able to support School in creating a stimulating and safe learning environment for our children. John passionately believes in the importance of the role the community needs to play to ensure Schools can help young people realise and develop their true potential.  

 

Mrs Rebecca Core, Vice-Chair of Governing Body

 

  • Co-Opted Governor until 10/12/2018
  • Chairs Personnel and Pay Committees, member of Finance Committee, Premises Committee, SDP Committee and Outstanding Governance Committee
  • Nominated Governor for ICT, Year 3 & 4 Phase, Behaviour and Link Governor for Kindergarten
  • Governor attendance 2016-17: 4/5 Full Governing Body, Personnel, Pay, Finance and Premises meetings
  • Register of interests: Director of HPS Care Ltd and a teacher in a local Primary school

Rebecca has been fortunate enough to be a Governor at Hagley Primary School for 11 years, initially as a Parent Governor and more recently as a Community Governor. 

 

Mrs Vanessa Payne, Head Teacher

 

  • Since 01/01/2014, a member of the Governing Body by virtue of position in school
  • Sits on all committees
  • Named Governor for DSL and LAC
  • Governor attendance 2016-17: attendance at all meetings
  • Register of interests: Director of HPS Care Ltd

Vanessa Payne qualified as a primary school teacher in 1989 at the London Institute of Education and has worked in 8 schools over the last 27 years.  Her first Headship was at Dodford First School in Bromsgrove in 2008 before moving on to a Headship in Birmingham.  Vanessa was thrilled to be appointed as Head of Hagley Primary School in 2014.  She is passionate about ensuring that all children have access to an outstanding primary curriculum, with Mathematics, PE, Music and Languages being her areas of expertise. 

 

Mrs Margaret Wilkins, Staff Governor

 

  • Staff Governor until 05/12/2020
  • Member of Curriculum Committee
  • Governor attendance 
  • Register of interests: None

I am currently working as a Teaching Assistant in Reception at Hagley Primary School  having previously pursued a career for many years with the Home Office Forensic Science Service.

My son and daughter have both benefited from the Hagley School system and gained University degrees.  I am a serving Magistrate sitting on the Worcestershire Bench presiding over both Adult and Family hearings.

  

Mr Tom Long, Parent Governor

 

  • Parent Governor until 15/04/2022
  • Member of Personnel and Pay Committees
  • Nominated Governor for KS1 Maths and Year 1/2 Phase
  • Governor attendance 2016-17
  • Register of interests: None

Tom was elected as a Parent Governor from April 2017 and has two children currently attending Hagley Primary School. Tom is an employment lawyer and Legal Director at the largest commercial law firm in the Midlands, working with clients nationwide in the education sector.

Having grown up in Hagley and attended what was then Hagley First and Middle Schools, Tom is delighted to be using his education and skills to support future generations.

 

Mrs Anna Carpenter, Parent Governor

 

  • Parent Governor until 24/11/2019
  • Member on Curriculum Committee and Outstanding Governance Committee
  • Nominated Governor for Safeguarding, Data, Science, Behaviour and Year 5 & 6 Phase
  • Governor attendance 2016-17: 100% Full Governing Body and Curriculum meetings
  • Register of interests: Teacher in a local Secondary school

Anna is a Parent Governor at the school and currently has two of her three children attending Hagley Primary School. She has held leadership roles in several large secondary schools in Worcestershire and Sandwell and now works as a Chemistry Teacher at a local secondary school and is an active part of the local community. Anna  is one of the Phase Link Governors for Years 5 and 6, as well as the KS2 English Link Governor and the Science Link Governor.

 

Mrs Tess Davis, Parent Governor

 

  • Parent Governor until 24/11/2019
  • Chair of Curriculum Committee and member of Personnel Committee, SDP Committee and Outstanding Governance Committee
  • Nominated Governor for EYFS Phase, Pupil Premium/Sports Premium, Arts and Behaviour.
  • Governor attendance 2016-17: 100% Full Governing Body and Curriculum meetings
  • Register of interests: None

Tess was delighted to become a Parent Governor in 2015 and has three children, all of whom have attended Hagley Primary School, with two of her children still attending.  Having previously worked as a Specialist Occupational Therapist, working with upper limb injuries, including those in the military and with children, she now works from home running her husbands’ private practice. 

Tess has enjoyed developing her skills as a Governor and has a particular interest in the Curriculum and how this affects the children.  Tess is one of the Phase Link Governors for Year 1/2 and is looking forward to fostering this relationship over the next few years. 

 

Mrs Sarah Riding, Parent Governor

 

  • Parent Governor until 24/11/2019
  • Chair of Finance Committee and member of Premises Committee and SDP Committee
  • Nominated Governor for Year 3/4 Phase
  • Governor attendance 2016-17: 4/4 Full Governing Body and 3/4 Finance & Premises meetings
  • Register of interests: None

Sarah was delighted to be appointed as a Parent Governor in 2015 and has a daughter at the school.   Sarah is a commercial lawyer and a Partner at a leading law firm advising a range of businesses on their strategic and key contractual     arrangements.  Sarah very much enjoys using her skills and experience in her Governor role to support Hagley Primary School.

  

Mr Malcolm Richards, Co-Opted Governor

 

  • Co-Opted Governor until 12/06/2020
  • Member on Finance Committee
  • Named Governor for Safeguarding
  • Nominated Governor for KS2 Mathematics and Year 5/6 Phase
  • Governor attendance 2016-17: 2/4 Full Governing Body and 3/4 Finance & Premises Meetings
  • Register of interests: None

Chair of Worcestershire Association of Governors; www.waguk.org

Vice Chair of Worcestershire Schools Forum as Primary Sector Representative (WSF is a statutory requirement under the Education Act, whereby budgetary and policy decisions are agreed with L.A.) http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/cms/education-and-learning/enjoy-and-achieve/worcestershire-schools-forum.aspx

Member of Childrens Trust – Worcestershire http://www.worcestershirepartnership.org.uk/cms/structure-of-the-partnership/theme-groups/childrens-and-young-people.aspx

LAC – Looked after Children - link Governor at Hagley Primary School.

 

 Mr Mark Abrams, Co-Opted Governor

 

  • Co-Opted Governor until 27/06/2021
  • Governor attendance 2016 -17
  • Register of interests: Director of HPS Care Ltd

 

 

 

Mrs Kate Brown, Co-Opted Governor

 

  • Co-Opted Governor until 17/10/2021
  • Member of Premises Committee and Curriculum
  • Governor attendance 2016 - 17
  • Register of interests: None

 

 

 

Co-Opted Governor - Vacancy

 

 

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  • Register of interests

 

 

Co-Opted Governor - Vacancy

 

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  • Member of Committees
  • Nominated Governor for 
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  • Register of interests

 

 

Mrs Sybil Watson, Co-Opted Governor

 

  • Co-Opted Governor until 10/12/2019
  • Member of Pay Committee, Personnel Committee, Curriculum Committee and Head Teacher's
  • Named Governor for SEND
  • Nominated Governor for KS1 English and Year 1 & 2 Phase
  • Governor attendance 2016-17: 100% Full Governing Body, Personnel, Pay and Curriculum meetings
  • Register of interests: None

Sybil's background is in education and was a Head Teacher until her retirement.  Sybil is particularly interested in the curriculum, how the children are developing and extracurricular activities in the school. Sybil is also the Special Educational Needs Governor and always enjoys visits to the school meeting the staff, pupils and parents.

  

Mrs Elisabeth Hyland, Associate Member (non voting)

 

 

  • Associate Member until 29/09/2019
  • Governor attendance 2015-16: 3/4 full Governing Body meetings
  • Register of interests: Assistant Head Teacher

Lise is Assistant Head Teacher and is responsible for Access and Inclusion.  Lise lives in Hagley and has 3 children all of whom attended Hagley Primary School.  She was previously a solicitor, but has always been keen to work with children and make a difference to their lives. 

  

Mrs Sally Athey, Associate Member (non voting)

 

  • Associate Member until 29/09/2019
  • Governor attendance 2015-16: 3/4 full Governing Body meetings
  • Register of interests: Assistant Head Teacher

Sally is Assistant Head Teacher and is responsible for Teaching and Learning and the Curriculum.  Sally has been part of Hagley Primary School for two years and currently teaches in Year 3.  She is extremely passionate about teaching and making a difference to children's lives.  Her particular areas of specialism are Key Stage 2 and English.  Sally regularly leads on CPD training sessions and delivers INSET across a range of learning pedagogy, with recent drives this year in Growth Mindset, developing an invigorating curriculum and on different approaches to Writing.  Sally was recently appointed as a Specialist Leader of Education, a role she will have for the next two years.  Sally has two boys, both of whom are primary age.

 

Mrs Sarah Edwards, Associate Member (non voting)

 

  • Associate Member until 29/09/2019
  • Governor attendance 2015-16: 100% full Governing Body meetings
  • Member of Premises and Finance Committee
  • Register of interests: Business Manager and HPS Care Ltd Director

Appointed as School Business Manager in September 2015, a new role within Hagley Primary School.  Part of the Senior Leadership Team.  Enjoys a challenge and loving the job so far. 

 

Mr Rob Tindell, Associate Member (non voting)

 

  • Associate Member until 29/09/2019
  • Governor attendance 2015-16: 100% full Governing Body meetings
  • Register of interests: Deputy Head Teacher

Rob has been Deputy Head Teacher at Hagley Primary School since September 2014 prior to this he was a member of the teaching team and more recently spent two terms teaching in Year 6. He is passionate about ensuring that all children have access to an outstanding primary curriculum. Rob has 2 nursery aged children.