Welcome to the Governors' page!
Who are we? How are we involved in Ewyas Harold Primary school?
Our aim is to play an important strategic role in school life. We help to establish a vision for the future of the school within the community and set and review strategies and procedures to ensure the best possible education for all children. We regularly monitor standards of children's work and the progress they make. We also have responsibility for the financial control of the school and the safety of the pupils and staff.
The governing body consists of 11 (mainly voluntary) members who generally serve a minimum of 4 years.
- 3 Parent Governors - Mr G Jones, Mrs A Booth (Vice Chair) and Mr G Tobin
- 2 Staff Governors - Ms T Kneale and Miss L Wallace
- 1 Local Authority Governor - Mrs S Rosser
- 5 Co-opted Governors - Mrs H Prowse, Mrs A Jenner (Chair), Mrs D Barker, Mrs S Jones and Mrs F Williams.
Our committees are:
- Standards - Mrs D Barker (Chair), Mrs S Jenkins, Mrs S Jones and Miss L Wallace
- Finance/Personnel - Mrs A Jenner, Ms T Kneale, Mrs S Rosser (Chair) and Mrs F Williams
- Improving Governance - Mrs D Barker, Mrs A Booth, Mrs A Jenner and Mrs S Rosser (Chair)
Governors with specific responsibilities:
- Health and Safety - Mr G Jones
- Special Educational Needs - Mrs S Jones
- Safeguarding and Child Protection - Mrs D Barker
- Pre-school Link - Mrs A Booth
- Community liaison - Mrs H Prowse
We work together with the Head teacher and staff to ensure that your child(ren) are happy, safe and successful and reach their full potential while they attend Ewyas Harold Primary School.
The governors are always made welcome in the school by the staff and children and see themselves as part of the wider team.
Mrs Debbie Barker - Co-opted Governor
I am very pleased to have joined the governors of Ewyas Harold, it is the school both my children attended, where my daughter now teaches and in the fullness of time my grandchildren will attend. When I retired as Head of Michaelchurch Escley in 2012, I thought that was the end of my involvement with schools but it is lovely to keep abreast of the developments in Education without being so "hands-on". I look forward to my developing role as a Governor and to meeting the children and their parents on visits to the school.
Mrs A Booth - Vice Chair - Parent Governor
I was born and brought up in Leeds, went to university in Bristol and moved to Abbeydore 6 years ago. Before having my daughter (Daisy, who is a pupil at the school) I worked as a Sales Manager, and now work part time at Longtown shop. In my spare time I love to get out and about with my four dogs, make felt, sew and bake and am also Secretary of the Ewyas Harold Scout Group.
Mrs Sue Jenkins - Deputy Head - Associate Governor
I am originally from Essex and I worked as a journalist before becoming a teacher 11 years ago. I was appointed as Deputy Headteacher in 2011 and I am also the SENCo for Marlbrook, Little Dewchurch and Ewyas Harold Primary School. When I am not working I enjoy going to the theatre, travelling and walking my dog.
Mrs Ann Jenner - Chair - Co-opted Governor
I've been a Governor since September 2012 and Vice Chair for two years before becoming Chair in September 2016. When not busy with governor duties you can find me tending sheep, cattle, hens and vegetables on our smallholding or walking with our labrador. If the weather's too bad I'll be spinning and knitting our wool, reading or baking.
Mr Gwyn Jones - Parent Govenor
I have been a governor for 7 years and currently have responsibility for Health and Safety. I have one child at the school and one that has moved onto High School. In my spare time I love most sport and playing in a punk band.
Mrs Sue Jones - Co-opted Governor
I have lived in Ewyas Harold for over thirty years and retired from Primary School Headship in 2013. I am passionate about ensuring that children are given a wide range of opportunities to reach their full potential and I look forward to support our lovely village school to move onward and upward.
I work for the International values Education Trust as a consultant, supporting schools all over the UK in developing Values-based Education. I am also kept very busy as the Group Scout Leader of Ewyas Harold Scout Group.
Ms Tracey Kneale - Executive Head - Staff Governor
Originally from Brighton, Sussex, I worked as a Psychologist before qualifying as a teacher in 1992. I was a Headteacher in Liverpool for 4 years before moving to Herefordshire in 2004 to become Head of Marlbrook School. When not working, I love walking, the theatre and the cinema. I also love spending time with my 2 dogs - both of whom are far more photogenic than me!
Mrs Michelle Lewis - Deputy Head - Associate Governor
I am from Herefordshire and throughout my teaching career have taught at both small and large city Primary schools. I was an Assistant Headteacher at a local city school before being appointed to Deputy Headteacher in 2011. I thoroughly enjoy working with our young people and supporting the teachers who do a great job at making sure our children reach their potential. I really enjoy going to the cinema and theatre with my family. In my spare time I love flower arranging!
Mrs Janet Mailes - Clerk to Governors
I have been Clerk to Governors since 2003; the role has changed over the years and I find the challenge rewarding and fits well with the administrative post at school. When I'm not at school I enjoy my family, singing, walking and researching family history to name a few.
Mrs Hazel Prowse, Co-opted Governor
I have been a governor for 13 years and before that I was school secretary at Ewyas Harold. I have two grandchildren at the school and have watched the school grow over the years. I enjoy music, singing and reading in my spare time.
Mrs Steph Rosser - LA Governor
A retired head teacher, I have been a Ewyas Harold governor since May 2012. I was Chair for two years and currently sit on both the Finance and Personnel Committees and am part of the working group to improve governance of the school. I love the freedom of retirement and being able to read, walk, cook, travel and see my family much more but I also enjoy working with the school. My ambition now is for the school to achieve recognition for providing an outstanding education for all the children.
Mr Gareth Tobin - Parent GovernorI was born and raised in Birmingham which is where I served for 30 years in West Midlands Police before retiring in 2007. During the latter part of my career I specialised in child protection and am a keen advocate for keeping children safe. During the past 2 years I have sat on adoption panels for Worcester County Council as an independent panel member. I have lived in Ewyas Harold since April 2016 and have one daughter in year 3. I am a keen cook and love entertaining friends at home.
Miss Laura Wallace - Head of School - Staff Governor
I am from Crickhowell, a small town in South Wales. I have a history degree and an MA in SEN. My teaching career has spanned the last 15 years and I have been at Ewyas Harold for the last 11. I have recently been appointed as Head of School here. I enjoy listening to music and watching films. I also like spending time with my family and friends.
Mrs Fiona Williams - Co-opted Governor
I am delighted to join the team of governors at Ewyas Harold primary school.
I look forward to contributing positively towards the school, whilst developing my role as a school governor. As a mother I appreciate the responsibility and commitment this role entails , as we all want our children to continue to thrive and attain their best in their school environment.