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 (voluntary) members who generally serve a minimum of 4 years.
- 3 Parent Governors - Mrs A Booth (Vice Chair), Mrs E Smith, vacancy
- 2 Staff Governors - Ms T Kneale/Miss L Wallace and Mrs J Jones
- 1 Local Authority Governor - Mrs S Godson
- 5 Co-opted Governors - Mrs H Prowse, Mrs A Jenner (Chair), Mrs S Jones, Mrs D Thomas and 1 vacancy.
Our committees are:
- Standards - Mrs A Booth, Mrs S Jenkins, Mrs S Jones (Chair), Mrs D Thomas and Miss L Wallace
- Finance/Personnel - Mrs S Godson, Mrs A Jenner (Chair), Ms T Kneale, and Mrs E Smith
- Improving Governance - Mrs A Booth, Mrs A Jenner (Chair), Mrs S Jones and Mrs E Smith
Governors with specific responsibilities:
- Leadership Reveiw Group - Mrs A Jenner and Mrs S Jones
- Health and Safety -
- Special Educational Needs - Mrs S Jones
- Safeguarding and Child Protection - Mrs D Thomas
- Pre-school Link - Mrs A Booth
- Community liaison - Mrs H Prowse
- Maths/IT/Science - Mrs A Jenner and Mrs S Godson
- English - Mrs S Jones and Mrs E Smith
- New Governor Mentor - Mrs A Booth
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.
Please click the links below for:
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 S Godson - LA Governor
I am a mother, wife, daughter, sister and aunt. Having recently moved to Ewyas Harold I was delighted to be offered the opportunity to join the Board of Governors.
Until recently I worked for a Local Authority Further Education Organisation, managing an English Programme across Dorset and assessing STLS (Teaching Assistants qualification) to Level 3. Prior to this I taught English to adults and 16+ who had been excluded from school.
I spent 4 years in the Far East and love travelling. We have recently acquired a beautiful Labrador puppy so walking, will take up much of my spare time. When I have a moment to spare I enjoy reading, gardening which is my passion, going to events, concerts and festivals and of course spending time with my husband, children and extended family.
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.
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 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 Estelle Smith - Parent Governor
Originally from Monmouth, I moved to London when I was eighteen and lived there for fifteen years. During this time I held down a variety of pastoral roles in some challenging Secondary schools, including the roles of Inclusion Manager, Learning Mentor, Deputy Head of Year and Year 7 Form Tutor. My initial experience in schools was as a TA, during which time I worked on a 1:1 basis with a large number of Statemented children.
Additionally I am a qualified Personal Trainer and Instructor in Health Related Fitness for Children and Young People. I possess a background in Business Development and as an Executive PA. I love languages and travel but am just at home in Peterchurch, roaming the countryside in my muddy wellies with my beloved family and dogs!
Mrs Debbie Thomas
I have worked in Education for over 25 years, and I have been a Foster Carer in Herefordshire since 2005. Having worked with children for many years I realised that I had relevant skills that I could offer in a voluntary way. As such, I was delighted to have the opportunity to join the team of governors at Ewyas Harold. Since my appointment I have taken on the role of Safeguarding / LAC Governor taking a particular interest in the welfare of all the children at the school.
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.