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 C Hall, Mrs L Lloyd (Vice Chair) & Mrs R Dyson
- 2 Staff Governors - Mr R Foster and Mrs C Chesworth
- 1 Local Authority Governor - Ms H Hall
- 5 Co-opted Governors - Mrs E Hall, Mrs A Jenner (Chair), Mrs S Jones & Mrs D Wylie & 1 vacancy
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:Attendance 2022/23
Mrs Cathy Chesworth - Staff Governor
I have been involved with the school since 2003 as a teacher, teaching assistant and parent - consequently I care deeply about the school, the children and the staff. I have seen many changes in my years and am sure I will see many more on the next step of our journey to become the fantastic school we can be and will be. Due to my roles within school, my background with special needs and the outdoors along with my managerial responsibilities in the fire service I feel I would bring a whole wealth of knowledge from various perspectives to the role of governor. In addition , I feel I am approachable yet not scared of speaking up. I see the school as warm and welcoming, that provides the children with an excellent education but also with all the other experiences that primary school should afford.
Mrs Rachel Dyson - Parent Governor
Mr Richard Foster - Head teacher
I grew up on the south coast of England and after university initially lived in London and worked as a journalist before moving to Devon to complete my teacher training. I have taught in schools in Bristol and Hereford, including as SENCo at Kingstone and Thruxton Primary, Deputy head at Moridford Primary Academy and most recently as Head teacher at Lugwardine Primary Academy.
Mrs Cheryl Hall - Parent Governor
Originally from Windsor, I moved to Herefordshire in 2006 and to Ewyas Harold in 2011. Married in 2007, we have 4 children, including one here at Ewyas Harold.
I have a degree in English Literature from Royal Holloway and have been working in education since moving to the county, having worked at a college in Hereford and in a primary school up until recently. I currently work for my husband's building business taking care of his admin and marketing.
In my spare time I enjoy being with my family, trying various crafts, as well as cooking and baking.
Mrs Hilary Hall - Local Authority Governor
I was born and grew up in Herefordshire and moved away for work purposes around 12 years ago. I returned to Herefordshire in June 2022 and work for the council as the Director of Adult Social Care. Having been an active school governor for a number of years, I was keen to be involved in a school again and was delighted to be appointed to the governing body at Ewyas Harold. I am passionate about supporting children and young people to achieve their potential. In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, reading, walking and baking.
Mrs Liz Hall - Co-opted Governor
I moved to Ewyas Harold from Leicester with my husband in 2018 following our retirement. I love the village and enjoy walking in the beautiful countryside.
I have three grown up children and six grandchildren at various stages of education and take a keen interest in their progress and achievements.
I also enjoy gardening, playing the piano, badminton and reading.
Mrs Ann Jenner - Chair - Co-opted Governor
I grew up in Stafford, went to university in London before travelling around this country and overseas due to my husband’s job, before settling in Herefordshire over 20 years ago. I've been a Governor since 2012 and Vice Chair for two years before becoming Chair in 2016. I have two grown up daughters and 4 school age grandchildren. Being a governor (and especially being chair) keeps me quite busy but I also find time for the hens and vegetables on our smallholding, walking with our very lively cocker spaniel (in all weathers), cycling (fair weather only), swimming (definitely not wild water), keep fit training and, if the weather's awful I'll be inside doing craft work, reading or baking. I’m also a trustee of our local village hall and I help out a bit at Dulas Court Care Home, where my mother now lives.
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 the best opportunities to reach their full potential and I love supporting our excellent village school to move onward and upward.
I work for the International Values Education Trust as a consultant, supporting schools all over the UK and abroad in developing Values-based Education. I am also kept very busy as the Group Scout Leader of Ewyas Harold Scout Group.
Mrs Lauri Lloyd - Parent Governor
I have lived in the village for over 25 years but am currently just across the road in Pontrilas where we have been living for over 9 years. I am married with 2 children, one who attends Ewyas Harold Primary School and the other who has moved on to High school.
I am a senior nursery officer at Bridges Childcare where I have been working for 20 years. I work with children from birth to 4 years and love seeing them transition through the setting ready to go onto school. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and socialising with friends.
Mrs Donna Wylie - Co-opted Governor
My husband, Peter, and I always said we would retire to Herefordshire, and were lucky enough to do so when moving to Ewyas Harold from Northamptonshire in 2020.
I worked for 30 years in pre-schools and schools, and enjoyed seeing children grow and develop during their education.
I have 4 adult children, and 3 grandchildren, with whom I love spending time.
I also like to spend time gardening, cooking, travelling and reading.
Mrs Janet Mailes - Clerk
Born and bred in Portsmouth, I moved to Ewyas Harold in 1993 when I got married. I love the countryside in Herefordshire and try to walk regularly with my husband.
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.