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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 H Fordham, Mrs L Lloyd, 1 vacancy
  • 2 Staff Governors - Miss L Wallace and Mrs J Jones
  • 1 Local Authority Governor - Mrs S Godson
  • 5 Co-opted Governors - Mrs A Booth (Vice Chair), Mrs A Jenner (Chair), Mrs S Jones, Mrs M Morton and Mrs H Prowse.

Our committees are:

  • Standards - Mrs A Booth, Mrs S Jones (Chair), vacancy and Miss L Wallace
  • Finance/Personnel - Mrs S Godson, Mrs A Jenner (Chair), Mrs A Booth 
  • Improving Governance Group (IGG)- Mrs A Booth, Mrs A Jenner (Chair), Mrs S Jones and Mrs H Fordham

Governors with specific responsibilities: 

  • Artsmark - Mrs A Booth
  • Community/Parish Council Mrs H Prowse/Mrs A Booth
  • English - Mrs S Jones
  • Health & Safety - Mrs S Godson
  • Information Governance Governor - Mrs A Jenner
  • Maths/IT/Science - Mrs A Jenner/Mrs S Godson
  • New governor mentor - Mrs A Booth
  • Pre-school link governor - Mrs H Fordham
  • Sports - Mrs A Booth
  • Performance Management - members of IGG
  • Safeguarding/Child Protection/ LAC - Mrs S Godson
  • SEN - Mrs S Jones

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:

Questionnaire for Families June 2019

Questionnaire Results for Families June 2019

Governors Annual Report and Impact Statement June 2019

Meeting Calendar

Register of Business Interests

Instrument of Governance

AGM Sept 2018 - Agenda - Minutes

Latest ratified - Agenda- Minutes

Details of Governors 12 Months updated Oct 2019

 Mrs A Booth - Vice Chair - Co-opted Governor

I was born and brought up in Leeds, went to University in Bristol and moved to Abbeydore in 2009.  I worked in industrial sales before having my daughter (Daisy, who has now moved up to High School) and now have a part time job at Hopes of Longtown.

In my spare time I love to go walking with our four dogs and spend time in my craft room making a mess and creating weird and wonderful things.  I am also a Parish Councillor for Abbeydore and Bacton, and do what I can to help support our local community.

I have been a Parent Governor at Ewyas Harold since September 2015, and am thrilled to be able to stay on as a Co-opted Governor and continue to support and grow our fabulous school. 

 Mrs H Fordham - Parent Governor

 H FordhamI became a parent governor in January 2019, shortly after I moved to the area with my husband and two daughters. My eldest is in year one and youngest attends the pre-school.

 I was delighted to join the governing board of this fantastic school because I’m passionate about every child having the opportunity to be the very best they can, and for school to be a happy and positive experience.

 I was a Civil Servant for many years and now work as a freelance writer. I have a first class degree in politics. In my spare time I enjoy dressmaking and running. I’m very slow at both. 

Mrs S Godson - LA Governor

Sarah GodsonI moved to the village 15 months ago with my husband Mark. We arrived in Ewyas Harold with no dependents at home but have since acquired 2 puppies - Meredith and Bea, who is at the time of writing just 8 weeks old.  I work for a small charity called the Quiet Garden Trust and volunteer with Open Door. Life is busy and fun, with family, old friends and new, travelling, exploring the fantastic countryside, gardening and learning new skills (hurdle fencing, knitting, weaving and Pilates) and of course enjoying my involvement with Ewyas Harold Primary School as a Governor and soon to be Volunteer.  


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.  I have two grown up daughters and 4 grandchildren - one of whom is now at primary school so I’m taking a great interest in how our school compares with hers. I do regular Granny duties even though they live down south. Being a governor (and especially being chair) keeps me quite busy but I also find time for the sheep, hens and vegetables on our smallholding, walking with our labrador, cycling, swimming and, if the weather's too bad I'll be spinning and knitting our Jacob wool, reading or baking. 

Mrs Jane Jones - Staff Governor

Mrs J Jones

 I have been teaching for 24 years, the last 4 being here at Ewyas Harold. I am passionate about my job and love working with our children. I have 3 children of my own, a husband and a dog called Nellie.



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

L Lloyd

I have lived in the village for over 20 years but am currently just across the road in Pontrilas where we have been living for 5 years. I am married with 2 children who both attend Ewyas Harold Primary School.

I am a senior nursery officer at  Bridges Childcare where I have been working for over 16 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 Janet Mailes - Clerk to Governors

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.

Mrs Meryl Morton - Co-opted Governor

Mrs M Morton

I was born in Kenya but brought up in Hereford where I lived and worked for many years having qualified as a teacher in Bristol.

My last job in Hereford was as a teacher in Blackmarston Special School where I spent 15 happy years, before moving to Poole.

In Poole and Bournemouth I continued to work in different areas of education including mainstream and special schools and as a Consultant for the Local Education authorities.  My greatest love was being involved with Early Years and children with Special Educational Needs.  I have always felt very privileged to be able to work with all children of any age.

I now live in Govilon, near Abergavenny with my husband David, and dog Freddie.  My family keep me very busy. I have 3 grown up children, and 2 grandsons. David and I love travelling and walking in the beautiful countryside.  I love knitting, reading, cooking and singing.

I am delighted to become a co-opted Governor for Ewyas Harold Primary School, where I hope to be able to continue to support the learning, development and well being of all children. 

Mrs Hazel Prowse, Co-opted Governor

I have been a governor since 2004 which I have thoroughly enjoyed and before that I was school secretary at Ewyas Harold.   I visit school weekly for choir and singing assemblies and I have watched my grandchildren happily go through the school.  I enjoy music, singing and reading in my spare time.  


Parent Governor - Vacancy



Miss Laura Wallace - Headteacher - Staff Governor

I am from Crickhowell, a small town in South Wales.  I have a first class history degree and an MA in SEN.  My teaching career has spanned the last 17 years and I have been at Ewyas Harold for the last 13.  I have been Head of School here for the last three years and have recently taken up the post of Headteacher due to the school becoming independent.

 I enjoy walking, listening to music and watching films.  I also like spending time with my family and friends.