Our Governors


For Hanham Primary Federation we have an enthusiastic and committed Governing Body. All governors work to ensure the effective management of the school, alongside the Headteachers and the schools’ Senior Leadership Team. Governors are volunteers who contribute a range of skills from a variety of backgrounds, but all with the same aim of continually improving the school.

Our Governors include representatives from the local community, local authority, parents of the school and school staff. Governors have a close relationship with the Headteachers and staff to provide a source of support and challenge. They are often in school, formally and informally, keeping in touch with school life. This will include a variety activities, from helping to set the long term direction for the school, setting the school budget, recruiting staff and monitoring school performance through to attending school concerts, helping out in class, grounds maintenance and lending a hand at school fundraisers.

Our Governors meet regularly throughout the year, as a Full Governing Body and in sub-committees. There are also special Governor Link Days each term where Governors have an opportunity to spend a day in school spending time with children and staff. This usually includes an opportunity for parents/carers to meet with some of the Governors on an informal basis to discuss any area relating to the management of the school.

If you are interested in becoming in a Governor, please contact: Mrs Marian Duller, Clerk to the Governors, via the Samuel White’s Infant School school office.

Carl Lander

Chairperson

Co-opted Governor (HR Experience)

Personnel Committee, Curriculum Standards and Inclusion Committee

Tom Bray

Vice Chairperson, Chairperson Personnel Committee

Local Authority Governor (Experienced Chair)

Personnel Committee

Mike Coyne

Primary Headteacher

Staff Governor

Personnel Committee, Finance Committee, Sites & Buildings Committee

Mike Weenink

Junior Headteacher

Staff Governor

Personnel Committee, Curriculum Standards & Inclusion Committee

Gabby Christopher

Infant Headteacher

Staff Governor

Personnel Committee, Curriculum Standards & Inclusion Committee

Heather Earl

Co-opted Governor (HR Experience)

Personnel Committee, Finance Committee

Stuart Mason

Chairperson Curriculum Standards & Inclusion Committee

Co-opted Governor (Finance, IT)

Curriculum Standards & Inclusion Committee, Finance Committee, Sites & Buildings Committee

James Smith

Chairperson Sites & Buildings Committee

Co-opted Governor (Surveyor)

Sites & Buildings Committee

Andrew Watson

Chairperson Finance Committee

Co-opted Governor

Finance Committee

Nicola Barratt

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Associate Governor

Personnel Committee, Sites & Buildings Committee

Andy Bell

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Associate Governor

Finance Committee

Lindsay Cubbage

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Co-opted Governor

Personnel Committee

Chris Hapgood

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Co-opted Governor (Experienced and Qualified Committee Chair)

Curriculum Standards & Inclusion Committee, Sites & Buildings Committee

Nicky Hudson

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Elected Parent Governor

Finance Committee, Curriculum Standards & Inclusion Committee

Hong Lau

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Associate Governor (Surveyor)

Sites & Buildings Committee

Helen Lees

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Co-Opted Staff Governor

Curriculum Standards & Inclusion Committee

Sally Malsingh

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Elected Staff Governor

Sites & Buildings Committee

Rhona Phelps

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Co-opted Governor (Experienced Chair)

Finance Committee, Curriculum Standards & Inclusion Committee

Carol Seddon

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Elected Parent Governor

Curriculum Standards & Inclusion Committee

Jenny Warren

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Elected Staff Governor

Curriculum Standards & Inclusion Committee

Geoff Waters

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Co-opted Governor

Sites & Buildings Committee