The Governing Body for the Hampton Primary Partnership is a team of individuals drawn from different sections of our community – Executive leadership Team, staff and parents from both Hampton Infant School and Nursery and Hampton Junior School, local community members and staff from London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames. Governors are the strategic leaders of the school and have overall responsibility for the way a school is run.
For HPP Governing Body members, governor category, term of office dates and committee membership. Please click on link below:
Andrea ARBITER: Clerk to the Governing Body
Andrea has been a clerk to a number of governing bodies of Richmond schools over the past ten years, supporting governors in their contributions to school improvement.
She supports the HPP Governing Body, providing administration, guidance and clerking services in such a way as to support strategic development.
Matt BEADELL: Co-opted Governor
Matt was initially elected as a parent governor to the Hampton Infant School & Nursery Governing Body in 2013 and is now in his second term of office.
Matt has experience of being a member in each of the HPP sub-committees, but his current primary focus is on supporting the Resources Committee as Vice-Chair.
Alison HORN: Co-opted Governor
Alison has a child at Hampton Junior School.
She is the nominated Safeguarding Governor across both schools. Her role seeks assurance of effective safeguarding practice and helps to ensure that children at HPP are safe from harm and that the safeguarding agenda is embedded to the ethos of HPP.
Fiona JOHNSTONE: Co-opted Governor
Fiona has worked for ten years as a teacher in both local state and independent schools.
Prior to this, she had fifteen years’ experience in human resources, working in a large multi-national company with a focus on change management and leadership coaching. Fiona lives locally and has two children.
Giles MASON: Elected Parent Governor
Giles has a daughter at Hampton Infant School & Nursery.
He has considerable experience of working within the public sector, including roles within Local Authority Education and Youth services.
His role as a governor includes engaging with and listening to the voices of the various stakeholder groups associated with the Hampton Primary Partnership.
Kath MUNDAY: Co-opted Governor
Kath has been a Hampton resident for almost 25 years.
As a retired teacher, she has a great interest in education, particularly in the curriculum and the achievement of all pupils. Her experience as a language teacher and Director of Studies gives her insight into the essential parts played by both the classroom teacher and the leadership team.
Her role on the governing body is to co-chair the School Improvement Committee.
Suzette NICHOLSON: Co-opted Governor
Suzette has lived in Hampton since 1985 and used to be a primary school teacher. Since 2004, she has been a Ward Councillor for Hampton.
She is married to a research chemist and has four grown-up children and one grandson.
Since 2005, she has been a school governor, first at Hampton Juniors and, post-federation, at Hampton Primary Partnership.
Courtenay NORBURY: Co-opted Governor & Chair of Governors
Courtenay Norbury is our Chair of Governors and is a co-opted parent governor with a daughter in Year 6 at Hampton Junior School. She is a Professor of Psychology at University College London, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate students.
She has expertise in special educational needs and her research focuses on the importance of developing oral language skills for academic and social success. She also loves data.
Gillian de SOYRES: Co-opted Governor
Gillian is serving her fourth year of governance with the Partnership. She spent many years working for a leading environmental charity as a community and education programme manager. She now heads up a small environmental education consultancy helping third sector SMEs to develop financially sustainable business practice; with a focus on outdoor environmental education and wellbeing initiatives.
Gillian is part of the HPP team developing and fundraising for the Oldfield Pavilion.
Lorraine STAPLES: Elected Staff Governor
Lorraine has been working at Hampton Infants since 2016 and currently works in Year One as a Teaching Assistant.
She has worked in education for over 12 years and thoroughly enjoys supporting the children through their school life.
Lorraine is married and has two boys aged 21 and 17, one is studying at university and her youngest son is at college.
In her free time, she enjoys walking and spending time with her family and friends. Her passion is reading and she enjoys time at home relaxing, reading her Kindle!
Sarah WEINBERG: Co-opted Governor
Sarah has two children, one currently in Year 6 at Hampton Junior School, both of whom have benefitted greatly from their experience at the schools.
She feels honoured to have the opportunity to contribute to the continued success of the schools by being a member of the Governing Body. Sarah is currently the Co-Chair of the School Improvement Committee, and nominated governor for SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disability).
Her professional background is in educational and medical publishing, working in psychological and educational assessment.
Andy WADHAM: Local Authority Appointed Governor
Andy is a qualified town planner with experience in both local government and the private sector. He is also chairman of Key House Trust which supports voluntary organisations based in the London Borough of Hillingdon.
Andy has two younger children, one at Hampton Junior School and one at Hampton High, and also has three grown up children, one of whom teaches English at secondary level.
Helen LOCKEY: Governor
Helen is the Executive Head Teacher of Hampton Primary Partnership and has been leading the school since 2013.
She is now part of the Executive Leadership team which works across both schools and enjoys working with governors, staff, children and families to deliver our vision of excellence for all across the partnership.
Helen is a member of the Teddington trust board.
Jon JAMES: Associate Governor
Jon has been a member of staff at Hampton Junior School for the past 7 years. His roles have included Deputy Headteacher, Inclusion Manager and now Head of School.
As well as the day-to-day running of the Hampton Juniors, Jon works as part of the Executive leadership team to ensure the strategic vision of the school, and partnership, is effective for the staff, community and most importantly the pupils of HPP.
Claire TESTER: Associate Governor
Claire joined Hampton Primary Partnership in January 2018 taking up the role as Head of School. Claire manages the school on a day to day basis and drives the passion for learning across the school community. Claire works as part of the Executive leadership team to ensure the strategic vision of the school, and partnership, is effective for the staff, community and most importantly the pupils of HPP.
What do we do as Governors?
We have to promote the highest standards for all the pupils, help to set the overall aims and objectives and monitor the school’s progress towards achieving them. Governors support and challenge the Executive Leadership Team and are often referred to as “critical friends”. We ask difficult questions, seek information and provide constructive criticism. Overall the three key roles for Governors are - setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and monitoring and evaluating school performance.
We meet as a full governing body five times each year, but most of our work is carried out through our committees. Each of these deals with a specific area of the schools’ organisation, planning and management -
In partnership with the Executive Leadership Team this committee monitors and evaluates schools’ progress towards achieving their aims and objectives.
Please see the link to the Terms of reference for full governing body committee.
This committee is tasked with effective financial management of the schools budgets, ensures the schools provide a safe environment for learning and abides by the school’s Health and Safety policy. This committee also approves the staffing complement, structure and recruitment. It keeps under review all policies relating to personnel and staff development.
Please see the link to the Terms of reference for resources committee.
School Improvement Committee
This committee ensures the schools are providing every learner with the full statutory curriculum and monitors the outcome of targets set. We also ensure the safeguarding of all pupils as well as monitoring the schools’ engagement with pupils, parents and carers and the wider community.
Please see the link to the Terms of reference for school improvement committee.
If you would like to contact the Governors please email the Chair of Governors: firstname.lastname@example.org