School Governors

Governor Biographies

Harvills’ school governors is a team of dedicated people who want to make a positive contribution to the education of children in our community. Our governors are part of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have a crucial part to play in raising standards here at Harvills Hawthorn.

The role of the governing board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. The Governing Body work closely with the school’s leadership and management team to ensure that the children at Harvills get the best education possible.

Pat Burford
Governor Type Co-Opted
Date of Appointment 08/11/2017
Term of Office 08/11/2021
Business Interests None
Financial Interests None
Governor Role Child Protection/Safeguarding, NQT, Standards, Year 5
Committee's Staffing & Finance, Pupil & Curriculum
Previous Year Attendance 100%
Joanne Wood
Governor Type Foundation
Date of Appointment 06/05/2015
Term of Office 05/04/2019
Business Interests None
Financial Interests None
Governor Role EYFS
Committee's Staffing & Finance, Pay Committee, Behaviour & Safety
Previous Year Attendance 92%
Stephanie Shenston
Governor Type Staff
Date of Appointment 31/03/15
Term of Office 30/03/19
Business Interests None
Financial Interests None
Governor Role Science, DT, Music & Arts
Committee's Curriculum, Behaviour & Safety
Previous Year Attendance 50%
Rebecca Moore
Governor Type Co-opted
Date of Appointment 09/07/15
Term of Office 08/07/19
Business Interests None
Financial Interests None
Governor Role English, SMSC, Year 6
Committee's Behaviour & Safety, Pay Committee
Previous Year Attendance 100%
Lisa Jukes
Governor Type Parent
Date of Appointment 15/10/2017
Term of Office 15/10/2021
Business Interests None
Financial Interests None
Governor Role Year 1
Committee's Pupil & Curriculum
Previous Year Attendance New 1
Jeremy Oakley
Governor Type Associate
Date of Appointment 30/06/16
Term of Office 29/07/20
Business Interests None
Financial Interests None
Governor Role Child Protection/Safeguarding, NQT, Standards
Committee's Behaviour and Safety, Pay Committee
Previous Year Attendance 75%
Julie Armstrong
Governor Type Local Authority (Vice Chair)
Date of Appointment 07/10/15
Term of Office 06/10/19
Business Interests None
Financial Interests None
Governor Role G&T, Pupil Premium, PE, Sports Premium, Year 3
Committee's Staffing & Finance, Pay Committee
Previous Year Attendance 100%
Myles Wilson
Governor Type Foundation
Date of Appointment 06/04/15
Term of Office 05/04/18
Business Interests None
Financial Interests None
Governor Role RE, Thematic, Year 2
Committee's Staffing & Finance
Previous Year Attendance 100%
Maxine Soper
Governor Type Co-opted
Date of Appointment 09/07/15
Term of Office 08/07/19
Business Interests None
Financial Interests None
Governor Role Assistant Head
Committee's Curriculum, Behaviour & Safety
Previous Year Attendance 100%
Nicola Cooke
Governor Type Co-opted
Date of Appointment 09/07/15
Term of Office 08/07/19
Business Interests None
Financial Interests None
Governor Role SEND, Teaching School, Year 4
Committee's Staffing & Finance, Pupil & Curriculum
Previous Year Attendance 83%
Louise Pearson
Governor Type Parent
Date of Appointment 15/10/2017
Term of Office 15/10/2021
Business Interests None
Financial Interests None
Governor Role Year 1
Committee's Staffing & Finance
Previous Year Attendance New 1
Sabiha Khushnud
Governor Type Associate
Date of Appointment 08/11/2017
Term of Office 08/11/2021
Business Interests TBC
Financial Interests TBC
Governor Role TBC
Committee's TBC
Previous Year Attendance New
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