Governance

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:

Clare Struthers: Clerk to the Governors

Clare has a wealth of clerking experience having worked with primaries, secondaries and academies to support Governors in their contribution to school improvement.

She supports the HPP Governing Body, providing administration, guidance and clerking services in such a way as to support strategic development.

 

Andrea Arbiter: Associate Member

Andrea is an experienced governance professional and has supported a range of Governing Boards, both in maintained schools and in multi-academy trusts.

She is Head of Governance at a small multi-academy trust in Wandsworth, and delivers the Professional Clerking Programme to governance professionals on behalf of Achieving for Children (Richmond & Kingston).

Andrea has two sons, both of whom are former pupils at Hampton Primary Partnership. 

 

Emily BOSWELL: Co-opted Governor

Emily is delighted to have joined HPP as a co-opted governor and member of the School Improvement Committee in Spring 2021. She has over 15 years' experience teaching in state Primary schools, working across EYFS, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two, including working in role as a Deputy DSL. Emily is passionate about children developing a love of learning through meaningful, enriching experiences and ensuring that every child has the chance to succeed. 

 

 

Jane FALLON: Co-opted Governor (Parent)

Jane has a daughter who is thriving in the school’s nurturing and supportive environment. 

Jane is delighted to have the opportunity to join the partnership as a co-opted governor and looks forward to contributing to the ongoing success of the schools.  Her role as a governor involves safeguarding and health and safety responsibilities across the Hampton Primary Partnership.  She is also a member of the School Improvement Committee.

Jane is a freelance professional coach and leadership development specialist, working with a range of organisations to unlock the potential of their employees on talent management and apprenticeship programmes.

 

Simon TURNER: Co-opted Governor (Parent)

 

Simon is a co-opted governor with a daughter at Hampton Junior School. He is passionate about encouraging girls into STEM. He works for a large media business and is responsible for its technology operations. 

Simon has skills and experience in data protection, information security, business change and service management.

 

 

 

 

Mary BUXTON: Co-opted Governor

Mary is the mother of two boys, the eldest of whom is at Hampton Infant School & Nursery.

She was elected as a parent governor in 2019 and she is a member of the Resource Committee, with a particular focus on finance and risk management.

Mary is a management consultant and a chartered public finance accountant

 

 

Hirsh CASHDAN: Co-opted Governor

Hirsh has lived in the borough of Richmond for over 30 years and his children were all schooled in the boroughs. Before he retired he was a department manager and then a large projects manager at IBM.  Since retiring he has worked as a volunteer for a variety of organisations, local, national and international.  He is chair of Mondo Foundation which supports schools and livelihoods in India, Nepal and Tanzania and his particular interest is school improvement.

 

 

Matthew SIMS: Local Authority Governor

Matthew is an Assistant Head at a school in Kingston Upon Thames where he has a focus on staff and pupil welfare, along with responsibilities for Safeguarding and Health and Safety. He is passionate about giving children the opportunity to grow into enthusiastic young adults along with ensuring that teachers and staff are empowered to enjoy and thrive in their roles. 
In his free time, Matthew enjoys spending time with his family and undertaking activities such as cycling, cricket, golf and football.

 

Fiona JOHNSTONE: Co-opted Governor

Fiona has worked for ten years as a teacher in both local state and independent schools and is a Safeguarding Governor across both 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: Co-opted Governor

Giles is Chair of the Resources Committee, with oversight of finance, HR and premises functions.

He has considerable experience of working within the public sector, including roles within Local Authority Education and Youth services.

Giles is an elected parent governor, with a daughter at Hampton Junior School.

 

Kath MUNDAY: Co-opted Governor

Kath has been a Hampton resident for more than 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 Co Vice-Chair.

Natasha CUMBERLAND: Elected Staff Governor

Natasha has been working as a teaching assistant since 2015 and having had her placement at HJS was very happy to join the team in 2018 working across both the Infant and Junior schools. She is married to Mark, a music arranger and they have two children, both girls, one of whom is a book worm and the other totally sporty. 

Prior to being a mum, Natasha had a long career in the arts making her professional debut as a model aged 4, moving through TV, Radio and Film by the age of 7 before settling on being a Triple Threat West End performer. During the 90’s Natasha worked in theatres all over the world including Holland, Switzerland and Canada before coming home to the West End and retiring in 2000. She then returned to her own education, catching up on a History GCSE and 2 A-Levels over a period of 3 years. 

Natasha is extremely proud to be the next Staff Governor of HPP and hopes that her experience of working with SEN children will be put to good use.

 

Sej BHABRA: Co-opted Governor and Chair of Governors

Sej was appointed as a governor in December 2018 and has lived in Hampton since 2010. He has three children; one son who has just 'graduated' from HJS, one son in Year 3 and a three-year old daughter.


He is the Chief Commercial Officer for a management consulting firm which advises large blue chip companies on their emerging markets growth strategies.

Sej is extremely passionate about football, music and loves his technology and gadgets!

 

Helen LOCKEY: Governor and Executive Head Teacher HPP

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.

 

 

Patrick TIDD: Associate Member and Head of School (HJS)

Patrick joined HJS as Head of School in January 2021. His previous roles as a senior leader have included seven years as a Deputy Headteacher and he has served on governing bodies in two previous schools, both as associate governor.

As well as the day-to-day running of the Hampton Juniors, Patrick 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 Member and Head Of School (HISN)

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 -

Executive Board

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.

Resources

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. 

There are no school employees that have a gross annual salary of £100 000 or more.

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:  governorchair@hampton-jun.richmond.sch.uk