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 our schools are run.

For HPP Governing Body members, governor category, term of office dates and committee membership, please click on links below:

Beth HEMPHILL: Governance Professional

Beth has previous experience as company secretary for a local residents committee and also currently works in a local school as a learning support assistant. 

She supports the strategic development of the HPP Governing Body through her provision of clerking services as well as administrative support and procedural guidance. 


Emily BOSWELL: Local Authority 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-Chairs of Governors

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

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-Chairs of Governors

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


James LEVERTON: Parent Governor

James was a regular volunteer for the School Streets initiative at Hampton Infants during 2020, and thoroughly enjoyed being involved in the school society. His daughter progressed to Hampton Juniors, and he was keen to find another way in which to offer support to the school and its children.  

Professionally James sits on The Board at a large London estate agency business where his focus is both strategic and operational, leading many of the support teams at their Head Office including Customer Service, Recruitment, and Facilities. When not behind a desk James is happiest outdoors either cycling, running, or walking. He is passionate about the creation of energetic and inclusive environments and relishes the opportunity to work with HISNA in support of their school community.  


Polly DAVIES: Parent Governor

Polly was elected as a parent governor in January 2022.  Polly is a qualified solicitor and a partner in a specialist employment law firm.  She has three children, two of whom presently attend Hampton Infant School.  

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.


Courtney TRECO: Co-opted Governor

Courtney is delighted to have joined HPP as a co-opted governor and member of the Resource Committee in Autumn 2022. She works in IT change project management with a specialisation in governance, reporting and risk management. Courtney is an active member of the wider Richmond Borough community and is excited to contribute to the growth and success of the students, teachers and staff at HPP.

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.

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.



Jon JAMES: Associate Member and Head of School (HJS)

Jon has experience in a variety of leadership roles across four different schools and has been a member of the HPP team for over 10 years. During this time, he has been involved in all Governance committees and the FGB. Jon’s previous experience includes being a Senco and therefore inclusion is a core value which helps to drive quality first teaching throughout the partnership. 

As well as the day-to-day running of 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 COOK: Associate Member and Head Of School (HISN)

Claire joined Hampton Primary Partnership in September 2022 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.

Lauren DRAKE: Associate Member and Federation Business Manager (HPP)

Lauren joined Hampton Primary Partnership in April 2022 as the Federation Business Manager, bringing with her a wealth of experience in operational school leadership. Lauren is responsible for strategic financial planning for the partnership, and ensuring robust financial management.

Gillian RADCLIFFE: Co-opted Governor

Gillian is a co-opted governor who has adult children that have gone through the education system

She is delighted to have the opportunity to join the partnership and see the schools continue to thrive.  She is a member of the School Improvement Committee.

She works within Clinical Research for a large NHS Trust and has clinical skills and experience in project management, financial budgeting and planning, line management, guideline development and research report writing.

Ruth LANCASTER: Parent Governor

Ruth is a litigation solicitor in a City law firm, and is lucky to have been a past pupil of both Partnership schools. She returned to Hampton not long ago after many years away; most recently living with her family in Botswana and South Africa. Her youngest son is at the Juniors and her oldest was there before moving on to secondary school.

Her first passion was language: a degree in Russian and German, followed by a career in the law. She loves doing sport herself as well as supporting her boys on the sidelines. She feels very privileged to be able to give back, as a governor, to the schools that gave her such a great start in life.


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.


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. 

For details about how many school employees (if any) have a gross annual salary of £100,000 or over, please submit a Freedom of Information Request to the Federation Business Manager -  

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 Co-Chairs of Governors: and