Governors

Lady Hawkins’ School

LADY HAWKINS’ SCHOOL

Find out more about our Governors

 

The Governing Body has three core strategic functions. These are:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent

The board of governors operates at a strategic level, leaving the headteacher and senior colleagues responsible and accountable to it for the operational day-to-day running of the school.

Our Governing Body is made up of volunteers from the local community, parents and members of school staff.  Each governor brings their own range of skills and expertise to the governing body.

Rachel Mountford
Chair of Governors & Parent Governor

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Staffing Committee

I live in Kington and have a son in Year 9 at LHS.  I have been on the Kington Festival Committee for a few years and I am now Vice-Chair.

Emma Hancocks
Vice Chair of Governors & Co-opted Governor

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Finance Committee (Chair)

I am a Kingtonian and attended Lady Hawkins’ School from Year 7 right through to Year 13. I studied an Events Management Degree at the University of Gloucestershire then moved back to the area and have worked for NFU Mutual for over 5 years. I am very community minded and am heavily involved with the community organisations as well as being Chairman of Kington Chamber of Trade for over 2 years.

Sheren Brealey
Parent Governor

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Staffing Committee

Kate Dinsdale
Parent Governor

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Finance Committee 

Philippa Dixon
Non-Teaching Staff Governor

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Finance Committee 

I have worked at LHS in various roles for over 11 years and all 3 of my children now attend LHS.  I previously worked for Schools HR Dept at Birmingham City Council and then Herefordshire Council.  I was also Chair of Governors at Radnor Valley School for many years.

Jennie Edwards
Parent Governor

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Staffing Committee

I was brought up on a fruit and sheep farm in Staunton-on-Arrow and attended Lady Hawkins’ School a few years ago!  After completing a medical degree in Newcastle Upon Tyne I have worked in various jobs in England, Guyana, New Zealand and Guatemala.  Since 1998 I have worked as a GP in the Welsh Borders.  My three children currently attend LHS and are the fifth generation in our family to do so.  I believe in good communication and teamwork.  I want to support the school in providing a broad and good quality education for all its pupils and for it to give them the confidence to achieve their aspirations.

Tom Goode
Parent Governor

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Finance Committee 

I have lived in the area since 2013, moving here with my wife Charlie, a teacher in Powys, and 2 children.  My eldest son is a student at Lady Hawkins’ and my youngest is at Kington Primary School.  I am passionate about making their education fulfilling and varied with activities to foster creativity and ambition. I love music, film and the outdoors, which was the major pull in bringing us here to Kington.  I work in Digital Marketing and enjoy being able to work with advanced technologies at work yet struggle to get a phone signal at home!

Rev Ben Griffith
Co-opted Governor

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Awaiting information…

Wendy James
Parent Governor

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Staffing Committee

I’m a freelance textile conservator working mainly for museums and churches in the Midlands and Mid Wales.

My son is in Year 9 at Lady Hawkins’ School.

Kevin Smith
Teaching Staff Governor

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Staffing Committee

Who Are Our Trustees?

As an academy we have a board of Trustees to oversee the Lady Hawkins’ School charitable trust. 

The board is made up of two independent Trustees and the LHS Chair of Governors.  

Chair of Trustees

Steve Grist

Trustee

Adam Glyn-Jones

Trustee

Rachel Mountford

Governors Current Priorities

Current priorities as detailed in the School Improvement Plan

Contact The Governing Body

If you wish to contact the Governing Body:

Clerk to the Governors – Rebecca Richards

Email: rrichards@lhs.hereford.sch.uk

Phone: 01544 230 441

Chair of Governors – Rachel Mountford

c/o Lady Hawkins’ School

Kington

Herefordshire

HR5 3AR

Email: rachel.mountford@ymail.com 

Terms of Office

Chair of Governors – Miss R Mountford – Parent Governor

Term: 05/12/17 – 04/12/21

Vice Chair – Ms E Hancocks – Co-opted Governor

Term: 01/11/16 – 31/08/20

Ms S Brealey – Parent Governor

Term: 05/12/17 – 04/12/21

Mrs K Dinsdale – Parent Governor

Term: 05/12/17 – 04/12/21

Mrs P Dixon – Staff Governor (Non-teaching)

Term: 01/09/17 – 31/08/21

Dr J Edwards – Parent Governor

Term: 05/12/17 – 04/12/21

Mr T Goode – Parent Governor

Term: 05/12/17 – 04/12/21

Rev B Griffith – Co-opted Governor

Term: 06/12/2018 – 06/12/2022

Mrs W James – Parent Governor

Term: 01/09/16 – 31/08/20

Mr K Smith – Staff Governor (Teaching)

Term: 03/10/19 – 02/10/23

Staff Governor (Teaching) – VACANCY

Clerk to the Governors – Mrs Rebecca Richards 

01544 230 441         rrichards@lhs.hereford.sch.uk

Company Secretary – Mr K Gywnne

Registered Office – Park View, Kington, Herefordshire, HR5 3AR

Registered Company Number – 07722445 (England & Wales)