Welcome to the Governing Body page

My name is Corinne Fernandes and I am the Chair of the Hamsey Green Primary School governing body.

Role of the Governing Body

I would like to tell you a little bit about the role of the Governing Body and how it discharges it's duties of taking a strategic role in the operation of the school, being a ‘critical friend’ to the school and holding the school to account for the achievement of it's pupils.

The Governing Body is made up of people from all walks of life and we are grateful for the skills and expertise they bring to the task of being a ‘critical friend’ to the school.  Governors work with the school to formulate strategic plans and policies for the short, medium and long term future of the school.  It is our task to monitor the implementation of these plans and policies to ensure that the whole school community is safe, healthy, happy and reaching their full potential.  We are currently made up of

  • Headteacher
  • 1 Parent Governor
  • Staff Governor
  • 4 Community Governors
  •  We also have vacancies for community governors and a parent governor - any parent or grandparent of a pupil at the school interested in the role is encouraged to contact our chair of governors.

Each term, Governors visit the school to monitor the implementation of the School Improvement Plan in a particular area, e.g. Maths, SEND and Health & Safety.  Governors will visit classrooms, speak to pupils & staff and look at examples of work, classroom & corridor displays and check safety procedures.  Governors may also have meetings with Staff Leads for particular subjects, e.g. Reading to look at action plans and their impact.

Governors are also involved in monitoring the value for money delivered by the school using the Disadvantaged Pupil money to ensure that it is being used to deliver better outcomes for our more disadvantaged children.  The same applies to our Sports Premium money received from the government.  Governors observe initiatives in operation and speak to children and staff about their involvement, including how the impact of these initiatives are measured.

Governors are involved in looking at data for the progress and outcomes of children across the school and comparing it to national figures and for those from similar schools.  Governors can then hold school leaders to account for the impact both teaching and whole school initiatives are having on the outcomes for our children. 


Our Current Governing Body


  Date of Appointment Term of Office Body who Appointed Business/ Pecuniary Interests Areas of Responsibility
Mrs Nicola Mace


4 years N/A Headteacher  
Miss Louise Chatfield 15.10.18 4 years Staff Reading, School Council and More Able Lead  

Community Governors

  Date of Appointment Term of Office Body who Appointed Business/ Pecuniary Interests Areas of Responsibility
Mrs Corinne Fernandes 01.12.18 4 years Governing First Aid Training Business

Chair of Governors

Child Protection

Data Management & Pupil Performance

Mr Kevin Connery 01.12.18 4 years Governing  

Disadvantaged Pupils

Link for Training

Mr Jeremy Dearden 01.12.18 4 years Governing  

Vice Chair

Health & Safety

Sports Premium

Ms Amelia Wright 28.09.17 4 years Governing  

Performance Management

Parent Governors

  Date of Appointment Term of Office Body who Appointed Business/ Pecuniary Interests Areas of Responsibility
Mr Tim Hurstwyn 12.11.18 4 years Parents  

Financial Compliance

Risk Management

Governor Attendance


  Governing Body Meetings
Mrs Nicola Mace 21/21
Miss Louise Chatfield 15/16

Community Governors

  Governing Body Meetings
Mrs Corinne Fernandes 23/23
Mr Kevin Connery 21/23
Mr Jeremy Dearden 20/23
Ms Amelia Wright 22/23

Parent Governors

  Governing Body Meetings
Mr Tim Hurstwyn 14/16




Meetings For This Academic Year (2021/22)

Governing Body



Autumn Term 2021

28th September

30th November


Spring Term 2022

1st February


22nd March


Summer Term 2022

17th May


12th July

You can contact the governing body through the Clerk to Governors, Mrs L Swingler, on the school’s telephone number or by email at or the Chair of Governors, Mrs Fernandes at