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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


About the School Governors


School governors are a mixture of parents, staff members, co-opted governors who are usually representatives from the local community and those appointed by Local Education Authority.


The Governing Body meet with the Headteacher and SLT to ensure that the strategic direction and targets for the efficient management of the school, standards, and progress are being met; ensuring that they hold the Headteacher to account.


Following the DfE Constitution of Governing Bodies of Maintained Schools report May 2014, HPS Governing Body adopted The School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012 at their Summer meeting 3rd June 2014. More information can be found here.

Following this reconstitution our Governing Body is made up as follows:


Co-Opted Governors

  • Simon Crosby (Chair, Pupil Premium, ICT)
  • Margaret Huffee (Science)
  • Judith Blair (EYFS)
  • Claire Cruickshank (Training and Policies)
  • 2 Vacancies


Parent Governors

  • Helen Goodwin (Maths, SEND)
  • Claire Grandidge (Safeguarding & Child Protection)
  • Chris Watkins (Sports Premium & Health and Safety)
  • Laura Rigau


LEA Governor

  • Rob Haworth (Vice Chair, English)


Staff Governors

  • Mrs J Foster Headteacher
  • Mr B Atkinson


Committee’s and Members


Standards and Improvement Committee

B. Atkinson, Simon Crosby (Chair),  J. Foster, H. Goodwin, C. Grandidge, R. Haworth, M. Huffee


HR & Finance Committee

S. Crosby, C. Cruickshank,  J. Foster, Rob Haworth (Chair), C. Watkins


H&S and Policies Committee

J. Blair, C. Cruickshank, J. Foster, H. Goodwin, M. Huffee, Chris Watkins (Chair)


Behaviour and Safeguarding Committee

J. Blair, S. Crosby, J . Foster, H. Goodwin, Claire Grandidge (Chair),  M. Huffee


Performance Management Committee

Simon Crosby (Chair), R Haworth, M. Huffee


Terms Of Reference Nov 2017


Please find below a list of our Governors who serve a four year term of office, unless they resign before this time.
Name Category Date Appointed Ceased Being    a Governor Pecuniary Interests
Atkinson Ben Staff 18/01/2017   None
Blair Judith Co Opted 23/02/2015   None
Crosby Simon Co Opted 22/06/2016   None
Cruickshank Claire Co Opted 23/02/2015


Evans Alison Parent 28/09/2012 28/09/2016 None
Foster Jane Headteacher Feb 2016   None
Goodwin Helen Parent 18/01/2017   None
Grandidge Claire Parent 18/01/2017   None
Howarth Rob LA 31/05/2015   None
Lorne Trevor Co Opted 23/02/2015 09/05/2017 None
McClure Katrin Co Opted 05/06/2015 04/07/2017 None
Rigau Laura Parent 21/11/2017   None
Thompson Ann Parent 10/04/2013 10/04/2017 None
Watkins Chris Parent 18/01/2017   None

Getting in Touch

If you would like to get in touch with a Governor, please leave your contact details at the school office and a governor will contact you, or email