At Hagbourne CE Primary School we are very lucky to have an active and enthusiastic team of governors. Like most governing bodies, the team is made up of Parent Governors (elected by parents of the school), Staff Governors (both teaching and non-teaching staff), Authority Governors (appointed by the Local Authority, LA), Foundation Governors (appointed by the Diocese or local church), and Co-opted Governors (appointed by the Governing Body).

Our Governing Body can be contacted by email at

Below is a list of all the current school governors’ names and roles:

Governor Name Governor Type Appointing Body
Mr Jim Harris (Chair) Co-opted Co-opted
Dr. Sally Shearman (Vice Chair) Co-opted Co-opted
Rvd. Jason St.John Nicolle Foundation Diocese
Mr Steven Forbes Co-opted Co-opted
Mr Tim Nuttall Parent Parents
Mrs Jenny Surtell Staff Staff
Mrs Joanna Parman Parent Parents
Mrs Annette Crewe (Headteacher) Headteacher
Mrs Cheryl Sánchez (Deputy Headteacher) Associate member
Mrs Jo Hudson Associate member (P&S)
Mrs Helen Tate Clerk

All our governors have a four year term of office.  Each governor can be re-elected or re-appointed at the end of their term (by the Governing Body, Diocese or Local Authority), except parent governors who must be voted in by the parents of the school.
Full Governing Body information is below:


Full Name Date


Term of Office End Date Appointing Authority Committee Membership Attendance @ Full Governing Body


Attendance @ Committee


Jim Harris (Chair) 01-09-15 4year N/A Co-Opted F&GP 3/6 (50%) 5/6 (83%)
Sally Shearman (Vice Chair) 01/09/15 4 years N/A Co-Opted P&S 6/6 (100%) 6/6 (100%)
Annette Crewe 01/09/12 N/A N/A Head Teacher F&GP and P&S 6/6 (100%) 12/12 (100%)
Daniella Granito 16/05/14 4 years March 2016 Parent F&GP 5/6 (83%) 6/6 (100%)
Tim Nuttall 10/02/15 4 years N/A Parent F&GP 6/6 (100%) 6/6 (100%)
Joanne Hudson 01/09/12 4 years N/A Staff P&S 5/6 (83%) 5/6 (83%)
Lin Lawson 27/03/14 4 years July 2016 Co-Opted P&S 4/6 (66%) 3/6 (33%)
Margaret Leishman 01/09/15 4 years N/A Co-Opted P&S moved to F&GP 4/6 (66%) 4/6 (66%)
Steve Forbes 03/02/16 4 years N/A Co-Opted P&S N/A N/A
Graham Goy 01/09/15 4 years March 2016 Foundation P&S 4/6 (66%) 2/6 (33%)
Father Jason St John Nicolle 18/06/08 ex-officio N/A Foundation F&GP 3/6 (50%) 4/6 (66%)
Gail Bradstock 4 years Feb 2015 Parent F&GP 1/2 (50%) 1/2 (50%)
Keith Norman 4 years Nov 2014 Parent F&GP 1/1 (100%) 1/1 (100%)
Jenny Surtell 4 years N/A Staff F&GP
Joanna Parman 01/09/12 4 years N/A Parent P&S
Jo Hudson 01/09/12 4 years July 2016 Staff P&S
Jo Hudson 01/09/16 N/A Associate member P&S with voting rights
Cheryl Sanchez 01/09/15 N/A Associate Member P&S and F&GP with voting rights on both

The role of the governors is to provide the best possible education for their pupils by:

  • Setting the School’s values, vision and strategic aims, agreeing plans and policies and making creative use of our resources.
  • Monitoring and evaluating performance and acting as a ‘critical friend’ to the headteacher to support and challenge them in managing the school.
  • Ensuring that the school is accountable to the children and parents we serve as well as to the staff we employ, the local community and Oxfordshire County Council’s local authority who fund us.

The Governing Body is responsible and accountable in law and in practice for major decisions about the school and its future. They are equal partners in leadership with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team.

The Headteacher is responsible for:

  • The internal organisation, management and control of the school.
  • Formulating aims and objectives, policies and targets for the Governing Body to consider adopting.
  • Advising on and implementing the governing body’s strategic framework.
  • Giving Governors the information they need to help the school raise its standards.
  • Reporting on progress.

The Governors are responsible for:

  • Standards (promoting high standards of educational achievement).
  • Targets.
  • Curriculum
  • Reporting results (to parents and carers)
  • Policies
  • Finance (approving and monitoring school budget)
  • Staffing (deciding staff numbers and staff pay)
  • Appointments (appointing the Headteacher)
  • Discipline (staff conduct, discipline and grievances)
  • Inspection
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Safeguarding

Our Governors are all volunteers and are willing to use their individual skills to collectively support the work of the school. Each member of the full Governing Body sits on one of two subcommittees: the Performance and Standards (P&S) committee or the Finance and General Purposes (F&GP) committee.


Performance and Standards Committee (P&S)

Chair: Sally Shearman

Members: Steve Forbes, Joanna Parman, Annette Crewe  (Cheryl Sánchez and Jo Hudson as Associate Members with voting rights)

The P&S committee monitors and evaluates pupil attainment and progress. Measurable data, which allows comparisons between pupil groups, cohorts and subjects, is reviewed by this committee every term. The data scrutiny allows the Governors to understand the conclusions of the school’s self-evaluation process so that they can effectively challenge and hold the school to account for our pupil’s achievement.


Finance and General Purposes Committee (F&GP):

Chair: Jim Harris

Members: Rvd. Jason St.John Nicolle, Tim Nuttall, Jenny Surtell, Annette Crewe (Cheryl Sánchez as Associate Member with voting rights)

The FG&P committee is responsible for advising and supporting the Governing Body on the School’s budget and expenditure. This committee oversees the School’s financial management, the financial strategy and financial policies, whilst safeguarding its resources and assets.  The committee ensures that the School operates within the law and regulations in relation to its finances. The implementation of staffing policies, procedures and guidance is also overseen by this committee. In addition, this committee oversees the management of the School’s infrastructure, including improvements to buildings, the swimming pool and kitchen.

Health and Safety is part of the F&GP and the School Business Manager and Headteacher meet regularly with a representative for the Governing Body to ensure all health and safety policies, procedures and risk assessments are in place and up to date.  Termly H&S checks are completed, risks identified and appropriate control measures taken. Through these efforts, the School’s safety has been improved.

There are also various other small committees responsible for a number of areas such as the Headteacher performance review, complaints, staff appeals, dismissal, pupil/parent discipline, pupil behaviour and various curriculum areas. These committees meet as and when needed.