Hatfield Peverel Infant School

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Who is Who?: The Governing Body

John Guy 

Chair of Governors

John has been a Governor since 1984.  John is the Local Authority Governor and Chair of the Governing Board. His 3 children all began their education at HPIS, through St Andrew's and John Bramston (now Maltings Academy) to university and have progressed to jobs they enjoy. John was a GP in Hatfield Peverel from 1980 to 2011 and valued the link between the surgery and the school. Post retirement John is practising what he used to preach and enjoying walking and gardening and the ups and downs of Norwich City. He is the proud grandparent of 7 two of whom now attend the school.

Chris Dymond

Chair of Finance committee

Chris joined the Governing Board in 2016 and is a Co-Opted Governor. Chris has two boys, the eldest started at HPIS in September 2016 (he is now a pupil at the junior school); his youngest started at HPIS in 2018.
At work, Chris is the chief actuary of a captive insurance company having previously worked in the London market and for an insurance/actuarial consultancy. His work involves seeking alternate solutions to the analysis and quantification of risks and then communicating those ideas and findings to a range of audiences.

Chris has worked with a wide range of people and enjoys developing new concepts and ideas with individuals and groups. Chris is keen to continue making a positive contribution to the school, it’s staff and pupils and help towards maintaining its high standards.

Ellie Wilkinson 

Ellie joined the Governing Board as a Co-Opted Governor in October 2015. She served as Chair from 2018-2020 and is currently a member of the Curriculum and Finance committees. After graduating from Leeds University in 1997 she worked as a Research Scientist for many years  She now works as a Maternity Care Assistant at Broomfield Hospital.

Ellie has lived in Hatfield Peverel for 12 years and loves the sense of community in the village, she sees the school as an integral part of this community and is very keen to support the school and its pupils. Both her children have attended the school.

Chris Smith

Chris joined the Governing Board in 2018 as a Co-Opted Governor. His Eldest daughter started at our school in September 2018 and will be followed by his younger daughter in a few years’ time. Chris enjoys spending time with his family, playing football and has a keen interest in Technology.
Chris has his own IT company that specialises in educational data analysis software for secondary schools. He has strong links to Education, having previously worked for many schools and local authorities. Aside from software development Chris has also been a School Network Manager and a Foster Carer, which he feels has given him a diverse range of experiences. Chris is excited to be joining our governing body and hopes the wealth of skills, knowledge and experiences he has built up will enable him to make an excellent contribution to the school in the coming years

Joanne Fraser

Chair of Curriculumand Pupil related matters committtee

Joanne joined the Governing Board as a Parent Governor at the end of 2018. She has a lot invested in the school as a parent, as all three of her young children will attend the school over the next few years. Joanne is also invested in the school as an educator as she has a strong background in early years education. Prior to children she was a teacher in an outstanding infants school in London and also spent one year as Head of Early Years at Heathcote Preparatory School in Danbury.

Joanne is originally from Canada and she enjoys travelling back to the land of ice and snow whenever she can. She loves the great outdoors and has a keen interest in camping, fitness, hiking and cooking.

Early years work is a true passion for Joanne and she can't wait to share her expertise and help support the staff and pupils at such a fantastic school.

My name is Phillippa and I have recently joined the board of parent school governors in January 2021. My daughter is currently in reception and have been really impressed with the way HPIS has started this unusual school year, factoring in new rules and a new way of life with the lockdown. 

I am a single parent as well as a full time working front line police officer and felt that I would bring something different to the board in terms of of my work and personal life. 

I could help represent perhaps a small group of people in the same situation as me who are parents within the school. 

I deal with a wide range of people in my work life, in some extraordinary and unusual circumstances and this kind of outlook on these particular situations could allow a different perspective.

In my spare time I have a real passion for hikes and camping, and I am definitely one of those crafty parents who loves nothing more than a crafty afternoon with my daughter. 

I have lived in the Village now for 11 years. 

Helen English

I have been a resident in Hatfield Peverel for 6 years and have always been interested in getting involved in something to support our local community.  I have now been a member of the governing body for 4 years and have one child who has been through the school and a daughter who is currently in Year 1. I am a science teacher with over 15 years experience and find this experience really helps in my role in the governing body. I really enjoy working with the talented staff and helping them to make our school the best it can be. 

Mark Rogers.

Mark  joined the Governing Board in 2018 as a Co-Opted Governor. His Eldest daughter started at our school in September 2018 and will soon be followed by his younger daughter. Mark enjoys spending time with his family, travelling, fitness, languages and is a member of the Senior Leadership Team on a children’s cancer trust. Mark is currently employed as a Detective Inspector  in the Metropolitan Police Service where he has secured 19 years of experience in Safeguarding, Front Line Policing and Specialist Crime. Mark currently manages multiple teams and has to demonstrate strong leadership skills at all times. Mark is currently undertaking a national partnership programme aimed at schools in the UK to prevent Child Exploitation. Mark is extremely knowledgeable on emerging threats such as County Lines, Online Crimes and Child Exploitation. He is focussed on what matters for children and wants to achieve the best outcome for his community and Hatfield Peverel Primary School.

Mark Elliott

Having lived up until age 18 in the village of Purleigh, I always aimed to settle back in the area during many years of a job that took me around most of South England.  

I am now working in London, and moved to Hatfield Peverel at the beginning 2019 with my wife Elaine and two daughters Eleanor (in Yr1 of infant school) and Penelope

I joined the Governing Body in 2019. I have lived in Hatfield Peverel for 16 years and worked for 24 years at Chelmsford County High School as a teacher of Physical Education. I retired in 2014 and feel I have much to offer the whole school community. I have, in the past, been a Parent governor and  a Staff governor. During my teaching career of 35 years, I have worked with both secondary and junior pupils as well as those children with special educational needs. My experience in leadership, curriculum, pastoral and extra-curricular activities will enable me to give much support to the staff, students and parents. 

William Guy. 

William joined the governing body in 2019. 

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