Biographies

  • Mrs Judith Shepherd

    Chair of Governors, Co-opted Governor

Mrs Shepherd is the Chair of the Governing Body, a designated Safeguarding Governor and Early Years Governor. Mrs Shepherd is also a member of the Personnel and Finance Committee, Sites, Buildings, Health and Safety Committee and the Learning and Teaching Committee.

She was originally appointed as a community governor in October 2010 and was appointed by the governing body as a co-opted governor in the reconstitution of the governing body in October 2014. Her current term of office ends on 1st October 2022.

Mrs Shepherd has no declarations of interest.

Mrs Shepherd does not hold governance roles in any other educational institution.

In the 2020-21 academic year Mrs Shepherd attended; 5/5 FGB meetings, 6/6 Personnel and Finance, 3/3 Sites, Buildings, Health & Safety, 3/3 Learning and Teaching. She also attended a Strategic Governors meeting.

Mrs Shepherd is a member of the Pay Review and Performance Management Panel, Staff Dismissal Appeals Panel and the Pupil Discipline Panel.

 

  • Mr Dozie Nnabuife

    Vice Chair of Governors, Co-opted Governor

Mr Nnabuife is the Vice Chair of Governors, Chair of the Learning and Teaching committee, a Safeguarding Governor and the Science governor. Mr Nnabuife is a member of all committees for this academic year.

Mr Nnabuife was re-appointed by the governing body as a co-opted governor in February 2020. His term of office ends on 4th February 2024.

Mr Nnabuife has one child currently at the school.

Mr Nnabuife does not hold governance roles in any other educational institution.

In the academic year 2020-21 Mr Nnabuife attended the following meetings; 5/5 FGB meetings, 3/3 Learning and Teaching meetings, 3/3 Sites, Buildings, Health & Safety meetings and 6/6 Personnel and Finance meetings. He also attended a Strategic Governors meeting.

Mr Nnabuife is a member of the Pay Review and Performance Management panel and the Staff Discipline and Dismissal Panel.

 

  • Mrs Phillipa Dunn

    Local Authority Governor

Mrs Dunn was appointed as Local Authority (LA) governor on 27th March 2018. Her term of office ends on 26th March 2022. Mrs Dunn is SEND governor and LAC & PPG governor and a member of the Personnel and Finance Committee and Learning and Teaching Committee.

Mrs Dunn has no declarations of interest.

Mrs Dunn does not hold governance roles in any other educational institution.

In the academic year 2020-21 Mrs Dunn attended 5/5 FGB meetings, 6/6 Personnel and Finance meetings, and 3/3 Learning and Teaching meetings.

Mrs Dunn is a member of the Staff Discipline and Dismissal Panel, the Complaints Panel and the Pupil Discipline Panel.

 

  • Ms Adrienne Hunter

    Parent Governor

Ms Hunter was appointed as a parent governor on 24th February 2021. Her term of office ends on 23rd February 2025.  Ms Hunter is Art, DT, Music & Modern Foreign Languages governor and a member of the Learning and Teaching Committee.

Ms Hunter has two children at the school.

Ms Hunter does not hold governance roles in any other educational institution.

In the academic year 2020-21 (appointed in Feb 21) Ms Hunter attended the following meetings; 2 FGB meetings and 1 Sites, Buildings, Health & Safety meeting. 

Ms Hunter also sits on the Staff Discipline and Dismissal Panel

 

  • Mrs Asmita Gore

Mrs Gore was appointed as a parent governor on 30th November 2021. Her term of office ends on 29th November 2025.
 
  • Mrs Charlotte Chamberlain

    Staff Governor

Mrs Chamberlain is the English & Library Governor and a member of the Personnel and Finance Committee and Learning and Teaching Committee.

Mrs Chamberlain was appointed to the governing body as Staff Governor in November 2019. Her term of office ends on 25th November 2023.

Mrs Chamberlain has declared current employment as a Teacher at The Hawthorns. She has also declared that she is related to Mrs Diane Hampton, Co-opted Governor.

Mrs Chamberlain does not hold governance roles in any other educational institution.

In the academic year 2020-21 Mrs Chamberlain attended the following meetings; 5/5 FGB meetings, 6/6 Personnel and Finance meetings and 3/3 Learning and teaching meetings. 

 

  • Ms Raha Razeghi

    Headteacher

Ms Razeghi has been Headteacher at The Hawthorns since April 2020.

The  Headteacher holds ex-officio status and is a member of all committees.

Ms Razeghi has no declarations of interest.

Ms Razeghi does not hold governance roles in any other educational institution.

In the 2020-21 academic year Ms Razeghi attended; 5/5 FGB meetings, 6/6 Personnel and Finance committee meetings, 3/3 Learning and Teaching committee meetings and 3/3 Sites, Buildings, Health & Safety Meetings. Ms Razeghi also attended a Strategic Governors Meeting.

 

  • Mrs Melanie Corrie

Mrs Corrie was appointed as a co-opted governor on 21st September 2021. Her term of office ends on 20th September 2025.
 
  • Mr Julian Dempster

    Co-opted Governor

Mr Dempster is the Chair of the Sites, Buildings, Health & Safety Committee, Health and Safety Governor, Environmental Science & Forest Schools Governor and a member of the Learning and Teaching Committee.

Mr Dempster was appointed as a Co-opted governor on 13th December 2018. His term of office ends on 12th December 2022.

Mr Dempster has one child who attends the school.

Mr Dempster does not hold governance roles in any other educational institution.

In the academic year 2020-21 Mr Dempster attended the following meetings; 4/5 FGB meetings, 3/3 Learning and Teaching meetings, 3/3 Sites, Buildings Health & Safety meetings and the Personnel and Finance Budget meeting.

Mr Dempster also sits on the Staff Discipline and Dismissal Panel, the Pay Review Committee and Performance Management Panel and the Complaints Panel.

 

  • Mrs Diane Hampton

    Co-opted Governor

Mrs Hampton is the Chair of the Personnel and Finance Committee, the Development Governor and the Admin Governor.

Mrs Hampton was originally appointed as a community governor in May 2009 and was re-appointed by the governing body as a co-opted governor in the reconstitution of the governing body in October 2014. Her current term of office ends on 1st October 2022.

Mrs Hampton has declared that her daughter is a teacher at The Hawthorns and also the Staff Governor.

Mrs Hampton does not hold governance roles in any other educational institution.

In the 2020-21 academic year Mrs Hampton attended; 5/5 FGB meetings and 6/6 Personnel and Finance committee meetings and a Strategic Governors meeting in her capacity as Chair of the Personnel and Finance Committee.

Mrs Hampton is a member of the Pay Review Committee and Performance Management Panel, the Complaints Panel and the Pupil Discipline Panel.

 

  • Ms Natahsa Lamb-Guhren

    Co-opted Governor

Ms Lamb-Guhren was appointed by the governing body as a co-opted governor in December 2020. Her term of office ends on 30th November 2024. Ms Lamb-Guhren is the History & Geography Governor and a member of the Personnel & Finance Committee.

Ms Lamb-Guhren has no declarations of interest.

Ms Lamb-Guhren does not hold governance roles in any other educational institution.

In the academic year 2020-21 (appointed in Dec 20) Ms Lamb-Guhren attended the following meetings; 3 FGB meetings and 2 Personnel & Finance meetings.

Ms Lamb-Guhren also sits on the Staff Dismissal Appeals Panel.

 

  • Miss Sarah Mapleston

    Co-opted Governor

Miss Mapleston is the Sports/RE & PSHE Governor and a member of the Sites, Buildings, Health & Safety and Personnel and Finance Committees.

Miss Mapleston was appointed by the governing body as a co-opted governor in September 2017. Her term of office ends on 31st August 2025.

Miss Mapleston has declared the following pecuniary interests:

  • Currently employed as a Teacher at The Hawthorns
  • Works in the holidays at a childcare club

Miss Mapleston does not hold governance roles in any other educational institution.

In the 2020-21 academic year Miss Mapleston attended; 5/5 FGB meetings, 6/6 Personnel & Finance meetings and 3/3 Sites and Buildings meetings.

 

  • Mrs Dawn Wojcik

    Co-opted governor

Mrs Wojcik is the Maths Governor, Racial Equity Governor and a member of the Sites, Buildings, Health & Safety Committee and Learning and Teaching Committee.

Mrs Wojcik was re-appointed by the governing body as a co-opted governor in December 2019. Her term of office ends on 9th December 2023.

Mrs Wojcik has declared current employment as a Teaching Assistant and a Lunchtime Controller at The Hawthorns.

Mrs Wojcik does not hold governance roles in any other educational institution.

In the academic year 2020-21 Mrs Wojcik attended the following meetings; 5/5 FGB meetings, 2/3 Sites, Buildings, Health & Safety meetings and 3/3 Learning and teaching meetings. She also attended the Personnel and Finance Budget meeting.

 

Governors that have left The Hawthorns during the Academic Year 2021-22

Mr John Wilkins

Mr Wilkins was the Computing governor, Website Compliance Governor and e-Safety Governor and a member of the Personnel and Finance Committee.

Mr Wilkins was appointed as a Co-opted Governor on 23rd March 2017. He resigned on 21st September 2021 due to personal reasons. 

Mr Wilkins had two children attending the school.

Mr Wilkins did not hold governance roles in any other educational institution.

In the academic year 2020-21 Mr Wilkins attended the following meetings; 5/5 FGB meetings and 6/6 Personnel and Finance meetings.

Mr Wilkins was a member of the Complaints panel.

 

Governors that have left the Hawthorns during the Academic Year 2020-2021

Mrs Kerry Martin

Mrs Martin was appointed as a parent governor on 19th November 2018. She resigned on 28th June 2021 due to personal reasons.

Mrs Martin was the Maths KS2 Governor, Humanities Governor and a member of the Personnel and Finance committee.

Mrs Martin had one child attending the school.

Mrs Martin did not hold governance roles in any other educational institution.

In the academic year 2020-21 Mrs Martin attended the following meetings; 4 FGB meetings and 3 Personnel and Finance meetings.

Mrs Martin was also a member of the Staff Dismissal Appeals Panel.

Mrs Elaine Hodgins

Ms Hodgins was appointed by the governing body as a co-opted governor in December 2020 and resigned on 19th April 2021 due to personal reasons.

Ms Hodgins had no declarations of interest.

Ms Hodgins did not hold governance roles in any other educational institution.

Ms Hodgins attended 1 FGB meeting.

Mrs Nicola Carr

Mrs Carr was the English Governor (KS2) and a member of the Learning and Teaching Committee and the Sites and Buildings Committee.

Mrs Carr was appointed as a parent governor on 24th February 2017. Her term of office ended on 23rd February 2021.

Mrs Carr had one child at the school.

Mrs Carr did not hold governance roles in any other educational institution.

In the academic year 2020-21 Mrs Carr attended the following meetings; 3 FGB meetings, 2 Personnel & Finance meetings, 3 Learning and Teaching meetings and 1 Sites, Buildings, Health & Safety meeting.

Mrs Carr was a member of the Staff Discipline and Dismissal Panel, the Pupil Discipline Panel and the Complaints Panel. 

 

 

*FGB- Full Governing Body