"Valuing Potential, Creating Opportunities"


Who we are and what we do

The role of the Governing Body is to assist the Headteacher with the strategic leadership of the school by:

  • Setting the vision, aims and objectives for the school
  • Adopting policies and setting targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitoring finances, policies, achievements, standards and special educational needs
  • Hearing complaints

See below for a list of our Governors:

NB:  Governors are not involved with the day to day running of the school which is the responsibility of the

Head Teacher and the Senior Leadership Team.

Contacting Governors

Please write C/o Hartsbourne Primary School and your correspondence will be passed onto the appropriate Governor. Thank you.

Governor Profiles

Ms Naomi Rich, Co-Opted Governor (Chair of Governors)

I started my career as a primary school teacher and then moved into developing digital learning resources for schools. I sat on the Children’s viewing committee for the BBFC for 10 years and mentored teachers on using iPads in the classroom in another local primary school. I have been a governor at Hartsbourne since 2014 and was part of the governing body that oversaw the process of Hartsbourne becoming an academy and joining the Bushey St James Trust. In 2016 I became Vice-Chair of Governors and in January 2022 I became the Chair. I also chair the joint primary Teaching and Learning committee across the Trust.

Mrs Georgina Williams, Parent Governor

I have three children (two at Hartsbourne and one at Bushey Meads) and have been very
involved in school life for several years through the Friends of Hartsbourne. I enjoy this
immensely, particularly hearing views from parents, children and staff. I am enthusiastic and
committed and love to work as part of the governing body to both challenge and support the
I work as an NHS Neurological Physiotherapist which has given me transferable skills to
develop services and manage change.

Mrs Alison Hanbury, Parent Governor

I am excited to be part of the team at the start of their journey as an academy and I will sit on the Teaching and Learning Committee where my experience as a secondary school teacher will help me understand the excellent practice that takes place at Hartsbourne. As a design and technology teacher at Bushey Meads School I am eager to facilitate links, especially in my subject area.

Mrs Kilma Mistry, Parent Governor

I have been an accountant by profession for over 10 years and I have 2 children at the
school. The school have been amazing with the development of my son who has come on
in gigantic steps since he joined in Reception. I feel I can provide a lot of experience to
Hartsbourne as every child is different and with the right start all children can achieve great

Mr Greg Harper, Staff Governor

I joined Hartsbourne as a newly qualified teacher in 2007 and I have taught in Years Three, Five and Six. I was appointed Assistant Head in 2010 and Deputy Head in 2013. I have led a number of subjects across the curriculum as well as managing the school football and netball team! Since academisiing and joining the Bushey St James Trust, I have spear-headed a number of projects with various leaders from Bushey Meads and Little Reddings to raise standards and provide children with the best school experience possible.

Mrs Danni Harte, Staff Governor

I have worked in various fields of education for over 15 years. I am passionate about creativity within the curriculum and ensuring that all children are included in school. Having joined Hartsbourne in April 2021, I am looking forward to building on the current good practice and working with staff and governors to continually improve the education that the school provides for all of the children that are part of our community.

Mr Jeremy Turner, Associate Governor

I became an Associate Governor in June 2016 and as the Executive PrincipaI of Bushey St James’ Trust I attend all local and Board meetings. I am also the Head of Bushey Meads Secondary School and I meet regularly with the Heads of the other two schools in the Trust. I have many years of educational experience in a number of different schools and have been thrilled to be part of the journey to expand the Trust and welcome Hartsbourne into our family of schools.

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