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:Governor Attendance
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.
Please write C/o Hartsbourne Primary School and your correspondence will be passed onto the appropriate Governor. Thank you.
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 Year Three, Five and Six. I was appointed Assistant Head in 2010 and Deputy Head in 2013. I am the Literacy and Music subject Leader and I manage the school football team! It has been very exciting to be part of the decision to academise and join the Bushey St James Trust and we have already started a number of projects with subject leads from Bushey Meads and Little Reddings to raise standards and provide children with the best school experience possible.
Mrs Valerie Hudson, Staff Governor
Before becoming a teacher, I was a Parent Governor at my children’s school which fostered my interest in education. My early career was spent teaching in a London borough and I joined Hartsbourne as Head teacher in 2005. I have led the school through a number of statutory and internal changes and we became an academy in 2017 and joined the Bushey St James Trust. Our Governors are extremely pro-active and firmly focused on improving the education and opportunities for all the children in our care.
Ms Naomi Rich, Co-Opted Governor (Vice Chair of Governors)
I became a parent governor in October 2014 and Vice-Chair of Governors in 2016. I also became the Chair of the joint Teaching and Learning Committee in 2017 and I switched designation to Co-opted Governor in 2017. I started my career as a primary school teacher and then moved into developing digital learning resources for schools before becoming Head of Operations at a tech company. I have been a governor throughout the process of Hartsbourne becoming an academy and joining the Bushey St James Trust and look forward to working with the other schools in the trust for the benefit of Hartsbourne children.
Mrs Karen Stockman, Co-Opted Governor (Chair of Governors)
I became a parent governor in October 2014 and Chair of Governors in 2016. I have a background in speech and language therapy and I have been part of the journey towards academisation and joining the Bushey St James Trust. I switched designation in 2017 and I am looking forward to working closely with the Head of Hartsbourne and all governors to ensure our children receive the very best education possible.
Mr Stuart Dickinson, Co-Opted Governor
We arrived on ‘the patch’ in Bushey in early summer and I joined the governing body at the
end of July 2019. I have enjoyed finding out about the school and how it works. I am an
Engineer by profession and in the past, I have been involved with STEM (science,
technology, engineering, and math) education and the links with industry.
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.