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Governors (Academy Committee)

GOVERNORS - Now operating under the new name "Academy Committee'.

We are always interested to hear from potential new governors committed to raising outcomes for all our children. If you would like to find out more about becoming a governor please contact the Clerk to the Governors Lauren Hayes.......

Our Clerk to the Governors is part of a team of Governance Professionals, employed by the Trust, to provide advice, guidance and administrative support to ensure effective governance. If you are an experienced clerk or are keen to learn a new area of expertise please contact Catherine Musgrove via email at to find out more about joining our Governance Support team.

Clerk: Lauren Hayes

If you wish to contact Lauren about anything governor related, please use the email below: 

Head of School: Karen Locke

Trustee Appointed Governor and Joint Chair of Governors: Chris King

Chris King, joined as a Director appointed Governor in October 2017 and was appointed co-chair of the HPS Governors in September 2018. He has 2 daughters currently at the school, one in Oak Class and one in Rowan Class. Chris is a business improvement manager and currently sits on both the curriculum and data committee and the Finance and Personnel Committee. 

Trustee Appointed Governor and Joint Chair of Governors: Duncan Raper

Duncan has been a Governor at Hornton Primary School since 2004 and was Chair for 6 years until 2015; he is currently Chair of Finance and Personnel. Duncan is also a Governor at The Warriner School and has been Chair of Governors since October 2015. He has 2 daughters, both attended Hornton Primary School and the youngest is currently in the Warriner 6th Form. Duncan is a Chartered Accountant who has worked in Industry for over 30 years.

Duncan was also part of the steering group that ultimately formed the Warriner MAT. He is a Director and The Chair of the Board of Directors and as such is also a Member of the Warriner MAT.

Staff Governor: Laura Short

Laura has lived in Hornton for 20 years and has two children, both of whom came through Peach Tree Pre-school, Hornton School and are now at the Warriner School.  She previously worked in the computer hardware and logistics industry. Laura has worked within in the Early Years unit at Hornton Primary School since 2006, becoming Peach Tree Pre-School’s Treasurer and Charity Trustee. Laura is currently a full time TA at the school and the administrator for Peach Tree pre-school. Laura has a keen interest in all aspects of Outdoor Learning and is Hornton’s Forest School Leader. 

Trustee Appointed Governor and Vice Chair of Governors: Andrew Overton

Andrew Overton joined the LGB in June 2019 and has lived in Hornton for 9 years. He has been a Governor at Royal Docks school in Newham since 2012 and is presently Vice chair there and is Chair of Governors at Burnt Mill Academy in Harlow, but was keen to support Hornton Primary School. He is Link governor for Pupil Premium students and will support the school in any way he can.

Trustee Appointed Governor: Tom Hill

Tom joined as a Governor in May 2019. His eldest daughter is in Oak class and his youngest is in Peach Tree. Tom has worked in Corporate Communications for 10 years and currently leads on internal communications for a global Financial Services organisation. Away from work Tom loves spending time with his young family, and playing cricket.

Parent Governor: Rhiannon Entwistle

Rhiannon joined as parent governor in January 2020. Her son is in Oak Class and her daughter is in Peach Tree.  Rhiannon has been a primary school teacher for 16 years, in both England and Hong Kong.  Rhiannon loves the spending time outdoors with her young family. 

Parent Governor: Mani Chudasama

Governor Appointment and Attendance Record

Governor Declarations of Interest

Governor School Visits Policy