The Governing Board continues to support, challenge and verify the work of the Headteacher and the senior leadership team of the School in order to continually improve the educational provision at The Hurst.

Governing Board Remit
  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
Our Governors


Dr Hayden Atkinson - Chair of Governors

Appointed by GB Appointed 28 November 2021
Jayne McLaren  Headteacher Appointed by GB/board Appointed 1 January 2021
Veronica Bancroft Appointed by staff Appointed 11 February 2022
Professor Norman Godfrey Appointed by LA Appointed 13 January 2019
Rene Tonon Appointed by GB/board Appointed 17 October 2022
Sarah Hurst Appointed by GB/board Appointed 14 March 2022
Shona Jury Appointed by GB/board Appointed 26 January 2020
Iain London Elected by parents Appointed 21 September 2020
John Watson Appointed by GB/board Appointed 17 October 2022
Yasemin Brett Appointed by parents Appointed 30 October 2021
Mandy Larby (Clerk) Appointed by GB/board Appointed June 2021
Tracy Kent Appointed by GB/board Appointed 14 March 2022
Peter Dann Appointed by GB/board Appointed 30 Jan 2023
Christine Delve Appointed by GB/board Appointed 30 Jan 2023

If you would like to contact the Governing Board, please email Clerk to the Governors, Mandy Larby at

Governor's Portal



Page Downloads Date  
Governors' Attendance 2021-22f 14th Nov 2022 Download
Governors Declaration of Interests 01st Dec 2022 Download
Full list of Governors September 2023 18th Sep 2023 Download