Harbury C of E

Primary School

To love, learn and grow together

Governors

To Parents, Carers and members of our current (and future) community,

Welcome to our thriving Harbury primary school, located both physically and metaphorically at the heart of our village. My name is Sue Johnson, and I am the Chair of the school governing body. I moved to the village 5 years ago, my eldest daughter has graduated from the school, and my youngest is currently in KS2. I am one of 8 Governors, we are all volunteers from the community, and committed to ensuring every child has the best experience of primary school education possible.

The day to day running of the school is in the very capable hands of Kate Guymer and her deputies. Our role as governors, is to be a critical friend, and challenge Kate and her team to ensure the school is performing at a high standard.

The past years have brought change and challenge to the school and Harbury community. As we look forward, it's great to welcome parents back into the school for parents’ evenings and events, reading their children’s books, meeting their teachers, and experiencing the culture and environment children are immersed in every day,

You are very welcome to visit our school, please contact reception.

For any matters of school governance, you can contact me at johnson.s7@welearn365.com

The Full Governing Body seeks to compliment the team with the appointment of additional governors who are not parents of current pupils, and do not have a teaching background, as these attributes are currently well represented, and is independent from the school. In particular we would welcome applicants with experience in overseeing building projects and financial management. It is not necessary for applicants to live in or around Harbury. 

Governor job description

Governing Body 2021/22 (UPDATED March 2022)

Governors are appointed for a term of four years with the exception of ex officio governors who join/remain by virtue of their post.

Chair of Governors
Sue Johnson Co-opted Governor (Appointed 11/12/19) (Appointed Chair 20/01/2022)

Foundation Governors

Rev. Andrew Batchelor (ex-officio appointed 15/10/2020)

Mary Thompson – (appointed Foundation Governor 1/10/2020 – 30/9/2024)  

Staff Governor

Vikki Preen (formerly Vikki Rudgalvis) (re-appointed 30/09/2020)

Head Teacher
Kate Guymer (ex-officio appointed 07/07/2015)

Parent Governors

Jo Banbury (Appointed 13/10/21)

Ruth Humphreys (Appointed 3/3/22)

Co-opted Governors

Clare White (Appointed 12/12/18)

Clare O’Keeffe (Appointed 14/07/21) (Appointed Vice-Chair 29/09/21)

Governors who have served in the current year (2021/22)
Chris Gibb – Co-opted Governor (Re-Appointed 02/10/19) (Appointed Chair 02/10/19) (Resigned 31/12/2021)

Aseia Rafique (Appointed 03/09/18) (Resigned 31/12/2021)

Jenny Gibbons (Appointed 21/03/18) (Resigned 8/12/2021)