Who are we?

Hadddenham Community Infant School Governors

The staff are supported in their work by the School Governors.  The governing body prides itself on taking an active part in the running of the school and is made up of people who represent parents, teachers and the local community, as well as people appointed by the local authority.  They are responsible for all aspects of school life, including finances, staff appointments, the curriculum and management of the school site.  


Correspondence for the governing body should be clearly marked with the governor's name and sent/handed into the school office for forwarding.  

Hilary Conboy

Chair of Governors, Equalities and Diversity

Appointed: 7th Nov 2018
Term Ends: 6th November 2022
Hilary - Chair of Governors

I have been a Governor since March 2014, having spent my working life as a teacher and headteacher in primary schools. I am particularly interested in Early Years and believe that a sound beginning has an enormous influence on the rest of a child’s education.
Being retired, I am able to visit school during the working day and, besides being the designated Governor for Early Years and for Equality and Diversity, I help as a volunteer with changing books and accompanying school visits.

Mrs Lucy McNeil


I joined the school in 2013 and have a real passion for the community, the school and every child who attends my school.

Mr Will Peel

Health and Safety, GDPR & Safeguarding Governor

Appointed: 7th November 2018
Term Ends: 6th November 2022

I am proud to have been appointed a governor at HCIS, a school of which I am a great admirer and in which I have an enormous personal interest – all three of my children were pupils here. Through my work in the public sector I know the critical role schools play in the development of young people. An excellent school like this one is a priceless asset for its community, and the active engagement of parents in the continuing good management of such a school is vital to protecting and promoting success. As a governor I hope to use my professional and personal skills and experience to make a useful contribution to this wonderful school and support its brilliant teaching team.

Mrs Laura Mitchell

Curriculum Chair, Literacy, Pupil Premium, RE & PSHE

Appointed: 7th November 2018
Term Ends: 6th November 2022

I am delighted to have recently been appointed as a Parent Governor and I am keen that I can use my professional experience to help with supporting the school wherever I can. My eldest son was recently a a pupil at HCIS and my younger son is a pupil at the school.
I have been a Primary School Teacher for over 10 years, with the majority of my teaching experience in Key Stage One. I am passionate about delivering exciting early learning experiences for children and I believe that HCIS provides this in a very happy, caring and supportive environment.

Mr Gareth Packham

Maths, Humanities, Science

Appointed: 7th November 2018
Term Ends: 6th November 2022

I am very pleased to have been appointed as a governor at HCIS, I think it's a wonderful school and have one daughter currently here while my other daughter was sad to recently leave as she moved up to Junior School.

I currently work in IT at Oxford Brookes University and have worked in the not-for-profit sector for a number of years so hope my experience will be useful for both general governor's meetings and the Finance, Premises and Health & Safety committee. I look forward to supporting the school however I can and helping it continue to flourish.

Mrs Clare Farrow

Appointed: Nov 2021
Term Ends: Nov 2025

Mr Rob Beatson

Appointed: Nov 2021
Term Ends: Nov 2025

Mrs Eleanor King

Vice Chair, Wellbeing, Safeguarding

Appointed: 7th Nov 2018
Term Ends: 6th November 2022
Eleanor - Co-Vice Chair of Governors

With two young children it is important to me to understand their education and what happens after you drop them off in the morning and then get the standard "nothing" answer when you ask what they did at school today at pick up time. I strongly believe that sculpting our children's lives starts at home but with a huge amount of their time being at school, its so important to support those who are supporting our children as they grow and develop. Being part of the governing body will allow an insight and influence in this all important time of our children's lives.

Mr Mark Hooper

Finance Chair, Music

Appointed: 23rd February 2020
Term Ends: 22nd February 2024

Having lived in Haddenham since 2013, and seen both of my children flourish at the school, it’s a privilege to play a part in maintaining and developing the high standards that parents and the community as a whole have come to expect from HCIS. I am chair of the finance committee and endeavour to draw on my business and personal experience to support the school.

Mr Scott Smith


Appointed: November 2019
Term ends: November 2023

It’s great to join the team of Governors at HCIS and support the school in its continuing efforts to provide an excellent educational environment for our children.

I am a Chartered accountant by trade with over 20 years of experience in financial leadership across a range of different sectors. I believe my experience will be beneficial to HCIS and I look forward to contributing to the success of the school.

Mrs Marjorie Johnston

SEN Governor

Appointed: 11th Nov 2020
Term Ends: 10th November 2024

I am delighted to be part of the governing body at HCIS. I have a long association with the school.
My own children attended between 1987 and 1994, followed by my grandchildren 2014 – 2020.
I was privileged to be school secretary for a couple of years before returning to full time teaching in 2000.
I have always been impressed by the ethos of the school, and the way children are nurtured to achieve the best they can, expressing their own skills and talents, wherever possible, within the caring, compassionate environment created by the school, and one it holds dear.
I look forward to supporting the school in whatever way I can.

Mr Jonny Fillis

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