Governors Information Page

Alex Giles – Chair of Governors

I have been a Governor at HCIS for four years and Chair of Governors for the last year. I have been lucky enough to have had three children at the school and although I commute to London each day I was keen to play a more active role with their education.  Working in financial services management I am able to bring my experience to bear in many areas, not least the schools financial accounting.

I am particularly proud of the school ethos which makes a point of recognizing and developing each child as an individual and the wonderful team that the school employs to achieve this.

Rachael Barnard – Vice Chair

Rachael moved to Haddeham in 2004. Her son and daughter both attended HCIS where was governor for a number of years until taking up the vice chair role in 2015.  Rachael has a background in marketing and publicity in the publishing industry.

Carol Murray – Co-opted Governor

I have been a Governor at HCIS for a number of years now, and have a particular brief as the SENCO governor to which I bring skills from a former teaching career in Special Education. I am also on the Curriculum  and Personnel Committees, both of which play to my strengths in teaching and lecturing, and in a pastoral capacity as the Baptist Minister in Haddenham for 20 years.

The school has been dear to my heart since my arrival in the Village, since when I have seen it develop, flourish  and grow. I feel privileged to be a part of this.


Mark Hooper– Co-opted Governor

Mark Hooper joined the Governing Body in February 2016. He has lived in Haddenham since 2013 with a daughter currently in Year 1 and a son due to join the school in September 2016. He has a degree in law & politics and a career in public relations.


Sarah Heydon - Co-Opted Governor

I started as a Governor five years ago when my two children were at Haddenham Community Infants, and have continued, enjoying being part of something that provides a special beginning to a child’s journey in education. Having previously worked in primary education as a teacher, and now being a counsellor , I have a keen interest to see how an environment can best support children in such an important  stage of their educational and emotional development.

Will Peel
 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 are 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.