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 ChairRachael 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.