Hook Norton C of E
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Mr Justin Stone (Staff Governor – Head)
I have been Head of Hook Norton Church of England Primary School since September 2019. I have taught for twenty years across all the primary age ranges. I was previously a Head Teacher in Warwickshire and a Deputy in Solihull. I have three children aged between 17 and 20, all studying for various qualifications. I am happily married to a secondary English teacher.
Joe Williams (Chair – Co-opted)
I am currently Chair of governors having rejoined the governing body at Hook Norton in 2017, previously a governor for over 10 years including 3 of those as Chair of governors. I am currently managing partner in the Village Shop and the postmaster for Hook Norton Post Office, a director of the independents board of the Association of Convenience Stores which includes lobbying and advising government on issues affecting the convenience and retail store sectors, I am also an elected member of the meridian & welsh Guild of Spar UK. I have also previously spent 16 years as an operational firefighter at the village fire station and a former parish councillor. Outside of these work activities The rest of my time is mainly taken up walking and looking after my 2 lively & loveable Jug dogs.
Mr Richard Thomson (Vice chair - Co-opted)
I arrived in Hook Norton is 2015 whilst still working in London as the Managing Director of a large TV Production company, which I continued to do until 2019. Since then, I have been a Non-Exec Director and Consultant to various TV production and related companies both in the UK and abroad, and am currently Executive Chair for a Natural History company based in Bristol. I love being in Hooky and along with being a Governor of the school, I distribute the bi-monthly village newsletter and am involved in the organisation of both the Hooky Beer Festival and the annual Apple Day. Most days I can be seen out and about with my faithful companion Dylan the Vizsla dog.
Mrs Nellie Crouch (Associate Member)
I have twenty years of teaching experience having taught in London and Kent before moving to the Cotswolds. I have taught across all three key stages of the primary phase: Foundation Stage and Key Stages One and Two. I am Deputy Headteacher at Hook Norton, enjoying the combination of leadership and class teacher responsibilities for our successful and thriving school. I have been actively involved in voluntary work including leading children and family activities at large conventions and charitable trips abroad. I enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, entertaining friends and being actively involved in a church. I particularly enjoy spending time with my husband, daughter, son and daughter-in-law.
Janet Faull (Foundation Governor)
Mr Nick Harrison (Co-opted)
I am a Chartered Surveyor who moved to Hooky 10 years ago and have two children at the school. In my day job I travel the country looking at commercial buildings and can often be found jogging on the lanes around the village and up at the Sports and Social Club.
Miss Julia Hill (Associate Member)
My role as School Business Manager brings Associate Membership of the governing body. I have worked in the public sector as an administrator and analyst for 17 years, including four years as part of the admin team at a large secondary school in Kent, where I was also a school governor. I joined Hook Norton Primary School in September 2022 from the ONS and have been made very warmly welcome.
Helen Lewis (Parent Governor)
I am one of the parent governors of Hook Norton Primary School. I am married with 3 children - all of whom attend Hook Norton Primary School. I have been involved in education for twenty years - having taught History in Suffolk, Lincolnshire, and Sussex. Since moving to the Cotswolds, I have taught trainee teachers at Sussex and Worcester Universities on their PGCE courses. I am currently back in the classroom teaching History in a secondary school in Oxfordshire.
Jonathan Muller (Foundation Governor)
As Foundation Governor, my role is to represent the church on the governing body, and to support the school in embedding Christian values and ethos in the way our children are looked after and educated. I have lived in Hook Norton for fourteen years, and have two children at the school. My day job is Training and Activation Manager for a small international market data business.
Sally Newman (Co-opted)
My family and I have loved living in Hook Norton for the last 23 years. Until retirement my husband taught at the village school, and both our daughters attended. For 35 years I taught in primary schools in East London, Essex and Oxfordshire, spending the last 14 years of my career as headteacher of a school in Banbury. Despite being retired, I have retained my interest in, and passion for, education so I feel that becoming a school governor will be an exciting and, hopefully, useful role that I can undertake. I enjoy a variety of hobbies; keeping active through dance, gardening and playing netball, as well as watching sport, reading and spending time with my friends and family.
Mrs Sara Peters (Staff Governor – Teaching)
Elise Reid (Parent Governor)
I am one of the parent governors at Hook Norton Primary School. I have 3 children who all attend the school, 2 in Key Stage 2 and 1 in Key stage 1, which gives me a good understanding of what happens throughout the school as a parent and from my children’s point of view. I am also on the FOHNS committee.
I am currently a full time mum but have a background in Theatre Management, having worked at Chipping Norton Theatre for 14 years prior to having my first child.
Bev Martin (Clerk to Governing body)
Contact the Governors
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In law the governing body is a corporate body, which means:
Governors of Hook Norton CE Primary School have adopted the following procedure to deal with formal
If parents, pupils or members of the public have concerns they should:
Only where all these avenues have been tried and found unsatisfactory should the complainant take a complaint to the Chair of Governors or Clerk to the Governing Body.
Further information detailing the schools complaint policy can be found here