Governors at Hemyock

Our local governing body (LGB) supports our Head Teacher to determine and act upon the ‘local’ and national agenda and together we strive for excellence for every child in our care at Hemyock Primary School. The LGB’s Terms of reference and decision making is set by Ventrus Directors and is reviewed annually, but centred on core areas of work;
These are:
* To propose and review progress of the School Improvement Plan
* To propose, approve and monitor pupil behaviour policies
* T support pupil admission arrangements and allocate or refuse places
* To propose and monitor premise related policies
* To support the Health & Safety work of the school through risk and critical incident plans
The LGB provides Directors with important local context and self-evaluation information to aid the direction of the Trust and decision taken for all Ventrus schools.

Our local governing body

Mrs Claire Alers-Hankey

LGB Chair


Date of appointment 10.12.18.

I am a parent Governor, with responsibility for Health & Safety. I have twin boys, who started at Hemyock Primary in 2017, and another boy who will hopefully be starting at Hemyock in a couple of years. I was motivated to become a Governor as a means of contributing to school life and the local community. I think we are lucky to have such a good school, and I hope that I can promote and support the school, to enable it to grow and adapt to the changes it can be faced with.


Mr Jonathan Hillman (Community Governor)

Date of appointment 11.02.15.

In the role of Pastor at Rosemary Lane Chapel, Clayhidon, I am delighted to be able to join the Governors at Hemyock School as a community representative. Having worked at Uffculme School for over 8 years, I feel that working with the students and staff of Hemyock Primary is a wonderful opportunity to serve the community and, in some small way, support those who are continuing to shape the school that sits at the hearts of so many local people’s lives. I am married to Emma and we have a little boy Hadley, who in a few years will be starting at Hemyock we hope. Beyond school, chapel and family life, I have a passion for football and even help coach at local rivals, Churchstanton Primary School.

Mrs Lorna Pring (Parent Governor)

Date of appointment 30.11.17.

‘I proposed myself for Parent Governor to greater support the school and become more involved in their provision of education to all children at the School. I have 3 children, the eldest having started at the pre school is now at Uffculme School and the other two are in years 3 and 5. Since qualifying as a Dietitian I have always worked for the NHS, now as a Paediatric dietitian and we have a family dairy farm in the village’