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Hemyock Primary School

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Hemyock Primary School

Our Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


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 Daisy Parker (Chair)

Parent Governor




My name is Daisy Parker and I am a parent governor with responsibility for safeguarding. I have two children at Hemyock Primary in year 1 and year 3. I feel very lucky to be in a position where I can give something back to the school which lies at the centre of so many of our lives (especially given I used to attend the school as a pupil many years ago). I live in Culm Davy on a small beef and sheep farm and help my husband, Andy, with our family run oil heating business. In my spare time I enjoy walking our dogs and I am a keen horse rider. 



Mr Chris Greenhall (Head Teacher)

Date of appointment 1.9.21                            




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.



Mr Mike Wright

Parent Governor     

I am a parent governor with two children at the school, I wanted to become a governor as a way to be involved in my children’s school life. It is a real privilege seeing all the hard work that is going into the educational experiences the school gives its pupils. I have a passion for education, qualifying as a teacher in 2011. Before this, I have worked as a teaching assistant and as a play worker with under 5s. I have a special interest in children’s mental health and wellbeing and in outdoor educational experiences. Personally, I enjoy cycling which I love to do with my children as often as I can.  



Mrs Gemma Tancock

Staff Governor