Meet the Governors
Mrs Laura Ward
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Mrs Sarah Chappell
Mrs Alison Harrison
I was appointed as a parent-governor in 2018 and I have two children at the school. I strongly believe in the school's aim, vision and values and supporting the school in achieving these. Seeing the positive impact teaching had on my own children at this school, motivated me to invest my time as a governor.
As a regulator for a government organisation, I have a fundamental belief in doing the right thing and I will support the governing body to the best of my ability. At work, I am responsible for developing others through training and coaching and I'm responsible for investigating complex issues. My strengths are problem solving, innovation, creative thinking and achieving outcomes while adhering to strict guidelines and within constraints. I'll utilise these strengths to help support the school where I can. Being passionate about a greener, sustainable world for future generations, I am also keen to provide support in developing an even greener school.
It is a privilege to be part of the governing body, investing time into our future generation.
Mrs Joelene Grassby
I was appointed as a parent-governor in January 2021. I have one child who attends the school and two other young children who will join in the future, which is why the success of the school is fundamental to me.
I have lived in Hemingbrough all my life. It was attending the school that inspired me to become a Primary School Teacher myself. I am in my 10th year of Primary School Teaching, therefore have a clear understanding of education policy and curriculum.
I have a real passion for outdoor and creative learning and it’s great to see the new outdoor resources the school has invested in to develop the outdoor learning for pupils at Hemingbrough Primary School.
Mrs Kelly Brackley
I have been a parent governor since October 2021. I volunteered my services as a mum of two young children and one who attends the school. I wanted to give something back, whilst I could. I run a US immigration law business after spending many years in Chicago working as an immigration lawyer. I felt my professional skills and experience as a business owner could be valuable to the governing board.
In my spare time I enjoy running and yoga, as well as spending time with my family and friends.
Mrs Jacqueline Gutierrez
I have been a Hemingbrough school parent for just over 4 years, my son is lucky enough to be on his school journey here at Hemingbrough.
As a finance manager with many years experience, I look forward to bringing another parent’s perspective to the Governing Body, I am keen to help make a positive difference and to be able to give something back to the school and community.
Mrs Sarah Read
I have been working at Hemingbrough CP School since 2010 and I am proud to be a Staff Governor here. As School Business Manager, I bring several key skills to the Governing Body, including knowledge of school finance, safeguarding practice, management of facilities and health and safety. I have recently qualified as a licensed Thrive Practitioner, which enables me to work with various children to support the social and needs of the children.
I am married and we have 3 grown up sons, who all attended Hemingbrough Primary, and when I am not at school I like going on countryside walks with my little dog Teddy.
Mrs Ruth Hayes