Hatherden Church of England Primary School





The Governing Body at Hatherden is a volunteer group of individuals from the local community and parent body. Each Governor brings to the Board a different range of skills and expertise from their professional lives.

The Governors' role is to support the Head Teacher, leadership team and school staff in delivering excellence in teaching. The Governors' mission at Hatherden is to:

‘Inspire our school management team to deliver excellence in teaching and school management through courage, love and fellowship.

Support the teaching team in delivering pupil ownership of their learning and inspiring pupils to continue to learn academically, emotionally, culturally and spiritually throughout their lives. 

Challenge the school management team to deliver high standards of educational achievement, promoting the safety and well-being of pupils, a culture of politeness and good behaviour, in a safe environment, striving for measurable outstanding results.’

The Full Governing Body comprises of the Head Teacher, Governor volunteers and the Parish Priest. Each Governor’s term of office runs for four years. The Chair of Governors and the Vice-Chair are elected annually at the first meeting of the Governing Body in any new academic year.

There are several committees; Resources, Education, Admissions, Pay and Performance Management.  The Resources and Education Committees meet half termly and all others on an annual basis.  All discussions at committee level are fed back to the Full Governing Body, which meets each half term.


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured:

  • Matthew Main - Chair of Governors

  • Mark Hepburn - Vice Chair of Governors          

  • Carol Tedridge - Foundation Governor  

  • Rev. Alex Randle-Bissell - Foundation Governor
  • Dan Genn - Interim Headteacher 

Parents can meet Governors at school events and fundraisers.

The Chair of Governors can be contacted via the School Office.


Further information/documents:


Governor FGB Minutes - 6th July 2021

Governor FGB Minutes - 26th May 2021

Governor FGB Minutes - 23rd March 2021

Governor FGB Minutes - 1st February 2021 

Governor FGB Minutes - 17th November 2020

Governor FGB Minutes - 15th September 2020

Governor EFGB Minutes - 2nd September 2020

Governor FGB Minutes - 15th July 2020

Governor FGB Minutes - 10th June 2020

Instrument of Governance 

Governor attendance 2019-20

Declarations October 2020

Governor Monitoring Form

2018 - 2019 Governor Meetings

Governors Minutes 13th May 2020

Governors Minutes 29th April 2020

Governors Minutes - Remote Meeting - 25th March 2020

Governors Minutes 26th February 2020

Governors Minutes 15th January 2020

Governors Minutes 11th December 2019

Governors Minutes 20th November 2019

Governors Minutes 2nd October 2019