The partnership, which exists across the school, incorporates our Governing Body and we wanted
to take this opportunity to:
• Provide an insight into the role of the Governing Body and the work that it does
• Give an overview of the individuals that make up the Governing Body
If you have any queries which you would like to raise directly with the governing body then please
The role of the Governing Body
The governing body is responsible for the conduct of its school, and must promote high standards of
educational achievement at the school. It is the accountable body and as such:
• Provides a strategic view of the school by establishing a vision and setting the purpose and
aims of the school within an agreed policy framework.
• It appoints and performance manages the head teacher, agreeing the school improvement
strategy, which includes setting statutory targets with supporting budgets and staffing
• Monitors and evaluates the work of the school by reviewing the performance of the head
teacher, the effectiveness of the policy framework, progress towards targets, and the
effectiveness of the school improvement strategy.
• Signs off and contributes to the self-evaluation process and responds to school improvement
service and Ofsted reports as necessary.
• In addition, it holds the head teacher to account for the performance of the school and
ensures that parents are involved, consulted and informed as appropriate, with information
to the community being made available as required.
Meet our Governing Body (excluding Staff governors)
Rob Hartfield, Parent Governor.
As a business owner and consultant over 20 years, I have experience of managing teams, budgets and
developing change implementation programmes. My experience also extends to sales and marketing
for both large corporate companies and small businesses. I have a broad skill set and look to use this
to benefit the school and the Governing Body. I became a governor to give some of my time and
experience back to our local school and community. I have lived in Rugby for 13 years and I have a
daughter at Bawnmore who just started in Year 1 and two children at Bilton Junior School.
Claire Baldock, Co-opted Governor
I am a qualified accountant, which I feel is a useful skill to bring to the Governing Body and allows me
to effectively assist in the schools resources planning. I became a governor as I feel very strongly
about the quality of learning and experiences that children receive during their time at Bawnmore
(one of my own children currently attends). I have been a parent governor at Bawnmore
since May 2013 and I am also the Chair of the Resources Committee.
Judith Hicks, Local Authority (Chair)
I have extensive experience in the areas of learning and development and human resources and I am
a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. I have worked at
Director level in the private sector and have gained further experience working in Further Education
as a Learning & Development Consultant. In addition I work for Warwickshire County Council, as
an Associate Trainer for Governor Development Services. I have been a governor at Bawnmore
since 2008 and in that time have been a parent governor and a local authority governor. I am
currently the chair of governors at Bawnmore, a post I have held for four years.
Hazel Oag – Co-opted Governor
My real interest in education began when I had a career change and worked for 16 years as a
Business Manager in a comprehensive school in Daventry. In that time, I saw vast changes in the
education system and the need for the Senior Leadership Team to manage and respond positively to
these changes for the benefit of the pupils. By becoming a Community Governor in April 2013, I
hope that, with my background and experience, I can support the Senior Leadership Team and
contribute to Bawnmore Infant School’s continued success. I was born in Coventry and moved to
Rugby just over 25 years ago, now living in Long Lawford. Both my step-daughters attended
Bawnmore Infant School in the past.
Bethan Cullen, Co-opted Governor (Vice-chair)
My day-to-day role is as a Marketing Director for the National Association of School Business
Management and prior to this I have held senior roles in the commercial sector across marketing
and operations. My mother was a primary head teacher and I saw the extensive changes and
demands taking place in the education sector and, after seeing those changes I wanted to support my
local school. I have been a community governor at Bawnmore since November 2011.
I took on the role of Vice-chair in September 2013 and I am currently the Chair of the Performance
and Standards Committee. I hope that my current role allows me to assist the school and provide
insight into the changing education sector. I also have a daughter at Bawnmore, who has just started
in Year 1.
Daniel Tilley, Parent Governor
I bring project management experience from working within the financial services sector, with a
particular enthusiasm for working with data and developing a high performance culture.
I have recently become a parent governor, which was prompted following my son starting at the
school. My interest in becoming a governor comes from a desire to ensure that the school is
performing to its highest standard and is giving something back to the local community.
Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities, any pecuniary interests and terms of appointment for each Governor