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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.

The role of our school governors is to work closely with the school to ensure that it delivers high quality education for every child. They provide strategic direction and ensure accountability through a number of duties and responsibilities;


  • Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies
  • Determining how the school's budget is spent
  • Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
  • The appointing and dismissing of staff
  • Hearing appeals and grievances
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe


The full governing body meets once a term and our sub committees (Curriculum and Attainment Committee & Finance Committee) meet more regularly. Our governors also frequently visit the school for observations and special occasions such as assemblies, plays and presentations.

Our governors come from all sections of the community and all walks of life; we have parents, staff, residents from the local community and representatives from the local education authority (LEA). No specific qualifications are required to be a governor, however you do need to be over 18 and pass a formal check of your suitability within the school. What is important is that you have energy, enthusiasm, time and a real desire to help provide children with the best possible education.




Sue Newth-Gibbs

Type of governor: Co-opted

Responsibilities: Chair of Governors

Chair of Personnel

Committee: Finance, Personnel



I joined the Governing Body in September 2010 but my association with Hogarth School goes all the way back to when the school first opened and I was a seven year old new girl. What eventually followed was a degree in Economics and Social History, a Fellowship in the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a successful career as an HR Director in the charity and education sectors. That has made me appreciate the value of a good primary school and what I want for the school is for it to continue to inspire future generations of children to succeed.




Debbie Lewis

Type of governor:  Co-opted   

Responsibilities: Chair of Curriculum Committee & SEN Governor

Committee:  Curriculum & Attainment


I recently retired after 20 years of teaching of Hogarth. Hogarth is my local school and my two, grown-up sons both attended when they were children - a few of the present staff even had the pleasure of teaching them! I was the staff governor whilst working there and look forward to continuing to support the school as a co-opted governor from September 2015.




Hannah Herbert

Type of governor: Co-opted         

Committee: Curriculum & Attainment


I have been a governor at Hogarth since 2010. I first became involved with the school when my youngest child started the school in 2007, popping in to help with reading and the odd bit of music. Over the years I have become ever more drawn into the wonderful community of the school and am now the music coordinator.





Paul Winser

Type of Governor: Parent

Responibilities: I.T. Chair of Finance Committee

Committee: Finance

I feel I can make a positive difference to your child's education and wellbeing at Hogarth.  My son currently attends the school. I have worked in the education field for about 20 years, starting my career as an I.T. and Computing lecturer teaching in further and higher education colleges. I am a qualified teacher having completed a post graduate certificate in education. I currently work as a Qualification Development Manager for Pearson Education, responsible for developing curriculum and assessment materials for the UK and beyond. I have a BSc (Hons) degree in Computer Science. With my experience in education from February 2018, I will ensure that the pupils of Hogarth School will be taught to the highest standards, whilst working with the whole school to achieve its vision.





Matt Tansley

Type of Governor: Parent

Committee: Curriculum & Attainment


I am the Director of Sport for the University of East London following a career spanning 20 years in the sport, leisure and HE sector. My experience and expertise is mainly centered around supporting talent in education and sports performance, including managing Olympic and Paralympic athletes through their higher education journey. I became a governor in 2019 when my son joined Hogarth and was inspired by the Head Teacher and Chair of the board. They have a clear vision for the school, an innovative approach to education, an unwavering commitment to the pupils and an inspirational leadership style. My hope is that I can support the board to continue to build and develop the schools reputation, particularly around the curriculum.



Olive Oliver

Type of Governor: Co-Opted

Committee: Finance & Personnel


For over two decades I have found satisfaction in managing IT and Information Systems in organizations of all sizes, both large and small.


My role has been to use new technology and data analysis to improve the bottom line and effectiveness of all the organisations she services. This includes investigating and implementing the latest hardware, software and systems, as well as leveraging the internet and online marketing techniques. Although I love technology and gadgets, I always make sure to explain everything in a manner that non-techies can relate to. If my clients are not happy, I am not happy.


I have attended Internet marketing conferences, project managed the development of websites, implemented various marketing automation tools and been fortunate enough to manage successful Facebook advertising campaigns



Abderrahmane Benjeddi

Type of Governor: Co-Opted

Committee: Curriculum & Attainment


I have been teaching for over 25 years during which I occupied a variety of posts and responsibilities. Although I qualified as a language teacher, I quickly moved to ICT and Computer Science.  Over the years I have trained many teachers and been invited to speak in some major venues, from the BETT Show in London to the NEC in Birmingham.


I am the founder of a teaching strategy "RiskITWeek" which is being implemented in many schools across the country.

I look forward to working with the staff and the headteacher at Hogarth as a governor. I have a lot of experience in education and I feel it is the right time for me to share that with fellow educators.




Miss Amber Coady

Type of Governor: Staff

Committee: Curriculum & Attainment


Since 2018, I have had the privilege of working at Hogarth Primary School with an amazing team and enthusiastic, happy children. During my time at our school I have enjoyed many experiences with our children and our teachers.

Having worked in both Key Stage One and Key Stage Two, I firmly believe that a fun and engaging but challenging foundation is the key to a successful education.

In November 2020, I successfully completed a Masters in Education with distinction. I have chosen to continue with my studies and am currently studying for my Educational Doctorate.

I hope the knowledge and experience that I have gained through my own professional development and that of our school will put me in good stead to work alongside fellow governors and our Headteacher to make our school an outstanding one where our children can flourish.

Annual Governance Statement for the Board of Governors

Declaration of Pecuniary and Personal Interest