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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 and General Purposes 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.




Andrew Trowbridge

Type of governor: Local Authority      

Responsibilities: Chair of Finance Committee and Health & Safety Governor

Committee: Finance, Personnel


I became a governor in 2009 when my children attended Hogarth. My main role as a governor is to support the Headteacher and the school in any way I can. Being a governor has been very rewarding and fulfilling. I work as a Transport Planner, which involves providing support and advice to developers. In my spare time, I am into sports and fitness and currently hold a 4th Dan karate black belt and run my own karate club on Saturday mornings. I also help with the ‘Friends of Hogarth’, you may have seen me flipping burgers on the BBQ at the Summer Fete!




Debbie Lewis

Type of governor:  Co-opted   

Responsibilities: Chair of Curriculum Committee & SEN Governor

Committee:  Curriculum 


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: Finance


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.



Simon Weston

Type of governor: Parent  

Responsibilities: Safeguarding    

Committee:  Curriculum 



I have been a governor at Hogarth since November 2011. My son attended the school and is now at Senior School and my wife works there as a teacher. I have been teaching for 14 years and am currently deputy head teacher at Kelvedon Hatch Primary School.



Rachel Fage

Type of governor: Co-opted        

Committee:  Finance 


I have been a governor at Hogarth since November 2011. My eldest daughter attended Hogarth and is now at senior school, and my youngest daughter is currently in year 5. Prior to having my children I worked for HSBC Bank for nine years and have a BSc degree in Financial Services. I began supporting the school through reading with the children and am now the chair of the PTA. I am keen to support the school to achieve its potential in any way I can.



Paul Winser

Type of Governor: Parent

Responibilities: I.T.

Committee: Curriculum

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.

Attendance of Meetings

Annual Governance Statement for the Board of Governors

Declaration of Pecuniary and Personal Interest 2018-2019