Local Authority Governor – Appointed by the Full Governing Body and agreed by the Local Authority
Appointed on 29th September 2021, her term of Office ends 28th September 2025
Aisha Nevers is Chair of Governors and serves on the Educational Effectiveness Committee
I moved to Harwell Village with my husband Lindley and Daughter Meika in 2015.
My daughter joined reception at Harwell school in 2017 and continues to enjoy her time here.
I have been a parent governor since 2017.
I have a background in civil engineering, technology strategy, programme management and management consultancy, and am passionate about education and value the role of our school in our children’s development.
I continue to use my experience and skills to support my role as governor in helping to secure the best opportunities and environment for our children to thrive and reach their potential.
Co-opted Governors – Appointed by the Full Governing Body
Richard Thompson serves on the Resources Committee
Reappointed on 6th July 2022 by the Full Governing Body for a second term of office. His term of Office ends 5th July 2026
I have lived in Oxfordshire for 25 years and moved to Harwell in 2011. My two children left Harwell School in the summer of 2022. I am keen to support the school towards achieving its potential.
Professionally I am solicitor employed in the Courts Service dealing mainly in criminal cases and child-focused family proceedings.
Outside of work my interests include running, cooking, and (very slowly) learning to play the guitar.
Sue Greatbanks serves on the Educational Effectiveness Committee
Appointed on 30th September 2019 by the Full Governing Body for a second term of office, her term of Office ends 29th September 2023
I joined the Governing body in 2015 after retiring from teaching, many of those years were spent at Harwell Primary School, as many of you might know. I am passionate about children, their development and education and like to be involved with the life of the school. I now have three young granddaughters, who live in Didcot & they keep me busy! In my spare time I enjoy reading, walking & being part of the community.
Dan Wellstead serves on the Educational Effectiveness Committee
Appointed on 17th November 2020 by the Full Governing Body, his term of Office ends 16th November 2024
We moved to the village in October 2019 and our youngest daughter started at Harwell Primary School in September 2019.
I currently serve in the Royal Air Force and have done for the last 18 years. I have travelled a lot with work. Currently based at RAF Benson, working on Puma2 Helicopters.
Hobbies and Interests, I am a very keen rugby fan, following Bath and of course England. I have previously managed a selection of RAF Rugby teams. I also enjoy going out and exploring our local countryside with my family.
Chris Smith serves on the Resources Committee
Appointed on 13th April 2019 by the Full Governing Body, his term of Office ends 12th April 2023
I am a proud parent of three children who have been at Harwell, my youngest is in year 5 and my oldest two are “graduates” of the school now at Aureus. My wife also works as a teaching assistant – suffice is to say that I have a vested interest in the school. I was co-opted onto the Governing Body in April 2019 specifically for my finance skills as I am a Chartered Accountant. Prior to this I served in the Army in London. I am delighted to have been appointed Finance Governor and am happy to put my new-found skills to good effect.
Frances Williams is Vice Chair and serves on the Resources Committee
Appointed on 13th April 2019 by the Full Governing Body, her term of Office ends 12th April 2023.
I moved to the village in 2013, and our eldest daughter started at Harwell Primary School in September 2019. I provide the HR specialism to the Governing Body; I have worked in the HR Department at Great Western Railway for the last 7 years where I am part of their Senior Leadership Team. I am keen to use my skills and experience to benefit the local community.
Kirsten Christensen serves on the Educational Effectiveness Committee
Appointed on 22nd July 2019 by the Full Governing Body, her term of Office ends 21st July 2023.
My two older daughters have attended Harwell School and my son started in 2018. We lived in the village for a couple of years and really enjoy being a part of this community. During the time my daughters attended Harwell Primary School I was chair for the parent committee that ran the old After School Club. The skills and knowledge gained during this period will help me in my role as a Governor.
Sarah Mawle serves on the Educational Effectiveness Committee
Appointed on 6h July 2022 by the Full Governing Body, her term of Office ends 5th July 2026. She serves on the Educational Effectiveness Committee
I have four children, two at Harwell school and two younger ones to follow. We moved to the village in 2020 and am really keen to get involved and invest my time and energy into the community and making Harwell school the best that it can be. I’m passionate about children getting a good education but equally believe having a positive and fun experience of school is essential for their wellbeing. In the little spare time I do have I enjoy running and being out in the lovely countryside that surrounds us.
Bryn Gibson serves on both the Resources and Educational Effectiveness Committees
His term of office continues whilst he is Headteacher
Parent Governors are elected by parents to serve a four year term of office
James Thorne serves on the Resources Committee. His term of office ends on 29th September 2024.
I have lived in the village since 2009 and both my daughters attend the school, Jess in year 6 and Hannah in year 4. I have been Secretary of Harwell School Association since Jess was in foundation class and enjoyed contributing back to the school. To take that further, I stepped down from that role to become a governor. Professionally, I work at Diamond Light Source as a Computer Systems Administrator. I am also a Scout Leader with 1st Harwell Scouts.
Will Gregory serves on the Resources Committee
His term of office ends 28th September 2025
Joanne Ray serves on the Resources Committee. Her term of office ends 28th September 2025
I have lived in the village with my husband Nick, since 2007. Our eldest son Matthew, joined Harwell school in 2015, and Joshua followed on in 2019.
I have worked within the NHS since 1996, and as a registered nurse in Oxford since 2000, developing skills in supporting learning in the workplace, safeguarding, health promotion and managing challenging situations.
I passionately believe that the school is the heart of the community so I volunteer within the school by providing an after school sewing club, and running the preloved uniform store.
As a parent I believe that I can use skills that I have gained through my role as a nurse, in order to support the school in providing the best education for all children, allowing them the opportunity to reach their own potential.
The Staff Governor is elected by the staff at the school to serve for a four year term
Janice Talbot is the staff governor and her term of office ends September 2025
Alison Goodall is an Associate Member Appointed on 13th April 2019 by the Full Governing Body, her term of Office ends 12th April 2023. Alison provides specialist support with the PE Premium
|Clerk to Governors: Jane Moreton
(last updated July 2022)