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Welcome to the Governors' page! 

Who are we? How are we involved in Ewyas Harold Primary school?

Our aim is to play an important strategic role in school life.  We help to establish a vision for the future of the school within the community and set and review strategies and procedures to ensure the best possible education for all children. We regularly monitor standards of children's work and the progress they make.  We also have responsibility for the financial control of the school and the safety of the pupils and staff.  

The governing body consists of 11 (voluntary) members who generally serve a minimum of 4 years.  

  • 3 Parent Governors - Mr A Baker, Mrs L Lloyd (Vice Chair) & Mr P Williams
  • 2 Staff Governors - Mrs J Jones and Miss L Wallace
  • 1 Local Authority Governor - Mrs S Jones
  • 5 Co-opted Governors -  Mrs C Hall,  Mrs A Jenner (Chair), Mrs M Morton, Miss R Birden & 1 vacancy
  • 2 Associate Governors - Mrs L Hall and Mrs D Jolliffe 

Our committees are:

  • Standards - Mrs S Jones (Chair), Mrs L Lloyd, Mr P Williams and Miss L Wallace
  • Finance - Mrs C Hall, Mrs A Jenner (Chair), Mrs S Jones, Miss L Wallace, Mrs J Mailes & 1  vacancy
  • Personnel - Mr A Barker, Mrs A Jenner (Chair), Mrs S Jones, Mrs M Morton, Miss  L Wallace
  • Improving Governance Group (IGG)- Mrs C Hall, Mrs A Jenner (Chair), Mrs S Jones and Mrs L Lloyd
  • Performance Management - Mrs C Hall, Mrs A Jenner (Chair) and Mrs S Jones
  • Wellbeing/PSHE/RSE - Mr A Barker, Mrs C Gething, Mrs C Hall, Mrs S Jones (Chair), Mrs M Morton, Miss L Wallace and Mr P Williams

Governors with specific responsibilities: 

  • Artsmark - Mrs S Jones
  • Community/Parish Council - Mr P Williams
  • English/Phonics - Mrs S Jones
  • Health & Safety - Mr A Barker
  • Information Governance Governor - Mrs A Jenner
  • Maths/IT/Science - Mrs A Jenner and Mr P Williams
  • MFL - Mr P Williams
  • New governor mentor - Mrs A Jenner & Mrs M Morton
  • Pre-school link governor - Mrs C Hall
  • PTFA / EYFS - Mrs L Lloyd and Mrs M Morton
  • Safeguarding/Child Protection/ LAC - Mrs M Morton
  • SEN -  Mrs M Morton
  • Sports - Mr A Barker

We work together with the Head teacher and staff to ensure that your child(ren) are happy, safe and successful and reach their full potential while they attend Ewyas Harold Primary School.  

The governors are always made welcome in the school by the staff and children and see themselves as part of the wider team.  

Please click the links below for:

Questionnaire for Families June 2019

Questionnaire Results for Families June 2019

Governors Annual Report and Impact Statement June 2021

Meeting Calendar

Register of Business Interests

Instrument of Governance

AGM Sept 2020 - Agenda - Minutes

Latest ratified - Agenda- Minutes

Details of Governors 12 Months updated Sept 2021


Mr A Barker - Parent Governor

A BarkerI grew up in southern Herefordshire and moved to Bath before departing for the USA for ten years as an unmarried man.  I returned with a wife and 4 children, all of which attend Ewyas Harold school currently.

I am an arborist and have worked in the tree industry for 14 years, currently working as a Health and Safety manager.   I enjoy walking and playing golf to relax and love taking the children canoeing and camping when we get the chance.


Miss R Birden - Co-opted Governor


 Mrs Cheryl Hall - Co-opted Governor

Cheryl HallOriginally from Windsor, I moved to Herefordshire in 2006 and to Ewyas Harold in 2011. Married in 2007, we have 4 children, including one here at Ewyas Harold.

I have a degree in English Literature from Royal Holloway and have been working in education since moving to the county, having worked at a college in Hereford and in a primary school up until recently. I currently work for my husband's building business taking care of his admin and marketing.

In my spare time I enjoy being with my family, trying various crafts, as well as cooking and baking.


Mrs L Hall - Associate Governor


Mrs Ann Jenner - Chair - Co-opted Governor

I've been a Governor since September 2012 and Vice Chair for two years before becoming Chair in September 2016.  I have two grown up daughters and 4 grandchildren - one of whom is now at primary school so I’m taking a great interest in how our school compares with hers. I do regular Granny duties even though they live down south. Being a governor (and especially being chair) keeps me quite busy but I also find time for the sheep, hens and vegetables on our smallholding, walking with our labrador, cycling, swimming and, if the weather's too bad I'll be spinning and knitting our Jacob wool, reading or baking. 

Mrs D Jolliffe - Associate Governor


Mrs Jane Jones - Staff Governor

Mrs J Jones

 I have been teaching for 24 years, the last 4 being here at Ewyas Harold. I am passionate about my job and love working with our children. I have 3 children of my own, a husband and a dog called Nellie.


Mrs Sue Jones - LA Governor

I have lived in Ewyas Harold for over thirty years and retired from Primary School Headship in 2013. I am passionate about ensuring that children are given the best opportunities to reach their full potential and I love supporting our excellent village school to move onward and upward.

I work for the International Values Education Trust as a consultant, supporting schools all over the UK and abroad in developing Values-based Education. I am also kept very busy as the Group Scout Leader of Ewyas Harold Scout Group.

Mrs Lauri Lloyd - Parent Governor

L Lloyd

I have lived in the village for over 20 years but am currently just across the road in Pontrilas where we have been living for 5 years. I am married with 2 children who both attend Ewyas Harold Primary School.

I am a senior nursery officer at  Bridges Childcare where I have been working for over 16 years. I work with children from birth to 4 years and love seeing them transition through the setting ready to go onto school. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and socialising with friends. 

Mrs Janet Mailes - Clerk to Governors

Born and bred in Portsmouth, I moved to Ewyas Harold in 1993 when I got married.  I love the countryside in Herefordshire and try to walk regularly with my husband.      

I have been Clerk to Governors since 2003; the role has changed over the years and I find the challenge rewarding and fits well with the administrative post at school. When I'm not at school I enjoy my family, singing, walking and researching family history to name a few.

Mrs Meryl Morton - Co-opted Governor

Mrs M Morton

I was born in Kenya but brought up in Hereford where I lived and worked for many years having qualified as a teacher in Bristol.

My last job in Hereford was as a teacher in Blackmarston Special School where I spent 15 happy years, before moving to Poole.

In Poole and Bournemouth I continued to work in different areas of education including mainstream and special schools and as a Consultant for the Local Education authorities.  My greatest love was being involved with Early Years and children with Special Educational Needs.  I have always felt very privileged to be able to work with all children of any age.

I now live in Govilon, near Abergavenny with my husband David, and dog Freddie.  My family keep me very busy. I have 3 grown up children, and 2 grandsons. David and I love travelling and walking in the beautiful countryside.  I love knitting, reading, cooking and singing.

I am delighted to become a co-opted Governor for Ewyas Harold Primary School, where I hope to be able to continue to support the learning, development and well being of all children.  

 Miss Laura Wallace - Headteacher - Staff Governor

I am from Crickhowell, a small town in South Wales.  I have a first class history degree and an MA in SEN.  My teaching career has spanned the last 19 years and I have been at Ewyas Harold for the last 15.  I was Head of School here for the three years and took up the post of Headteacher in Jan 2020, due to the school becoming independent.

 I enjoy walking, listening to music and watching films.  I also like spending time with my family and friends.   

Mr P Williams - Parent Governor

Born in Herefordshire, I moved to Ewyas Harold in 2019, having lived in a neighbouring village for the past 15 years.  I am married and have 2 boys, my eldest attends Ewyas Harold Primary School. 
I work as a soft fruit grower specialising in breading new varieties, predominantly strawberries.  In my spare time I enjoy following cricket, rugby and football, walking, spending time with family and friends and working on my veg patch.