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School Office

08:30 - 16:00

Mon to Fri

‘Let your light shine’

(Matthew 5:16)


Dear parents and prospective parents,

The governing body of Hinton St George C of E Primary School is committed to providing the pupils with a rich and varied education and ensuring that each child reaches its potential. The school provides a stimulating, supportive and encouraging environment in which children can grow and develop. The pre-school is an integral part of the school and this ensures that these young children are supported in developing physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually in a way which can be built on progressively as they move through the school.

The number of pupils is comparatively small, and this enables the children to feel part of a close community. They interact well with one another and show concern for each other. The quality of their behaviour is outstanding. The children are well known to the staff, both teaching and non-teaching and this ensures that their needs are met effectively.

As governors we are proud of the standards each of the children achieve. These are higher than national and county averages. The school was judged to be “good” by Ofsted in 2018. Since then the focus on raising standards further has been successful due to the leadership provided by the headteacher and the commitment of the staff.

The school is an important part of the village community and is supported by the community. In particular, the parents and friends’ association (PFA) provides significant financial support which enables the school to improve its facilities, its learning environment and class resources. There is a wide range of after school clubs organised and managed by staff and parents. These further contribute to the rich experience the children receive.​

Kind Regards

Jane Wheeler

Chair of Governors

2023-2024 Full Governing Board of Hinton St. George Church of England Primary School.

Name Type of Governor Term of Office Date stepped down Appointed by Subject link areas and committees Governor roles in any other education institutions and relevant  relationships. Business / pecuniary interests.
Start End
1. Tim Brawn Co-opted


09.02.2021 08.02.2025 Governing Board Sapling Class

Budget Committee

None. None.
2. Becky Blunn Staff 19.07.2022 18.07.2026 Elected by staff School Council.


Pupil Premium

None. None.
3. Tessa Chapman Local Authority 06.02.2024 05.02.2028 Local authority appointed
4. Charlotte Hall Ex-Officio 01.01.2018 On-going Head Teacher Whole school provision. None. None.


5. Vacancy Foundation Ex-Officio
6. Neil Lukins Foundation 25.08.2020 24.08.2024 Diocese Budget Committee

Pay Committee

None. None.
7. Jane Gifford (Vice-Chair of Governors) Co-opted 09.05.2023 08.05.2027 Governing Board Governor training.

Pay Committee

None. None.
8. Sarah Malik Parent 15.03.2022 14.03.2026 Elected unopposed Safeguarding None. None.
9. Clair Teig Parent 14.03.2023 13.03.2027 Elected unopposed Health and safety.


Pupil Premium

None. None.
10. Jane Wheeler (Chair of Governors). Co-opted 19.01.2023






Governing Board Mathematics

Pay Committee

None. None.


11. Vacancy Co-opted Governing Board
Clerk to the Governors
Ros Fanshawe Clerk 03.09.2020. n/a Governing Board Governing Board. n/a None
Resignations in the past 12 months.
Reverend Bob Hicks Foundation Ex-Officio Incumbent of Hinton St George. 05.12.2011 On-going 14.12.2023 Diocese Head Teacher Performance Management.


Pay Committee

None. None.
Sarah McEvansoneya

(Chair of Governors).

Co-opted 19.07.2022






09.05.2023 Governing Board Safeguarding




None. None.
Lisa Payne Co-opted 19.01.2023 18.01.2027 09.05.2023 Governing board Trustee of Preston Primary Academy Trust, Yeovil. Data Network Services (spouse).

Wilsons Solicitors LLP.

Jenny Pithers Co-opted 24.09.2018 23.09.2022 09.05.2023 Governing Board SEN and Pupil Premium



None. Ian Pithers Decorating (Spouse).


Jane Gifford

(no voting rights).

Associate 13.07.2022 12.07.2024 12.07.2023 Governing Board Head Teacher Performance Management

Pay Committee

None None
Penny Godfrey Co-opted 09.05.2023 08.05.2027 19.09.2023. Governing Board None. None.



Governor attendance 2023-24


Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
P – present 19.09.23 17.10.23 23.11.23 14.12.23 09.01.24 mtg canc 06.02.24 26.03.24 07.05.24 13.06.24 16.07.24.
A – apologies received.
Becky Blunn A P P P P A P P
Tim Brawn P A P P P P P A
Jane Gifford (Vice-Chair of Governors). P P P P P A P P
Charlotte Hall (Headteacher) P P P P P P P P
Bob Hicks P A P P
Neil Lukins P P P P P P A P
Sarah Malik P P P A A A P A
Clair Teig. P P P P P P P P
Tess Chapman (elected 23.11.2023). P P P P P P
Judith Barratt (elected 23.11.2023) P P
Jane Wheeler (Chair of Governors). P P A A P P P P
In attendance.
Ros Fanshawe (Clerk to the Governors). P A P P P P P P
Sam Hughes-Williams (School Business Manager) finance reporting. P P P A A P P P



Jane Wheeler - Chair of Governors

I have lived in Hinton St George since 2013.  I retired from my career as a Financial Planner in 2015 having run my own business for 25 years.  Over the years I have held a number of senior voluntary positions including leading the Financial Planning profession nationally and internationally as well as in education, charity work and community service.  I am a mother and grandmother and my interests revolve mainly around my family, our community and travel.

Jane Gifford - Vice-Chair of Governors

I trained as a teacher and taught in a number of primary schools in the North East and the Midlands. I taught all year groups from nursery to Year 6. I became a head teacher of a primary school with a nursery and having completed a Master of education degree, was appointed by the Queen in Council to be one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Schools (HMI). This role required me to inspect schools both state and independent throughout the country.

On retirement I worked for an independent inspectorate specialising in the inspection of small schools in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall.  Currently, I edit school inspection reports for the School Inspection Service.

Neil Lukins - Foundation Governor

I am an accountant and have been a Hinton St George resident for the last thirteen years. I am married to Frances and have two teenage children who both enjoyed their education at Hinton School.  I support Yeovil Town Football Club and enjoy running and live music.

Tim Brawn - Co-opted Governor

I moved to Hinton St George three years ago from Cornwall.

I was then working in a senior role at a Hospital in London,running the fundraising department and leading a veterans’ charity.

Moving to Hinton St George,I was convinced of the need to ensure a lively well- lead school was thriving in the village, hence my role as a Governor.

I currently am leading and international charity reshaping  media and social media with an emphasis on focussing on the positive change makers that are so hidden in society.

With four children and four grandchildren I believe everyone, reaching their full potential, can be a force for good with the right encouragement and examples.

That’s what our great school aims to do.