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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


Tess Chapman Co-opted 23.11.2023 22.11.2027 Governing Board
Judith Barrett Local Authority 23.11.2023 22.11.2027 Local authority appointed
Charlotte Hall Ex-Officio 01.01.2018 On-going Head Teacher Whole school provision. None. None.


Reverend Bob Hicks Foundation Ex-Officio Incumbent of Hinton St George. 05.12.2011 On-going Diocese Head Teacher Performance Management


Pay Committee


Oak Class link

None. None.
Neil Lukins Foundation governor 25.08.2020 24.08.2024 Diocese Finance Lead

Christian Ethos

Sprout Class link

None. None.
Sarah Malik


Parent 15.03.2022 14.03.2026 Elected unopposed Safeguarding

Sapling Class links

None None
Penny Godfrey Co-opted 09.05.2023  



18/09/2023 Governing Board Pre-School links None None
Jane Gifford (Vice-Chair of Governors) Co-opted 09.05.2023 08.05.2027 Governing Board Head Teacher Performance Management

Pay Committee

Governor Training

None None
Clair Teig Parent 14.03.2023  



Health & Safety


Pre-School Link

None None
Jane Wheeler (Chair of Governors). Community 19.01.2023 18.01.2027 Governing Board Headteacher Performance Management

Pay Committee


Sprout Class link

Wellbeing Link

None. None.


Associate Governors
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.
Penny Godfrey Co-opted 09.05.2023  



18/09/2023 Governing Board Pre-School links None None
Jane Gifford Associate 13.07.2022 12.07.2023 Re-elected 09.05.2023 Governing Board Head Teacher Performance Management

Pay Committee

Lisa Payne Co-opted 19.01.2023 18.01.2027 09.05.2023 Governing Board Sapling Class Link Trustee of Preston Academy Trust, yeovil Data Network Services (spouse)
Sarah McEvansoneya


Co-opted 24.09.2018- 23.09.2022 09.05.2023 Governing Board Safeguarding




None None
Jenny Pithers Parent 24.09.2018 23.09.2022 25.04.2023 Elected by parents SEN and Pupil Premium



None Ian Pithers Decorating (Spouse).


Adam Cashmore Staff 14.07.2020 13.07.2024 19.07.2022 Elected by staff Eco. 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 19.03.24 07.05.24 13.06.24 16.07.24.
A – apologies received.
Becky Blunn A P P P
Tim Brawn P A P P
Jane Gifford (Vice-Chair of Governors). P P P P
Charlotte Hall (Headteacher) P P P P
Bob Hicks P A P P
Neil Lukins P P P P
Sarah Malik P P P A
Clair Teig. P P P P
Tess Chapman (elected 23.11.2023). P P
Judith Barratt (elected 23.11.2023) P P
Jane Wheeler (Chair of Governors). P P A A
In attendance.
Ros Fanshawe (Clerk to the Governors). P A P P
Sam Hughes-Williams (School Business Manager) finance reporting. P P P A


Governor attendance 2022-2023

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
P – present 06.09.22 11.10.22 15.11.22 13.12.22 19.01.23 09.02.23 14.03.23 09.05.23 13.06.23 18.07.23.
A – apologies received.
Becky Blunn P P P P P P P P P P
Tim Brawn P A P A P P P P P P
Jane Gifford P A P P P P P P P P
Charlotte Hall (Headteacher) P P P P P P P P P P
Bob Hicks A A A P P P P A P P
Neil Lukins A P P P P P P P P P
Sarah McEvansoneya (Chair of Governors) P P P P P P P resigned
Lisa Payne P A A resigned
Clair Teig (Appointed 14.03.2023) P P P P
Jenny Pithers (Vice-Chair of Governors) to 13.12.2022. P A P P P A P resigned
Alex Peto-Dias P P P P resigned
Sarah Malik A P P A P P P P P P
Jane Wheeler (Vice-Chair of Governors from 19.01.2023). A A P P P P P P P P
In attendance.
Ros Fanshawe (Clerk to the Governors). P P A P P P P P P P
Sam Hughes-Williams (School Business Manager) finance reporting. P P P P A A P P A A



Governor attendance 2021-22

HSG FGB Annual Report

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.

Rev Bob Hicks – Ex Officio, Incumbent of Hinton St George

I am a Church of England priest.  My wife Julia and I job share the role of Rector for the parishes of Merriott, Lopen and Hinton St George with Dinnington.

We moved here from Bridgwater in September 2011 and I have been a Governor at Hinton School ever since.  Prior to being ordained I have worked as a geologist, environmental scientist, missionary, intelligence analyst, charity fundraiser and as a sales assistant in a wine shop!  When not working as a governor or Rector, I enjoy walking, gardening, travel, reading and photography

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.