Martin Cox

I am currently Chair of Governors at Hartwell Primary School. I moved to Hartwell from Northampton in 2009. I work in the public sector and run HR and OD services for a number of County/Borough Councils and schools in this county and Cambridgeshire.

Martin Cox

Richard Alcock

I am the Vice Chair of Governors and Chair of the Finance and Personnel Team and I also sit on the Safety and Well-being team. I became a Parent Governor 10 years ago when my daughter and son were both attending the school. Although they are now both at University, I have continued since they left as a Community Governor. I myself grew up in the village having attended Hartwell Primary nearly 40 years ago, and now manage a sizeable engineering business in the village.

Richard Alcock

Jamie Pardon

I joined the team at Hartwell in September 2017 as Headteacher. It is great that our school has such a strong and supportive governing body who are committed to continually improving the quality of education and care for the benefit of all children at our school. Before I joined Hartwell I was Headteacher of a school in the north of Luton which gave me great experience of working with a diverse and vibrant community. Prior to that I worked in another school in South Northants and for much of that time was the staff governor; it was during that time I learnt what a vital role a school’s governing body play in effectively leading a school.

Jamie Pardon

Sam Sharp

Since my daughter joined the school, I have been looking for a way to add my support to the Hartwell community. So am delighted to get this opportunity to support the school. Not coming from an academic background I hope that I can add additional perspective for parents, carers and the wider community. I work for one the largest Mental Healthcare charities UK, St Andrew's Healthcare in Northampton, having previously worked for many years in Service Delivery in IT and Banking and hope that my wealth of experience will be useful to the school in continuing deliver their strong core values. Closer to home, I love to spent my time with family and friends, enjoying good food and music.

Sam Sharp

Ian Messenger

I am a foundation governor joining in September 2018. With my wife Fi and dog Jack we moved to Hartwell in 2014 from Stony Stratford and very quickly realised we'd moved to a really great place. We are actively involved in the village church and in Archway Trust working with children and young families through the churches in Hartwell and surrounding villages. Being appointed a school governor feels like a real privilege, a fantastic opportunity to put something meaningful back into the community we love and hopefully make a difference to the futures of some of the children in our area. Originally from Whitehaven in Cumbria I have lived in various places around the north of England and Scotland before moving south in 1998. I am Human Resources Director for a Fragrance and Flavour company based in Milton Keynes and Ashford Kent. My passion lies in helping to create environments where people get the opportunity to be the best version of themselves that they can be. I hope I can translate that passion from the more familiar world of work into the world of a Primary School.

Ian Messenger

Janet Northing

I retired as headteacher of a church school in 2013 and now work part time as a diocesan school support consultant and SIAMS inspector. I was appointed by the diocese as a foundation governor at Hartwell in 2015. This role involves me in supporting the development of the school’s distinctive Christian character through the Ethos Leadership Team.

Janet Northing

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Martin Cox (Chair of Governors)

I am currently Chair of Governors at Hartwell Primary School.

I moved to Hartwell from Northampton in 2009. I work in the public sector and run HR and OD services for a number of County/Borough Councils and schools in this county and Cambridgeshire. My career experience therefore includes managing people, money and operating in the public environment. I therefore offered to work with fellow Governors on the Teaching & Learning and Finance & Personnel teams.

Wherever I have lived I have looked to contribute to the local community, and have in the past and currently support a sports and social club and am a director of a homeless charity. On moving to Hartwell and with a new young family I applied to help with the school and was pleased that in the spring of 2013 I was appointed a Community Governor.

I have two sons, the eldest who is 6 and the youngest who is 3.

In my first year as a Governor I have been impressed about how well our school is run and am very passionate about how I can make some contribution to help continue this for our children.

Richard Alcock (Vice Chair of Governors)

I am the Vice Chair of Governors and Chair of the Finance and Personnel Team and I also sit on the Safety and Well-being team.

I became a Parent Governor 10 years ago when my daughter and son were both attending the school. Although they are now both at University, I have continued since they left as a Community Governor. I myself grew up in the village having attended Hartwell Primary nearly 40 years ago, and now manage a sizeable engineering business in the village.

I thoroughly enjoy my role as a Governor of the school, and feel it is a privilege to contribute something back to the local community that has served my family so well.

Jamie Pardon

I joined the team at Hartwell in September 2017 as Headteacher. It is great that our school has such a strong and supportive governing body who are committed to continually improving the quality of education and care for the benefit of all children at our school.

Before I joined Hartwell I was Headteacher of a school in the north of Luton which gave me great experience of working with a diverse and vibrant community. Prior to that I worked in another school in South Northants and for much of that time was the staff governor; it was during that time I learnt what a vital role a school’s governing body play in effectively leading a school.

Sam Sharp

Since my daughter joined the school, I have been looking for a way to add my support to the Hartwell community. So am delighted to get this opportunity to support the school. Not coming from an academic background I hope that I can add additional perspective for parents, carers and the wider community.

I work for one the largest Mental Healthcare charities UK, St Andrew's Healthcare in Northampton, having previously worked for many years in Service Delivery in IT and Banking and hope that my wealth of experience will be useful to the school in continuing deliver their strong core values.

Closer to home, I love to spent my time with family and friends, enjoying good food and music.

Ian Messenger

I am a foundation governor joining in September 2018.

With my wife Fi and dog Jack we moved to Hartwell in 2014 from Stony Stratford and very quickly realised we'd moved to a really great place. We are actively involved in the village church and in Archway Trust working with children and young families through the churches in Hartwell and surrounding villages. Being appointed a school governor feels like a real privilege, a fantastic opportunity to put something meaningful back into the community we love and hopefully make a difference to the futures of some of the children in our area.

Originally from Whitehaven in Cumbria I have lived in various places around the north of England and Scotland before moving south in 1998. I am Human Resources Director for a Fragrance and Flavour company based in Milton Keynes and Ashford Kent. My passion lies in helping to create environments where people get the opportunity to be the best version of themselves that they can be. I hope I can translate that passion from the more familiar world of work into the world of a Primary School.

When I get some spare time I enjoy spending it with Fi, cooking and eating, walking Jack and following Rugby League.

Janet Northing

I retired as headteacher of a church school in 2013 and now work part time as a diocesan school support consultant and SIAMS inspector. I was appointed by the diocese as a foundation governor at Hartwell in 2015. This role involves me in supporting the development of the school’s distinctive Christian character through the Ethos Leadership Team.

Rob Tyman

I am a Teacher Governor and was elected onto the Governing Body in 2015 by the teaching team. I currently teach in Year 6 and I am responsible for Key Stage 2 and for PE/Sport.

I have been teaching at Hartwell since 2008 and enjoy being part of an outstanding school. I play an essential role in the close relationship between the governing body and the school staff.

Tony Barker

I am a Community Governor, co-opted in September 2014

I have lived in the village since 2006 and I’ve been retired since July 2011 having spent my working life in the student administration arm of higher education. My interests include music, art, history, travel and gardening.

I chair the Safety and Well-being team and am a member of the Finance and Personnel team.

Susan Turner

I am a Community Governor, co-opted in September 2014.

I was born in Glasgow and moved to England in the early seventies. Following a degree in Hotel and Catering Management I worked in various industrial catering outlets before starting a family. In 1994 I took a PGCE through the Open University and since then I have taught part time in a special school and three village schools in Buckinghamshire.

We moved to Hartwell in 2011 and I retired from teaching in July. My hobbies are dog walking and enjoying good food and wine. I am at my happiest when I am with my family, husband, three daughters and two adorable grandsons.

I am a member of the Teaching and Learning Leadership team and the Ethos team.

Lara Bruce

I was appointed as a non-teaching staff governor at Hartwell Primary School in September 2016. Previous to this, I was a staff governor in two rural infant schools for 5 years.

I enjoy the role of staff governor as it can be both challenging and rewarding, and gives me an opportunity to contribute to the decisions made by the governing body. I am a member of the Finance & Personnel Leadership team. A key purpose of this team is to ensure the school’s financial stability, a role which allows me to use my skills as an accountant and fits well with my role in school as School Business Manager.

I am also the Training Link Governor, a role that requires me to “link” the governing body to appropriate training and support.

Margaret Ball

I am a Community Governor co-opted in September 2017 and also serve on the Safety and Well-being team.

I was born in London where I lived until I got married. Since then I have lived in many locations – Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Kent, Milton Keynes and also Australia – moving around due to my husband’s career as an engineer. We moved to Northamptonshire in 2001 and lived in Grange Park until April this year when we moved into the village.

My career has taken me from school secretary to business support management for the Education Department in Milton Keynes from where I retired in 2010. I have also held positions in the Probation Service, NHS, Child Protection, Educational Psychology and School Improvement.

In my spare time I enjoy travelling, music, gardening, going to the theatre, socialising with friends and I love spending time with my grandchildren. Having a husband and two sons who are sports-mad, I also enjoy attending various sports events especially cricket and football.

I am delighted and feel privileged to be a Governor of this wonderful school. I welcome the opportunity to give something back to my community and feel that my experience of many aspects of education will provide me with the knowledge to be an effective member of the governing body.

Rob Tyman

I am a Teacher Governor and was elected onto the Governing Body in 2015 by the teaching team. I currently teach in Year 6 and I am responsible for Key Stage 2 and for PE/Sport. I have been teaching at Hartwell since 2008 and enjoy being part of an outstanding school. I play an essential role in the close relationship between the governing body and the school staff.

Rob Tyman

Tony Barker

I am a Community Governor, co-opted in September 2014 I have lived in the village since 2006 and I’ve been retired since July 2011 having spent my working life in the student administration arm of higher education. My interests include music, art, history, travel and gardening. I chair the Safety and Well-being team and am a member of the Finance and Personnel team.

Tony Barker

Susan Turner

I am a Community Governor, co-opted in September 2014. I was born in Glasgow and moved to England in the early seventies. Following a degree in Hotel and Catering Management I worked in various industrial catering outlets before starting a family. In 1994 I took a PGCE through the Open University and since then I have taught part time in a special school and three village schools in Buckinghamshire. We moved to Hartwell in 2011 and I retired from teaching in July. My hobbies are dog walking and enjoying good food and wine. I am at my happiest when I am with my family, husband, three daughters and two adorable grandsons. I am a member of the Teaching and Learning Leadership team and the Ethos team.

Susan Turner

Lara Bruce

I was appointed as a non-teaching staff governor at Hartwell Primary School in September 2016. Previous to this, I was a staff governor in two rural infant schools for 5 years. I enjoy the role of staff governor as it can be both challenging and rewarding, and gives me an opportunity to contribute to the decisions made by the governing body. I am a member of the Finance & Personnel Leadership team. A key purpose of this team is to ensure the school’s financial stability, a role which allows me to use my skills as an accountant and fits well with my role in school as School Business Manager. I am also the Training Link Governor, a role that requires me to “link” the governing body to appropriate training and support.

Lara Bruce

Margaret Ball

I am a Community Governor co-opted in September 2017 and also serve on the Safety and Well-being team. I was born in London where I lived until I got married. Since then I have lived in many locations – Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Kent, Milton Keynes and also Australia – moving around due to my husband’s career as an engineer. We moved to Northamptonshire in 2001 and lived in Grange Park until April this year when we moved into the village I am delighted and feel privileged to be a Governor of this wonderful school. I welcome the opportunity to give something back to my community and feel that my experience of many aspects of education will provide me with the knowledge to be an effective member of the governing body.

Margaret Ball

Our Chair of Governors is Mr Martin Cox. 

Contact details: 

c/o Hartwell Primary School

School Lane

Hartwell

Northampton

NN7 2HL

01604 862880

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