May 2019 Governor newsletter

Clerk to the Governors: Tracey Buckle 01452 720303

The governing Body  from January 2019.

Richard Wells   Chair of Governors
Caroline Segelov    Foundation governor
Alec Jeakins   Ex-Officio Foundation governor
Rachel Bacon   Ex-Officio (Head)
Sara Smout    Staff Governor
Helen Williams    Co-opted Governor
 Lisa Harman       Local Authority Governor
Tom Geatches    Parent Governor
Kate Hartshorn   Co-opted Governor

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Mr Richard Wells – Chair of Governors
As a teacher who has worked in Secondary Education for over twenty years I understand the important role a governor has in shaping the direction of a school in terms of curriculum, policy and the needs of all the pupils. As a parent with two children in the school I want to help and support all the excellent work the staff that provides my children with an outstanding environment to learn and explore new things.

Mr Tom Geatches
My 2 daughters attend Haresfield School and I am passionate about supporting the school and staff in any way that I can to help give all the Haresfield children the best school experience.

I have over 15 years’ experience of leading children’s clubs at our local church, across multiple locations and enjoy seeing children chasing their dreams and become all that they can be in life! I also oversee the afterschool club at Haresfield School and love being part of the wider school community.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and playing sport (badly!)
I’m really looking forward to my time as a parent governor.

Lisa Harman
I have volunteered and worked in the public sector for over 20 years; starting life as a Secretary and various admin-related roles, until I retrained several years ago. Since then, I have worked as a Project Manager on projects relating to health, employment, learning conditions and more recently procurement/implementation of new equipment.

Having moved from Wiltshire to Hardwicke in July 2019, I was keen to support the the local community and have a passionate belief that a positive and engaging education can change the course of a lifetime.

Mrs K Hartshorn  Co opted Governor
My children went to Haresfield School.  With 30 years’ experience in the education and employment sector I feel I have a broad and balanced approach and wish to support the school in ensuring our children receive a fun and stimulating educational experience.

 Caroline Segelov – Foundation Governor
I have lived in the village for more than 20 years and both my children really enjoyed their school years at Haresfield. I work as a school nurse with responsibility for several primary and secondary schools; I am one of the church wardens of St. Peter’s church. I enjoy reading, listening to music, walking, yoga and spending time with my friends and family, especially the company of my very active 1 year old grandson.

Alec Jeakins – Ex Officio
I have been a Churchwarden at St Peter’s from June 20o8 and a Foundation Governor from October 2010. I was born & brought up in London. I worked in post- production in film & television until 1995 and have been a house husband since then. We moved to Gloucestershire in 1997. I served on the governing body of Wynstones Steiner Waldorf School 2000-2006.

I am a parent of three children. My wife was a Mathematics in a Gloucester secondary school.




Updated Committee Structure June 2021

Richard Wells (Chair)
Rachel Bacon
Lisa Harman
Sara Smout

Richard Wells (Chair)
Tom Geatches
Rachel Bacon
Helen Williams

Rachel Bacon
Caroline Segelov
Kate Hartshorn


Type of Governor Name Start date Committee Pecuniary Interests
Co-opted Kate Hartshorn July 2015 Chair of governors None declared
Foundation Caroline Segelov   Staffing None declared
Ex-Officio / Foundation Alec Jeakins     None declared
Ex-Officio / Head teacher Rachel Bacon September 2012 All None declared
Staff governor Sara Smout   Finance None declared
Co-opted Helen Williams July 2015 Curriculum None declared
Local Authority   None declared
Parent Governor Louise Graham   Finance Chair None declared
Parent Governor Richard Wells   Curriculum None declared



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