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Governors (Members and Trustees)

The Governors at Hayes School are committed to supporting the school's vision of creating and maintaining a happy but rigorous learning environment where everyone tries to “be all you can be” in everything they do.

We will achieve this by having a robust governance framework and procedures to ensure the school is suitably supported and challenged to achieve the vision.  Our Full Governing Body (FGB) is supported by Committees for Finance and Buildings (FB), Teaching, Learning and Standards (TLS) and Curriculum (CC).  All our Governors attend all Committee meetings.  The Board manages the business of the Trust and its focus is on the three core functions of governance:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; 
  • Holding executive leaders to account for educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and 
  • Overseeing financial performance and making sure money is well spent. 
  • To send a message to any Governor, email

The Annual General Meeting with Members will be held on 27th June 2023

Governors/Trustees of Hayes School

Name Membership and Term of Office Pen Portrait

Nigel Williams: 

Member, Chair of Governors, Vice Chair of Curriculum Committee 

Term: 15/07/2019 - 14/07/2023

My name is Nigel Williams and my main interest is to help people to be all they can be!   As both a Minister, and as Chair of Governors at Hayes School I have the opportunity to impact on lives and to see both adults and children grasp hold of a future that encourages them to achieve, to be confident, and be self-assured in their ability.  We are fortunate to have the best teachers, teaching assistants, support staff and Governors, who give their all to making the School the best it can be and being cheerleaders for each child to succeed and be their unique self.  I am committed to doing all I can to help in this cause.

Alex Howarth:

Member & Trustee, Chair of TLS,  SEND  Governor

15/07/2019 - 14/07/2023

My name is Alex Howarth and I am a Parent Governor at Hayes School. I am also the Chair of the Teaching, Learning and Standards Committee.  I am proud that three of my children have attended Hayes (two are still on roll) and I am motivated to ensure the school is providing the very best opportunities for their education. I am a qualified teacher and currently work in the management team at South Devon College.   


Jeff Hacon:


15/07/2019 - 14/07/2023


Mark Hanbury:


01/04/2015 - ongoing


Ian Spencer

Parent Governor, Chair of FB

03/02/2020 – 02/02/2024


Sarah Giles

Partnership Governor, 

Safeguarding, Vice Chair of FGB

15/07/2019- 14/07/2023


Helen Hill

Parent Governor

Health & Safety, Vice Chair of FB



Helene Warren:

Parent Governor

15/07/2019 - 14/07/2023


Tracey McMenemy:

Parent Governor

28/06/2022 - 27/06/2026


Emma Bamber:

Deputy Headteacher

05/12/2018 - 28/06/2022

Allison Grant Clerk  28.03.18 - Ongoing Clerk to Governors