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The Governing Body of Hackleton CEVA Primary School consists of Foundation Governors, a Local Authority Governor, Associate Governors and Staff Governors. We meet termly both as a whole Body and as Committees.  Our aim is to ensure that all children achieve their best in all areas of the curriculum.  If you wish to contact our chair then please email 

Our Governors

Full name of Governor

Groups &

Date of appointment

Expiry Date

Date stepped
down (if applicable)

How appointed

Meetings attended

(Out of) total
number of meetings

Business / pecuniary interests

Other Interests

Mrs Sally Gillam

Learning and Teaching Performance Group
Resources Group
Pay and Personnel Group
Admissions Group



 1  1



Miss Robyn Dickin

Learning and Teaching Performance Group




Appointed by Staff

 0  1


Mrs Liz Bennett–Sulsh
Foundation Governor

Learning and Teaching Performance Group

 19/09/19 18/9/23   Appointed by the Diocese  3  4  None Children attend
the school

Mrs Kerri Connolly 
Foundation Governor & Chair

RE/Collective Worship
Learning and Teaching Performance Group
SEN Safeguarding, Child Protection, LAC, Safer Recruitment


3/11/23  2/11//27   Appointed by the Diocese  1  1 None  Children attend
the school

Mrs Karen Childs
Foundation Governor

Resources Group 30/6/23 29/6/27   Appointed by the Diocese 1 1 None Children attend the school
Mrs Olivia Bray
Parent Governor & Vice Chair
Learning and Teaching Performance Group 9/12/19   8/12/23   Appointed by parent ballot  1  1 None   Children attend the school

Carol Lloyd
LA Governor

  26/4/21 25/4/25      1  1    

Sally Shanahan
Parent Governor

  10/10/22 9/10/26    Appointed by parent ballot 1 1 Husband is a Staff Governor in another school Child attends school

Governor Profiles 

Kerri Connolly – Foundation Governor

I have lived in Hackleton for 13 years and my children currently attend Hackleton Primary School. Since my eldest child started the school I have been a full-time mum but prior to this I worked as an assistant head teacher in a large primary school in Milton Keynes. Whilst in my teaching role I lead the early years unit within the school and trained as a specialist primary mathematics teacher.

I became a governor in 2015 and really enjoy the opportunity it has given me to continue to develop my knowledge in education whilst hopefully using my previous skills to develop and challenge the school.

In my spare time I enjoy playing and going on adventures with my two young sons. My family and I also enjoy swimming, reading and attending the theatre together.

Karen Childs – Foundation Governor

I have lived in Hackleton since 2013 with my husband Chris and two sons (Logan & Dylan) who both attend Hackleton School. I am a Senior Marketing Manager for Sainsbury’s Argos based in Milton Keynes.

I was appointed as a Foundation Governor in 2019 and am also the Chair of the Finance & Resourcing committee.

I joined the Governors in order to make a difference and use my professional skills to support our School. I enjoy being a Governor and try to give an alternative perspective to discussions. I look forward to making a difference now and in the future.

In my own time, I enjoy being out & about with my young family and going to the gym.

Olivia Bray – Parent Governor

Since moving to Hackleton in 2017, I have been an active member on the local pre-school committee and I have also enjoyed supporting the HSA since my eldest daughter started school.

I have worked in education for the past 11 years and currently work in a local primary school as a class teacher, specialising in Early Years education. I thoroughly enjoy my role as a teacher and believe education should be engaging, nurturing and challenging.

I am looking forward to working with and supporting the school as a parent governor to uphold the school’s strong values and high quality of education. I feel my background in education will support me in doing so.

As a parent to two young daughters, we enjoy days out and spending time with our family and friends.

Sally Shanahan - Parent Governor

My name is Sally Shanahan. My child attends Hackleton Primary School.  

I have worked in education for 14 years as a qualified teacher, specialising in Mathematics. Since becoming a mum, I have established and run my own tutoring business. I enjoy having the opportunity to help children of all ages who are struggling with their studies or accessing a good education.  Being a governor allows me to continue to be a part of helping a school develop. 

I love spending time with my family and playing netball in my spare time.  








Our School Values


‘Stand firm in the faith; be courageous, be strong. Do everything in love.’ (1 Corinthians 16 verses 13-14)


Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive others.’ (Colossians 3, verse 13)


‘Encourage one another and build each other up.’ (Thessalonians 5, verse 11)


‘Do for others just what you want them to do for you.’ (Luke 6, verse 31)


‘My God is my strength in whom I trust.’ (Psalm 18, verse 2)


‘Love God, and love others as you love yourself.’ (Luke 10, verse 27)