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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 & Responsibilites

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 Andrea Hunter

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



 1  1



Mrs Jo Roberts
Staff - Teacher

Learning and Teaching




Appointed by Staff

 0  1



Mr Matt Adams

Health and Safety

Resources Group
Pay and Personnel Group

 14/06/19 13/06/23  October 2020 Appointed by the Diocese  0  1  None Children attend
the school

Mr Toks Ikumelo

Parent Governor

 IT and Online Safety

Resources Committee


26/05/17  26/05/21 Term ended  Appointed by parent ballot 0 1  None Children attend School
Mr Andrew Knowles
Foundation Governor


Pay and Personnel Group
Appeals Committee

Resources Committee

 24/03/17 23/03/21 Term ended  Appointed by the Diocese  0  1  None Director Fram Farmers Ltd, Fram Trade Ltd
Mrs Liz Bennett–Sulsh
Chair & Foundation Governor


Learning and Teaching Performance Group

 19/09/19 18/9/23   Appointed by the Diocese  1  1  None Children attend
the school

Mrs Kerri Connolly 
Foundation Governor

RE/Collective Worship

Learning and Teaching Performance Group - Chair

SEN Safeguarding, Child Protection, LAC, Safer Recruitment


19/07/19  18/07/2023   Appointed by the Diocese  0  1 None  Children attend
the school

Mrs Julie Kerry

Foundation Governor


Learning and Teaching 25/03/19 24/03/23  December 2020 Appointed by the Diocese 0 1 None Children attend the school

Mrs Karen Childs

Foundation Governor

Resources 25/03/19 24/03/23   Appointed by the Diocese 1 1 None Children attend the school

Mrs Pauline Hawkesford

Local Authority Member

  24/01/2018  28/11/21 March 2021  Appointed by the Local Authority 0 1 None

Governor and Vice Chair of Teaching and Learning sub committee at Moulton College.

WI Commmitte Hackleton and district


Mr Richard Booty
Foundation Governor

Pay & Personnel Group

13/1/21 12/1/25  April 2021 Appointed by the Diocese  0  1 None Children attend the school
 Mrs Olivia Bray
Parent Governor
 Learning and Teaching        Appointed by parent ballot  1  1 None   Children attend the school

 Mrs Joanne Coolen

Parent Governor


  27/5/21  26/5/25   Uncontested election  1  1    Children attend the school. No business interests.

Lee Hilton

Foundation Governor

  29/3/21 28/3/25   Appointed by the Diocese 0 1   No business interests


Governor Profiles


Liz Bennett-Sulsh – Foundation Governor

I have lived in Horton since 2003 and my youngest child currently attends Hackleton School.  My eldest child completed his Primary education at Hackleton in 2019.   I am an Assistant Headteacher at a large secondary school in Milton Keynes. I was appointed as a Foundation Governor in 2015 and sit on the Teaching and Learning Committee.  I wanted to serve my local community and felt that I could do so in a positive and productive way in the role of governor.  Now in my second term, governance continues to interest, challenge and inspire me.  It is a real privilege to work alongside such highly committed staff and enthusiastic pupils.

In my spare time I like to read, spend time with my family and enjoy holidays to a range of different and interesting places both abroad and at home.

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.


Joanne Coolen - Parent Governor


Lee Hilton - Foundation Governor

Since moving to Hackleton in the summer of 2012, my family and I have always felt very much part of the community and I see the role of Foundation Governor as a way for me to give back to the community.  For work, I am Director of  Sport and a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) at an independent school in the county where both our children attend.  I took up the role of Foundation Governor in April 2021 and I hope that my experience in education, particularly in safeguarding and child protection, will be of benefit to the Board and the school community as a whole.

My leisure time is mainly spent with my family - I love being a Dad and husband.  We regularly take part in a range of activities such as biking , walking, paddle-boarding as well as visiting museums and art galleries.  We enjoy keeping active and visiting new places, learning about the world and having fun.  From a personal perspective, I enjoy keeping fit and I am a regular runner and road cyclist.








Respecting yourself as well as others


Show forgiveness to all, including yourself


Trusting in God and in each other


Faith and hope in God, yourself and each other


Being generous, caring and loyal friends