Who are we?
Chair of Governors & Co-opted
Justin is our Chair of Governors. Justin has been a governor for a number of years. Both his children have attended Hope Brook School.
Ian became a member of the Governing Body in 2005 and he was the Chair for the last 5 years. It has given him the opportunity to use the wealth of experience that he accumulated during his working career to benefit both the school and the local community, in particular, his extensive experience in the training environment and the management of public sector budgets. Ian has ended his role as Chair of Governors (Autumn 2014). He has been succeded by Justin Cook, who was elected to take on this role.
Alan has worked with young people for many years, first trying to engage them to take part in more physical activity and then to retain their interest in living a more active lifestyle. When Alan’s own children attended Hope Brook School he thought he could lend his support to the school by becoming a Governor.
This role has helped Alan’s understanding of how this quality primary school operates and how the school places the pupils at the centre of learning as it continuously strives to improve
Vice Chair & Co-opted
Jason’s two children have attended Hope Brook and he saw the parent governor role as an opportunity to support the school and give something back. His son is in Year 4. He believes that the parent governor role is also a voice for all parents who’s children attend the school and a way to give direct feedback to the governors and teaching staff from a parents’ perspective. In practice, Jason has found that being a governor has been very rewarding providing a clear opportunity to support, help and steer the school forward.
Rev Lara Bloom
Ex-officio Foundation Governor
Hello, my name is Rev'd Lara Bloom and I am the Priest-in-Charge of the Forest Edge Benefice covering Longhope, Huntley with May Hill, Churcham and Bulley. I am also a mum to Natasha who is 14 and Alexander who is soon to be 10. I love working with the children in our church schools and contributing to the governance. I'm passionate about our local communities and hope to make church accessible to all. I look forward to getting to know you over the coming weeks and months.
Hi, my name is Amy and I currently have a boy in Year 1 and a girl in her last year at Pippins. It has been lovely to see them both settle into the school community and enjoy their time at school. I work in a local school and as I don’t have the chance to help out/support the school during class time I thought I would join the Governors. I really enjoy taking an active part in the school community.
My name is Claire Jeavons. I have lived with my family in Little London, Longhope since 2008. My daughter Jasmine is in Year 3 and my little boy Noah will hopefully be starting Hope Brook in September. I am a Year 1/2 teacher and Special Education Needs Coordinator at a local school. I love teaching and being part of a school community. Being involved from a Governor angle is a new role for me but one that I am thoroughly enjoying. As a parent, especially a working Mum, it’s hard to keep on track of everything happening in your child’s school but working a little behind the scenes has given me a new understanding. I hope that my experience in Education for over 20 years will be of use to the governing body at Hope Brook.
Mrs Severn is the Head Teacher at Hope Brook School. Mrs Severn started her teaching career in 1986 and has been the Headteacher at Hope Brook for the last 10 years. Before becoming a Headteacher, she was a consultant for Gloucestershire local authority.
Mrs James took over from Miss Stephens as the teaching staff representative. This is her second year teaching at Hope Brook and she currently teaches Kingfishers class.