Our Chair of Governors can be contacted through our school office:

Governor Details 2019 – 20

NameCategoryAppointing BodyDate of Appointment and TermPosition of Responsibility
Emma WigmoreCEOVine Schools TrustSeptember 2019
Lisa DaleHeadteacherEx-OfficioSeptember 2019
Will AbbottEx Officio – The Incumbent MinisterEx-Officio

Vine Schools Trust

1/3/2018 – presentAttendance, Safeguarding, Behaviour, Collective Worship, RE
Andy PackerVice ChairVine Schools Trust1/5/2018 – 1/5/2022Finance, Site Health & Safety, Performance Management
Dominic CowellTrust appointedVine Schools Trust1/2/2019 – 1/2/2023Pupil Premium, SEND, Website, FOI, Data Protection
Cathy TurlandTrust appointedVine Schools Trust1/2/2019 – 1/2/2023Literacy, Whistleblowing
Lisa HartParent GovenorGovs1/2/2019 – 1/12/2021Curriculum, Stakeholder, Engagement
Anna ThorneParent GovernorGovs1/12/2017 – 1/12/2021Staffing, Website, FOI, Data Protection
Anita LambertStaff GovernorGovs1/12/2018 – 1/12/2022
Rod LanePCC/Representative GovPCC/GovsOct 2019Finance, Site Health & Safety, Performance Management

Link Governor Roles 2019-20

GovernorStaff Link PersonLisa Dale
Anita Lambert
Lisa Hart
Anna Thorn
Rod Lane
Andy Packer
(Trust Appointed)
Dominic Cowell
(Trust Appointed)
Carly Turland
(Trust Appointed)
Will Abbott
(Trust Appointed)
Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare
AttendanceMrs Bruntx
Safeguarding (incl. Anti Bullying/Anti-Racism/Equality)Mrs Hibbsx
Behaviour, Wellbeing and SportMrs Frenchxx
Teaching, Learning and Assessment
LiteracyMr Collingwoodx
STEMMr Harlowx
Curriculum & HumanitiesMiss Griffithsx
Religious Education and Collective WorshipMrs Dalex
Pupil Premium GroupMrs Hibbsx
SENDMrs Hibbsx
Finance and Premises
StaffingMrs Dalex
FinanceMrs Daviesx
Site, Health and SafetyMrs Dalex
Stakeholder EngagementMrs Dalexx
Website, FOI and Data ProtectionMr Eavesxx
WhistleblowingMrs Dalex
Governor Development and TrainingMr Howlettx
Performance Managementxx

Howbridge Junior School Governor Attendance 2018-19

GovernorsYesApologiesAttendance %
Will Abbott7
Linda Crowther61
Andy Packer52
Anna Thorne52
Nikki Batt52
Damon Howlett2 of 20Resigned 9/10/18
Rosemary Lovatt1 of 10Resigned 19/9/18
Anita Lambert5 of 50Appointed 4/12/19
Dominic Cowell3 of 41Appointed 4/12/19
Cathy Turland2 of 42Appointed 26/2/19
Lisa Hart3 of 41Appointed 26/2/19

Business Interests

Full NamePositionBusiness and Pecuniary Interests DeclaredPersonal Interests and Relationships DeclaredEnhanced DBS
Lisa DaleHeadteacherNoneNoneYes
Damon HowlettAssistant HeadteacherNoneNoneYes
Edit DaviesBusiness ManagerTreasurer & Trustee of Carbrooke Millennium Green TrustNoneYes
Carly WhiteAdmin AssistantNoneNoneYes
Jackie DwyerAdmin AssistantNoneNoneYes
Justine LatterAdmin AssistantNoneNoneYes
Paula RobinsonCatering ManagerNoneNoneYes

More about our Governors

Will Abbott (Co-opted governor/Chair)

I work as Pioneer Minister with the Witham and Villages Team Ministry at St Nicolas Church.  My ministry is varied, and includes leading school assemblies and worship services at Howbridge and also working closely with other schools across the town.  I have lived in Witham for most of my life and remain committed to helping children and adults alike to fulfill their God-given potential.

Lisa Hart (Parent Governor)

I became a Parent Governor in 2018, having experienced first hand the commitment of the teachers and staff to ensuring the children enjoy their time at HJS and get the best out their education. I live locally with my husband and three children, all of whom have attended HJS – with two currently in year 3 and year 6.

As a governor I aim to support the school to deliver high standards of teaching and learning to prepare our children for a happy, healthy and fulfilling life. With a background in communications and community engagement, I am passionate about active and meaningful engagement and involvement with parents and carers, and the wider community.

Andy Packer (Co-opted governor)

My work experience is in business, both for a large UK corporation and, more recently, for my own company. I have been a Governor at the Witham Secondary Schools, Maltings and New Rickstones Academies, including a period as Chair.
I also act as a Business Mentor for young people who wish to start their own businesses under the Prince’s Trust Enterprise Scheme.’