Governance and Academy Documents

Governance at Hockerill

The governors of Hockerill Anglo-European College have responsibility for raising school standards through their three key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and acting as a critical friend.

The full governing body meets four times per year, and on further occasions if required.  Most committees of the governing body meet half termly to cover the following areas:

  • Curriculum
  • Pastoral and Boarding
  • Resources
  • Staffing
  • Steering

In addition there are committees for discipline, hearings and exclusions.  Membership of the discipline and hearing can be made up of any three governors (except in some cases staff governors) and membership of the admissions committee is agreed by governors annually.

 

Hockerill Governors

judith

Dr Judith Braeckman

Community Governor

Joint Chair of Governors

As Joint Chair of Governors it is an honour to lead the strategic development of the College for the benefit of all our students and to ensure that the school continues to offer a world class education.

 

My professional life has taken me to many parts of the world where I have been involved in financing large scale sustainable development projects with the aim of extending access to electricity and safe water. I currently combine this with research and teaching roles at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. 

 

I was appointed a Parent Governor in 2014 and serve on the steering, staffing, resources and curriculum committees. I have two sons at the school and we live on a farm in Stansted.

 

Positions & Committee Membership:
Chair of Governors

Chair of Steering Committee
Member of Staffing Committee
Member of Curriculum Committee
Member of Resources Committee
The Chair of Governors is also a member of the Academy Trust

 

Current Term of Office:

17th March 2018 - 16th March 2022

 

Rachel

Rachel Lawson

Parent Governor

Joint Chair of Governors

As Joint Chair of Governors it is an honour to lead the strategic development of the College for the benefit of all our students. I am hugely proud of our reputation as a world class educational establishment, and of our international ethos and values.

 

I became a Parent Governor in 2006. I sit on each of the Governing Body Committees and I have been Link Governor for English, Careers, Art and Oxbridge applications. I support College recruitment, and in the early years I was responsible for setting up Hockerill Parents and Friends, for people to get involved in College and offer much needed fundraising support.

Having three children who have completed their journey through the College and a daughter in Year 9, I see the impact of the unique education on offer at Hockerill through their development. This motivates me to work to help Hockerill sustain such opportunity for all.

 

Professionally I work full time for St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, in alumni relations.

 

I also sit on the Development Committee for The Queen's College, Oxford. In my spare time I enjoy skiing, running,gardening, reading and am a member of a wine tasting club.

 

Positions & Committee Membership:
Chair of Governors
Chair of Steering Committee
Member of Curriculum Committee
Member of Pastoral & Boarding Committee

Member of Staffing Committee

The Chair of Governors is also a member of the Academy Trust

 

Current Term of Office:
7th March 2019 - 6th March 2023

 

stephen

 

Stephen Beach
Partnership Governor

Vice Chair of Governors

I joined the Hockerill Governing Body as a Parent Governor in 2005 and in 2013 I became a Partnership Governor. Over the years I have been a member of the Student/Staff Committee, Health & Safety, Finance and Curriculum Committees and Acted as Chair of the former Premises Committee. After working in banking operations in places as diverse as the Cayman Islands and Stockholm, I transferred to the education sector , most recently (before retirement) as the Bursar at a large secondary school in East London. I have lived in Bishop's Stortford for over 30 years and am a member of the Bishop's Stortford Baptist Church. A keen allotment holder, I am on the committee of the Much Hadham Horticultural Society.

 

Positions & Committee Membership:
Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of Staffing Committee

Member of Steering Committee
Member of Admissions Panel

Link Governor for Sixth Form

Link Governor for Catering

 

Current Term of Office:

28th February 2017 - 27th February 2021

 

 

 

 

tareq

Dr Tareq Abouharb

Community Governor

I am a GP partner working in Epping, with a keen interest in medical education and continuing professional development having been an Associate Director in medical education at the University of London.

As an IB entrant to medical school, I appreciate the breadth of learning offered by the Middle Years Programme and IB Diploma.

 

I have two day-boarding children at Hockerill Anglo European College and was elected as a Parent Governor in 2014.

 

My hobbies include amateur classic car repairs and supporting Tottenham Hotspur !

 

Positions & Committee Membership:

Chair of Pastoral & Boarding Committee

Member of Steering Committee
Link Governor for Safeguarding
Link Governor for Equality



 

Current Term of Office:

17th March 2018 - 16th March 2022

 

 

shami

Shamiela Davids

Staff Governor

I am a Staff Governor: at the College, I am Director of Innovation, responsible for the Leadership College.

The role includes setting up partnerships with other educational institutions, overseeing educational projects and developing our work with UNESCO.

 

I was inspired to consider the role because of my interest in student development and organisational development.

 

I have worked in Europe and the Middle East and I am committed to using my experience to enrich the educational experience of the students.

 

Positions & Committee Membership:

Member of Resources Committee

Link Governor for Democracy, Liberty, Rule of Law (British Values)



 

Current Term of Office:

20th November 2018 - 19th November 2022

 

 

 

jane

Jane Dewhurst

Staff Governor

 

I am a Staff Governor: at the College as well as the Examinations Officer, Boarding Tutor in Durham Boarding House & have recently joined the College's Combined Cadet Force (CCF).

My 3 children were students at the college, all successfully completing the IB. It was during their time at the college that I grew to understand the significance of the MYP and IB programmes and very much wanted to contribute to the continuing ethos of Hockerill.

In my spare time I look after my 4 dogs (challenging), attempt yoga classes and of course support West Ham !

 

Positions & Committee Membership:
Member of Curriculum Committee
 

Current Term of Office:
14th January 2019 - 13th January 2023

 

simon

Simon Hutley
Parent Governor

I I have three sons at Hockerill – in years 8, 10 and 13 – which gives me an excellent overview of day-to-day life for pupils at this amazing school. I became a Governor in March 2018 after retiring as the Chair of Governors at Howe Green House School. Being a Governor at Howe Green House School for nine years gave me a huge range of experience and insight – having been involved in all aspects of the school’s development. It is an incredibly exciting time for Hockerill and it is an honour for me to be on the Board of Governors and working with the Senior Leadership Team to ensure the school has a clear mission and strategy in place. I am also the Link Governor for Art, Design & Technology and Music.

 

I am the Client Services Director at a leading design and communications agency in London specialising in corporate reporting, branding and digital communications. Prior to that I worked in marketing and PR – both agency and client side. I live in Bishop’s Stortford with my wife Emma and our three sons.

 

 Positions & Committee Membership:
Vice Chair of Staffing Committee
Member of Steering Committee

 

Current Term of Office:
17th March 2018 - 16th March 2022

 

 

 

bran

Branimir Radukic
Parent Governor

I have been a Parent Governor at Hockerill since 2014 and have served on the governing body of another local secondary school before. As a child I attended an international school in Africa and a boarding school in the UK. I have lived in the UK since my teens, but have strong links with Serbia and Croatia and a school with international ethos seemed ideal for my daughter who became an IB graduand in 2018.

 

After obtaining a degree in Civil Engineering I have worked in various sectors of the construction industry for thirty years. Currently I am a (very) mature student working towards a research degree in Structural Biomechanics.

 

In my spare time I enjoy sport both actively and as a spectator.  I have been a member of Bishops Stortford Rugby Club since 1991.

 

Positions & Committee Membership:

Vice Chair of Resources Committee

Member of Steering Committee

Member of Admissions Committee

Link Governor for PE

Link Governor for Health and Safety

 

Current Term of Office:

17th March 2018 - 16th March 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marie Roberts

Community Governor

I joined the Governing Body in March 2018 and am the link Governor for Maths, SEN, Pupil Premium and Looked After Children. I believe that education is the engine that drives social mobility and  want to help our wonderful school to continue to deliver the best  outcomes for all of our students. I have also served as a Governor at Little Hallingbury School and have worked in a number of local primaries, including as part of my PGCE, which I obtained in 2017. 

 

I have had a varied career, working as a Management Consultant for twelve years and a Financial Services Regulator for eleven. After over 10 years of working in education, I have recently returned to Regulation, working in consumer policy at the FCA. 

 

I was Chair of Hockerill Parents and Friends from 2017 to early 2019. 

 

In my spare time, I enjoy swimming, cooking and quiz nights. 

 

Positions & Committee Membership:

Vice Chair of Curriculum Committee

Member of Pastoral & Boarding Committee
Member of Steering Committee
Link Governor for Mathematics, SEN, Pupil Premium and Children Looked After

 

Current Term of Office:

17th March 2018 - 16th March 2022

 

 

robin

Dr Robin Saunders
Parent Governor

I joined Hockerill Governing Body in 2019 as an elected Parent Governor. I currently have two children at Hockerill both of whom are day students. This is my third appointment as a Parent Governor having previously served at both Richard Whittington Primary and Manor Fields Primary in Bishop's Stortford. I love being able to contribute to improvements of local schools, driven by my long held belief that a good education is the best gift we can give to our children.

 

Professionally, I am a co-founder of a Building Engineering and Sustainability consultancy in town where we measure our success by the improvements we make to the overall efficiency and sustainability of buildings. I gained a degree in Civil Engineering at Southampton University and then was awarded my PhD following my research on the interaction between flow and sediments around shipwrecks.

 

At home I specialise in the "Sunday Roast" and walking it off. I also enjoy an active involvement with Bishops Stortford Swimming Club as a parent of two competitive swimmers.

 

 

Positions & Committee Membership:

Member of Resources Committee

 

Current Term of Office:

19th March 2019 – 18th March 2013

 

 

 

 

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John Stenhouse

Partnership Governor

One of the great things about being a parent is that you can continue to grow and learn with your children. Both my sons went to Hockerill, and I had the privilege of being a part of their journeys from years 7 to 13. I am continually impressed by the dedication and professionalism of all the staff, and how the experience of being a pupil at Hockerill creates aspiring, creative, global citizens that I am sure will pass on these values to their kids. When asked to be a Governor, it was a very simple decision. I believe in Hockerill and want to support and be part of the future development of this great school.

 

I have lived and worked in the US, Belgium, The Netherlands and the UK. My area of expertise are Information Technology, new business start-ups and M&A. I live in the village of Henham, and am a keen supporter of Bishops Stortford RFC as well as an appalling pianist.

 

Positions & Committee Membership:

Link Governor for Data

Member of Resources Committee

 

Current Term of Office:

1st September 2017-31st August 2021

 

 

Jim

Jim Tatchell

Parent Governor

I have two Hockerill educated sons, one currently in Year 13 and one who has gone on to study Modern Languages at Durham University. Before joining the governing body here, I gained 8 years’ experience as a school governor, having served at Thorn Grove School in Bishop’s Stortford as Vice Chair, as well as link governor for languages and music.

 

I have a degree in German, Swedish and Economics and have worked for several companies in finance – with experience in both very large and very small organisations, where I have seen the advantage of language ability at first hand. I currently run my own consultancy business.

 

I am keen to play my part in helping the College to stay at the top of its game academically, to look to find areas for improvement where appropriate and to encourage, support and enthuse wherever possible.

 

Positions & Committee Membership:

Chair of Resources Committee

Member of Steering Committee

Link Governor for Science

The Chair of Finance is also a member of the Academy Trust

 

Current Term of Office:

7th March 2019 - 6th March 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Wall
Partnership Governor

Chris is the father of two former Hockerill students and has been heavily involved in fundraising for the College over a number of years,  Chris was recently appointed to the post of Partnership Governor and looks forward to his first full governing body meeting next month.

 

Positions & Committee Membership:

TBC

 

Current Term of Office:9th September 2019 – 8th September 2023

 

 

Simon-W

Simon Waring

Community Governor

After studying Modern Languages at Oxford University, I followed a marketing and international business career, operating across Europe, Asia and North America. I set up an international food and drink strategy and marketing consultancy 9 years ago, which I run in partnership with offices in 10 other markets, and also act as a Board Adviser to a leading independent London PR agency and an exhibitions company.

I am currently Chair of the Curriculum Committee, past chair of Marketing and Business Development Committee and a member of the Steering Committee. I have been an active partnership governor for 17 years and live nearby in Takeley with my wife and 3 children, all of whom have attended Hockerill (one still does) . Spare time usually means enjoying food, theatre, music and (some of the time) Spurs.

 

Positions & Committee Membership:

Chair of Curriculum Committee

Member of Steering Committee

Link Governor for Languages

Link Governor for International

 

Current Term of Office:

17th March 2018 - 16th March 2022

 

 

J.Williams govJonathan Williams

Partnership Governor

Hockerill College played a huge role in the life of our family over the twelve years that our son (now a pilot in the RAF) and daughter (graduated in 2015 before moving on to UEA) were students. Thereafter I maintained my involvement with the College through the Hockerill Parents and Friends, assisting at Open Days and other activities and I am now honoured to be able to take this one step further as a newly appointed Community Governor.

 

The role of a Governor is completely new to me and therefore something of a challenge as by profession I am a chartered shipbroker and have spent my entire working life in the maritime sector. I now run an international membership organisation covering 58 countries and more than 30 languages, so in many ways it is just like Hockerill - only bigger! I have been fortunate to have spent many years in the international, multi-lingual and multicultural industry that is world shipping and this convinced me many years ago of the importance of the outwardly focussed global mindset that is so deeply embodied in Hockerill’s core ethos. I am looking forward to making an active contribution to the work of the Governing Body and by so doing to ensure that the College maintains its excellent and well-deserved reputation for academic, pastoral and boarding excellence.

 

Positions & Committee Membership:

Vice Chair of Pastoral & Boarding Committee

Member of Steering Committee

Link Governor for Maths

 

Current Term of Office:

2nd October 2017- 1st October 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rebecca W

 

Rebecca Williams

Parent Governor

Hockerill College has provided an excellent all round education to both my sons - the elder now in his final year studying history and politics at the University of Manchester, and the younger a flexi boarder now in Y13 and soon to complete the IB Diploma. For this reason and having come to value through their time at the College, the special international community that is Hockerill, I was delighted last year to become a governor of the College. I was previously a primary school governor in Furneux Pelham.

I work as a planning lawyer in a local authority shared legal service based at Norfolk County Council which acts for local authorities throughout Norfolk and East Anglia. Prior to working with local authorities, I was for many years a civil service lawyer based chiefly at the Communities and Local Government Department in London. I have a keen interest in education and have volunteered in a couple of Hertfordshire special schools as well being a regular volunteer helper at Riding for the Disabled.

Positions & Committee Membership:

Vice chair and Member of Pastoral & Boarding Committee (Pastoral focus)

Member of Curriculum Committee

Link governor for University Admissions and Careers

Current Term of Office:

17th March 2018 - 16th March 2022

 


Further details on the compositon of the governing body, categories and appointment of governors can be found in Hockerill College Academy Trust's Articles of Association published on this site.

Please direct any enquiries to Claire Waring, Clerk to the Governing Body, at waringc@hockerill.com

 

Register of Interest for Board of Governors

 

Name

Position

Interest

Start Date of Interest

Date of Registry Entry

Sandie Abery

Partnership Governor/Trustee
(term ended 14.12.17)

Nil declaration

 

19.10.2017

Tareq Abouharb

Parent Governor/Trustee

Nil declaration

 

19.10.2017

Stephen Beach

Partnership Governor/Trustee

Nil declaration

 

19.10.2017

Judith Braeckman

Parent Governor/Trustee/ Member

Nil declaration

 

19.10.2017

David Boyd

Community Governor/Trustee

Nil declaration

 

19.10.2017

Jan Cutler

Partnership Governor/Trustee

Nil declaration

 

19.10.2017

Sabine Craston

Partnership Governor/Trustee
(term ended 17.03.18)

Nil declaration

 

19.10.2017

Shamiela Davids

Staff Governor/Trustee

Nil declaration

 

19.10.2017

Sally Havers

Community Governor/Trustee
(term ended 17.03.18)

Nil declaration

 

19.10.2017

Rachel Lawson

Parent Governor/Trustee/ Member

Nil declaration

 

19.10.2017

Patrick Lewis

Parent Governor/Trustee

Nil declaration

 

19.10.2017

Richard Markham

Principal/Trustee/Member

Nil declaration

 

19.10.2017

Bran Radukic

Parent Governor/Trustee

Nil declaration

 

19.10.2017

Simon Hutley

Parent Governor/Trustee Nil declaration   17.03.2017

Chris Smith

Staff Governor/Trustee

Nil declaration

 

19.10.2017

Rebecca Williams

Parent Governor/Trustee

Nil declaration

 

17.03.2017

John Stenhouse Partnership Governor Nil declaration   19.10.2017

Jim Tatchell

Parent Governor/Trustee/ Member

Nil declaration

 

19.10.2017

Simon Waring

Community Governor/Trustee/ Member

Married to Claire Waring who is a member of SLT with responsibility for HR and marketing, also Clerk to Governors

Date of appointment to academy trust is 1.2.2012

19.10.2017

Jonathan Williams

 

Marie Roberts

Community Governor

 

Community Governor

Nil declaration

 

Nil declaration

 

19.10.2017

 

13.03.2018

 

Declaration of Gifts to Board of Governors

In December 2016, Barker & Associates, gifted some bottles of wine to the governors; these were passed on to Hockerill Parents and Friends to be used as a raffle prize.