Meet the Governors

David Mitchell
Chair to the Governing Body

Having five children, who have gone through the school, and being a self-employed barrister, my spare time is limited. However,  I enjoy music and live sound engineering, as well as holidays on canal boats.

Jan Morgan
Governor - chair of finance & personnel committee

I have been a Governor at this school since 1992, a year after my family and I moved to Henley-in-Arden and both my children attended this school. During that time I was Treasurer of the PTA and as a Governor have held various positions including responsibilities for training and Special Educational Needs. I have held the posts of Chair of Governors, Vice Chair and am currently Chair of the Finance & Personnel Committee. As you can imagine after almost 25 years I have seen many changes in the school but what has remained constant is the care and commitment of staff and all those connected with school for all our children, their education and well-being.

Sue Westcott
Parent Governor - Standards committee

I have been a parent governor since 2015, and have one child currently at the school. I work as a designer as part of Warwick University’s marketing group and run my own design business. I am also a Trustee and Secretary of Own Books, a small local charity that recycles books free of charge to children through schools and libraries. Outside school I’m a Beaver and Scout leader at the 1st Henley & Wootton Scout Troop.

Louise Dale-Barron
Chair of Standards Committee

I have been a governor at Henley Primary since 2007 when my daughter was a pupil at the school. I am a member of the Standards Committee whose responsibilities include monitoring the achievement and progress of pupils. In addition I work full time as an Assistant Headteacher in a large secondary school in Birmingham.

Rev. John Ganjavi
Governor - Premises Committee

I have been Rector of Henley in Arden since September 1989. All three of my children attended our local Primary School.  I am delighted to serve as a permanent member of the Board of Governors. As you can imagine, I have a particular responsibility to promote the Christian ethos of our Church School and to further develop the links between our school and our parish church.

Ian Paterson
Clerk to the Governors

I work as a consultant to businesses in the postal industry (letters and parcels). I live in Barford and have four children at primary school (Wellesbourne), high school (Stratford) and college (Warwickshire College). I’ve been Clerk at Henley Primary since May 2016 (and I’m also Clerk at Henley School, since December 2014).

Jane Ferguson
Child Protection Governor and SEND Governor

I have been a parent governor since 2015 and have lived in Henley since 2004.  I have two step children that attended the school and currently a daughter in Year 6.  I am the Vice Principal for Safeguarding & Pastoral Care at a College in Coventry and have worked in education for over 20 years.  I am the nominated governor for Safeguarding/Prevent & SEND at the school.