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Governing Body

Welcome to the Governors' section.

The list below shows all the Governors. The Governing Body is organised into three committees, with the majority of governors serving on two committees. Following the committee meetings there is a meeting of the full Governing Body. The meetings are held in each term.
Governors include Parent Governors, Staff Governors, County Council representatives and Community Governors. 


If you require any additional information to that detailed below, please contact Mrs K Elliott, Clerk to the Governors, via the School Office.

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Meet our Governors

Meet our Governors  1 Matthew O'Neill – Chair of Governors. I joined the governing body in 2001 and have served as Chair of the Curriculum and Student Welfare Committee and Vice Chair of Governors before taking on my current role in 2015. I have worked in education for twenty-eight years. I am a keen dinghy sailor, and I am currently enjoying learning French.
Meet our Governors  2 Rob Jones - Vice Chair I have been a governor at Horncastle Community Primary School since October 2014 and currently Vice Chair of Governors, whilst also chairing the Staff and Finance Committee. I am happily married and have three children, two currently at the school with my eldest now at the Grammar School. I am an experienced Director and have held a number of varied executive and non-executive roles in the County.
Meet our Governors  3 I am a parent Governor at HCPS, and have lead designated SEND responsibility as a Governor. I am Vice Chair for Pupil Welfare, Curriculum & Standards Committee.
Meet our Governors  4 I am a co-opted governor at HCPS and class teacher for EYFS.
Meet our Governors  5 John McCarroll - I have been a governor at Horncastle Community Primary School since 2006 and have carried out various roles during my tenure. In 2010 I became the Chair of governors, a position I held for 5 years. Still retaining my enthusiasm to see the school improve. My key aim is to see the school and staff develop over the next few years and to play a part in that progression. My hobbies include running, football, cycling and DIY.
Meet our Governors  6 Tom Bollan - I have been a community governor for HCPS for nearly 4 years now and have been involved in many aspects from site development to classroom improvements. I am keen to forge valuable links with businesses and the local secondary schools as I feel working collaboratively can offer some great experiences for our children. In my role as Head of Department, teaching at Banovallum School, I have been able to connect various subject specialists, provide advice and support for all year groups at the primary school.
Meet our Governors  7 Neil Brooks - Parent Governor. I currently chair the Property and General Purposes Committee and have also vice chaired the Staffing and Finance Committee. I have four children, who all keep me very busy; with two presently attending the school. My day job is working as an officer for the Local Authority within the Environmental Health Department which ties in nicely within my role within the Governing Body.
Meet our Governors  8 I am staff governor and currently Year 5 class teacher.
Meet our Governors  9 I am a co-opted Governor at HCPS, and enjoy my role as a Governor. I Chair the Pupil Welfare, Curriculum & Standards Committee. I am a solicitor partner and Head of the moving home (residential property).
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Andrew Shaw - I have been a governor at Horncastle Community Primary School since 2016 and, having 3 happy daughters at the school ranging from nursery to year 3, am invested in its success. My wife, Emily, and I moved to Horncastle in 2015 but, despite being relative newcomers, have been made to feel very welcome. As a governor, I have a particular interest in literacy and have been working with teaching staff to help deliver this aspect of the school improvement plan.

Staffing and Finance Committee


This sub-committee is responsible for:

1. Staffing matters including relevant policies and associated decision making, maintaining appropriate staffing levels and overseeing the appraisal process.

2. Strategic financial planning, monitoring, decision making and ensuring compliance with statutory guidance (including relevant policies).


Pupil Welfare, Curriculum and Standards Committee


This committee is responsible for the annual School Improvement Plan and monitors the progress of the areas of the curriculum under review. It also monitors the progress children make with support from our School Improvement partner.

Property and General Purposes Committee


This committee monitors the condition of the site including security and health and safety.

List of Governors


Chair of Governors

Mr M O'Neill

Vice – Chair

Mr R Jones


Mr C Bird

Mr T Bollan 

Mr N Brooks

Miss K Christie

Mrs H Riddell

Mrs E Leak

Mr J McCarroll

Mrs C Parker

Mrs S Rooney

Mr A Shaw

Mr A Watson


Clerk to the Governors

Mrs K Elliott

Horncastle Community Primary School, Bowl Alley Lane, Horncastle, Lincolnshire LN9 5EH Tel. 01507 522662