Hose Church of EnglandPrimary SchoolKindness and Consideration • Equality and Fairness • Determination • Honesty • Forgiveness • Doing your Best


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Hose Church of England

Primary School

Kindness and Consideration • Equality and Fairness • Determination • Honesty • Forgiveness • Doing your Best


Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

Nathan Jones

I have lived in Hose since 2002, and I am a parent of two boys. My eldest has since moved on from Hose (Year 7 now) and my youngest is in Year 5 at Hose. I believe that the school is a jewel for the village and community which continues to provide an excellent, all round education for our children. I am a Chartered Accountant and licenced Insolvency Practitioner.

Matthew Simpson

I have lived in the village for 18 years  with my wife, two children and our springer spaniel Skye!  It has been my pleasure to be Chair of Governors for the last three years, a role I take very seriously and am extremely proud to hold, particularly as my children progress through the school.

Originally working within a private small manufacturing family business for many years, I then moved on to take on wider roles within national companies, again within the manufacturing sector. Throughout my life I have always been committed to helping young people be the best they can, both in school and out, and have been involved in various uniformed groups to support this commitment.

In my mid 30's, I made the decision to work in a more young person focused role and retrained at university to be a qualified youth and community practitioner. This enabled me to work directly with young people, supporting their dreams and aspirations. I now work within the secondary school sector where I am  a senior manager on the school leadership team with responsibilities for Child Protection, Behaviour, Attendance, Special Educational Needs and Development and all aspects of young people’s emotional, social and behavioural needs. I have found the training, experience, skills and qualifications I have gained throughout my work life relevant in my role as a governor. My experience and  my skills  enable me to effectively support the governors and teaching staff to provide the best learning and whole child development we can.  It has been a pleasure working with our staff and Head to develop the whole school during some very challenging times.

Carol O’Connor

I am the Foundation Governor and have been for nearly 12 years.  During this time I have been Chair and Vice Chair. I am keen to support and work with our head teacher and teachers at the school, providing a rewarding and stimulating education for our children. I enjoy the role as you get to input directly into the management and strategy of the school at the same time become aware of the links to the church and wider community.

I have two children at the school in Year 5, and an older son and daughter who also attended the school. I live in the village.

My background is as a Pharmacist with project management within the Pharmaceutical Industry, and more recently setting up my own consultancy business.  The skills I have gained within my working life compliment other governors and provide me with the skills to actively input into my role as a governor.   

Tim Beeden

I am the Class 3 and Senior Teacher here at Hose Primary school. Being a staff governor grants me the invaluable opportunity to see a very different side to school life. During my time as a teacher, I have been a Staff Governor for a total of 10 years which I hope stands me in good stead to help provide a link between the staff and the governing body.


Richard Garnett

I have been a Governor at Hose C of E School for over 10 years. I started as a Parent Governor with twin boys at the school. Since the boys left I have continued as Community Governor. I have 25 years in the scientific industry and health and safety business. I was Chair of Governors for 2 years and have seen many changes in the school and its staff, all of which have been positive.

David Swingler

I have lived in Hose since 2004. My wife and I have 2 daughters, the eldest joined the school in 2018 and our youngest is due to start in 2022. We love the way the school maintains traditional values whilst also embracing technology to give the children a well rounded education. As a new governor (2020) I am looking forward to helping maintain the high standards the school has achieved.

I am a solicitor and run my own consultancy within the criminal justice system.

Governors Register of Interests and Attendeance Academic Year 21-22