Meet the Governors
Green Oaks Governors (ID 2246)
Kelvin FayCo-Chair, Co-opted Governor
Originally a Londoner, I have lived in Hartley Wintney since 2012, having previously lived in Kent for 25 years.
I have been a governor at Green Oaks since May 2021 and Co-Chair since July 2023.
My background is in technical support, software support and training for a multi-national office equipment company.
I’m married to Sue, who has lived in the village for 40 years. Many of you will know us from the village sweetshop which we ran for 5 years.
My interests include reading, travel, music, amateur dramatics with HAG, and football as a life-long Crystal Palace supporter.
Helen Fletcher DaviesCo-Chair, Local Authority Governor
Helen Fletcher Davies
I was born and grew up in Wales and have been an avid Welsh rugby supporter all my life!
However, my teaching career started in the Midlands followed by a 12yr period working with Service Children’s Schools in Germany. Those were formative years where I learned to love my profession and really hone my skills as both a teacher and a learner.
I moved to Farnborough to take up primary headship. The challenge of child development, team-building and leadership was one I relished right up to the day I retired last July.
Living in the village since 2007 and wanting to contribute to the community now I have a little more time led me to becoming the local authority governor at Green Oaks Federation in January 2023.
Ali FanshaweDeputy Chair, Co-opted Governor
I moved to Hartley Wintney from Yorkshire in 2016 with my family as a result of a career move and fell in love with the village and the amazing community here. Despite having lived and travelled all over the world, I couldn't imagine a lovelier spot to live.
I started work in the finance sector in London and New York but after several years, I realised my passion was in sustainability and I moved into consultancy and worked towards becoming a Chartered Environmentalist in the water sector.
I joined the governing body in 2018 and have really enjoyed being part of the school community and watching the kids and staff thrive whilst learning a huge amount about the incredible work that goes on behind the scenes in the education sector.
Nick ArnoldResources Committee Chair, Co-opted Governor
I have lived in neighbouring Winchfield since 2010, having been brought up in South London and then Farnborough. I have been a governor at Green Oaks since September 2019 and Resources Committee Chair since Spring 2022.
Having originally ‘qualified’ in Graphic Design, my career this far has actually been in the insurance industry, with both a UK insurance brokerage and an associated EU based insurance company.
My interests include golf, travel, music, movies and football as a long-suffering Portsmouth supporter.
Karen HicksChair of Curriculum Committee, Co-opted Governor
I have been a governor since November 2017. As a teacher I have had the privilege to work in the UK and South Asia. I presently work from home for a Christian charity. It is a joy to live in this lovely village and especially to see the wonderful opportunities the children have at the Oakwood and Greenfield schools.
Ben HineParent Governor
My wife and I moved to the village in 2015 and have since had our two children who will be at the school in some form or another over the next decade. I had always thought that when my children went to school I would want to be involved as much as possible – so here I am as Parent Governor! I also volunteer at both sites across the week and help out on school trips whenever I can.
In my professional life I teach child development at master’s level, and I hope to bring my expertise in this area to help inform the curriculum and particularly how we support children with special educational needs. I am also extremely passionate about making sure that children get an engaging, enjoyable school experience, that also meets the requirements of the national curriculum.
We have fantastic teams at both sites, and I am deeply excited to support them in providing the absolute best educational experience possible for our children.
Jacqui JenningsCo-opted Governor
I am a co-opted governor having joined the Green Oaks Governing Body in the autumn term of 2023. I am a retired infant Headteacher with experience of teaching across a range of infant and primary schools in Hampshire. I am passionate about enabling children to become happy, enthusiastic and well-rounded learners and believe strongly in their capacity to achieve well, no matter what their background or prior experience. I really enjoy and value being part of a team of staff, governors and parents who work together to do the very best for all of the children.
Following my retirement in 2018, I became a school governor at a local infant school as I wanted to continue to make a positive contribution in education. I recently completed my term of governance and, as I now have a grandchild at Oakwood and a second to follow in due course, I am delighted to have been asked to become a governor at Green Oaks. I hope to use my prior experience to offer both support and helpful strategic challenge to senior school leaders and will work enthusiastically in partnership with all stakeholders as a member of your governing body.
Claire OrmeParent Governor
I grew up in Yorkshire and went to University in Edinburgh. Following 15 years living in London, working in Fund Management, we felt that we really lucked out when we moved to Hartley Wintney in 2014.
I have three active boys, aged 12, 10 and 7 all of whom partake in the many activities that Hartley Wintney has to offer.
My interests include pottery, art, tennis, skiing, and I have recently discovered the joys of cricket, playing for the Hurricanes – the Hartley Wintney CC ladies team!
Following six years as Treasurer of the Green Oaks PTA, I joined the Governing Body as a parent governor in September 2022.
Jenny RobertsCo-opted Governor
I have had a long association with Hartley Wintney and Green Oaks Federation, I attended Hartley Wintney Primary School as a child, taught at Greenfields and Oakwood and latterly my children and grandchildren have been pupils at Oakwood and Greenfields.
My working life has been in education as a teacher, nursery head and educational advisor. On retiring I have been involved with the RSPB, working on Hazeley Heath, and with the NSPCC, taking the Speak Out Stay Safe message to children in local schools.
Clare TrimmingCo-opted Governor
I live and work in Hartley Wintney, and have watched two children pass through Oakwood and Greenfields. The youngest is in their final year of the Federation. I have been a school governor since 2019, being a parent governor for the first four years.
I love the community spirit of our village. This spirit of kindness and collaboration can be found in the Green Oaks schools, and it is a privilege to be involved with the team. My favourite aspect of the role is going into the schools and seeing the hard work of the staff and children in action.
Tom MayExecutive Headteacher
Charlotte MorganStaff Governor