Honeybourne Primary Academy
Turning potential into success

Steve Coleman (Chair of Governors) (Co-Opted)

Steve and his wife Hilary moved to Honeybourne in 2017 from Buckinghamshire.  He is a retired Headteacher and has also worked as a School Improvement Partner.  He was previously Chair of Governors at his local infant school where he lived.  He very much enjoys his role as a Governor and hopefully is able to use his extensive education background to help support the school and Mrs Huntington.  Steve and Hilary have 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren.

Rachel Evans-Cook (Teacher Governor)

Rachel lives in Honeybourne with her husband, 2 children and Pippin the family dog! Both her teenage children attend Chipping Campden School and previously attended Honeybourne Primary Academy.

She really enjoys being involved in the school as a teacher and Governor, especially as it is so central to the village community.

Sport is a very important part of her and her family's life.  They are all active and can often be seen walking around the village with the dog, or walking to and from school.  Her son plays rugby for South Warwickshire and Shipston-on-Stour so most weekends are spent standing on the rugby line!  Meanwhile, her daughter loves the arts and can regularly be found singing at the 'Open Mic' sessions every month at The Thatch!

In her youth, she was an advanced event rider and was even long listed for the Great Britain team.  Her daughter is now a keen equestrian and competes her pony too.

Another passion of hers is cooking and she loves trying out new recipes each week and enjoys actively promoting cookery and health eating through cookery club at school too.

Claire Poore (Co-Opted Governor)

Claire has been a parent at Honeybourne Primary Academy for 10 years now: she and her family moved into the village two weeks before her daughter started school. She runs a small printing business, and melts glass in her spare time.

She stood as a governor in 2016 to work on the transition from a first school, finishing at Year 5, to a primary school where year 6 was added,  with an additional class and teacher. "The work can be challenging, but it is very rewarding seeing the school grow and thrive and knowing you’ve made a difference."

Reverend Scott Watts (Co-Opted)

Rev Scott Watts is one of the Team Vicars in the Vale & Cotswold Edge Team, with responsibility for the parishes of Aston-sub-Edge, Dorsington, Honeybourne, Pebworth, Weston-sub-Edge and Willersey with Saintbury. Prior to moving from Cambridgeshire to Honeybourne in 2017, Scott worked as a chaplain in a hospital and hospice. He particularly enjoys helping children to discover the joy of reading and really looks forward to his hour each week with Polar Bears, listening to budding young readers!

Louise Bucknall (Parent Governor)

Louise is a parent governor. She has 3 girls, 2 in the main school and 1 at nursery. Her middle daughter has Downs Syndrome so she's well informed about SEN both from a parents perspective and the schools. She is also currently joint Chair of the Friends of Honeybourne School (FoHs).

Jo Woodfield (Parent Governor)

Jo and her family moved from London to Honeybourne in 2016 and have never looked back!  She has 2 boys at the school and became a Parent Governor in 2018 which she finds very interesting and a challenge from her everyday job.   She still works in London where she is an Executive Assistant at a global executive search company but works from home regularly.