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Welcome to the Governors' section.  The Governors work closely with the head teacher and staff at Hanborough Manor. They have responsibility for management of the school including setting strategic direction, appointing new staff, controlling the school budget and looking after the premises and buildings. The governors try to be as proactive as possible and make regular visits into school.

The Governors are parents of children at school, staff at school, people appointed by the local Church, and people appointed by the Directing Board.


Hanborough Manor Governors

Chris Jones - Chair of Governors and Chair of Resources Committee

My name is Chris Jones, I am a parent governor with two children at the school.  I also Chair the Resources Committee.  I have spent my career working across the government, commercial and education sectors leading or supporting research, education and innovation programmes with a focus on science and engineering. I am currently an Ecosystem Director at the Connected Places Catapult, a not-for-profit and the UK’s innovation accelerator for cities, transport, and places.

Sandra Einig - Safeguarding Governor and Parent Governor


My name is Sandra Einig and I am a parent governor with two children currently at the school.  I serve on the Standards Committee.  I am a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance and also act as Finance Director for a local charity.

Danielle Chinnery - Parent Governor



My name is Danielle Chinnery and I am a parent governor. My eldest is currently in KS1 and enjoying his time at Hanborough Manor. We moved to Long Hanborough in 2019 and it is wonderful being a part of a vibrant school with a village community.  Professionally I have a financial services background and this leads me to being on the resources committee of                                      the governing board.

Saskia Emma - Foundation Governor

Harry Porter - Parent Governor

My name is Harry Porter I am a Chartered Human Resources professional with experience across a number of sectors including facilities management, rail and custody. I am a parent governor with two children at Hanborough Manor School. I sit on the Resources Committee. Elsewhere in the local community I am an active member and player for Hanborough Cricket Club. 


Nicholas Wood - Vice Chair -  Director Appointed Governor


My name is Nicholas Wood and I am a Director-appointed governor. I have lived in Hanborough since 2017 and in West Oxfordshire since 1997. I have worked as a secondary teacher, a local church minister, and as an academic in Oxford University. I now work part-time for ARCh, an Oxfordshire educational charity supporting literacy in primary schools. I am a member of the Standards Committee and will be working especially in Special Educational Needs and Pupil Premium.

Diane Axford - Director Appointed Governor

My name is Diane Axford. I am a director appointed governor and serve on the finance committee. I am an assistant head of a local primary school and have a wealth of experience in primary education. I have two children in secondary school and enjoy reading and walking in my spare time and also volunteer in several local community groups. 

Karlene Wilcox - Director appointed Governor


Sarah Nickelson - Executive Head Teacher

I have been a Head Teacher since 2014 and am currently an Executive Head for Hanborough Manor CE School and Heyford Park School (Primary Phase).  I am passionate about giving all children opportunities to learn in a safe and engaging environment; and aim to get the best out of every child.  I am honoured to lead an amazing team at Hanborough Manor alongside our supportive governors. 

Ian Jackson - Deputy Head

Rosie Potter - Staff Governor


My name is Rosie Potter and I am the teaching staff governor for Hanborough Manor. I am in my fifth year of teaching at Hanborough and am currently the Year 6 class teacher. I am also subject lead for Science and Languages and one of the school's Mental Health First Aiders.

Lindsey Auton - Staff Governor

Please contact office.3147@hanborough-manor.oxon.sch.uk for any information or documents from governor meetings.

Contacting Hanborough Governors

If you would like to contact the Governors please email the school office.


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