The Governors

NameRoleDate of Appointment
Simon BakerSimon BakerChair of Governors10th January 2020
Karen PritchettKaren Bishop11th January 2019
Claerwyn Hamilton-WilkesClaerwyn Hamilton-WilkesSEND Governor6th January 2014
Ken HendersonKen HendersonVice Chair (Resources)6th January 2014
Adrian KaneParent Governor7th December 2020
Stella Kazamia20th May 2021
Rajeev MarwahaRajeev Marwaha10th January 2020
Claire McDonnellClaire McDonnell
(Parent Governor)
Parent Governor / Safeguarding Governor16th September 2016
Bob O’Keefe7th January 2021
Eti Vyas13th July 2021

All Governors are member-appointed except where noted, and have a Term of Office of 4 years from appointment.

You can contact the Chair of Governors by email at
Paper correspondence can sent to Mr Baker, clearly marked for his attention and posted to The Chair of Governors, c/o Hoe Valley School, Egley Road, Woking. GU22 0NH. Additionally, you can contact the Clerk to Governors by email at

The Board of Governors meets formally three times each term. Once each term is a Full Governing Body (FGB) meeting at which the Board focuses on strategic matters and those matters requiring the formal consideration / approval of the FGB. Once each half term there is a committee meeting to which all governors are invited. Committee meetings are where the Board discharges its duties to hold the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its students, and to oversee the financial performance of the school. The committee meeting in the first half of a term is chaired by the Vice Chair (Education), and the committee meeting in the second half of a term is chaired by the Vice Chair (Resources), but each committee meeting considers all aspects, allowing issues to be dealt with holistically.

In addition, the Board of Governors operates a Pay Review Committee to consider changes to pay policy, to review and approve changes in staffing structure and recruitment plans, and to conduct the annual pay review.

Governor Attendance Record 2020-21
Governor Attendance Record 2019-20
Governor Attendance Record 2018-19
Governor Attendance Record 2017-18
Governor Attendance Record 2016-17
Governor Attendance Record 2015-16
Governor Attendance Record 2014-15

Register of Business Interests 2019-20
Register of Business Interests 2020-21
Register of Business Interests 2021-22