Hampton High is part of the Bourne Education Trust and has a Local Governing Committee (LGC) with delegated powers.

The role of the LGC is to set the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school as well as to challenge the educational and financial plans of the school.

All governors are volunteers from the local community and have specific areas of responsibility they oversee. The current members are listed below:

Clare Webber: Chair of Governors

Responsibilities: Stakeholder Engagement; Staff Well-being

Clare was a governor for another local secondary school, with specific interest and responsibility for school improvement. She took on the role of chair of governors of Hampton High in September 2019.  Previously Clare was the headteacher of a local, successful primary school.

Rachel Cooper: Vice Chair of Governors

Responsibilities: Enrichment; Cultural Capital

Rachel has two children at the school and joined the governing body in 2016, to support the school on its transformation journey. She balances being a mum alongside working for a large consultancy firm, to provide technology and operations advice on business development transactions.

Rebecca Poole: Headteacher

Rebecca taught for a number of years in north London, but more recently working in Richmond. She has had the privilege of working in schools in different contexts, and serving on the leadership teams in schools improving from special measures to good and outstanding.

After three deputy headships, Rebecca was delighted to be appointed Headteacher of Hampton High in 2017. Her remit was clear – to lead the school to a good Ofsted judgement and ensure that the local community felt they could trust us and become their school of choice. She was incredibly proud that Hampton High was judged “good” by Ofsted in 2019.

Sarah Beadell

Responsibilities: Curriculum; Teaching and Learning

As a firm supporter of the local community, it was important to her that her children attend their local secondary school if it was the right place to encourage, challenge and support their educational journey.  Determined that Hampton High be considered the secondary school of choice for all children living in Hampton, Sarah joined the Governing Body in 2016 to support the school on its journey to Ofsted 'Good' and beyond.

Murtuza Habib

Responsibilities: Premises, Health and Safety

Murtuza by profession is a business analyst with experience of working on projects to capture requirements, conduct feasibility studies, develop and implement processes within the public, aviation, and other sectors.  As an experienced technology consultant, he looks to bring some expertise and oversight to the running of the school, whilst at the same time learn from the staff and pupils at the school.

Simon Lee

Responsibilities: Financial Management and Risk

Simon joined as a governor in 2018. He is an experienced senior strategic and operational executive for global companies with a focus on business development. Simon has two children in attendance at Hampton High and is delighted to be in a position to support the school.

David Pease-Watkin

Responsibilities: Safeguarding, including Exclusions

David worked in the City for over 30 years and has lived locally since 1988. As his father was the headteacher of a primary school, he has always had a strong interest in the crucial area of education and he firmly believes in opportunities for all. He is delighted and honoured to support Hampton High at such an exciting time in its ongoing development.

Angela Thomas

Responsibilities: Disadvantaged Students; Behaviour

Angela has extensive leadership experience working across all phases of education. She was a special education advisor and head of learning development within a local authority and has worked on regional and national school improvement programmes with The Training Development Agency for Schools and The National College for School Leadership as a Regional Advisor. 

Nicola Wallace

Responsibilities: SEND

Nicola has been working in education for the past 15 years, and currently teaches in a London secondary school as a Lead Practitioner of English. She has a keen interest in all aspects of school improvement and is honoured to support Hampton High in its inclusive and aspirational work with local children.

Alison Watts: Clerk to Governors

Should you need to contact the governors, please email the clerk at:

Address: Hampton High, Hanworth Road, Hampton, Middlesex, TW12 3HB

Committee Meetings

The LGC meets once every half term and, when necessary, calls meetings of sub committees to focus on specific aspects of its work.

The meeting dates for 2021-2022 are as follows:

LGC 1 :  4 October 2021
LGC 2 :  22 November 2021
LGC 3 :  7 February 2022
LGC 4 :  28 March 2022
LGC 5 :  23 May 2022
LGC 6 :  20 June 2022

Governance and Scheme of Delegation

Financial Statements 


Governors Date  
Governors Code of Conduct 21st Feb 2022 Download
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