School Governors

Governor Profiles


Caroline Rayner

LA Clerk

I am a mum of 2 daughters: Caitlin (21) and Freya (13) and I live in Yarm, but previously lived for over 10 years in East Cowton, where both my girls attended the local primary school. We also have a dog called Daisy (5) who is a Jackauaua and is very lazy but we are sure she is also part “hooman” as she used to let Freya dress her up in clothes and push her round the street in a pushchair!  I live with my long-term partner Steve, originally from Leeds, and we have been together for 22 years.

I work full time for North Yorkshire County Council in Northallerton, as a Leadership Support Officer (PA). I support one of the Directors within Business and Environmental Services. This is a very busy role and can be challenging at times – it certainly keeps me occupied from day to day.

As a family, we enjoy day trips out and love going to Whitby and Saltburn, and head for regular shopping trips to Leeds. Currently we enjoy walks around the area and especially up at the Tees Barrage and around Yarm and Eaglescliffe. I love to read but unfortunately do not have a lot of time for that at the moment!


Mr Nigel Hebron

Chair of Governors

Having been very lucky to have had an excellent start in life through a very good state education and having gone on to have a good career in Accountancy, I wanted to give everything I could to help and assist other young children get the best educational start they could in order to maximise their potential.  Having had numerous finance director roles in blue chip organisations I have found my passion is working in food companies and I currently operate as the Finance Director of a snack food company in Leeds.

Outside of work I have two children that keep me busy along with supporting Middlesbrough Football Club and trying to keep a little fit by running

Date of appointment: July 2016

End of term: September 2025


Mr Paul Forbes

Parent Governor

I am Dad to Maisie (Yr2) and husband to Lisa. Whilst I am not originally from Northallerton, Lisa is. I moved to Brompton several years ago before moving to Romanby. One of the concerns we had when moving across town was whether Maisie could still go to Brompton. Not only was she settled into the school but both Lisa and I were very impressed at how the school is run. It is abundantly clear to anyone that the children are at the heart of all the school does. The headteacher stands outside and greets each pupil every morning, knowing their names and always remembers a little something to ask them.
More importantly, Maisie comes home happy full of tales about what she has learnt and how the teachers have made her day come alive. Brompton Community Primary School’s motto is “Happiness through Learning” and it is clear to me that they live up to that motto.
I work as a police sergeant on an emergency response team in Middlesbrough; Lisa is a manager at a children’s resource centre so we both have busy lives. On our days off we enjoy spending time as a family whether it be days out, camping or being at home – baking and playing games.

The personal relationship between Mr Paul Forbes and Mrs Lisa Forbes has been disclosed to the Governing Body during the recruitment process.

Date of Appointment: December 2018

End of term: June 2027



Mrs Lorna Hazelwood

Co-opted Member of the Governing Body

I’m a busy mum of 3 children: Stanley, Nelly and Olive. I’m married to Jason and we’ve lived in Brompton since 2002. I work part time teaching in a primary school in Ripon.

Stanley and Nelly both attend Brompton Community Primary School and are very proud of their school. I want to help our village school be as good as it can possibly be for all our children and am passionate about inspiring youngsters to have a love of learning.

As a family we love being outdoors; walking, biking and exploring the countryside. My other great passion in life is Art. Drawing, painting and all things crafty make me very happy.

Date of Appointment: November 2017

End of term: December 2025


Mr Richard Lonsdale

Co-opted Member of the Governing Body

I am married to Lindsey and we have three children: Erika (16), Stanley (7) and Violet (3), as well as two dogs – Duke and Cocoa. We enjoy spending time together on family days out and holidaying together.

I am a partner in the family business and work hard (lots of hours!) to keep things ticking over and running smoothly.

My brother and I both attended Brompton Community Primary School and my children are now there too. They are very happy there, just like I was!

Date of Appointment: September 2017

End of term: June 2026


Mr Simon Keillor

Co-Opted Member of the Governing Body

Our family moved to Brompton in May 2022 and our two girls, Ivy (Y4) and Violet (Y2), started at Brompton Community Primary School that September. The girls were made to feel so welcome and it feels like they’ve always been there. We’ve always been made to feel part of the school which is why I decided to become a Governor.

I work for North Yorkshire Police in the IT department and my wife, Rebekah, is a SEN Teaching Assistant at Alverton Primary School. As a family we love the outdoors, whether it be walking, camping or going to festivals!

I look forward to being part of the governing body and helping the school.

End of term: January 2025


Mr Tony Whiteley

Co-opted Member of the Governing Body

I teach in a neighbouring primary school that has worked collaboratively with Brompton Primary School over the last decade through ‘The Beacon Partnership’. Whenever we visit Brompton Primary School, we always receive a warm welcome from the pupils, staff and leaders and events are highly organised and fun. It is obvious why the school has a fantastic reputation in Northallerton. Joining this governing body offered the opportunity to not only share my expertise and experience, but to be a part of a learning community that values academic success, citizenship and character development equally.

My family live a very active lifestyle from walks in the Yorkshire Moors to participating in organised sports. I volunteer as a coach for my son’s under 9s football team and in the summer, I also help Northallerton Cricket Club run its All Stars programme for 5-8 year olds. We are a family who love swimming and visit the leisure centre a handful of times each week.

Date of Appointment: December 2021

End of term: December 2025


Mr Tim Pennett

Co-Opted Member of the Governing Body

Married to Debbie, who is the School Admin Officer, and with our children Edward (Y6) and Charlotte (Y2) attending Brompton Community Primary School, I was beginning to feel left out of conversations at home and felt I was missing out on something.

The family moved to Brompton in 2019 and we have not looked back since. I trained as an Architect in Glasgow and have been engaged in several sectors from Historic Conservation to Aviation, and Retail to Residential. I current work for the MOD delivering the Capital Projects within the Army’s Built Estate based out of Andover; this significant portfolio is broad and varying and can include periods of working way from the family.

I am keen to offer my skills and experience through my appointment as a Governor to assist the School, its Staff and more importantly its Pupils at a key and impressionable stage in their lives, to enable future success.

Outside of work, I have a list of never-ending domestic chores; but when time allows, I have an incurable interest in anything powered by steam, a fascination for worldwide Narrow Gauge Railways and their landscapes, and I am the Chair of the West Riding Artillery Trust which supports serving and veteran members of the Royal Artillery in Yorkshire.

The personal relationship between Mr Timothy Pennett and Mrs Deborah Pennett had been disclosed to the Governing Body during the recruitment process.

Date of Appointment: June 2023

End of Term: June 2027

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