Rev Kevin Hasler, Foundation Governor
With a background in nursing and health Father Kevin (as he is known to the children) had a long career in management before taking up his full-time role with the Church in Wales where he is leader of the Usk Ministry Area which includes being the Vicar of Usk and Rector/vicar of the surrounding parishes.
Father Kevin is an ex-officio governor and with the other Foundation Governors represents the historic link with the original establishment of the school and its distinctive religious ethos.
Father Kevin has a Batchelor of Theology (Hons) degree from Bangor University, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management. He is an executive coach and supervisor of coaches and also a Magistrate and Justice of the Peace.
He comes into the school most weeks for the full-school assembly and is link Governor for Year Six.
Mrs Sue Blair, Foundation Governor
I have been a Foundation Governor at Usk for seven years and thoroughly enjoyed my time as part of such a friendly, encouraging and successful school. As well as building links with the staff and supporting the activities of the children, I have, over the past couple of years, submitted articles to the Usk & Raglan News to spread the excellent work of the school to the wider community, while, as a Foundation Governor, keeping my main aim of encouraging and endorsing the Christian ethos of the school.
I am married with three children and seven grandchildren. We have lived just outside Usk for over 26 years and are both very involved with our village church and the wider Ministry area. My background was in Social Work and I spent 25 years as a Magistrate, serving in both Adult and Family Courts, with three years as Chair of the Family Panel. I am also a member of a small charity – Carriage Driving for the Disabled – as a Trustee and coach.
Mr John Harris, Foundation Governor (Non-voting)
I am a foundation governor and joined Usk Church in Wales school in September this year. I have lived in Monmouth for the last three years with my wife and daughter; previously we lived at High Cross just outside Newport. My wife teaches at Lliswerry High School in Newport and my daughter works for a steel company in Newport.
I am now retired after working for 33yrs at Orb steel works in Newport where I was head of Mechanical and Civil engineering.
I have always been interested in education and was Chair of Governors at Maesglas Primary school in Newport for 11 years; I am also vice chair of Ysgol-Y-Fenni primary school in Abergavenny.
I worship in the Parish of Panteg and I am secretary of the PCC.
I have many interests, walking, music, motorcycling but my great passion is fly fishing for Salmon and Trout on the River Usk, in fact during the season I spend more time at Usk than I do at home!!!!
I was delighted to be invited to Usk Primary School and I look forward to working with such a highly committed team.