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Governor profiles

The governors at Hillside Primary School and Nursery play an important part in the running of our school. The governors can be contacted through the school office. Minutes of meetings are available on request through the Clerk, Mrs Boulton (office@hillside.norfolk.sch.uk).

The Constitution of the Governing Board is available to view here: Constitution Hillside Primary - Nov 2021

Governor Profiles:-

Mr Trevor Wainwright (Chair of Governing Body)

Member of Finance and Staffing Committee and Curriculum Committee

I have been a Governor for over 10 years and became Chair of Governors in 2017. As a local Councillor, I am heavily involved in the local community, and bring my knowledge of this to the School. I attend the Finance, Curriculum and School Council Committee Meetings.


Mrs Sue Stinton (Co-opted Governor since 2004)

Member of Finance and Staffing Committee and Premises Committee

I am a member of Premises, Finance and Staffing committees.  I have a special interest in Literacy and assist with the Head Teacher Appraisal.  Both of my children attended Hillside but now have finished full time education.  I worked as a civil servant for over 30 years until I took early retirement in 2014.  I am currently employed at two local High Schools on a part time basis.


Rev Sue Upton (Co-opted Governor since 2009)

Member of Curriculum Committee 

I have a special interest in Early Years, Special Needs, the SRB unit and RE.  I am also involved with the leading of Collective Worship on a regular basis.  I am a former Early Years teacher, having spent most of my teaching career in Nursery and Reception classes.  I am now one of the Assistant Ministers at St. Nicholas Church in Bradwell where I have been since leaving teaching in 2002.


Mr Matthew Yaxley (Co-opted Governor since 2008)

Member of Premises Committee - Chairperson

Health & Safety Governor My role is to ensure the school, staff, pupils and visitors comply with latest legislation as well as policies and procedures and all are as safe as possible whilst at school.  I am currently a cluster manager working for a supplier of Readymix concrete in the construction industry for which I have over 23 years service.  Part of my role includes the health, safety and welfare of staff, visitors and contractors to any of the plants and offices within my area.


Mr Richard Keeler (Parent Governor since 2008)

Member of Finance and Staffing Committee - Chairperson

Numeracy monitoring Governor With my background as an accountant I mainly assist the school with monitoring it's financial obligations.  I left school and qualified as a certified and then shortly after chartered accountant and work at a local firm within the town.  I have been a governor since 2008.  I originally volunteered for the role as I felt it was a good opportunity to give something back to the system and to help the school continue to grow and develop.


Mrs Lynsay Wainwright (Parent Governor - November 2021

Member of Curriculum Committee


Mrs Deborah Oldham (Staff Governor since 2019)

Member of Curriculum Committee

I am the Deputy Headteacher and I have been teaching at Hillside for over 30 years. I have seen the school develop from a First school to a Primary with a Nursery and all the changes along the way. I am also Early Years and Key Stage One Leader and have responsibility for English across the school. I have previously been staff governor and am very happy to be so again.


Mr Harry Hamilton (Co-opted Governor since 2020)

Member of Curriculum Committee - Chairperson

Safeguarding Governor

I am delighted to have joined the Governing body at Hillside Primary School.  Both of my children and three of my grandchildren have attended or are attending Hillside so it is a chance for me to give something back and to thank the school for looking after my family so well.

I worked as a teacher in the Further and Higher education sector for 36 years until I retired in 2013.  I have since spent 4½ years on the Governing body at another local school.