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 by emailing

The Constitution of the Governing Board is available to view by clicking on the download button: 

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 am the link governor for Finance.

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.

I am the link governor for Health and Safety.

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.

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.

I am the link governor for Safeguarding.

Following a career as a primary school teacher and senior leader, I am now an education adviser. Being a school governor is a privilege as I am passionate about education and pupil outcomes. I am looking forward to working collaboratively with the governors and staff Hillside.

I am the link governor for Curriculum.

I have gladly taken on the role of a Parent Governor. It is an exciting opportunity to be able to contribute to the school that all three of my children have attended or currently attend. My experience as a parent of children with special educational needs gives me the passion and knowledge to have a positive impact on the inclusivity and support of students with SEN.

I have worked offshore in the Oil, Gas and Renewables sector for 13 years and now work within the same sector as a Project Manager based onshore. I hope to bring the qualities I use in my day-to-day work and family life to my role as Parent Governor and help Hillside Primary School continue to thrive.