The Local Governing Body
Hill Farm Governors letter to parents:
I am writing to you to introduce the members of the Local Governing Body. We are a committee which operates to support the Headteacher and staff of Hill Farm to provide the best possible learning experience and environment for your children.
We meet a minimum of every half term and, as you can see, our committee consists of parents, staff and people from the wider community. We share a common aim; to support Hill Farm, to the best of our ability, in its exciting journey to becoming an outstanding school.
If you wish to contact the Local Governing Body, this can be done via the school office.
Chair of the Local Governing Body
Ruth Winters - Chair
I spent my career teaching in a number of Coventry primary schools, the last sixteen years of it as Headteacher of Hearsall Primary School. When I finished work I was keen to continue my links with primary education and was thrilled to be asked to be a member of Hill Farm Governing Body. The school has seen considerable changes over the last five years and has faced some difficult challenges; I am fully committed to supporting Miss Jones and her staff team in the excellent work they are doing on a daily basis and in their drive to ensuring that Hill Farm and its pupils, achieve their maximum potential.
Chris Harrison - Vice Chair and Parent Governor
My family have Hill Farm in its blood going all the way back to the 1960's where for 7 years Hill Farm was home for my father, in the 80's & 90's was home for myself and two siblings and the present day where I have two children attending Hill farm and I felt it was only right to give back to an education institution that has offered my family so much.
I am a supply chain expert practising in the Technology Reverse Logistics sector. This experience I believe should hold me in good stead to perform my role as parent governor. I will strive to hold the school accountable to the highest standards possible in delivering a well mannered, educated and grounded young person ready for secondary school education.
Roz Liddle - Community Governor
In 2003 I became a Governor at Hill Farm when my son was a pupil. I became a Governor to help, encourage and support the Headteacher, staff and children; to be a Critical Friend to the school. During this time I have interacted with several different Headteachers, many staff and a great number of pupils. There are new challenges ahead and as a Governor I hope to assist everyone at Hill Farm towards a very positive future.
Michelle Browne - Staff Governor
I joined Hill Farm as a teacher in September 2013. Previous to this, I had been teaching in Birmingham for 12 years, teaching children throughout Key Stage 1 and 2. I decided to take on the role as school governor to represent the views of the staff. My aim as a governor is to ensure that I can play a part in the continued improvement of Hill Farm so that the children have the best education to set them up for life.
Kate Styles - Staff Governor
I joined Hill Farm as a teaching assistant in September 2016 and I am passionate about supporting and educating the school's pupils to the highest possible standard. I firmly believe that every child deserves the best education and I aim to deliver this through my job role and through supporting the school as a governor. Prior to joining Hill Farm, I worked for five years in the private sector, during which time I completed post-graduate exams in finance and governance. My experience has provided many skills I have been able to transfer to the classroom and the governing body. I am excited to begin my teacher training in September 2017 through the School Direct programme with Hill Farm.