The Local Governing Body

Hill Farm Governors letter to parents:

Dear 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.

Yours sincerely,

Ruth Winters

Chair of the Local Governing Body


Ruth Winters

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

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 LiddleRoz 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 BrowneMichelle 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.




Aimee CrawfordAimee Crawford - Parent Governor

I was interested in the position for parent governor when my son started school here in September 2015. I was and still am keen to be involved in helping guide, support and shape the school alongside other members of the governing body, the headteacher, teachers and members of staff so that the children get the best possible education and experience while attending Hill Farm. This school is close to my heart as it is where myself and my brother attended and we have very fond memories of making friendships and getting that start to life that has helped us to succeed. This I hope will be the same for my children too. I am currently studying Midwifery at Coventry University and will hopefully be a qualified midwife in September 2018. I feel that this helps me within my role within the governing body as I have a strong community commitment and looking to assist in improvements that helps shape our younger generations to fulfil their full potential for a brighter future. 

Hill Farm Local Governing Body



Board of






Declaration of

Interests Declared

Board agreed/

Start date

Term of office

Ruth Winters Community Trustee n/a Continued 18.07.16 4 years
Michelle Brown Staff n/a 18.01.17 4 years
Aimee Crawford Parent Governor n/a 08.12.15  4 years
Chris Harrison Parent Governor n/a 10.03.15 4 years
Roz Liddle Community Governor n/a 4 years
To be appointed Community Governor n/a

Bailey Bell to be recommended

for appointment at the next

board of Trustees' meeting

To be appointed Community Governor n/a

Zandra Lilley - to be recommended

for appointment at the next

board of Trustees' meeting

To be appointed Community Governor n/a

Hollie Wintle - to be recommended

for appointment at the next

board of Trustees' meeting

Vacancy Parent Governor n/a
To be appointed Staff n/a

Ian Houghton - to be recommended

for appointment at the next board

of Trustees' meeting

The maximum term of office may be extended by a period of two years, at the discretion of the board of directors, if there are exceptional circumstances relating to the overall skills and competencies on the board of directors, the local governing bodies or other committees.