Our Governing Board

Our Governing Board is made up of staff, parent, co-opted and appointed governors.

Meet our Governors:


Colin Barnard                               Mary Rutter                               Andrew Fox

      Chair of Governors          Vice – Chair                        Appointed Governor


Margaret Newcombe                    Rick Gascoyne                    Jo Redfern

Associate Member                   Staff Governor               Co – Opted Governor


Chris Gibbon                                Tom Naylor                      Susan Beasley

Co -opted Governor               Parent Governor              Parent Governor


Richard Lyne                                      Louise Regan

Parent Governor                         Head Teacher


Appointed Governor – Kath Holloway

Clerk – Ruth Palmer


What governors do?
The governing board provides strategic leadership and accountability in schools. It has three key functions:

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

Governors must be prepared to adopt the Nolan principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.Governors and trustees should also be committed to their role and to young people; confident in having courageous conversations; curious with an enquiring mind; able to challenge the status quo to improve things; collaborative to build strong relationships; critical to improve their own work and that of the board; and creative in problem solving and being innovative.




Hillocks Primary and Nursery School Governing Body 2019/20

Financial Interest 

Governor Name Financial Interest Business Interest Other Governing Body
Colin Barnard No Abbey Gates
Mary Rutter No No No
Louise Regan No No All Saints Infants School, Huthwaite
Rick Gascoyne No No No
Margaret Newcombe No No No
Richard Lyne No No No
Susan Beasley No No No
Tom Naylor No No No
Chris Gibbon No No No
Joanna Redfern No No All Saints Infants School, Huthwaite
Andrew Fox No No No
Kath Holloway No No No

2362-Governor’s Statement 2018-19

Financial Interest Statement

2362-Governor’s Statement 2017-18


Second Spring Term meeting of the governing body

Finance & Gneral Purposes Committee Feb 2018

Finance & General Purpose – Pupils & Personnel Committee April 2018

Summer Term 2018 Governing Body meeting

Pupil & Personnel/Finance & General Purposes June 2018

Governing Body Meeting October 2018

Data Committee Meeting Nov 2018

Pupils and Personnel Nov 2018

Minutes Spring Term meeting of Gov Body 2019

Data committee meeting 10th January 2019

Second summer term meeting of governing body   (2nd July 2019)

Special meeting of governing body  (24th September 2019)


governor attendance and terms of office 2018

Governor Attendance 2016-17

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct September 2018