Chair of Governors, Miss Nicola Hornby
My name is Nicola Hornby, I am the Chair of Governors for the school. I am a partner in a firm of solicitors, The Johnson Partnership, based in Nottingham City centre. I do not have any children at Hillside, but I have always been interested in education and recently took part in a voluntary project in India based around children's literacy. I wanted to put something back into the community and decided that being a school governor was a positive way of using my skills to do this.
Vice Chair, Mr Peter Flint Community Governor
I am Peter Flint the current Vice Chair of Governors. Now retired, I previously worked for British Telecom. My career encompassed a variety of skills including being the manager of a workforce that converted the various Nottingham Telephone exchanges to digital working.
I have four grandchildren of school age, though they do not attend this school. I am enjoying the challenge that it brings, and hope that I am contributing in some small way to the success of the school.
Mrs Sam Morrison Parent Governor
I am a Management Accountant with 10 years in industry, covering a broad spectrum of experiences and skills. I am currently on a career break to look after my 3 young children. My eldest child attends Hillside and I have a long term commitment to the school over the next 10 years!
Mrs Rhian Richardson, Head Teacher Associate Member
Hi, I am Head Teacher at Hillside and have been a school governor since Hillside opened and find it to be a very rewarding opportunity. I believe governors can offer tremendous support to a school and help drive it forward to further improvement. Hillside is a wonderful school to be part of and it is a real privilege to work alongside a dedicated team. The children are a credit to our school and I am committed to ensuring each and every pupil a wonderful learning experience during their time at Hillside.
Miss Linsey Taylor, Deputy Head Associate Governor
Hello, I started at Hillside in September and am the Deputy Head. I have previously been a governor at my last school and find the opportunity to shape and guide the school alongside the other Governors a real privilege. Hillside is an exciting place to work and everyone here is committed to ensuring that our children are given the best start to their education that is possible. The children here are so eager and enthusiastic and a credit to both the school and their families. I look forward to being part of the school’s drive to outstanding!
Mrs Vanda Ward Staff Governor
I have taught at Hillside since the school opened. I work as part of the upper school team and I am also the SENCo. I have a keen interest in the progress of all children and wish to support the school however I can.
Mrs Clare Wilson Parent Governor
My daughter attends Hillside and to ensure that she gets the best start possible I feel it is important to support the school in anyway I can. I currently work with a Corporate Social Responsibility Committee at work. Working with the local community and school. We sponsor a breakfast club and volunteers for reading and numeracy. I personally feel that Hillside would benefit from a similar relationship with a local business.
Mrs Jacqui Skinner Parent Governor
Hi, I am Jacqui Skinner and I am a parent governor. I am link governor to Special Educational Needs and Numeracy. I work part time for Notts County Council, as a manager of a short breaks unit for adults with learning disability. I have worked for the council for over 20 years.
I have two daughters, both at senior school. My interests include all types of crafts, baking and reading.
Miss Ruth Hathersmith Staff Governor
I have been a part of the school as a Teaching Assistant for 6 years and also as a parent for 20 years. Now my children have grown up I am able to give more time to supporting the school however I can.
Ms Sue Thorpe Community Governor
Hi, I’m Sue and a Community Governor at Hillside Primary & Nursery School. I’m a local government officer in Traffic & Safety. Some of my professional qualifications include:-
Highway Law, Road Safety Audit Engineering CIHT (Charted Institute of Highways & Transportation), Traffic Regulation Orders, Transport Assessments for Developers and Auditors and School Travel Schemes to name but a few.
I’m a local resident and a previous governor for the School before amalgamation. I’ve become a governor again to give something back to the community and hopefully support the whole team in taking Hillside to “Outstanding “ in Ofsted and ensuring every child has the best possible opportunity to learn, develop, and grow.
Mr Charles Edwards Community Governor
My name is Charles Edwards and I am a community governor. I'm new to this world but really want to hit the ground running. Professionally I have always worked in community safety and my expertise and knowledge are based on vulnerabilities, community improvement and antisocial behavior. I am also a qualified FA football coach, managing and operating a local soccer school.
I have a real passion for inspiring children and ensuring they are given the best possibilities for enjoyment. Whether it be in education or sports every child deserves a right to be inspired.