School Governors

Governors Wanted!

We are always looking for talented and committed individuals who will be able to support our school through the next stage of our journey into a multi academy trust and beyond.

New governors bring a range of skills and experience to our school. We are particularly interested in expressions of interest from those with knowledge of the following areas:

·           Finance

·           Human Resources

·           Estates Management

·           Communications

·           Business Planning/strategy

If you feel you might have the right skills to make a contribution to our school, please contact the school office where you can register an interest . We currently have vacancies for parent governors (elected by the parent body) and community governors (appointed for their skills and experience and do not need to be parents) so if you know anyone in the wider community who may be interested we would like to hear from them too.

If you have questions about the role of school governors please see www.nga.org.uk/Be-a-Governor.aspx or contact Mr Snelson (Head Teacher) , Mrs Chapman (Deputy Head Teacher)  or Mrs Senior our Chair of Governors via the School Office.

What is a School Governor?  

The headteacher of the school is responsible for day-to-day management of the school. Governors are volunteers who help to run the school. Most schools work with a group of school governors - together they’re called the 'governing body'. They’re involved in decisions about all aspects of managing the school – such as running buildings and budgets, supporting staff and setting standards of school discipline. Governors also help to make big decisions about the school’s long-term goals. They support Headteachers, but also ask questions and make sure the Headteacher is taking the school in the right direction. 

For more information go to the government website.

Who's Who?

 

Anne Senior

Chair of Governors

Joined the Governors in 2005

I count myself as a seasoned contributor to school life! As well as holding this role, my day jobs include Head of Business Development for a local NHS Trust and parent to three children, all of whom are or have been pupils at Red Hill Field. In volunteering to be a school governor I wanted to be able to support the school in delivering the very best education we can for our pupils; to make it a pleasurable and satisfying place to work for our staff team and to ensure the school plays a role in the community in which we all live. In my time as a governor I have seen Red Hill Field develop into a school in which we can all be rightfully proud, a journey that has not been without its ups and downs, and one that is a popular and respected choice for primary education for local parents. I am proud to be a governor at Red Hill Field and, having taken on the challenge of the role of Chair in 2012, will work to ensure we can continue our success in years to come.

 

Favourite memory of school? I was lucky enough to thoroughly enjoy my years at school with too many good memories to pick any one out and want to be able to support Red Hill Field to provide those same happy memories for our children.

  

 

I have 3 children at the school and joined to try and make a difference and to give something back to the school. I also believe strongly in the power of education.

 

Favourite memory of school? Would definitely have to be the residential trips I went on.

 

 

 

 

Amy Combey

Staff Governor

Joined the Governors in 2011

  


 

 

Phil Manley

Community Governor

Joined the Governors in 2014

I was born in York (too long ago!) and brought up in Huntington, a village in those days, but now a suburb; on the northern edge of the city. Like all good Yorkshireman, I grew up loving cricket and valuing a bargain! I can only ever remember wanting to be a teacher and duly completed my degree at Ripon College in 1979. During my time there I met Julie and that was the start of thirty four wonderful years together! I came to Leicester in 1981, married Julie and went to work at Mary Linwood School and held a number of different posts over the next 19 years... I have many happy memories of my time there. I spent the next 14 years at Foxford School in Coventry as deputy head and took early retirement in 2013. I love football and music. I have two wonderful children, my daughter is a teacher but my son is wiser and has nothing to do with education!

 

I have maintained my relationship with Red Hill Field since Julie sadly passed away in 2009 and look forward to supporting its future development as a governor. 

 


 

On a day to day basis I am a director of a small electronics company & I live on Thorpe Astley. My best job however is being a father to my daughter Zara. Our daughter started at RHF in 2013. As a family, my wife Amrit & I hold the school in very high regard and helping the pupils, parents & staff prosper & grow was at the forefront of my decision to become a governor. Despite some challenges, I have thoroughly enjoyed the first few months in this role & I hope to be able to continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

 

Favourite memory of school? Although it’s been a little while since I was at school, I do recall my favourite subjects being Physics & Design Craft & Technology – where I used the facilities to fix motorbikes & the like! As a welsh boy I also thoroughly enjoyed playing rugby at school. 

Mike Roberts

Parent Governor

Joined the Governors in 2014 

Dawn Hewes

Parent Governor

Joined the Governors in 2017

I live in Narborough with my husband and two children who attend RHF. I work in Communications and Marketing for a European power company that provides energy solutions for large businesses. I volunteered to be a school governor because I believe good education is a core asset of our community and I want to understand the challenges faced by schools and play an active role in supporting RHF's continuous improvement. 

 

Best school memory: I grew up near the coast in the north east of England and have many happy memories of all aspects of school life. School trips generally stand out the most, but I remember one occasioin when an end of term trip had to be cancelled at short-noticed, so instead our class got to spend the day on Tynemouth beach and go swimming in the outdoor pool (brrrr I hear you say!).  

 

 

My family and I moved to the area a little under 4 years ago, both of my children now attend Red Hill Field. I always wanted to be involved in my kids' education and to give something back to those who formulate their early years.Having a background in finance and community services gives me the experience I need to challenge and help the school reach its full potential. 

 

Favourite memory: Moving our classroom outside in summer to have lessons in the sunshine.

Helen Whitelock

Parent Governor

Joined the Governors in 2017

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lynn Barker

Community Governor

Joined the Governors in 2017

I recently moved to Littlethorpe from London with my daughter and her family. My eldest grandchild started attending in Year 1 at Red Hill Field Primary School in September 2016. I have been a teacher since 1973 working both abroad and in England but mostly in the London borough of Brent where I spent many happy years as Early Years Coordinator at a large primary school. In 2006 I joined the Local Authority as an Early Years Advisory teacher retiring from this post in July of last year. I was a governor for the last 2 years at a Nursery School which was spread across 2 sites and included Children's Centre services. I decided to return to studying late in life and took my MA in Early Years in 2013. I look forward to working with everybody at Red Hill Field and am grateful for the opportunity to stay in touch with teaching and learning. As education continues to change and evolve I hope to be able to support the school in ensuring all the children make good progress and  enjoy their time with us.
Best school memory: swimming team practice every morning at the local baths and then taking part in the annual swimming gala.
 

 

 With my wife Rachel teaching in the school and my two children (Joe and Daisy) both attending Red Hill Field, it felt only right that I took an active role in the school too. I am an experienced Financial Adviser, therefore it seemed quite natural being part of the Finance Committee. Maths has always been my favourite subject, so I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the Maths coordinator. I am a long standing Leicester Tigers fan and recently with the help of a couple of other Dad's, I have started coaching the Narborough Foxes U9 football team, which includes a number of RHF pupils.

 

Favourite memory of school? On sunny summer days in my village primary school, our headteacher would often abandon afternoon lessons for a nature trail down to the beach or a whole school game of rounders which was always great fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evan Roberts

Parent Governor

Joined the Governors in 2012