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Red Hill Field Primary School

Red Hill Field Primary School

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 or contact Mr Snelson (Executive Head Teacher) , Mrs Watts (Head of School)  or Mr Orton 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.

Register of Business Interests and meeting attendance:

Who's Who?

  • Lynn Al-Emery

    Community Governor

    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. Business, Pecuniary or Other Governance Interests:  None Meetings Attended in 2019/20: 3/3 Joined the Governors in 2017

  • Amy Combey

    Staff Governor

    I have had 3 children at the school and joined to try and make a difference and to give something back. I also believe strongly in the power of education. Favourite memory of school? Would definitely have to be the residential trips I went on. Business, Pecuniary or Other Governance Interests:  Employed by Red Hill Field, Husband is an electrician who does some maintenance and electrical contracting at Red Hill Field. Meetings Attended in 201/20: 3/3 Joined the Governors in 2011

  • Philip Awty

    Parent Governor

    I’ve been living in Narborough for about 15 years and have 3 children attending Red Hill Field school. I am a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and I am working for a large Engineering company as a Project Manager, currently based working on Hinckley Point C power station. I’m joining the school governors as I want to be able to support and help the school where ever I can. Favourite memory of school?  The summer school fairs were always great fun, but it has to be the school trips, getting away from parents and having a great time with friends. Joined the Governors in 2022

  • Chris Bass  

    Parent Governor

    I have two children, both of which have attended Red Hill Field for the past 6 years and we have lived in Narborough for the last 14 years. I work as a Health and Safety Manager and I am a Chartered Manager and Technical IOSH member, currently studying towards my NEBOSH Diploma. I have joined the school Governors as I want to use my skills and knowledge to help provide a safe and secure environment for our children to learn and develop. I have a desire to see Red Hill Field continue to improve and hope I can support and challenge the school team in achieving their targets. Best school memory: I guess this would be breaktimes, being able to run around with friends in the playground with no adult responsibilities! Joined the Governors in 2022

  • Kerrie White  

    Community Governor

    I live in Blaby Village with my partner and son who attends Blaby Stokes Primary, one of the schools within the Learn-AT Trust.  I have over 15 years' experience in education where I have specialised in Special Educational Needs, Inclusion, Behaviour, Teaching and Learning in Key stage 2 as well as Pupil Premium. Meeting the needs of learners, both holistically and academically, is important to thrive and I have supported a number of schools in Leicestershire County with this. Teaching, and improving outcomes for children, is a passion of mine. I believe everyone is forever learning and I am pleased to be appointed as a governor at Red Hill Field in order to continue my own learning journey. Best school memory: it has to be two of my primary teachers - Miss Bateman and Mr Owen. Why? Because they both believed in me. Business, Pecuniary or Other Governance Interests:  Employed by Leicestershire County Council.  Joined the Governors in 2023

  • Nicola Groves  

    Parent Governor

    was born in Birmingham and lived there up until University.  Since then I have lived in the south of the UK, Dubai and now for 5 years in Narborough where I live with my husband and 2 children who both attend RHF.  I have built my career in HR focusing specifically on talent management and talent acquisition.  My current role is around early talent and building strategies with our scientific sites on how we can provide opportunities for internships and graduate hiring at degree, masters, PhD and MBA levels in STEM functional areas across the EMEA region. My role is a work of passion and desire to shape the future for our next generation and to ensure they have opportunities at all levels of their careers.   Best school memory: I studied in Birmingham and my best memories are related to friendships I built during these years through being part of the school orchestra, where I played violin These relationships are very much part of my life today.  School years are the most valuable times to cherish and enjoy growing up and learning new things and how you use these learnings to shape your career the best way you can. Joined the Governors in 2022