The Hillcrest governing body is made up of governors who are also known as the trustees of the Academy. Their role is to help manage the academy and challenge it to spend the money given to it in the best interests of it’s children.

The governing body meets 6 times a year. There is also several committees who meet separately and advise and support the governors. Their remit covers staffing, finance, audit and exclusions.

Governors come from three groups:

  • Parents
  • Staff – One teaching and one non teaching representatives.
  • Community – To include business, legal, finance, HR and local community interests. (We are always looking for business, legal and finance governors to join our team. )

If you are interested in getting involved in the governors, please approach the Clerk to Governors, Mrs Kay Duncan and she will take your details and the skills you can offer us.

Finance Committee

Mrs B Farren

Chair of Finance Committee

Mrs J McDonald


Mrs K Duncan

Clerk to Governors

Mr L Lovelidge

Miss Goodall

I started at 16 as an administration apprentice. I enjoy seeing the Academy build from strength to strength for the best of ALL its pupils.

Miss G Goodall

Academy Business Manager

Mr W Grant

Vice Chair of Finance Committee

Mrs D Mitchell

Co-opted Governor

Mrs K Simcox

Co-opted Governor

Local Governing Body

Mr W Grant

Chair of Governors

Mrs B Farren

Vice Chair of Governors

Mr L Lovelidge


Mrs C Graves

Parent Representative

Mr I Waites

Community Representative

Mr S Waring

Lunchtime and Housekeeping Representative

Mrs S Neal

Community Representative

Mrs S Skipper

Non-Teaching staff Representative

Miss Z Thorpe

Teaching staff Representative

Mrs J Jupp

Parent Representative

Our Board Of Trustees

Please see the links below for details on our board of trustees.

Board of Trustees 2017/18

Board of Trustees 2016/17

Board of Trustees 2015/16

Board of Trustees 2014/15