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 Kirsty Duncan and she will take your details and the skills you can offer us.

Finance Committee

Mrs J McDonald

Chief Accounting Officer

Mrs B Farren

Chair of Finance Committee

Mrs D Mitchell

Director Representative on Finance Committee

Mr L Lovelidge


Mrs K Simcox

Co-opted Governor

Mrs K Duncan

Clerk to Governors

Is started at Hillcrest 19 Years ago.  I have loved how the academy has grown and changed over this time making each day extra special for the children who attend.


Miss Goodall

Finance Officer and Academy Business Manager

Local Governing Body

Mr I Waites

Chair of Governors/Director Representative of the Local Governing Body

Mrs B Farren

Vice Chair of Governors

I started as a student and have worked here for 9 years. I feel so privileged to work with a fantastic teaching team and delightful children.

Mr Lovelidge


Miss Z Thorpe

Teaching staff Representative

Mr S Waring

Lunchtime and Housekeeping Representative

Mrs S Neal

Community Representative

Mrs S Skipper

Non-Teaching staff Representative

Mrs J Jupp

Parent Representative

Mr C Duncan

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

Governor Committee Groups

Governor Committee Groups

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct for Hillcrest Early Years Academy and Hillcrest at GAPA -2018

Terms of Reference