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Trustees & Members

Welcome to our Trustee’s section. 

 

Please find below details of how our Board of Trustees and Members is structured, including their names, categories, responsibilities and term of office for each Trustee or Member.

 

The role of the Hillcrest Board of Trustees and Members 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 Hillcrest Board of Trustees meets 6 times a year and the Members meet 3 times a year. There are then also several committees who meet separately and advise and support the trustees. Their remit covers ​standards & outcomes, finance and audit & risk.

 

Trustees come from two groups:

 

  • Parents
  • 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 there is anything you wish to raise with any of our trustees, please do not hesitate to contact them through Rhianne Chambers, Governance Professional at rhianne.chambers@hillcrest.lincs.sch.uk

Board of Members

Trustee Membership information 

Trustee Name

Type of Trustee

Appointed

End of Term

Specific /Additional Role[s]

Mrs Debbie Mitchell

Appointed

01/09/2021

31/08/2025

Link Trustee: Safeguarding, SEND and school development plan

Chair of Trustees appointed from 01/09/2021 to 31/08/2022

Mrs Barbara Farren

Appointed

01/09/2021

31/08/2025

Vice Chair of Trustees appointed from 01/09/2021 to 31/08/2022

Link Trustee: Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mrs Wendy Walter

Parent

01/09/2021

31/08/2025

Link Trustee: GDPR

Mr Phil Walker

Appointed

01/09/2021

31/08/2025

Link Trustee: School development plan

Mr Tom Padden

Parent

01/09/2021

31/08/2025

Link Trustee: Pupil Premium & Sports Premium

Mrs Lauren Franco

Appointed

24/01/2022

23/01/2026

 

 

Appointed trustee vacancy

 

 

 

 

Appointed trustee vacancy    
Appointed trustee vacancy    
Appointed trustee vacancy    

 

Declaration of Interests

Name

Name/ nature of pecuniary/business interest declared

Type of Business

Mr Gareth Day

Jones & Co

Clerk to charity at Sloswickes’s Almshouse Charity

Clerk to charity at King Edwards Educational Trust

Trustee at The Dorothy Harrison Trust

Chair at Beckingham Primary School

Solicitors

Charity

Charity

Charity

School

Mrs Debbie Mitchell

The Music & Dance Journey

Tuition

Mrs Barbara Farren

Lincolnshire Co-operative Limited

Membership

Mrs Wendy Walter

Scentsy / Utility Warehouse distributor

Distribution

Mr Phil Walker

Turner & Co

Accountant

Mr Tom Padden

Doncaster Chamber of Commerce

Chamber

Mrs Lauren Franco

Priory Lane Community School

Education

Mr James Tunnell

NurseryNook Training and Consultancy

Education

Senior Leaders who contribute: 

Miss Samantha Stokes

Headteacher

No External Business Interest Declared.

Member of staff at Hillcrest Early Years Academy

 

Miss Zara Thorpe

Deputy Headteacher

Member of staff at Hillcrest Early Years Academy

Chair of Governors at Benjamin Adlard Primary School

 

Mrs Gemma Atkinson

School Business Manager

 

Member of staff at Hillcrest Early Years Academy

Governor at Walkeringham Primary School

 
Contributors: 

Rhianne Chambers

Governance Professional

Member of staff at Hillcrest Early Years Academy

Member of staff at Diverse Academies

 

 

Trustees / Members who have resigned / end of term in the previous 12 months

Full name

Date of appointment

Date of resignation

Mrs S Neal

01/09/2021

20/10/2021

Dr T Robson06/12/202124/02/2022

Mrs P Steadman

01/09/2021

05/05/2022

Mrs K Duncan

01/09/2021

05/05/2022

Miss T Cliffe

01/09/202116/05/2022

 

Vacancies

We currently have a vacancy for a co-opted trustee. If you would like to learn more please contact Rhianne Chambers, Governance Professional, at rhianne.chambers@hillcrest.lincs.sch.uk to arrange an initial telephone conversation with the Chair.

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