The Local Governing Body

Hill Farm Governors letter to parents:

Dear Parents,

I am writing to you to introduce the members of the Local Governing Body. We are a committee which operates to support the Headteacher and staff of Hill Farm to provide the best possible learning experience and environment for your children.

We meet a minimum of every half term and, as you can see, our committee consists of parents, staff and people from the wider community. We share a common aim; to support Hill Farm, to the best of our ability, in its exciting journey to becoming an outstanding school.

If you wish to contact the Local Governing Body, this can be done via the school office.

Yours sincerely,

Ruth Winters

Chair of the Local Governing Body


Ruth Winters

Ruth Winters - Chair

I spent my career teaching in a number of Coventry primary schools, the last sixteen years of it as Headteacher of Hearsall Primary School. When I finished work I was keen to continue my links with primary education and was thrilled to be asked to be a member of Hill Farm Governing Body. The school has seen considerable changes over the last five years and has faced some difficult challenges; I am fully committed to supporting Mr Wills and his staff team in the excellent work they are doing on a daily basis and in their drive to ensuring that Hill Farm and its pupils, achieve their maximum potential. 


Chris Harrison

Chris  Harrison - Vice Chair and Parent Governor  

My family have Hill Farm in its blood going all the way back to the 1960's where for 7 years Hill Farm was home for my father, in the 80's & 90's was home for myself and two siblings and the present day where I have two children attending Hill farm and I felt it was only right to give back to an education institution that has offered my family so much.
I am a supply chain expert practising in the Technology Reverse Logistics sector. This experience I believe should hold me in good stead to perform my role as parent governor. I will strive to hold the school accountable to the highest standards possible in delivering a well mannered, educated and grounded young person ready for secondary school education.

 Roz LiddleRoz Liddle - Community Governor

In 2003 I became a Governor at Hill Farm when my son was a pupil. I became a Governor to help, encourage and support the Headteacher, staff and children; to be a Critical Friend to the school. During this time I have interacted with several different Headteachers, many staff and a great number of pupils. There are new challenges ahead and as a Governor I hope to assist everyone at Hill Farm towards a very positive future.


 Michelle BrowneMichelle Browne - Staff Governor

I joined Hill Farm as a teacher in September 2013.  Previous to this, I had been teaching in Birmingham for 12 years, teaching children throughout Key Stage 1 and 2.  I decided to take on the role as school governor to represent the views of the staff.  My aim as a governor is to ensure that I can play a part in the continued improvement of Hill Farm so that the children have the best education to set them up for life.




 Ian HoughtonIan Houghton - Staff Governor

I am the Castle Phoenix Trust Estates and Facilities Manager. I joined the Trust in August 2017. I am responsible for the strategic planning of each schools facilities. I am extremely passionate about ensuring that the students at each of our schools have clean, safe and modern buildings. I expressed an interest in joining the local governing body at Hill Farm Primary School as I wish to give something back to our wonderful staff and students.  Hill Farm has a very special family atmosphere and I wish to work with the governing body to ensure that this atmosphere continues.


Aimee CrawfordAimee Crawford - Parent Governor

I was interested in the position for parent governor when my son started school here in September 2015. This school is close to my heart as it is where myself and my brother attended and we have very fond memories of making friendships and getting that start to life that has helped us to succeed. This I hope will be the same for my children too. I am currently studying Midwifery at Coventry University and will hopefully be a qualified midwife in September 2018. I feel that this helps me within my role within the governing body as I have a strong community commitment and looking to assist in improvements that helps shape our younger generations to fulfil their full potential for a brighter future. 

Hollie Wintle - Community Governor

As governors we are there to develop a long-term strategic direction to how the school is run and make sure it operates effectively in the interests of its pupils, parents and other stakeholders. I am a qualified accountant and my professional background is primarily in financial due diligence. I believe this experience is beneficial in challenging results and ensuring the school is held accountable for its actions.

Zandra Lilley

Zandra Lilley - Community Governor

I have lived in the city of Coventry since 1972. During that time I have taught in mainstream schools and also in a variety of situations with children who have special educational needs. I have also served the community as a magistrate on the Coventry and Warwickshire Bench. I feel privileged to have been asked to become a governor of Hill Farm. I want to assist the school in providing a consistently high quality education for each of it’s children.


 Bailey Bell - Community Governor

I became a Governor at Hill Farm to contribute to the school’s development, ensuring an enriching environment for pupils and the wider community which is effective and sustainable. I am currently training as a Business Psychologist and have experience in boosting effectiveness using holistic approaches. I believe this will aid my role of being a critical friend to the school, proactively supporting and advising.


Hill Farm Local Governing Body

Forename Surname Board of Trustees HRG FRC A&R Type Declaration of Interests Declared Board agreed/Start date Term of office
Ruth Winters     Community Trustee n/a Continued 18.07.16 4 years
Michelle Brown         Staff  n/a 18.01.17 4 years
Aimee Crawford         Parent Governor n/a 08.12.15  4 years
Chris Harrison       Parent Governor n/a 10.03.15 4 years
Roz Liddle       Community Governor n/a Continued 31.07.14 4 years
Bailey Bell         Community Governor n/a 15.02.18 4 years
Zandra Lilley         Community Governor n/a 15.02.18 4 years
Hollie Wintle         Community Governor n/a 15.02.18 4 years
Vacancy           Parent Governor n/a    
Ian  Houghton         Staff  n/a 15.02.18 4 years

The maximum term of office may be extended by a period of two years, at the discretion of the board of directors, if there are exceptional circumstances relating to the overall skills and competencies on the board of directors, the local governing bodies or other committees.