Hillside Community Primary School

Together we can shine

The purpose of governance is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.

Here is a list of our School Governors their appointing body and their positions.



4 year term of office ends

Mr P O’Dowd

(Community) Chair of Governors 

Sep 2022

Mr J Bickerstaffe


Sep 2022

Mr P Holland

(Community) Chair of Finance committee

Sep 2022

Mrs J Hooker


Sep 2022




Mrs A Knight


Sep 2022

Mrs V Heyes


Sep 2019




Mrs C Williams


Apr 2022

Councillor Mrs C Cooper


June 2021

Mrs A Aspinwall Livesey



The different categories of governors on our governing body are:

  • parent governors who have been appointed as they have a child in school at the time of their election.;
  • staff governors who are members of staff at the school and are elected by their colleagues;
  • Community (co-opted) are nominated and appointed by the Governing Body
  • local authority (LA) governors who are nominated by the local authority and appointed by the governing body;
  • the Headteacher (HT) is also a member of the governing body by right of the position they hold in the school;
  • associate members are not actually governors but can be appointed to serve on committees and attend meetings of the full governing body. They do not have the right to vote at meetings of the full governing body but may been given voting rights on the committees that they are a member of, but these rights can only be given by the governing body.

Details of the role of the Governors can be found using this link 

The link to the schools' financial benchmarking service can be found here.

Meet the members of our Governing Body...

 Alison Knight pen portrait.docxDownload
 Jo Hooker pen portrait.docxDownload
 Peter O'Dowd pen portrait.docxDownload
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