Meet Our Governors
All Governors appointed by Governing Body (Four year Term of Office)
Paul Lloyd - Chair of Governors
I have lived in the Hednesford area for the last 19 years and it is with great pleasure that I currently hold the position of Chair to the Governing board. This is the second time I have held this post following a previous break caused through changing roles within my company.
My original experience of West Hill goes back several years when our son attended the school prior to transitioning to a high school in the area.
Over the last few years, it has been great so see the school go from strength to strength and it is now an honour to be part of the continued plans for improvement.
I am currently employed as a Senior Leader within a Global Energy Management organisation. I am an accomplished, qualified, highly competent, professional with a methodical approach to the provision of Quality, Health, Safety & Sustainability governance, management, strategy and delivery within a customer centric environment.
I have a proven, sustained track record for the ability to lead, deliver and enhance performance through the evolution of cultural and behavioural transformation and change. This experience being achieved across many blue-chip manufacturing and service organisations and additionally through delivering turnkey & infrastructure major projects across a multi-site perimeter.
I believe that the combination of my personal interests and professional experience, I bring many attributes that can be leveraged to support both the educational setting and its required governance.
Tom Truby - Vice Chair of Governors
I am delighted and honoured to have the opportunity to be a Governor at West Hill and. As a Hednesford boy born and bred, I have a vested interest in seeing young people in our community succeed and fulfil their potential.
I have many passions in life, two of the biggest being supporting young people and Acting/Performing. I have loved performing since I can remember and after my A Levels, I studied Drama at Aberystwyth University for three years before becoming an Actor for Alton Tower’s annual Scarefest. It was around this time my fire for working with young people was lit and after plentiful volunteer work in local primary and secondary schools, I did my teacher training in 2011-2012.
I have been a Teacher of Drama at Kingsmead for six years as of July 2018, fusing both of my passions! I am also the Transition Leader and Year 7 Progress Leader. This has given me the opportunity to work extensively with West Hill and other Primary schools in the local community, leading our Primary Liaison programme, all Transition for students coming up to Kingsmead and being responsible for all of Year 7 and the progress that they make.
In my spare time I have founded and run a local theatre company called ‘Split Mask’, aiming to create quality local theatre and to give young people the opportunities to develop and hone their talent.
I always say teaching is more than a job, it is a lifestyle but despite this the plain truth is I absolutely love what I do! As cheesy as it sounds, nothing gives me a better feeling than knowing I have made even a small difference for a student.
Away from school and theatre, I love spending time with my family and friends; I have an amazing wife and a little boy called George who keeps me very busy! I am also an avid Manchester United fan.
I very much look forward to supporting West Hill to develop and grow and to help play a part in supporting students become the very best that they can be.
Sara Carter - Parent Governor
I have a six year old son in Year Two who has thrived at West Hill since joining at the inception of the pre-school and it is because of his enthusiasm for school life that I applied to join the Board of Governors a couple of months ago; I felt it was important to support the federation in moving forward with the excellent work they do.
I work in a senior administrative role and feel the skills I use on a daily basis help to support my role as a governor.
Elizabeth Lloyd - Staff Governor for West Hill and Pre-School
Chloe Pinnington - Co-Opted Governor
Having moved to Hednesford 5 years ago, with two children at West Hill, I was co-opted on to the Governing Board in June 2016, with the aim of sharing some of my skills and knowledge.
I work as an European Process Owner for a global communications solutions and service provider. Bringing skills in the ability to drive change, transformation and auditing. I believe along with my other Governors we can support West Hill on its journey of improvement and educational experience.
The Headteacher and staff at West Hill provide a hugely welcoming and supportive environment for all children and the school has a very open, forward thinking approach. As a Governor, I aim to help direct and support the vision and growth of the school, ensuring “all-round” development and outstanding education for each and every child.
Chloe Hale - Co-Opted Governor
school. For my day job I work as an outreach manager at Aston University, working with young people (aged 13-19) from disadvantaged areas to encourage them to progress into Higher Education and to support them to reach their potential. I recently moved into Hednesford and was keen to take on the role of a School Governor to take a more active role in my new community. I have loved involvement with West Hill so far!
I became a governor at Hednesford Nursery School in April 2018 and I continued on the governing body at West Hill when it became a federation with the nursery.
This is my first governor position and I am excited to be a part of the school’s growth and ensure that all children achieve their full potential. I have been teaching for 9 years and I currently teach at Stafford Preparatory School. Before that, I taught at Gorsemoor Primary in Heath Hayes. I have taught across both key stages and I have an interest in Special Educational Needs.
As part of my role as governor, I am chair of the Curriculum and Standards Committee.
I became a Governor of the Hednesford Hill’s Federation at the beginning of 2020. I live in Hednesford and am a member of Trinity Church. I work in a finance administrative role for a leading Nursery group in the UK and feel the skills I have gained help to support my role as a governor. Currently I am on maternity leave and find it incredibly rewarding.
From my very short time as a Governor, it is clear to see the greatness of the Hednesford Hill’s Federation with truly dedicated staff and engaged pupils.
I am thoroughly enjoying my role as a governor and supporting the federation.
My aim is to continue to support the Federation and West Hill in achieving the high standards they deliver day in day out for the children of Hednesford.