Governance and Leadership
governor meetings schedule
|19th September 2017||2.00pm||Admissions|
|19th September 2017||3.00pm||Finance & Resources|
|4th October 2017||4.40pm for 5.00pm||AGM - Full Board|
|10th October 2017||4.30pm||Standards & Achievement|
|26th October 2017||4.30pm||Staff Pay|
|9th November 2017||4.30pm||Teaching, Learning, Curriculum|
|28th November 2017||3.00pm||Finance & Resources|
|7th December 2017||4.30pm||Student Support|
|14th December 2017||4.40pm for 5.00pm||Full Board|
|18th January 2018||4.30pm||Teaching, Learning, Curriculum|
|30th January 2018||3.00pm||Finance & Resources, followed by Staff Pay|
|22nd February 2018||4.30pm||Standards & Achievement|
|15th March 2018||4.40pm for 5.00pm||Full Board|
|20th March 2018||3.00pm||Finance & Resources|
|12th April 2018||4.30pm||Student Support|
|3rd May 2018||4.30pm||Standards & Achievement|
|15th May 2018||3.00pm||Finance & Resources|
|24th May 2018||4.30pm||Teaching, Learning, Curriculum|
|14th June 2018||4.30pm||Standards & Achievement|
|26th June 2018||3.00pm||Finance & Resources|
|5th July 2018||4.30pm||Student Support|
|12th July 2018||4.40pm for 5.00pm||Full Board|
* Indicates meetings that have been rescheduled.
Mrs H Redford-Hernandez - Headteacher
Mrs H Redford-Hernandez
Helen Redford-Hernandez is the Headteacher of Hungerhill School in Doncaster. Hungerhill School is a mixed comprehensive (11-16 years) with more than 1100 students. It is a high-performing school, having been graded as outstanding in October 2012. Last year, the school secured Teaching School as well as National Support School status. Designated as a National Leader of Education and Pupil Premium Reviewer, Helen also supports a number of secondary and primary schools through the Teaching School Alliance, Partners in Learning.
Helen has held a number of leadership posts in other Local Authorities, including Head of School in an 11-18 Federated Academy, and MFL Advisory Teacher in Nottinghamshire Advisory and Inspection Service.
Helen has particular expertise in MFL and worked for many years as a Specialist Lecturer on the ITT course at the University of Nottingham. Before becoming a teacher, she qualified as a Management Accountant for a large steel company in Sheffield.
Mrs Andrea Robinson - Chair
Mrs A Robinson
Chair of Governors
Andrea became a parent governor shortly after her eldest child joined Hungerhill School in order to better understand the school. She now serves as a Community Governor because of the huge respect that she feels for the staff, students, and colleagues on the Governing Body. Governors fulfil an important role as ‘critical friends;’ they succeed in this because they are a diverse group of people who bring different knowledge, skills, expertise, and life experience to their consideration of everything, from the development of the curriculum to how much it would be appropriate to spend on a new boiler!
Andrea works for a charity and, in that capacity, she has visited some of the poorest countries in the world; villages where children have no access to formal education. This serves as an important reminder that we must value and support this country’s state education system.
Mr Robert young - vice chair
Mr R Young
Vice Chair of Governors
Bob Young has served as a governor at Hungerhill School for nine years. For the first three years, he was a staff governor until his retirement from the post of Co-ordinator for Special Educational Needs at the school in 2010. He was appointed to this post in 1985 when the school was still in the earliest phase of its development under the first headteacher, and when schools from a management perspective were very different places to what we have now. He has therefore seen many changes in how the school is structured and managed, and, as SENCO, he had an important role in developing the structure and philosophy for which the school has received recognition. He started the Special Needs Department from scratch, responding to national and local initiatives, both statutory and voluntary, but always with the aim of ensuring that these developments were adopted to suit our school and our students. His aim as SENCO was to champion the cause of students with special educational needs, along with all students, and to ensure their life chances whilst at the school and beyond were in no way disadvantaged. He has tried to promote the same values whilst in the role of governor, and he is pleased to continue his association with the school and to use his experience to support the current management team.
Bob initially trained as a PE teacher and, for ten years before joining Hungerhill, taught at Armthorpe School. Apart from work and family, his main interest has always been sport. He played Rugby Union to county standard, and played cricket locally for many years. He was involved in school sport right up to his retirement, and during his career coached county school’s rugby and managed Doncaster Schools’ football teams. For a number of years, he was the area scout for Sheffield Wednesday Football Club. His current interests are golf, art, and the fortunes of Buxton FC.
He has an advanced qualification in Special Education Needs, and a Masters Degree in Education.
Mr Nic Burne - Member Appointed
Mr N Burne
Member Appointed Governor
Nic has been a Governor for over fifteen years. He was motivated to join the governors while his three boys were at Hungerhill, and he wanted to give something back for the excellent start in life that the school gave to his family.
He finds it a source of great pleasure and satisfaction to be part of such a dynamic and proactive team. The Governors are very involved with the running of the school, and the school is always very welcoming of the Governors’ input. Together they make a winning team, as is shown by the excellent exam results.
Nic was a teacher for twenty years and then ran a small business, so he has some skills and experience which, though dated, are useful to the Board.
He is acutely aware of the heavy responsibility that governance carries, but he finds it very interesting and rewarding.
Mrs Teresa Ladley - Member Appointed
Mrs T Ladley
Member Appointed Governor
Teresa has been a member of the Governing Body since 2012, in the first instance appointed as a Parent Governor, and then later a Member-Appointed Governor. Her oldest son is a former student of the school and is currently studying a Masters Degree at University of Sheffield. Her youngest son is currently in Year 10.
Teresa has strong links with the Hungerhill pyramid as a whole, as she is the Business Manager for both Dunsville Primary Academy Trust and Kirk Sandall Academy Trust. She is also a designated Specialist Leader in Education with the Doncaster Teaching School Alliance, Partners in Learning.
A committed member of the Governing Body, she has played an active role in the school; with her particular expertise and interest in finance, she was appointed Responsible Officer when Hungerhill first became an Academy. She continues to support the school wherever she can, and is proud to be part of the organisation which she believes gives our young people the best possible preparation for the future.
Dr Stephen Newman - Member Appointed
Dr S Newman
Member Appointed Governor
Stephen Newman is Senior Lecturer in Education and Professional Development at Leeds Beckett University, working with students on undergraduate and postgraduate courses; MSc and MA courses in education, and leadership and management, doctorates, and leading two School-Centred Initial Teacher Training PGCE courses for students studying at Masters Degree level whilst training to be teachers. In these, and other roles, he works closely with colleagues in schools and academies (both primary and secondary), and in other universities, examining, researching, and writing. His particular interest is philosophy and, in particular, the later philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein. He was awarded a PhD by the University of Sheffield in 1997 for his thesis on teacher education and professional development, which was subsequently published.
Prior to his present post, Stephen was the Course Leader for MA and Med programmes in the McMillan School of Teaching, Health, and Care at Bradford College University Centre. Stephen has a long involvement with Hungerhill School, where he was Head of Geography, and also Examinations Officer for many years.
Mr bill peacock - member appointed
Mr B Peacock
Member Appointed Governor
Bill has had a close association with the local primary schools; his wife works as a Special Educational Needs Learning Support Assistant, he is chair of the Local Governing Body at Kirk Sandall Juniors, and he also sits as a director of the Kirk Sandall Academy Trust.
Throughout this time, Bill has worked with many headteachers and senior management teams at Hungerhill’s feeder schools, and has undertaken tasks involving the recruitment of teaching staff, senior management, redundancy, and Ofsted inspection.
Being a retired senior manager from a multinational enterprise with an engineering background, Bill now has the time and the ambition to commit to the Hungerhill Board and share his experience, believing in constant encouragement of the ‘whole child,’ with a focus on attainment, achievement, and personal development.
Mrs patricia flanagan - Parent
Mrs P Flanagan
Patricia’s son was a student at Hungerhill and, for many years, she has been involved at Hungerhill School both as a member of the Parent/Teacher Association and, more recently, the Parents’ Advisory Group.
This is Patricia’s third year as Parent Governor and she considers it an honour to serve alongside Board members whose level of commitment to children, staff, and the school is exemplary. She is looking forward to the coming years as Hungerhill School continues to grow and develop in the future.
mr stephen france - parent
Mr S France
Mrs Karen crosby - staff
Mrs K Crosby
Miss nikki crowder- staff
Miss N Crowder
Nikki has been a teacher at Hungerhill for nine years, appointed firstly as Head of Music in January 2008 and later promoted to Curriculum Leader for Performing Arts from September 2011. During this time, she has been a member of many working parties within the school, from being involved in reviewing home learning to co-leading on data and assessment.
Being passionate about being in the classroom and bringing out the best in students, Nikki wanted to commit to being on the Hungerhill Board in order to share her knowledge and experience, as well as gain further insight into the school as a whole. She believes in developing the ‘whole child’, focussing not only on academic studies but recognising and nurturing each and every child’s best abilities, in whatever discipline, so they can flourish.
Miss hannah d'rozario- staff
Miss H D'Rozario