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Hungerhill School

Governance and Leadership

governor meetings schedule 

Meeting Dates 2022-23

Local Governing Board – 4.30pm

Thursday 29 September

Thursday 15 December

Thursday 30 March

Thursday 6 July

Standards and Outcomes Committee – 4.30pm

Thursday 8 December

Thursday 27 April

Thursday 20 July

mrs l pond - Headteacher

Mrs Pond is the Headteacher at Hungerhill. Her previous roles as Advanced Skills Teacher and Deputy Headteacher allowed her to contribute towards the Outstanding judgement that the school received in October 2012. Since then, she has been heavily involved in working across a number of local secondary and primary schools, in developing aspects of teaching and learning and system leadership. It is her firm belief that evidenced-based practice should drive school improvement and that as a school leader she plays a critical role in using research to develop her practice and inform her decisions to allow her to improve outcomes for all children at Hungerhill.


Mr Neil Purvis (Chair) 

Neil Purvis is a Senior Audit Manager for the Government Internal Audit Agency (GIAA), an Executive Agency of HM Treasury delivering Internal Audit and Assurance Services across the majority of UK Government Departments and their Arms-Length Bodies. Neil undertakes two roles in GIAA, Head of Internal Audit for the Office for Nuclear Regulation; and Senior Audit Manager leading GIAA’s Project and Programme Management Specialism (leading the planning and delivery of Internal Audit and assurance services to major change Projects and Programmes across the Ministry of Justice, Home Office, Department for Health and Social Care, and Centre of Government Departments).

His expertise lies in Internal Audit, corporate governance, internal control, risk management, project and programme management, corporate strategy and strategic management, alongside more general public sector/central government/civil service leadership.

Neil is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (CMIIA); and a Globally Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), who has been a member of the Civil Service for over 20 years undertaking various roles within the Department for Work and Pensions, and more recently in HM Treasury. He has also worked in the private sector.

Neil has extensive experience in public sector finance, governance, risk management and general business delivery and feels he has the unique skills and knowledge that he can bring to the Board of Governors.

 Mrs Lucy Holbrey (co-Vice Chair) - Link governor for pupil premium

Lucy Holbrey has been a Parent Governor at the school since October 2020 and currently has one child at the school. Lucy is the Area Manager for Cancer Research UK, Yorkshire and Humberside.

Lucy has extensive experience in data protection, equality, diversity and inclusion and feels that she has unique skills and knowledge that she can bring to the Board of Governors.

Mr William Goodchild (Co-VIce chair) - link governor for send 

William Goodchild has been a Governor at the school since September 2020 and is currently the Senior Manager for Cyber Operations at BT. William believes that the experience he has around Information Security is critical to all stakeholders in a school and feels strongly about being secure online.

Miss Carlene Holden - link governor for safeguarding 

Carlene Holden has been a Parent Governor at the school since October 2020 and currently has one child at the school. Carlene is the Deputy Director of Human Resources and Learning at Holly Lodge, Tickhill Road Hospital Site.

Carlene has extensive experience in Human Resources and feels that she can bring this to the Board of Governors.

Mr David Munro  

David Munro is the Systems and Technology Manger for Unipart Rail, leading the implementation of the digital strategy for Unipart Rail. David has currently two children in school.

David is a trained facilitator and has an appreciation for group dynamics and leading groups to positive outcomes. He also has a strong background in process improvement across many different business sectors, and feels that he can bring these skills into his Parent Governor role.

David has an understanding of current and new technology and feels it is vitally important to bring those concepts to children at the earliest possible opportunity in their lives. He believes his experience of working with a variety of stakeholders and his investment as an interested parent leads him to think that he can contribute to the Board of Governors as a positive engaged member of the team. 

Mr Joel Tibbitts

Joel is the Deputy Lead Teacher of Mathematics at McAuley Catholic High School. 

He believes that he has a wealth of experience that would benefit any school governance trust.  He has a very good knowledge of data handling, and having worked in retail banking before becoming a teacher, he believes he has a good knowledge of finance. 

Mr Sam Foster

Sam is the Associate Director at Mott MacDonald, he manages and coordinates a team of project manages project managers delivering built environment projects across the North of England.

He believes that he possess sufficient skill, knowledge and experience to complement the existing board in enhancing the quality of education at Hungerhill School. His varied project and change management experience will be put to good use in assessing and supporting the service delivery at the school, alongside challenging where improvements could be made.

Mr Nigel roberson

Nigel is the Deputy Headteacher at Heritage High School. He has a wealth of experience across a wide range of areas of expertise. His expereince covers school in a number of positions and what is required to continue further improvement.  Through his role at Heritage High School, he has supported the development of the school, making significant improvements and now the change of CEO is further developing him as a leader.  All of which he feels can play an important part in Maintaining Hungerhill school as a lead within the borough.