School governors want to make a positive contribution to children’s education. Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing body is central to the effectiveness of a school.
To find out more about our Governors, click on the headings below.
Hannah works in the Human Resource arena, specialising in Talent Management and Workforce Planning. Dartford has been home for the last 8 years and she has two children at West Hill Primary School. Hannah has a firm commitment to the role of the Governor believing that the Primary school years are the most important in a child’s education and ultimately shapes their future.
Vicki grew up and still lives in Dartford meaning that she has a comprehensive understanding of the local community. Her working role has meant that she has spent 10 years in North Kent working closely with partner agencies such as Health, Children Services and Police. She has two children at West Hill Primary School and is committed to working with the Governing Body and the school to ensure there is robust challenge, creating a healthier partnership.
Adrian lives in the Dartford area and is married with three children. After graduating from Durham University with an honours degree in law, Adrian qualified as a solicitor and has spent the last 20 years working in the city. He has a very strong interest and passion for education as a means of inspiring children to rise to the best of their abilities and make the very best use of their inherent natural talents. He has been actively involved in recruitment and mentoring programmes as well holding various senior managerial positions. Adrian was elected as a Co-opted Governor in December 2015.
Neil is a Group Treasury Manager for a Lloyd’s of London syndicate who specialise in marine and non-marine insurance around the world. He has twins boys Luke and Samuel and a daughter Amy who all attend West Hill. Neil is also involved in the wider community coaching an U11 football team at Fleetdown. Neil’s interests are supporting the local community where possible, football, golf and running.
I am recently retired as HT of a very successful school in Tonbridge and have a fairly extensive knowledge of what it is to be a governor. I am passionate that the educational opportunities for children should be the very best and that those involved in schools should get all the help and support necessary to make this happen. I am excited about being a governor of West Hill Primary School.