Meet The Governors
Heather Ward-RussellChair of Governors, Curriculum & Learning, Safeguarding Governor
I am the nominated Local Authority Governor and support the Curriculum and Learning Committee, contributing to subject monitoring, in addition to safeguarding monitoring.
Now retired, my background as an HR Director was to support strategy, people development and engagement, mainly across the public sector of the UK and private sector in the middle east.
Dominic ThomasCo-Vice Chair, Curriculum & Learning (Vice Chair), Website Governor
I am a parent governor within the school governing body and have two children in Kings Hill School. My career background is in the Lloyd's Insurance Market as both a Reinsurance Buyer and latterly a Regulator. This allows me to apply my financial review and process auditing skills to the role of school governor in various areas. I am focussed on Teaching and Learning monitoring within the school.
Clare BrownEYFS, SEND, Curriculum & Learning
I am a co-opted governor within the Governing Body. I have worked in education for the past 19 years, initially training as an English teacher before moving into Teacher Education. Currently, I am Curriculum Head in a Further Education college where I lead and manage five curriculum areas. Prior to working in Education, I had a career in Banking.
Stephanie FosterFinance & Resources, Pay
I am delighted to have joined as an associate governor, specifically supporting the finance and resource committees. I have been a COO across public and private sectors for many years now, that work includes risk, finance, people, transformational change and IT. My daughter just started Reception this year.
Kamara HeronSafeguarding, Curriculum & Learning
I have been a co-opted governor for 4 years and am responsible for Safeguarding and EYFS. My daughter attends Kings Hill School. I currently work within the legal sector specialising in Safeguarding, Child Protection and Risk Management.
Robert JaneFinance & Resources, HTPM Panel
I'm a co-opted governor currently a member of the finance and resources committee. For the last 20 years I've held leadership roles mostly in the media and advertising industry specialising in HR and talent transformation. I'm married, have 3 children, 2 of whom currently attend KHS, and have lived in the Kings Hill area for the last 7 years.
Sue NicholsonEYFS, SEND, Curriculum & Learning
I am a co-opted governor, with 35 years' experience of teaching and leadership in primary schools. I have taught Years R-6, was a headteacher for 20 years, Executive Headteacher and Director of Education with a small trust, before retiring in 2021. My passion is striving for all pupils to maximise their life opportunities through a broad and appropriate curriculum.
I have lived on Kings Hill since 1997, with my younger daughter attending Kings Hill Primary as it opened, and now three grandchildren currently attend the school.
David OlderFinance & Chair of the Finance Committee, Health and Safety, Pay Panel
I am a co-opted governor, having previously been an elected parent governor when my son attended KHS. Currently, I am Chair of the Finance committee and sit on the Health & Safety committee.
In my professional life, I have a wide range of experience across different industries and running my own businesses, with most of the last 20+ years focused on commercial roles.
Alastair PlummerFinance & Resources, Pay Panel
I am a parent governor with one child at the school currently. My professional background is in the financial services industry where I work as a chartered accountant and risk manager.
Rebecca RatcliffeStaff Governor, Curriculum & Learning
I've been a staff member at KHS for almost 20 years and took on the role of staff governor almost three years ago. During my time here I've worked in most year groups across the school, and have been involved in most aspects of school life expected of a staff member and parent of two girls who attended the school.
Zoe ToppingParent Governor