Meet the Governors

Chair Person / Parent Governor

Mrs V Bennett
My name is Victoria Bennett and I live in Checkley. I have 3 children, 2 of whom have now moved to Middle school and my youngest is in reception. I have been a parent Governor at Hutchinson Memorial since September 2008 and I am currently the Chair. In my role as a governor I help to develop the schools strategic framework and regularly review progress. I also support the headteacher and her staff with their aim of making Hutchinson Memorial the best it can possibly be. I believe every child should have a positive start to their learning journey in an excellent learning environment. As Governors we strive to ensure Hutchinson Memorial continues to provide such a start for its pupils and that every child reaches their full potential.

Head Teacher / Governor

Mrs P Snee
I joined Hutchinson Memorial CE (A) First School as Headteacher, in September, 2008. I began my teaching career in 1993 in a large Primary School in Staffordshire Moorlands. There I progressed to becoming KS2 Leader and then Deputy Headteacher. I then took up a secondment as Acting Headteacher in a very small Primary, again in Staffordshire Moorlands, before taking on my current role.
I have 2:1 honours Bachelor of Education Degree, which I gained Edge Hill Univeristy and a National Professional Qualification in Headship.

Foundation Governor

Rev I Smith
I am the Local Vicar for Checkley; as such I am an ex-officio governor at Hutchinson Memorial School. My chief role is to promote close relationships between church and school through worship, school visits and family networking. As an retired teacher I have a good understanding of the minutiae of school life and am on the Teaching and Learning and Personnel Committees.

Mrs V Beardmore
I have recently become a foundation governor, my first meeting being in October 2013. I have 2 boys who attend Hutchinson Memorial; Jake in year 2 and Charlie in year 1, but I also attended the school myself, and was lucky enough to celebrate the centenary of the school in my last year in 1979. I therefore have a strong relationship with the school and am therefore pleased to serve as a governor.

Mr A Carr
Having grown up as a child in Checkley, I feel most privileged to now live in the heart of the village. I have become actively involved with community life and support several organisations within the area. Having been a pupil myself in my early years at Hutchinson Memorial, I am truly honored to offer time and commitment as a Foundation Governor at this thriving and enthusiastic school. Since being a member of the Governing body, part of my role is that of the Vice Chair and most recently Link governor to the Badgers Class. I thoroughly enjoy my role in school where I will continue to support and develop the growth, to ensure all pupils flourish in their capabilities and beyond. Long may it continue.

Mrs P Redfern
My name is Pat Redfern and I am a Foundation Governor at Hutchinson Memorial School. As a retired Headteacher of a small village Primary School, I feel that I have a lot of experience that can be beneficial to this thriving, vibrant school. I am on the Teaching and Learning and Personnel Committees and am the Link Governor for Special Educational Needs. I am also the Link Governor for the Hedgehogs Class. As a Foundation Governor I am keen to promote close links between the school and the church.

Mrs H Barber
For the past five years my role on the Governing body has been that of a foundation governor. I serve on the personnel committee and I am a link governor for the foxes class ( years 3 and 4) which I enjoy going in to help with each week. I have got two lovely children, who thoroughly enjoy their school life here at Hutchinson Memorial. I am really very proud to be a critical friend to this wonderful school.

Mrs Wendy Carr
I have been a Foundation Governor since October 2013.My connection with the school goes back to 1974 when my first child started education at Hutchinson Memorial School. I enjoy my connection with the school and I will endeavour to help in any way that I can to maintain the standard of the school.

Parent Governor

Mrs Sarah Armett
I became a parent governor in September 2013. I am also a member of the Finance Committee. I am very excited to be part of the school’s governing body as I believe that Hutchinson Memorial School offers children a fantastic start to their formal education. I currently have 2 children who attend the school and 1 child still at home. I am a qualified management accountant and I am able to bring financial and business skills to the governing body.

Teacher Governor

Mrs a Manlove
I am teacher Governor and I teach Hedgehogs class (Years 1 and 2). I provide the Governors with a teacher’s perspective into school life. I am also a member of the Personnel Committee and Teaching & Learning Committee.

Local Authority Governor

Mrs S Taylor
In 2016 I took on the responsibility of local authority governor at Hutchinson Memorial. I have been involved with the school in a variety of ways over the past 6 years so have a good working knowledge of your outstanding school. As a retired first school Headteacher, as well as having been a consultant head for the local authority and entrust and a SIAMS inspector, I feel that I can now offer my skills, knowledge and time to Hutchinson. I am a member of the Teaching and Learning committee and link governor for owls class.

Associate Governor

Charlotte Jones
I am a member of the Finance Committee and employed by the School as an Administrative Officer. I provide the Finance Governors with budget monitoring reports and forecasts in order to make informative decisions.

Governor Attendance Document 2016 - 2017

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Register of Interest

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Governor Attendance Document 2015 - 2016

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Code of Conduct for Governors and Governing Bodies

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Instrument of Government

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