Glade Hill Primary and Nursery School

We are Golden and we SPARKLE


Welcome to the Governors' section!


The Governing Body has 12 members to reflect the increasing size of our school.  The Full Governing Body is made up of:

  • Head Teacher
  • 2 Parent Governors (elected by the parents)
  • 1 Staff Governor (elected by staff members)
  • 1 Local Authority Governor (appointed by the LA or Governing Body)
  • 7 co-opted Governors (appointed by the Governing Body)


We meet 6 times a year (twice each term) as a full Governing Body and do not have a committee structure.  These meetings are chaired by myself or one of the Vice-Chairs in event of my absence.


The Governing Body is responsible for a wide range of matters which come under our three core functions:

  •  ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • accountability of the Head Teacher for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.


We hope that the information on this page gives you an insight into the governing body and the way we work but if you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact me via the school office.


Rupert Boddington
Chair of Governors

Governor Details, Interests & Attendance Record


Full NameType of GovernorDate of AppointmentTerm of OfficeDate Stepped Down (if applicable)Appointed byPecuniary InterestsMaterial InterestsNumber of meetings could have attended (21/22)Number of meetings did attend (21/22)
Rupert BoddingtonCo-opted Chair05/12/20224 years Governing BodyNoneMember of NST Board of Directors66
Sue MabbottCo-opted Vice-Chair22/09/20214 years Governing BodyNoneNone


Nicola AndersonCo-opted Vice-Chair29/6/20194 years Governing BodyNoneNone66
Shelagh HubbardCo-opted6/12/20214 years Governing BodyNoneNone44
Rachel WantCo-opted23/9/20214 years Governing BodyNone

Staff Member

Pam CowardCo-opted3/10/20224 years Governing BodyNoneStaff MemberN/AN/A
Jillian LowreyLocal Authority Governor15/3/20214 years Local AuthorityNoneNone65
Miss MStaff18/6/20194 years Staff & Governing BodyNoneStaff Member66
Ohione IlavbareParent27/4/20204 years Parents & Governing BodyNoneNone64
Tamara Pattman-WilsonParent28/04/20234 years Parents & Governing BodyNoneNoneN/AN/A
Anna StapletonHead Teacher1/9/2022N/A N/ANoneStaff MemberN/AN/A
Cheryl SteeleCo-opted24/5/20234 years Governing BodyNoneHead Teacher & Governor @ Rosehill Special SchoolN/AN/A
Andrew RogersCo-opted06/12/20214 years17/05/2022 Governing BodyNoneNone32
Sarah WykesParent21/6/20214 years


Parents & Governing BodyNoneNone62
Loretta SheppardHead Teacher1/9/2011N/A31/08/2022N/ANoneStaff Member66


Who's Who on the Governing Body


Members Profiles


Rupert Boddington - Co-opted

Chair of Governors

Responsibilities - Safeguarding and Looked after Children, Head Teacher Performance Management, Standards Committee


I spent 34 years in banking experience with RBS, the majority of which has been spent working in Corporate Banking in the Midlands, before I took early retirement in April 2019.  I have been a Governor at Glade Hill for over 10 years.  I have also recently been elected to the Board of the Nottingham Schools Trust and I am a member of the advisory board of the Catapult Growth Fund.  I enjoy live music, keeping fit and walking, having completed a number of high altitude treks.  I am a keen follower of rugby with a season ticket at Leicester Tigers and I coached a junior team at Ilkeston RFC for 10 years.  Both my daughter and son are currently working abroad (France and Sweden) and I enjoy visiting them and experiencing these countries.


Sue Mabbott - Co-opted

Joint Vice-Chair of Governors

Responsibilities - Early Years Curriculum focusing on early maths and early reading, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Pay Committee, Standards Committee


I was formerly a Partner in the law firm Browne Jacobson where I was responsible for one of the firm's five nationwide departments.  I left the partnership after 39 years in April 2020, having started as a junior at 18 years old straight from college.  I now still work with the firm as a Consultant and also have my own business coaching and mentoring practice.


I enjoy my role as Governor at Glade Hill for several reasons.  First, I am proud to say I was a pupil at Glade Hill between 1968 and 1974.  I have many fond memories - and the distinctive school roof is still the same!  Secondly, having previously been a 'Brown Owl', a member of my local PTA, and having two (now adult) children of my own, I have always enjoyed the company of children and seeing them flourish.  Glade Hill has a fantastic leadership team and there is no doubting the dedication of the teachers so it is a pleasure to work alongside them and see the good work they do.


Outside of my work, as well as my Governor role, I am a volunteer coach for BEAT, the eating disorder charity, where I coach parents and carers of those suffering from eating disorders; I', a volunteer steward at my local vaccination centre, and I am a member of a local community events committee and I enjoy organising galas, fun-runs and other fundraising events.  I love filling the rest of my time walking, reading and cooking.


Nicola Anderson - Co-opted

Joint Vice-Chair of Governors

Responsibilities - Raising of attainment (including disadvantaged, higher attainers, catch-up premium and pupil premium), Head Teacher Performance Management, Standards Committee


I work full-time at Nottingham Trent University as a Project Manager, where I am responsible for the successful delivery of a diverse range of strategic university projects. I also volunteer for a number of good causes within the city.
Outside of work, I make the most of having two prestigious theatres on my doorstep, offering an interesting mix of the classics and new performances and also enjoy live comedy at the various venues. A history enthusiast, I am also a member of the Civic Society and the National Trust and can often be found over a weekend visiting historical sites or attending lectures.

Shelagh Hubbard - Co-opted Governor

Responsibilities - Pay Committee


This is my first Governor role, though I have been in education for most of my life.  My parents were both teachers; Mum was a nursery/reception teacher.  After studying English at Lancaster University, I trained as a secondary teacher of English and Drama and worked in that role for almost 40 years, in many schools and colleges.  I was Head of English in 4 institutions and finished my career as Assistant Head at a school in Sutton in Ashfield.


Since 'retiring' I have worked with Voluntary Service Overseas, The National Pensioners Convention and The National Education Union.  I currently represent Retire Union Members in the East Midlands area.


In my spare time, apart from attending meetings, I enjoy theatre and cinema, read a lot and enjoy travel and cooking.  I also spend as much time as I can with Mum, still with us at 94, who still lives where I grew up, near Stockport.



Cheryl Steele - Co-opted Governor

Responsibilities - Health & Safety


Cheryl has recently joined our Governing Body.  She is the Headteacher and on the Governing Body at Rosehill Special School in Nottingham City.



Jillian Lowrey - Local Authority Governor

Responsibilities - Subject Leadership and Curriculum, Standards Committee


I have served as a Local Authority Governor since April 2017.  I regularly visit school throughout the year to support reading in Year 2.  Previously I was a Head of Modern Languages at a large academy school in Mansfield where I enjoyed the challenges and rewards of teaching GCSE and A level students as well as leading a department.  I am delighted to be working with such a talented and dedicated team of staff and governors at Glade Hill to encourage all children to enjoy learning and fulfil their potential. In my spare time I volunteer for a local homeless charity, enjoy keeping fit and am re-learning Latin!


Ohione Ilavbare - Parent

Responsibilities - SEND & Inclusion


I work full-time as an Environmental Manager for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation part of the Ministry of Defence managing land quality issues across the Defence Estate in the UK and Overseas.  I have a background in geology, hydrogeology, project management, environmental risk and impact assessment.


I have two young children, one of whom attends the school.  I joined the governing body in April 2020 and it has been a unique opportunity to support the school leadership team and staff in the good work that they do ensuring the children flourish in all aspects.


Outside of work, I enjoy travelling, cycling, playing football and listening to music.


Tamara Pattman-Wilson - Parent

Responsibilities - not assigned yet


Since my child enered the school I have been incredibly impressed with the support he has received, and the willingness for the school to work in partnership with our family.  Due to the fantastic work the school does, I am extremely keen to volunteer my time and knowledge to the school in order to give something back.


In terms of my skills and background, I am the Head of People & OD within the Civil Service, but have extensive background in the private sector.  I have a full understanding of the needs of busy working parents in ensuring the welfare of their children in their academic setting and understand the challenges other parents and children with additional needs can face on a day to day basis.


Rachel Want - Co-opted

Responsibilities - Data, Pupil Premium & Catch-Up, Standards Committee


I started working at Glade Hill in 1994 after finishing my degree at Sheffield Hallam University.  I have had many roles within the school and I’m currently the Assistant Head Teacher, Assessment Lead and Maths Subject Leader.


I joined the Governing Body in 2011 to support the school in the appointment of a new Head Teacher – Ms. Sheppard.  I enjoy being on the governing body.  We have a great team of passionate individuals who work hard to ensure the provision for our children is the very best.  My main role is to provide Governors with up to date National, local and school performance data.  I meet regularly with the Governors’ Standards Committee where we share assessment data and prioritise actions. 


Outside of school I love spending time with my family.  I have two amazing children who keep me busy! I love watching football and have recently taken up running.


Pam Coward - Co-opted


I have worked at Glade Hill since 2012 and I am currently the School Business Manager.  My responsibilities include Finance, HR, Data Protection and Health & Safety.  I enjoy the varied nature of my role and know that I will be able to use my expertise in these areas to advise the Governing Body.


I was previously the Chair of Governors at my daughters' Primary School and understand what an important role the Governing Body has in the leadership and management of a school.


In my spare time I am actively involved and on the leadership team of Aspley Christ Church.  I enjoy playing the piano, singing and spending time with my family.


Staff Governor


I have been a teacher at Glade Hill for the past four years. I have really enjoyed being a part of our school community and watching our children grow and achieve. We are lucky to have so many talents in our school and I love being involved in all things musical and creative. Glade Hill's Got Talent is always the highlight of the year!


I really enjoy being a School Governor as it allows me to support Glade Hill further in ensuring all children reach their potential and beyond.

 In my spare time I enjoy reading and listening to music. During the school holidays I enjoy travelling to new places and experiencing different cultures. 


Anna Stapleton - Headteacher


I started work at Glade Hill in September 2013 as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, after previously working in Leicestershire. Following the retirement of the previous Headteacher, I became the Headteacher in September 2022. 


Glade Hill is a one-of-a-kind school, with a special family ethos, where both children and staff are GOLDEN and SPARKLE. I feel very proud and privileged that the Governing Body chose me to lead our amazing school on the next part of its journey. My aim is to take Glade Hill forwards, building on past success, and further establishing an exciting and challenging curriculum where everyone can flourish.


Above all I will ensure that as the Headteacher, I use all of the energy and commitment that I have shown throughout my teaching and leadership career, to help every child at Glade Hill to reach their full potential, driving standards for all.