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Welcome to the Governors' section!


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.


Helen Hicks
Chair of Governors

Governor Details, Interests & Attendance Record


Full Name Type of Governor Date of Appointment Term of Office Date Stepped Down (if applicable) Appointed by Pecuniary Interests Material Interests Number of meetings could have attended (17/18) Number of meetings did attend (17/18)
Helen Hicks Co-opted Chair 1/7/2015 4 years   Governing Body Governor at William Booth None 6 5
Rupert Boddington Co-opted Vice-Chair 6/12/2018 4 years   Governing Body None None


Sue Mabbott Co-opted Vice-Chair 23/9/2017 4 years   Governing Body None None 6 4
Nicola Anderson Co-opted 29/6/2015 4 years   Governing Body None None 6 6
Aaron Girling Parent 13/12/2016 4 years   Parents & Governing Body None None 6 5
Jillian Lowrey Local Authority Governor 24/4/2017 4 years   Local Authority None None 6 4
Amy Marshall Staff 18/6/2015 4 years   Staff & Governing Body None Staff Member 6 5
Leon McLean Parent 7/12/2015 4 years   Parents & Governing Body None None 6 5
Rachel Want Co-opted 24/9/2017 4 years   Governing Body None Staff Member 6 6
Loretta Sheppard Head Teacher 1/9/2011 N/A   N/A None Staff Member 6 6


Who's Who on the Governing Body


Members Profiles


Helen Hicks - Co-opted

Chair of Governors

Responsibilities - Head Teacher Performance Management, Data Group and Safeguarding


I started out as a parent governor at Glade Hill Primary School in 1999 when my children were pupils at the school.  In 2002 I became Chair of Governors and I still hold this position today although since 2014 I have become a co-opted governor as both my children are now at university.  As well as chairing the governing body meetings I am also on the Head Teacher's performance management committee, our data group and I am the safeguarding governor.


I live locally and work part-time in Netherfield as a Scheme Assistant for Longhurst and Havelok Housing Association and am also a co-opted governor at William Booth Primary School in Sneinton, Nottingham.  Outside my family life I love swimming and socialising.


Rupert Boddington - Co-opted

Joint Vice-Chair of Governors

Responsibilities - Pay Committee and Data Group


I have 30 years banking experience with RBS, the majority of which has been spent working in Corporate Banking in the Midlands.  I currently manage a portfolio of larger corporate customers and am lead for the Manufacturing Sector in the Midlands.  I am also a member of the advisory board of the East Midlands Regional Venture Capital Fund.  I enjoy live music, walking, having completed a number of high altitude treks, and am a keen follower of rugby.  As well as being a season ticket holder at Leicester Tigers, I coach a junior team at Ilkeston RFC.  I recently ran the Robin Hood Half Marathon raising £1500 for charity.


Sue Mabbott - Co-opted

Joint Vice-Chair of Governors

Responsibilities - Pay Committee


I am a Partner in the law firm Browne Jacobson where I work in the Nottingham office.  I undertake personal injury litigation on behalf of local authorities, public sector clients and insurers.  I have a large team and lots of HR and Operational responsibilities.  I have been with the firm for 34 years, having started as a junior at 18 years old straight from college.


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 teenage) 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 member of a local community events committee and I enjoy organising galas, fun-runs and other fundraising events.


Nicola Anderson - Co-opted

Responsibilities - Head Teacher Performance Management


I work full-time at Nottingham Trent University based on the City Campus as a Project Manager. As such I am responsible for the successful delivery of a diverse range of strategic university projects. I also volunteer for an 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.
I have joined the governing body this year, having previously served as an LA governor at another Primary School within the City for 5 years and am looking forward to helping the school continue to support  and encourage all of our pupils to be the best they can be.


Rachel Want - Co-opted

Responsibilities - Data Group


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 and Key Stage 2 Coordinator.  Within these roles I lead school development in Assessment, Maths and the Curriculum.


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’ achievement group 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 am a fan of women’s football (watching not playing) and I can often be found at Meadow Lane supporting the Lady Pies.


Amy Marshall - Staff


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!


This year I was really pleased to be given the opportunity to become a staff governor. I am sure this role will allow me 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. 


Leon McLean - Parent

Responsibilities - Health & Safety & Pay Committee


I have recently joined the Governing Body as a Parent Governor.  I am employed full-time and have two young daughters, one of which attends the school.  I have a background in Social Housing, IT, Project Management, Programme Management, Youth Work and Administration.


Outside of work I like to watch wildlife documentaries, bake and spend time with my family.


Aaron Girling - Parent

Aaron recently joined the Governing Body as a Parent Governor and has 2 children at the school.


Jillian Lowrey - Local Authority Governor

I have recently joined the Governing Body as a Local Authority Governor. 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!


Loretta Sheppard - Head Teacher

I have been Head Teacher at Glade Hill since 2011 and was previously the head at Highwood Infants School in Nottingham.  I have always lived and worked in Nottingham.  I am extremely proud to be Head Teacher at Glade Hill and feel privileged to lead such a dedicated, hard working and professional team!  I also get to spend lots of time with all 'my wonderful sparkly children!

I have two grown up sons who I am also immensely proud of, one who works and lives in Nottingham and the other who works and lives in Leeds.

In my spare time, I love getting out on my bike, walking in the mountains and catching up with friends.  I am also a  passionate reader.