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Governors Photos & Biographies

The role of Governors in school is to act with integrity, objectivity and honesty with the best interests of the school. They should be able to be open about, and prepared to explain their decisions and actions. They take a largely strategic role in the running of the school, helping to set out aims and objectives, policies and targets for achieving the objectives. The governing body should act as a “critical friend” to the head teacher, providing advice and support.(Department for Education, 2012)

Our Governors for the academic year of 2018-2019


Mr P Hindle (Head Teacher)

Finance/Staffing Committee, Standards/Curriculum Committee, Premises/Health & Safety Committee, Pay/Performance Management Committee.
Mr Hindle is the school head teacher, who was appointed as head in September 2018. He was previously Deputy Head teacher at a school in Cheshire for 7 Years. 


Mrs K. Ellson (Chair)karen-ellson

Chair of Governors, Finance/Staffing Committee, Curriculum and standards Committee, Pay/Performance Management Committee, Staff Dismissal/Capability/Discipline Committee, Complaints Committee.
Mrs Ellson is now the chair of governors at Black Horse Hill Junior School. Mrs Ellson has Over 20 years scientific research & development experience at UNILEVER, 6 years project management experience and has been a member of Black Horse Hill Junior School Governing Body for 6 years.



Rev. C Coverley (Vice-Chair)

Vice- Chair of governors. Premises/Health & Safety Committee, Pay/Performance Management Appeals Committee, Staff Dismissal/Capability/Discipline Committee, Complaints Committee, nominated RE/ PSCE & SMSC governor.
Reverend Coverley is a co-opted governor, she has been the reverend at the local church, St Michael’s, for 9 years now. This  where we go to present our Christmas nativity. Reverend Coverley often comes into school to lead the children in assemblies.


Councillor D. Eldertondavid-elderton

Finance/Staffing Committee, Pay/Performance Management Committee, Staff Dismissal/Capability/Discipline Appeals Committee.
Mr Elderton is a Local Authority representative governor. Previously, he has been a governor at local high schools for many years . Mr Elderton has 32 years experience in the construction industry, where for 15 years he was a Divisional Director; constructing multi-million pound hospitals & hotels. Councilor Elderton was elected Councillor for Wirral  in 2000 and is the link governor  for Maths.


Mr R. Pritchardray-p

Premises/Health & Safety committee Committee.
Mr Pritchard is a co-opted governor. He has been  the school caretaker since 2012 and now works in the kitchen as well. Prior to that he has 20 years’ experience working in and running two petrol stations.and has been a taxi driver in Chester & Ellesmere Port. Mr Pritchard has Level 1 and Level 2 in BSL (British Sign Language) 


Mrs K. Taylor(Assistant Head Teacher)karen-taylor

Standards/Curriculum Committee.
Mrs Taylor is the school’s teaching governor. responsible for assessment and progress. Mrs Taylor trained at Edge Hill College. She Taught in Ormskirk for 6 years before coming to Black Horse Hill in 2003 and was promoted to Assistant Head in 2010. Mrs Taylor ran the London Marathon in 2008 – it took 5 Hrs 17 mins! She loves spending time with her close family – and is even on the same netball team as her sister!                 

  Mr S. Jones 

Mr Jones is a Parent Governor of our school and is our governor for SEN and health and safety. He has a vested interest in the performance, management and governance of Black Horse Hill Schools, having three children across the Infant and Junior schools. Mr Jones currently works in Further Education. He is a qualified Health and Safety professional and was previously a serving police officer who has dedicated his working life to serving the public and community.



Mrs V Sowden 

Mrs Sowden is a parent governor who sits on our Finance & Staffing; Standards & Curriculum; Pay/Performance Management Appeals; Headteacher Performance Management and Staff dismissal/ Capability/ Discipline & Appeals committee. She is the link governor for English.


Mrs L Ashman 

Mrs Ashman is a parent governor who sits on our Staff Pay/Performance Management and Staff Dismissal/ Capability committee. She is the link governor for assessment.


Mrs Wood 

Mrs Wood is a parent governor who sits on our Standards & Curriculum Committee. She is the link governor for the foundation curriculum.


To contact any of our governors please either email the school office or send a letter in an envelope marked For The Attention Of the specific governor you wish to contact.

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