Our Governors and Their Roles

Our Whitehill Governors

Should you wish to discuss anything with any of our governors, please address correspondence care of Whitehill School.

Name   Governor Type Specific Role Term of Office Register of Business / Pecuniary Interests Register of Financial Interests Relationship to a member of staff or relative
Mr Steve Mills   Headteacher   N/A Wife is Assistant Head at Hitchin Girls’ School None Father of Matthew  – current Teaching Assistant
Mrs Samantha Addison   Co-opted Governor   Nov 2018 – 2022  None None None
Mrs Heidi Burniston   Associate Governor
(voting rights in Curriculum committee)
  Sept 2018 – 2022 None None None
Mrs Laura Cole   Co-opted Governor Chair of Curriculum Committee / Safeguarding Governor Mar 2020 – 2024 Employee at Hitchin Girls’ School None None
Mrs Gill Cook   Co-opted Governor   Dec 2018 – 2022 None None None
Mrs Kelly King   Clerk Clerks for the FGB   Employee of Herts for Learning None None
Mrs Claire Lanni   Clerk Clerks for Committees   Employee at Whitehill Junior School None None
Miss Ellie McGurk   Staff Governor   July 2021 – 2025 None None None
Mrs Anna Pargeter   Co-opted Governor Chair of Resources Committee Nov 2020 – 2024 Employee at Hitchin Girls’ School
Trustee and treasurer at Hitchin District Scout Council
None None
Dr Wendie Ray   Local Authority Governor Chair of Governors Apr 2019 – 2023 None None None
Mr Alasdair Weir   Parent Governor  Vice-Chair of Governors Jan 2019 – 2023 None None None
Mrs Tracy Wilson   Co-opted Governor   Nov 2020 – 2024 None None None

We currently have two vacancies for parent governors. If you are interested in finding out more about the role, please do get in touch by emailing the school. 

For a more detailed overview of the governing body, you may wish to take a look at our ‘Meet the Governors‘ document by selecting that link.


Governors’ Meetings and Attendance List (2020-2021)

The School Governors meet at least once per term as a full governing body and then, between times, smaller committees meet, focusing on the details of specific areas. Details of the members of each committee and their attendance at meetings can be found below. 

Full Governing Body

  17th Sept 2020 12th Nov 2020 18th March 2021 13th May 2021 24th June 2021 16th Sept 2021
  Remote Remote Remote In Person In Person In Person
Mr Steve Mills Y Y Y Y Y Y
Mrs Samantha Addison N Y Y Y Y Y
Mr Sam Atack N N N Y N
Mrs Anna Beresford Y Y Y Y Y
Mrs Heidi Burniston Y Y Y Y Y Y
Mrs Laura Cole Y Y Y Y Y Y
Mrs Gill Cook Y Y N Y Y Y
Miss Ellie McGurk Y
Mrs Anna Pargeter Y Y Y Y Y Y
Dr Wendie Ray Y Y Y Y Y Y
Mr Alasdair Weir Y Y Y Y N Y
Mrs Debbie Wells Y Y Y Y Y Y
Mrs Tracy Wilson Y Y Y Y

 


Curriculum Committee

  14th Oct 2020 3rd March 2021 9th June 2021
  Remote Remote In Person
Mr Steve Mills Y Y Y
Mrs Sam Addsion N Y N
Mrs Anna Beresford Y Y Y
Mrs Heidi Burniston Y Y Y
Mrs Laura Cole Y Y Y
Mrs Anna Pargeter Y Y N
Dr Wendie Ray Y Y Y
Mrs Tracy Wilson Y Y

 


Resources Committee (Premises, Finance and Personnel) 

  8th Oct 2020 4th March 2021 13th May 2021 30th June 2021
  Remote Remote In Person In Person
Mr Steve Mills Y Y Y Y
Mrs Sam Addison Y N Y Y
Mr Sam Atack Y Y Y N
Mrs Gill Cook Y N Y Y
Mrs Anna Pargeter Y Y Y Y
Dr Wendie Ray Y Y Y Y
Mr Alasdair Weir Y Y Y Y
Mrs Debbie Wells N Y N Y

 


The governors’ newsletters are available by selecting the appropriate link from the list below. The most recent will always appear at the top. 

Governors’ Newsletter – December 2019
Governors’ Newsletter – June 2018