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Parent governors:
Nick Hemsley (Chair of Local Governing Body)

Area of responsibility: Quality of education 
Appointed on: 09/11/2019 
Term of office ends: 08/11/2023
Employment: TBA



Kirsty Edwards (Vice Chair of Local Governing Body)

Kirsty has been a parent governor since October 2016 and vice chair of governors since September 2019. She chose to become a governor after one and a half years of volunteering in the foundation unit at John Hunt. Kirsty felt like she had the time needed to take on the role as she really cares about children’s education. She has three daughters and they are all now pupils at John Hunt with her youngest starting in foundation in February. 

Over the years Kirsty has gained the knowledge and experience needed to carry out her role. She is currently the link governor to the SENCO leaders, HA pupils lead and Maths lead. Kirsty has been linked to these areas for about three years and really enjoys this part of governance, although more difficult to fulfil during the pandemic. In a ‘normal’ academic year, Kirsty would meet with the leads of each area each term to discuss the data and once a year this would involve a learning walk around the school. In this last year, she has been in contact with the leads of her linked areas via email and she looks forward to the day she can once again meet them in school. 


Area of responsibility: Quality of education / personal development 
Appointed on: 11/10/2020
Term of office ends: 10/10/2024
Employment: TBA



Rosie Jones

Area of responsibility: Behaviour and attitudes
Appointed on: 27/09/2021
Term of office ends: 26/09/2025
Employment: TBA



Co-opted governors:

Sue Angood

Sue has over 20 years' experience of working in Human Resources in both the private and public sector. Sue developed an interest in Education, when she started working for the London Borough of Greenwich in 2003, in the HR Education department. She relocated back to Nottinghamshire in 2005 and worked for Nottinghamshire County Council as an HR Business Partner for 14 years, latterly with a focus on working with schools. Sue is currently the HR Director at a multi academy trust in Nottinghamshire.

Sue became a governor at John Hunt in 2015, as having grown up in the county and having attended school in Newark, she wanted to give something back to the community and to use her skills to support the best possible education of children and young people in the area.

Area of responsibility: Leadership and management / safeguarding
Appointed on: 11/11/2019
Term of office ends: 10/11/2023
Employment: TBA



Gerry Short 

Gerry started work in 1983 as a Biology teacher in a secondary school in Dagenham Essex. He then moved into further education at Grantham College for nearly 16 years and Brooksby Melton College for just over 5 years. His last post before retirement in 2018 was as a Principal at  Homefield College a specialist college for people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

Gerry became a governor at John Hunt Academy to use his knowledge and skills within a different education sector and to support the leadership team provide the best possible teaching environment for young people to enjoy their learning and for every pupil to be ambitious and achieve their full potential. 


Area of responsibility: Early Years provision
Appointed on: 12/06/2019
Term of office ends: 11/06/2023
Employment: TBA



Staff governors:
Lisa Mole 
Area of responsibility: Leadership and management
Appointed on: 01/01/2017
Term of office ends: n/a

Employment: Headteacher 


Heidi Chapman

Heidi has worked at John Hunt for 12 years as a Teaching Assistant. She is also a trained ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) and holds qualifications in SEND and Child Psychology

Heidi runs the Hive at John Hunt offering a nurturing and bespoke curriculum for individual children. She also works with children on a 1:1 basis supporting their mental health and well-being, as well as being part of the whole school, teaching classes to cover PPA.

Her aim is to see every child reach their full potential, not only academically but also holistically.

Previous to joining John Hunt, Heidi worked for the NHS as a community nursery nurse, supporting both school nursing and the health visitor teams. Prior to this, she managed a private day nursery for many years.

Heidi thoroughly enjoys her work and loves to see each child smile and be proud of their own individual achievements.

Area of responsibility: Personal development
Appointed on: 15/09/2021
Term of office ends: 14/09/2025

Employment: Teaching assistant 




Alison Good

Area of responsibility: Leadership and management of the school 

Appointed on: Start of each academic year 

Term of office ends: At the end of each academic year 

Employment: Assistant headteacher


Lisa Devlin

Area of responsibility: Leadership and management of the school 

Appointed on: Start of each academic year 

Term of office ends: At the end of each academic year 

Employment: Assistant headteacher


Fiona Wilkinson

Fiona has worked in education since 2002 in various support roles, having previously been a Business Analyst, which included working for a large manufacturing company. She is passionate about children receiving a good, richly diverse education, to help them prepare for their future careers in the real world. Fiona believes the role of schools is to broaden pupils’ horizons and provide them with the tools to enable them to achieve their full potential. She has worked at three different schools, a grammar school for boys in High Wycombe, a secondary school in Arnold, Nottingham and John Hunt Academy since June 2005 as the School Business Manager. Fiona has significant experience as she has been a governor and was appointed to John Hunt's governing body from 2012 to 2021. Fiona is looking forward to her new role as an advisor to the local governor body and the exciting challenges of being part of SHINE will bring.

Area of responsibility: Business and finance supporting the leadership and management of the school 

Appointed on: Start of each academic year 

Term of office ends: At the end of each academic year 

Employment: School business manager



Retired governors:

Matthew Quinton 
Appointed on: 07/11/2018
Term of office ended: 29/03/2022

Fiona Wilkinson 
Appointed on: 01/01/2019
Term of office ended: 03/03/2021


Jonathan Gant
Appointed on: 05/10/2017
Term of office ended: 04/10/2021