Meet our Colton Hills Governors
Chair of Governors
I’m an ex-Colton Hills student, proudly representing the school as the Chair of Governors, having been a part of the governing board for over 15 years. Away from my duties at school I work as a Regional Sales Manager at BT and run a local boy’s football team. I’m very passionate about helping young people in my community and seeing this school go from strength to strength.
I have worked at Colton Hills Community School for over 16 years, in a variety of roles within the Science Department. I am currently employed as a Science teacher and deliver the curriculum to Key stage 3 and 4 students. I have been part of the Governing body for 4 years.
I am an Associate Professor of Cybersecurity, Programme Director for the Institute of Coding at Coventry University and Academic Lead of the Electric Revolution Skills Hub. My work is primarily in education and skills development for industry. I have worked in Higher Education for over 20 years as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.”
I have been a member of the Governing body at CHCS for approximately 15 years. My professional background is in Management and Leadership. I completed my MBA at Wolverhampton University in 2011. I have a particular interest in supporting children and families, having worked for several local authorities, NHS and the independent sector.
I am interested in supporting people in the local community and in championing causes. I also aim to engage in activities that support people to improve their lives and making positive decisions about their future.
Sixth Form, Careers and Finance
I have worked for the National Trust for most of my career, nearly 20 years now. I am passionate about heritage and the natural environment and want to bring people closer to it to enjoy it as much as I do. In recent years I have been working on how we get younger people involved in heritage and nature as I think it also has benefits for their wellbeing.
Vice Chair of Governors
Quality of Education/Curriculum/
Originally from the West Midlands. Studied at Cardiff University and had almost a 40 year teaching career focusing on leadership and management in many different types of schools across the UK. Based now in West Midlands, running my own consultancy business. Strongly believe that education is more than academic study and have a vested interest in mental health and wellbeing.
Health & Safety/Parental Engagement
I am an lawyer by profession and have completed my Masters in Law from University of Wolverhampton. Working for myself has provided with a great deal of flexibility, allowing me to be greatly involved in my son's schooling. I fully enjoy my job role and have built great rapport gaining confidence and building a strong relationship of trust and understanding within the local community. I can understand the difficulties in running and planning a demanding school curriculum. The voice of the parents is important in running the school.
Health & Safety/ Parental Engagement
My background is in Engineering as a skilled CNC machinist, eventually becoming the Cell Leader within a busy m/c shop environment for 41 years, of which 32 years were in the Aerospace sector. I began in school governance as a Parent Governor, and have now carried over the role as a Co-opted Governor.
Ex Colton Hills student having left in 2006 now working in media and journalism. I’m a proud Wolves girl and I’m proud to be a part of this school and see its transformation over the past few years. I’m very passionate about our community and raising the aspiration of our young people.
I retired from my job in July 2022 after spending the last 10 years in pastoral and safeguarding roles at my local secondary school in Wolverhampton. I work as a Magistrate in the family court serving Wolverhampton, Dudley and Walsall courts. My other roles are Wolverhampton Schools Admission Appeals Panel member and Safeguarding Lead for my local church. I am motivated to use my skills and knowledge to help the students, parents and the school achieve the highest outcomes.