31 January 2019

There is a vacancy for a parent governor to be elected to serve on the Governing Body of the school.

Each person who is a parent of, or who has parental responsibility for, a pupil at the school may vote in the election. 

Each parent may cast up to a maximum of one (1) vote.   Please vote by placing a cross in the box alongside the candidate of your choice.   The parent who receives the highest number of votes will serve on the Governing Body for a period of 4 years commencing 26th February 2019.


Please return the completed ballot paper in a sealed envelope, marked with your name, your son’s name and the words “Parent Governor Election”, to the Reception Office at the school by 12 noon on Tuesday 26th February 2019.  On receipt of the completed ballot paper, the name written on the envelope will be checked against the electoral roll.  The ballot paper will be placed in the ballot box and the envelope will be discarded.


John Phelan

I graduated with a degree in Geology from Sheffield University in 1981 and have worked as Geotechnical Engineer/Engineering Geologist in the construction industry for over 25 years.  I was previously employed as parent governor at Ridgehill Primary School.  I would like become a parent governor to represent parents with children attending West Hill School on the Governing Body.  I also have a vision for West Hill to become an outstanding school and hopefully I can assist in improving standards at the school so it can achieve this goal.

David Tilbrook

My son is in Year 9 and having already had one son through the school, I know it very well. The ethos implemented by Mr Hewitt and continued by Mr Harrison is something I am keen to maintain. I currently work for an organisation who provide leadership development for leaders in Children’s Services and so have knowledge of the sector and would be able to bring ideas and good practice that I hear about. I am currently Treasurer of the Parents Association which is about to be relaunched and have been involved in various fundraisers over the last 8 years.

Karen Rees-Unwin

I am a driven individual who believes in education to provide both academic and social development for young people.  As a leukaemia researcher and lecturer at the University of Manchester I have a PhD and skills in project management, financial planning, grant writing, course and subject matter design and implementation, alongside understanding the education framework.  Alongside I am a Director of Ridgehill Big Local Enterprises, who leases Stamford Park Boating Lake and Chadwick Dam.  In this role, I manage the business, staff and finances and write grants to develop a business to support an area of economic deprivation.

Ballot Paper

A copy of the Ballot Paper may be downloaded from here.


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