Governing Body

Parent Governors

MR ROBIN HILL, Parent Governor

I am a retired Father with two Sons with autism at opposing ends of the spectrum.

After 23 years military service I have worked in both public and private sectors up until retirement. During this time, I gained experience in management, motivation, training and administration with specific expertise in health and safety, food safety, security and auditing procedures.

I have completed the Finance for Governors’ Course and also serve as Vice Chair of the Governing Body and the Finance, Resource and Personnel Sub-Committee.


MRS NICOLA SEERS, Parent Governor

I am a parent of a child who attends Hedgewood School and I have taken the role of Parent Governor very seriously. I have passion, commitment and love for our school.

I have worked with children with Special Educational Needs since the age of 16 (a long time) and I am a Family Support Worker/Key Worker with full commitment to the needs of our parents and carers.


MS AMANDA HASSAN, Parent Governor

I am a parent of two children with autism who have both attended Hedgewood School. I have watched both of them grow and excel at the school and am happy to have the opportunity to be on the Governing Body.

As a parent myself, I understand how challenging our lives can be and the ethos of the school demonstrates the outreach to the wider family. I hope all our parents feel they are a part of the Hedgewood family and that when we all work together as it does make a big difference to our little people.


MRS ERINA SIMPSON, Parent Governor

Local Authority Governors

MS KIM MACEY, Local Authority Governor

I have been part of Hedgewood School from Spring 1993 when I came and viewed the school for two of my Sons. They have Fragile X Syndrome, autism and epilepsy but they came to Hedgewood School without any diagnosis. It was a long journey to the point of diagnosis but Hedgewood was the best place for them.

I have watched the school grow with many changes over the years. I enjoy supporting the school with voluntary work helping both children and staff. It is a privilege to be part of your journey too.

Staff Governors

MRS JANET PIPE, Staff Governor

Head Teacher

John Goddard, Headteacher

Co-Opted Governors

 MRS PAM CHEEMA, Co-Opted Governor

I have two children who are in their final year at Hedgewood School. I am a Governor because I want to ensure that every child gets the best education possible from school.

Using my business skills, which I have gained over the years in industry, I want to ensure that sensible decisions are made with care and consideration for the pupils. I am enjoying being part of such a committed team and look forward to helping the school and pupils thrive.


MR WAYNE KING, Co-Opted Governor

MRD DIANE OWENS, Co-Opted Governor