Meet the Governors

The Governing Board meets once a term for a Full Governing Board meeting. Governors are also members of either the Teaching and Learning or the Finance committees.

Chair: Helen Altringham

I first started as a parent governor when my son attended Trotts Hill and currently am the Chair of Governors. I am the link Governor for safeguarding, special educational needs and disadvantaged children.  I work part time as a midwife at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage, a job I really enjoy.
I am very proud to be part of a team of Governors who together, with Mrs Evans and all the staff, help to make Trotts Hill a happy, safe and well performing school.



Vice Chair: Stewart Swain

I have been a Parent Governor since 2012 and Vice Chair since 2013. I currently have three sons attending Trotts Hill, all of whom find it a very happy and rewarding environment. Within the governing body I sit on the Finance committee and I also help out with sports when work commitments allow. I really enjoy playing a part in ensuring Trotts Hill continues to be a happy, welcoming and good performing school.



Parent Governor: Emma Richardson

I have been a parent governor since January 2017. I currently have one daughter at Trotts Hill in Year 1. I have worked as a scientist at GlaxoSmithKline for 12 years now and I am a STEM ambassador where I run science workshops at the school. I also chair the school fundraising group FROTH (Friends & Relatives Of Trotts Hill). I thoroughly enjoy my involvement with the school and working with the staff and pupils.



Parent Governor: Annette Clynes

I have been a parent at Trotts Hill for 17 years and I have four children all of whom have attended the school. My working experience has been with people with special needs, with a change in 2006 when I moved to work for Hitchin market. I have just started my new role in Dunstable as town centre service manager. I work well with people and have a can do attitude to life.



Staff Governor: Jo Williams

I have worked at Trotts Hill as a class teacher since 2012 and received my BEd and QTS qualifications from Hertfordshire University. I have been the Computing subject leader since 2013 and am now a member of the Well-Tech Faculty. Teaching is in my family, with my mother, father and Uncle having teaching qualifications.




Governor: Ruth Cousins

I joined the governing body at Trotts Hill in Autumn 2018. I have taught and been in leadership at a local primary School for the past 12 years . Previously, I trained and moved in to leadership at a very large primary school in Luton.
I am looking forward to working with the school to ensure excellence for every child.



Governor: Rob Driver

National Database for Governors 2018-2019


Name Term of Office Category Committee Business/Financial Interests Attendance
Liz Evans Not Applicable Headteacher Safeguarding Not Applicable N/A
Helen Altringham 04.09.15 – 03.09.19 Chair/Co-opted Finance
Teaching and Learning
None 9/9
Stewart Swain 12.07.12 – 11.07.20 Vice Chair/Parent Finance None 15/16
Jo Williams 16.12.16 – 15.12.20 Teacher Teaching and Learning None 6/6
Emma Richardson 31.01.17 – 30.01.22 Parent Teaching and Learning PTA 5/6
Annette Clynes 24.09.17 – 23.09.21 Parent Teaching and Learning None 4/4
Robert Driver 19.11.18-18.1.22 Staff Health and Safety None 1/1
Ruth Cousins 19.11.18-18.11.22 Co-opted   None 1/1

The Appointing Body for Trotts Hill Primary School & Nursery School is Hertfordshire County Council.

Posts ending last academic year

Clare Miller 14.03.14 – September 2018 Resigned September 2018
Nicola Day 01.09.17 – September 2018 Resigned September 2018
Colette Pidgeon 01.09.17 – September 2018 Resigned September 2018

Full Governing Body Register 2016/2017