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Trotts Hill Primary School and Nursery

Meet our Governors

Chair: Helen Altringham


I am the Chair of the governing body, a post I have held for 4 years. I became a parent governor when my children were at Trotts Hill. I am the link governor for safeguarding and chair the finance and resources committee.

I have been a midwife at the Lister Hospital for several years but currently work part time as a nurse in the children’s department.

I am very proud to be part of the team of governors, working together with Mrs Evans and all the staff to make Trotts Hill a happy, safe, and well performing school.

Vice-chair: Emma Richardson

I am the vice-chair of the Governing body. I am also the maths and science faculty link and the GDPR link governor. I have been a parent governor since January 2017. I currently have one daughter at in Year 4 and a son in Nursery.  I have worked as a scientist at GlaxoSmithKline for 15 years now and I am a STEM ambassador where I run science workshops at the school.  I thoroughly enjoy my involvement with the school and working with the staff and pupils.

Associate Governor: Ruth Kramer


I joined the Governing Board at Trotts Hill in Autumn 2018 when I was the Assistant Headteacher at another local primary school. I have taught and been in leadership in primary schools for twenty years and have worked in both Stevenage and Luton.  I am really proud to be a governor and member of staff at Trotts Hill, working with the school community and the Governing Board to ensure excellence for every child.

Co-opted Governor: Rob Driver

I have worked at Trotts Hill as Site Manager for 5 years and I became a governor in Autumn 2018.  My background is in Interior Design and this been useful in developing the school environment. My main focus is to ensure that our school site is clean and safe every day for our pupils. I also run the lunchtime drama club for year 5 pupils, which I really enjoy as I am a member of Letchworth Arcadians and enjoy performing in musicals. As a governor I am responsible for reporting on the Arts Faculty and am proud of the high level of Performing Arts at Trotts Hill.

Parent Governor: Ross Freeman

I was elected as a Parent Governor in August 2019. Originally from a Policing background I was an Officer for nearly 14 years, the majority of which was within Local Community Policing. I have two children who attend Trotts Hill and have seen first-hand what a progressive, inclusive and well-run school this is. I enjoy working with a committed, dedicated and driven governing body who have a strong relationship with The School and its Leadership Team.

Parent Governor: Stephanie Williams

I was appointed as a Parent Governor in August 2019. I work as a child protection solicitor for a London Local Authority. My eldest child left Trotts Hill in 2019 to move on to Secondary school, having been at the school since Reception. My younger child is still at the school. I was actively involved with the school before my governance appointment, helping with fundraising and school trips when possible. I am looking forward to a more formal role in ensuring the school continues to be a safe and happy environment, as well as providing high standards of education for all children.  

Parent Governor: Simon Cornish

I was elected as a Parent Governor in February 2021. I have 2 children who currently attend Trotts Hill, one in Year 1 and one in Year 3. I have been a member of the Senior Management team in the University of Cambridge Sports Service for 15 years, currently as the Safety and Compliance Manager – so my work experience fits well with my role as Health and Safety Governor. I have enjoyed being part of a Governing Board which is very motivated to support the school to meet its aims and objectives in providing the best possible learning environment for its pupils.

Staff Governor: Hannah Ward


I joined the governing body of Trotts Hill in March 2022 as the staff governor. I am currently the inclusion manager and ensure that all pupils learning and additional needs are met. I am very passionate about children's wellbeing and support all staff to enable their pupils to have the best provision. In my role as governor, I look forward to working alongside skilled members of the community and supporting the whole school community as a critical friend.