Meet our Governors
Welcome to our Governors’ page. The aim of this page is to inform parents of the structure and remit of Seven Hills Governing Body and how the Governing Body functions for the benefit of the school.
The School Governing Body includes representatives from parents, staff, members of the local community and Sheffield City Council Education Authority. The Governing Body plays a largely strategic role together with the Senior Leadership Team of the school and is keen to see educational standards continually improving in the school, in line with government standards and targets. In addition, the Governors scrutinise the work of the school, particularly the standards of achievement, to ensure the school is effectively educating the pupils in line with Governor-approved school policies and preparing them for their futures.
Governance of the School is conducted with a Full Governing Body, including all Governor representatives. The Full Governing Body is supported by three Sub-Committees, which include ‘Strategic Development, Finance and Premises ‘ and ‘Curriculum & Pupil Welfare’. The Full Governing Body and Committees oversee the effective leadership and management of the school.
Sarah Williams - Chair of Governors (Interim)
Kerry Tute - Headteacher
Tina Shirazi-Nejad - Governor
Over the years, I have worked in a variety of year groups and have found my home in Phase one this year. I have a keen interest in student well-being, as for me, learning can only take place once a child feels safe, content and happy. I enjoy being part of the Seven Hills family and am passionate about supporting our young people to improve their life skills, while helping them to overcome barriers to learning. To see children develop and grow throughout their school life is truly a privilege and a journey which owes itself to the fantastic staff team we have at Seven Hills.
My role as a Staff Governor is both exciting and rewarding, as I feel it provides me with further opportunity to work alongside our fabulous staff, families and community to ensure that each individual reaches their true potential.
Jane Last - Governor
In 2017 I retired from full time teaching. I was a teacher of the deaf in Sheffield for 15 years and before that taught in Nottinghamshire for 20 years. I have a strong interest in the outdoors and try to stay fit and active by walking, cycling and climbing. I love to meet up with family and friends and to travel. I am really enjoying being a governor and am very proud to be part of such a welcoming and caring community.
Hannah Dulieu - Governor
My name is Hannah Dulieu. Thankyou for welcoming me to your school!
Lauren Turton - Staff Governor
My name is Lauren Turton and I have taught at Seven Hills School for approximately six years now. My job roles include full time class teaching and leading our Formal Curriculum pathway. I am proud to be a part of our nurturing school, a school that values the well-being of both our pupils and staff. I am passionate about achieving the best outcomes for our amazing students and supporting them to have the skills they need to progress into adulthood . In my spare time I enjoy socialising with my family and friends and participating in a range of fitness and well-being activities. Becoming a staff governor has enabled me to play a more active role in our wider school community and I am thoroughly enjoying my new role.
Lucinda Froggatt - Parent Governor
Simon Growcott - Governor
My name is Simon Growcott, and I have worked for the Department for Education in a variety of funding roles for 12 years including SEN. I have a keen interest in the success of Special Schools having attended a deaf unit myself while at primary school. I was born in Crewe and grew up on the railways so travel is in my genes – I moved to Sheffield to be closer to the snooker and the countryside, and stayed for the people. As governor I hope to be able to help Seven Hills weather the challenges ahead and continue to thrive as a centre of excellence for SEN pupils in Sheffield.
Emma Compton - LA Governor
Tania Bower - Governor
Rhona Dodds - Parent Governor
Emma Harper - Parent Governor
Ged Butler - Parent Governor
FGB — Full Governing Body
SDFP — Strategic Development, Finance and Premises
P&S — Personnel and Staffing
C&PW — Curriculum and Pupil Welfare
Governor Role Key:
P — Parent governor
LR — LEA representative
CR — Community representative
S — Staff Governor
HT — Headteacher