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)
My name is Sarah Williams and I have been a Governor at Seven Hills (formally East Hill), for over ten years. I lecture in education at Hallam University and I love being a part of the Seven Hills community. I was born in New Zealand but very much consider myself to be a proud a Sheffielder, and I fully embrace the diversity within the city. I love exploring the outdoor city on my bike and hope my enthusiasm for physical activity will benefit the community in Seven Hills.
I am proud to be a governor at Seven Hills and hope I can go on to serve and support the wider school community for many more years.
Kerry Tute - Headteacher
Tina Shirazi-Nejad - Governor
Hi, my name is Tina Shirazi-Nejad and I am a Level 3 Teaching Assistant at Seven Hills School. My journey with Seven Hills began over 20 years ago, and I have had the pleasure of seeing the school develop into the outstanding provision it is today.

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
My name is  Jane Last and I  have been a governor since 2018.

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!

I am delighted to become a governor here at Seven Hills. I hope to use my experience to support the students, staff and wider school community as best I can.
I have worked as a Careers Advisor for many years, specialising in supporting young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
In recent years I have held management roles at the Sheffield College, including managing the Safeguarding and Careers teams. I now work with Sheffield’s post 16 children who are in care.
I love gardening, DIY, great buildings and walking in the country, almost as much as coffee and cake with friends. But not quite.
I very much look forward to starting the 2020’s with you all!
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
Hello, my name is Lucinda Froggatt and I am a parent Governor at Seven Hills School.
I have 2 boys the eldest is studying at Hillsborough college his ultimate aim is a teaching degree from University so he can teach sports to SEND children, my youngest is in Phase 2 at Seven Hill and planning on staying for Post 16.
I left school at 16 and joined the Ambulance Service where I stayed until April last year when I retired after 34 years.
I love being a Governor at Seven Hills because I  feel it allows me to give something back to the school community, the love and respect I see between the staff and students is awe-inspiring and the opportunities that are available to all the students is inspiring and the students skills are widely publicised.  It is always a pleasure to go into the school as either a parent or a 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
Sub-Committees Key:

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

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