Here at Swanwick Hall School we have a very knowledgeable governing body made up 13 individuals with experience across multiple industries and sectors. Together with the senior leaders we help to shape the vision Swanwick Hall. We work closely with the Head teacher and his team and hold them to account on school performance across a range of measures.  

The last couple of years have been extremely challenging for our communities during the pandemic however, our staff have continued to focus on student behaviour and well-being. We are making significant investments in our buildings and technology in 2021/2. Our aim is that these improvements support the school on its improvement journey and that it is judged to be good by OFSTED in the near future. 

As governors we are involved in all aspects of school life including supporting careers days, visiting the school during lessons, attending development days and working closely with the head master and his team. We hope to see you at many of the school events throughout the year. 

Chris Hallam

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Mr Chris Hallam, Co-opted Governor, Trustee at TTCT, 28.09.21 – 27.09.25

Mrs Tina Faloon, Co-opted Governor, Vice Chair of Governors, 01.04.20 – 31.03.24 

Mrs Jeanette Scarfe, Co-opted Governor, 25.01.21 – 24.01.25 

Dr Elise Maclachlan, Parent Governor, 21.12.18 – 20.12.22 

Mrs Jackie Burton, Staff Governor, 01.06.18 to 31.05.22 

Mr Martin Picker, Staff Governor, 01.04.20 – 31.03.24 

Mr Jonathan Fawcett, Headteacher, Governor by virtue of post, 01.04.16 

Mr Liam Jackson, Co-opted Governor, 30.11.20 – 29.11.24 

Mrs Michaela Bell, Co-opted Governor, 30.11.20 – 29.11.24 

Mrs Joanne Stanhope, Parent Governor, 21.05.21 – 20.05.25 

Mrs Louise Nicholls, Clerk to Governors 


Pay and Appraisal Committee Membership 

Chris Hallam, Tina Faloon and Alexandra Jagla 

Tina Faloon

I have been a Governor at Swanwick Hall for 8 years since my eldest son started at the school, and I still have a daughter here studying for GCSE’s. I was previously also a Governor at my children’s Primary School.

I am a qualified Chartered Surveyor and have worked in the private sector, the NHS and as a consultant, undertaking Property and Project Management. I subsequently embarked on a change of direction and re-trained as a Teaching Assistant supporting pupils with additional needs. I have been involved in many, diverse, community groups as a volunteer and Committee member over the last 20 years, with a particular focus on services for children and the Arts & Heritage sectors. I continue to support Swanwick it its desire to be fully inclusive and to strive to meet our students’ individual needs.

Michaela Bell

My decision to join was from a personal and professional perspective. Swanwick Hall was my chosen school when I was of secondary age and my daughter has also attended and now attends the Sixth Form Provision. I am also a local resident.
From a professional point of view, I have worked in a Secondary School myself so have the understanding of the operations of an educational setting. During my working career, I have worked for/with different sector organisations from a business management point of view and understand the importance of effective strategic developments.

Jeanette Scarfe

I have 2 children, one of which is still at Swanwick Hall and another who has finished his GCSE’s and moved onto doing an Engineering Apprenticeship. I currently work in a specialist SEN school for 9 years and previously worked in Marketing & Communications for over 20 years. I am keen to contribute to the continued success and improvement of Swanwick Hall.

Liam Jackson

Liam has been a Governor at Swanwick Hall since January 2021. He is the link governor for careers and is passionate about careers education for young people. Ensuring that young people have a great quality of experiences in school, to enable them to transition smoothly onto their best next step and feel confident and optimistic about their futures.

He is currently a Hub-Coordinator for the Derbyshire South Careers Hub. Focusing on careers education; supporting 43 secondary schools to provide a high quality and meaningful service to their students and to enable local businesses to get involved with young people, crucial to the future of their sector and business. Liam likes to focus on the bigger picture, is always up for a challenge and selflessly committed to his work.

In his spare time you will find him avidly following football, both his home club of Hull city and the Premier league, playing tennis, exploring the countryside and doing DIY.

Jackie Burton

I have served as an active Staff Governor of Swanwick Hall School since 2007.  I work within the Support Staff team of our school.

I am a member of a dedicated and committed school staff who underpin the school ethos of inclusivity, resilience and importantly respect, both for each other, but more importantly the young people that we educate.

I believe that education is the key that equips our students with the skill sets that they will need to succeed going forward in their lives, both academically, but also socially.