Our Governing Body

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.

Joanne Stanhope

I joined Swanwick Hall School as a Parent Governor in May 2021. I have a particular interest in the school and its success as I am a former pupil of the school, my daughter is a current pupil in year 8, and I am a resident in the village.

I have worked for the NHS for 8 years in training and project management and prior to this, have an extensive working background and qualifications both in the legal and childcare sectors.

I am keen to ensure that the school is running to the best of its ability and that a representative voice is available from a parental perspective. I believe in the importance of education and that what the children learn today will impact on the future for us all.

Michaela Bell

I joined Swanwick Hall has a co-opted governor in December 2021 and then I became a staff governor in June 2022. As an ex-student, parent, local resident and now a staff member, I am passionate about ensuring students have a safe environment to study and are given the support and opportunities they need for their next stages in life.

I have worked in the educational sector for the last 5 years. Prior to this I was a project and operations manager for a local charity organisation, providing support services for family and young carers; delivering services on behalf of the local authority and NHS. My work background includes health and safety, HR, marketing and team management.

Martin Picker

I joined Swanwick Hall in 2002 and became a staff Governor in 2007. Prior to this I worked at a Fresh Start school in Bulwell, Nottingham and before that at a school in Forest Town, Mansfield. There are many reasons that I am proud to work at Swanwick Hall including the energy of our students, the high level of safeguarding that is in place and the level of expertise across all faculties within school. Both my children attended Swanwick Hall and have used the positive experience to grow from strength to strength. Our broad curriculum allows all students to achieve and as a staff governor I am delighted that the wider ranging ambitions of our students are met, ensuring that their next step beyond Swanwick Hall is positive, allowing them to achieve their goals and having the confidence to realise their potential. As an established governor, I am keen to contribute to the school in it’s continuing development and journey of improvement.

Lucy Moorcroft

By joining the school governing board in 2023 as a Parent Governor, my ambition is to have a positive contribution towards continuous development for the children, their individual growth, their learning, and for the school to realise their objectives; not only to achieve them but excel and surpass expectations.

I attended Swanwick Hall School as a pupil many years ago.

My own personal experiences have brought me strength through real adversity, and a high level of perspective, motivation and understanding over a wide variety of matters that can impact on everyday life. As a parent of two children at Swanwick Hall School, I would hope these experiences can assist a true equal and diverse approach.

Professionally, I have over 20 years of experience in the public sector, working closely with communities in complex and confrontational situations. I have a lot of experience in safeguarding, project management, and leadership.

As elected parent governor of Swanwick Hall School, my aim is to enhance the school journey for every child and for them to make as many happy memories as possible throughout their school experience.

Andrea Robinson

I am a parent of a child at Swanwick Hall School. I have worked at a specialist school in a different county for over 9 years and I feel my experience there can greatly contribute to my role as a Parent Governor at Swanwick Hall School.

I have previously been a trustee for the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists until October 2022 and part of a church committee prior to the pandemic. My work background is varied; I have experience of working for the NHS prior to my current work and within the public sector before then.

My aim for being a Parent Governor at Swanwick Hall School is to ensure the pupils are supported holistically so that they can be the best version of themselves throughout their time at the school but in particular when the time comes for them to leave.

Stuart Bradley

I joined Swanwick Hall as a Parent Governor in November 2023. I’m looking forward to the role and assisting the other governors to the best of my ability. I attended the school myself over 20 years ago and have two children, one is a past student and now studying at Sheffield University, the other has recently started in year 7, so feel I have a close connection to the school.

I have worked as an electrical project manager within the education sector for over 18 years and believe this have given me good knowledge of the school environment.

I have always been impressed with the overall running of the school but believe there is always room for improvement, I’m looking forward to sharing my own and other parents views and ideas on how the school could improve in the future to ensure as many pupils as possible have a good education and a positive outlook on their future both at and beyond Swanwick Hall School.

Local Governing Body Information 2023 2024

Last updated: 9th July 2024

Local Governing Body

Meeting dates for 2023 2024

  • Monday 18th September 2023 – LGB 1
  • Monday 11th December 2023 – LGB 2
  • W/C Monday 22nd January 2024 – Challenge Day 1
  • Monday 11th March 2024 – LGB 3
  • W/C Monday 13th May 2024 – Challenge Day 2
  • Monday 1st July 2024 – LGB 4