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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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.

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.

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.

Rachel Tattershaw

I joined Swanwick Hall as a Parent Governor in March 2021 as I want to support students to receive the best education experience possible. I have a daughter who joined Swanwick Hall School in 2019 and she is currently in year 10.

I have recently started a new position as a Parish Clerk, having previously worked as a Business Manager in a primary school and spending 16 years in the care sector as a Care Home Manager and an Adult Care Manager.

I am enjoying being part of the Governing Body team, and look forward to supporting the school over the coming years.