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Meet the Governors

We are fortunate in having an extremely dedicated and knowledgeable Governing Body who work hard to support and challenge the school in its work. Many governors are in the school

on a weekly basis and work closely with staff and pupils.


The Governing Body has three committees:

Behaviour, Safety and Well Being
Teaching, Learning and Pupil Achievement
Leadership and Management

Each committee meets twice a term with the full Governing Body meeting termly.

Governors' Attendance Record - 2015 - 2016

The Governors -

The Governors - 1 Mr. P. Collins
The Governors - 2 Mr. K. Malone - Chair of Governors
The Governors - 3 Mr. T. Neville
The Governors - 4 Mr. A. Palmer - Headteacher
The Governors - 5 Mrs. M. White
The Governors - 6 Mr. T. Darby
The Governors - 7 Mrs. R. Sparrow
The Governors - 8 Mrs. A. Winfield

Not Pictured:


Mr. M. Thomas

Mrs. H. Barrett

Ms. E. Hine

Mr. R. Joyce.

Mrs. N. Gibson




Mr. K. Malone


Kev attended Heycroft as a pupil in the 1980's, and joined the Governing Body when his stepson attended the school. He holds a degree in Criminology, and his professional experience spans education, social care and health. He is passionate about the local community, having lived in Eastwood most of his life. He is married with two children.


Mr. P. Collins


Paul has been a School Governor at Heycroft for 15 years, and has experience in financial matters within the financial services and community work. One of his sons is registered disabled, and he is keen to ensure there is open access for all children.


Mrs. A. Winfield


Angela is a Certified Registered Bookkeeper, and a Fellow of the International Association of Bookkeepers. She has two children at the school and is keen to promote Respect, Excellence and Determination.


Mr. T.  Neville


Tony has been a Parent Governor for a number of years, and also chairs Heycroft's Parents' Association, which leads in fund-raising for the school on behalf of the parents. His two elder children were both educated at Heycroft, and he has one child in the school at the time of writing (2015). He is pleased to be able to make a contribution to the school as both a Governor and in his PA role. 



Mr. M. Thomas 


Mick is retired, having previously worked throughout his career in information technology roles within financial institutions. He has acquired much experience of budgeting and general financial matters.


He was a "Heycroft parent" continuously from 1984 to 1998 with all three of his daughters enjoying their early education at Heycroft. He has been a Governor for nearly 20 years.


He has been a resident of Eastwood for over 30 years and is pleased to be able to contribute to the on-going development of the school.



Mrs. M. White


Mary has been involved with Heycroft for 46 years and has three children, five grandchildren and one great grandchild, all of which keep her on her toes and very happy.

She works for Dr. S. Sathanandan, is a member of the Cantare Choir and a member of St. Laurence Church. 

She also has many other interests including cake making, watercolour artist, dressmaker and gardener and is am a ballet and opera lover.



Mrs. H. Barrett


Helen has become our newest Parent Governor (joined Feb 2016) with currently one child at the school. She is also a member of the Heycroft Parents Association and is proud to be involved in all areas of her daughters education, and to be able to contribute and support everyone involved at Heycroft. 


Rebecca Sparrow


Rebecca is a parent governor & has been since January 2018.

Her daughter is in Year 3 of Heycroft.

She has extensive knowledge around the law especially in relation to Child Protection Matters & Safeguarding.

She is looking forward to working with the Governing Body of Heycroft in the coming years.







All Parent Governors are elected by a Ballot of the Parents

Staff Governors are elected by a Staff Ballot


Clerk to the Governors - Ms. H. Hatchman