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Carlisle & Hampton Hill Federation

Meet the governing body

Our governing body consists of governors and associate members. The governors come from a range of backgrounds, bringing diverse skills and experience to the governing body. Our associate members enrich this with their own specific expertise, which is so valuable to the schools.


Billy Day: Chair of Governors and local authority nominated governor

I became Chair of the Governing Body in September 2018, but, my association with Carlisle Infants, and latterly the Federation, dates back to 2002 and now all three of my children either are or have been at the Federation’s two schools.

I am a history graduate of Manchester University, but have worked in the investment industry for 16 years and I am a Chartered Member of the CISI (MCSI). I am Vice Chair of the Finance & Premises Committee, trying to ensure that we balance the books whilst continuing to provide an excellent education and supportive pastoral care for our community’s children. In my spare time I also coach rugby and cricket at locals sports clubs.‚Äč You can contact me at:

Alison de Lord: Vice Chair of Governors

I have been a Management Consultant and Human Resources professional for more than 30 years; currently the Assistant Principal - Human Resources & Organisational Development at Richmond Upon Thames College. I have experience in healthcare, the charity sector, local government and in higher and further education.

I became a governor at Carlisle Infant School (CIS) in October 2009, where I chaired the Pay and Personnel Committee. I took over as Chair at CIS when the then Head Teacher, Claire McCann, announced her retirement. My principle responsibility in my first year as Chair was to consider options for the school and the children in finding a replacement. This led to me being asked to chair the newly formed Joint Federation Governing Body, a role I continued until September 2018.

I am Chair of the Pay and Personnel Committee and sit on the Finance & Premises Committee.I am married to Luke and we have one daughter, Lauren. She very happily attended both Carlisle Infant and Hampton Hill Junior Schools and is currently at Thamesmead School. You can contact me at: 

Jerry Appleyard: Co-opted community governor

I joined the governing body in October 2017. I am Chair of the Finance & Premises Committee.

I am a consultant in international hospital management and strategy, working in Mauritius, Egypt and China. I have over 30 years of business experience including being CEO of a listed primary care medical provider in London, covering BP worldwide, Goldman Sachs, and Allan & Ovary. I have been a Director of Welcome Break involved in building South Mimms and Oxford service areas, as well as British Waterways where I led several major heritage projects.

I am also a Justice of the Peace, sitting as a Magistrate in Wimbledon Magistrates Court.

I am hoping to add my operational and financial experience to ensuring that the Federation maximises the resources available to the financial budget, at all times keeping children's needs at the forefront. You can contact me at:

Maggie Bassett: Co-opted community governor

I am very pleased to be joining the Federation as a co-opted governor. I am Vice Chair of the Achievement & Families Committee.

I have 24 years’ experience teaching Art and Design at secondary level and have been at my current school since 2002. I have always been committed to equal opportunities in education and am passionate about teaching and learning.

I believe that good schools inspire and empower young people setting them on exciting paths for their future.

Zoe Brittain: Headteacher, Carlisle Infant School





Barbara Clifford: Co-opted community governor

I joined the Governing Body in October 2018 (on a co-opted basis) and am on the Achievement & Families Committee. 

I have a geology background and after completing my PhD, I managed various research projects on Ice Age environments before spending several years with Natural England as their Ice Age geologist. After my daughter was born, I went freelance and now work on diverse projects that include geo-publications, outreach, research projects and web design.

I have a daughter at HHJS and my son will (hopefully!) start at Carlisle next year so I have a huge interest in both schools continuing to thrive and improve and value the opportunity to support and work with the Federation. I am the safeguarding governor and you can contact me at:

Karen Hood: Co-opted staff governor

I am a member of staff at Carlisle Infant School and I am on the Achievement & Families Committee.






Polly Jones: Elected staff governor

I am a member of staff at Hampton Hill Junior School. I joined the governing body in October 2017 and am a member of the Achievement & Families Committee. 



Paul Morgan: Elected parent governor and safeguarding governor

I am a communications expert who specialises in social media. I spent 25 years working in national media before becoming the Communications Director at Premiership Rugby, the organisation that runs Aviva Premiership Rugby.  As an author, I have written more than a dozen books about rugby union and worked for the Mail on Sunday, while being editor of Rugby World Magazine for more than a decade. I have two daughters, one at each of the Federation's schools.

I was elected by parents and joined the governing body in November 2017. I am the Vice Chair of the Pay & Personnel Committee.

Nina Raban: Elected parent governor

I was elected as a parent governor in July 2018 and sit on the Finance & Premises Committee.

I am a qualified accountant and a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), specialising in finance systems and process improvement.  I have 15 years work experience covering both the Insurance & Food industry.

I hope to add value to the Governing Body by using the skills and experience I have gained in the private sector, to help make a difference to our schools. I am a mother of three children; two at HHJS and one at nursery.

Ian Seeds: Co-opted community governor

I am on the Achievement & Families Committee and the link governor for special educational needs. I have worked in Education for 20 years. Most recently I have managed a variety of curriculum areas at Richmond Upon Thames College. This has involved overseeing the delivery of GCSE, A-level, International Baccalaureate, Access and Vocational qualifications mainly to 16-18 year olds. 

So far I have been struck by the excellent work of the SENCOs at both schools. Also, the culture within the Achievement & Families Committee has an impressively strong emphasis on inclusivity and ensuring that all pupils make strong progress.

I have three children, all of whom have or are currently attending Richmond Borough primary schools.

Caroline Storey: Co-opted community governor

I joined the governing body in October 2018 and am a member of the Pay and Personnel Committee.

I am a freelance marketing consultant with over 20 years of experience working on well-known brands, managing teams and running cross-functional projects. I’ve worked in and for businesses across a range of sectors, including consumer goods, consumer healthcare and education. I am also a student at the Coaches Training Institute.

I am married with two children, one of whom is still at HHJS. I have really appreciated all that the Federation has given them and am looking forward to supporting the school.

Alan Went: Headteacher, Hampton Hill Junior School

We have a very vibrant Carlisle & Hampton Hill Federation Governing Body and it is a privilege to be a part of it.

As Headteacher of HHJS, I get to see the successes of this group first hand - how they challenge and support the staff team and how they work to ensure the best possible outcomes for the pupils and families of the HHJS community.

I have been involved in the governing body since my appointment as a staff member and have always been amazed by the expertise, enthusiasm and commitment shown by my fellow governors - it really is quite something - the school is very lucky to have them. 

Sharon White: Co-opted community governor

I am a Business Consultant currently working with a private training company and a further education college, helping to develop their employer facing business. I have over twenty years experience in senior roles in the learning and development sector, working with employers to implement their overall human resource strategies. I am an expert on work based learning programmes, including apprenticeships.

My experience includes a period as Managing Director of a small Skills training provider, leading the business in the development of new programmes and markets.

I am passionate about social mobility and see education as a key factor in helping young people to fulfil their aspirations.

I was a governor at Carlisle Infant School some years ago when both my children attended the schools. I am now the Chair of the Achievement & Families Committee. You can contact me at:

Derek Winterburn: Co-opted community governor

I am a member of the Achievement & Families Committee and am lead governor for Religious Education. 

I have been vicar of St James's Church Hampton Hill since 2016, and before that was vicar of St Mary's Hampton. I have a breadth and depth of knowledge of the locality. I have previously been a governor in three other schools, including being the first Chair of Governors of St Mary's Hampton CE Primary School.

I am married to Sandra, a maths teacher. Our sons attended Hampton Infants and Juniors.


Associate members

Mandy Appleyard: Associate member

I am the Deputy Headteacher at Hampton Hill Junior School. I am on  the Achievement & Families Committee.






Heidi Davies: Associate member

I became an associate member in September 2016 and am a member of the Pay and Personnel Committee.

I have worked in Human Resources for over 25 years and am MCIPD qualified.  I worked in the education field for almost 30 years, within the Education Department of Hounslow Council and the University of Roehampton, most recently as Deputy Director of HR.  I left my last position at Roehampton at the end of December 2017 and am currently working for RCL Cruises Ltd on an interim basis, on the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation within HR. I have one daughter who attended local schools and is now studying at Sussex University. 

Danielle Fawcett: Associate member

I am the School Business Manager.

Vic Gabrie: Associate member

I am an associate member on the Finance & Premises Committee and work for an IT organisation managing teams of consultants delivering agile and complex IT modernisation projects.  I have worked in IT for over 20 years and been managing within large corporate environments for over 6 years.

I hope to use my business skills and knowledge to improve our schools. I live in Hampton with my wife and 2 boys, who currently attend Hampton Hill Junior School (years 3 and 5)


Sharmila Hanson: Associate member

After joining CIS as a parent governor three years ago, when the schools federated, I became an associate member and I am on the Achievement & Families Committee.

With 24 years’ experience teaching secondary science including as head of department, I have a passion for education and love working with young people. I take our children’s education very seriously, bringing enthusiasm, commitment and a positive, common sense approach.

At HHJS I have helped as a SATs reader, taken part in Learning Walks and directed fundraising activities.

I won £100,000 for my secondary school by making a science film for the 'O2 web-learning platform' in 2011. 

Beyond school, I work with my husband Andrew (a science educationalist) in devising and delivering science talks and shows at various schools and festivals, often along with our daughter.

Vicki Trinder: Associate member

I am the Deputy Headteacher of Carlisle Infant School. I am on the Achievement & Families Committee.






Supporting the governing body

Jane Anderson: Clerk to the Governors

As the Clerk to Governors I do all I can to support the amazing people who volunteer and give up so much of their time and energy to be the governors of this Federation. I took up the post in autumn 2016 and have been made to feel very welcome by the governors and staff. My work mainly involves organising meetings and agendas, writing minutes and supporting the governors with their work to regularly monitor and review the schools’ policies.


If you would like to get in touch with the governing body or learn more about its work please use me as a first point of contact