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Current Governors

our governors


Chair: Stephen Miller (Foundation Governor)
Chief Operation Officer/Chief Technology Officer for a decision support company in Sheffield, with lengthy experience in technology/web enabled services for Local Authorities, the NHS and wider Adult Social Care. Parent of 3 pupils at Litton School.


Vice Chair: Mike Renger (Foundation Governor)
Past Partner in London/Sheffield law firm; former Chair of Sheffield Groundwork; former Board member of Sheffield Hallam Uni.; Sheffield One Regeneration Co and Sheffield Theatres. Parent of former pupils. 


Lorraine Bullock (Teacher Governor)

KS1 Teacher at Litton School with many years experience as an infant teacher.  


Dr Stuart Cunningham (Foundation Governor)

Senior lecturer in Human Communication Sciences at University of Sheffield with over 10 years teaching experience. Has led several government and charity funded research projects. Trustee of local sports charity. Parent of former pupil. 


Mark Dodd (Parent Governor)
Mark has 2 children at the school.


Helena Dowling (Foundation Governor)
P.A. to a gentleman with Down's Syndrome. Extensive experience as a Childminder, Foster Carer, Scout Leader and advocate for those  with learning difficulties. Parent of 2 pupils at Litton  


Ellen Hopkins (Parent Governor)
Teacher with 8 years experience at secondary level, with responsibility for primary liaison in languages.  Leadership roles in church youth groups and Litton toddler group. Proprietor of property letting/ management business.  Parent of 2 pupils at Litton School. 

Gill Howland (Foundation Governor)
Former Pro-vice Chancellor at Staffs University;  Knowsley Senior Ass. Director of Education; Executive director of W. Midlands LSC; YMCA Board member; Author on education matters. 


Sue Ives-Smith (Foundation Governor Ex-Officio)
Sue Ives-Smith a former Licensed Reader, is the curate of St. John the Baptist Church at Tideswell. 


Sharon Mills (Foundation Governor)
Experienced project, programme and change manager, within UK and Europe, delivering software and infrastructure projects from small companies through to multinationals across a range of industries. Parent of 2 pupils at Litton School.  


Professor Mike Burrell (Associate Governor for Health and Safety)
Emeritus Professor at Sheffield University. Career in both industry and academia with a dual passion for learning and for health and safety/risk assessment. Litton Church Warden.


Nicola Parkin (Clerk to the Governors (from Sept 2016) 
We welcome Nicola to the Clerks role. Nicola is a Teaching Assistant, and has previously held the roles of past Governor/Chair to other schools.




Name Relevant business interests Any other educational establishments governed? Relationship to school staff?
Lorraine Bullock - - -
Stuart Cunningham - - -
Mark Dodd

Soma Horizons Ltd.

(Anaesthetic services)

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Helena Dowling - - -
Bridget Hanley - - -
Ellen Hopkins E & R Country Lettings - -
Gill Howland -

Thistley Hough Academy

Buxton & Leek College

University of Derby

Sue Ives-Smith - - -
Stephen Miller Millerweb Ltd. - -
Sharon Mills - - -
Mike Renger Residential letting - -