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Current Governors

our governors

 

Chair: 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. 

 

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. 

 

Professor Mike Burrell (Foundation Governor, Ex-officio)
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.  

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  

 

John Evans (Local Authority Governor)
Former Deputy Director of Children, Schools and Families (Herts). 40 years experience in teaching and educational management, with responsibility from pre-school to higher education. Past chair of Litton Parish Council. 

 

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. 

 

Claire McGuiness (Teacher Governor)

KS2 Teacher at Litton School with many years experience as a Junior teacher.

 

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 2 pupils at Litton School.

  

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.  

 

James Warriner (Parent Governor)
Parent Governor. 20 yrs senior management experience with major blue chip organisations. Educated to Post Graduate level in Human Resources and Business Studies. Over 40 years of working with local community groups and committees. Parent of 2 pupils at Litton School. 
 

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.

 

 

 

Terms of appointment and meeting attendance 

 

Name

Type of governor

Date of current appointment

Current appointment expires

Governing Body attendance 2016

Stuart Cunningham

Foundation governor

01/02/14

31/01/18

6/6

Mike Renger

Foundation governor

01/09/16

31/08/20

5/6

Michael Burrell

Foundation governor - Ex offico

01/09/09

N/A

4/6

Helena Dowling

Foundation governor

14/03/16

13/03/20

5/5

John Evans

Local authority governor

26/01/16

25/01/20

5/6

Bridget Hanley

Headteacher

01/09/12

N/A

6/6

Ellen Hopkins

Parent governor

14/03/16

13/03/20

4/4

Gill Howland

Foundation governor

01/09/15

31/08/19

5/6

Claire McGuinness

Staff governor

13/04/15

12/04/19

3/4

Stephen Miller

Foundation governor

01/02/15

31/01/19

6/6

Sharon Mills

Foundation governor

01/04/16

31/03/20

4/4

James Warriner

Parent governor

12/05/14

11/05/18

4/6

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