I have been associated with Hilltop for over ten years, initially through my younger boys. On my retirement from the headship of a Staffordshire school in 2011, I supported Mr Yates' readers. It was an easy step from this to take on more involvement through the Governing Body and I was proud to serve under the chairmanship of the Reverend Tim Morris. In November 2015 I was formally ratified as the new chair. In this role I will lead our governors to strive for Hilltop's recognition as an outstanding school. as we also develop into a leading Derbyshire primary school.