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Mrs Roberta Yarwood-Unachukwu (Chairperson) - Appointed October 2017

Mrs Hannah Andrews (Vice Chairperson)- Appointed October 2017

Peter Rhodes (Headteacher)- Appointed May 2012

Finance Governor : Mr A Tucker

Safeguarding and Child Protection Governor: Mrs Ursula Ayliffe (Appointed 2006)

Sports Premium Governor: Mr Paul Allen (Appointed October 2017)

Parent Governor: Ms Victoria Longhi (Appointed May 2017)

Parent Governor: Mrs Tourral - Hopkins (Appointed September 2017)

Staff Governor: Mrs Yvette Ketchell (Elected November 2017)


Parents or carers wishing to contact our Chair of Governors should do so at:


Chair of Governors

Hillsgrove Primary School

Sidmouth Road


DA16 1DR



Strapline Alone

I was appointed as a Local Authority Governor late 2013 after expressing my interest to be involved in education in Welling and have been involved with Hillsgrove and it's journey since. My working background has been quite varied until I fell into Human Resources in 2009 working in a number of industries including the Arts, Retail and most recently in Education.  








I have been involved with Hillsgrove School since being appointed a local authority governor in 2006. In my professional life I was a Research Fellow at University College London working in medical research, specifically with viruses.


Since retiring I now work as a volunteer adviser with Citizens Advice. I am also involved with the Boys Brigade both as a trustee and an officer and also run the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme for the BB Companies within Bexley and Greenwich.


I am also Chairperson for the Finance and Staffing Committee.







UA - Governor Hannah Andrews-Vice Chairperson

I joined the Governing Body in October 2017 after expressing an interest to work with the school, having previously been a student here. I am a Chartered Accountant and work in Public Sector Audit for a global accountancy firm. I have a portfolio of internal and external audit clients in the not for profit sector and I am looking forward to using experience from my professional life to support the school to continue to improve.

I am a member of both the Curriculum Committee and the Finance and Staffing Committee.



Victoria Longhi

I was appointed as a Governor in 2017. My children are in various year groups in the school and I also volunteer at Hillsgrove in Year 1.


I am a member of the Curriculum Committee and the Finance and Staffing Committee since September.



Yvette Ketchell

I was appointed as a Governor in 2013. I am also the SENCO and Inclusion Leader at Hillsgrove. I was reelected in November 2017 as Staff Governor.






Governor-Mr Tucker (2) Governor-Paul Allen Governor-Marion Tourral-Hopkins

I was appointed as a Governor in 2017. My children are in various year groups in the school and I have previously been a Parent Governor at a Greenwich School.


I am a member of the Curriculum Committee and the Finance and Staffing Committee since September.

I joined the Local Governing Body at Hillsgrove in October 2017 after serving for 19 years as a Governor at Old Bexley CoE Primary School, including 12 years as Chair.  I am a Chartered Engineer and for half my career worked for BT in a variety of senior engineering management roles.  In 1995 I joined Kemnal Technology College as a Vice Principal with responsibility for all non-teaching activity and in 2010 became Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary for the Kemnal Academies Trust.


I believe that schools working collaboratively perform better together than they can individually.  In 2015 I helped to form the Amadeus Primary Academies Trust where I am presently Chair of the Board of Trustees.  Hillsgrove is a very different school from Old Bexley and it is a privilege for me to be using my skills and experience in a school that is clearly making continuous improvement.



I have had a connection with Hillsgrove for many years and was invited to become a Governor.  My daughter attended the school and now this connection continues with my granddaughter.

In my professional life I worked at P&O Containers for 26 years and at that time I was Social Secretary for the PTA.  During this time I was responsible for organising, dances, quiz nights, boot sales, summer and Christmas fayres to raise money for the school.

I am now retired but have been working for the Metropolitan Police on a voluntary basis for the last 10 years and also the Greenwich & Bexley Hospice.

I support the Governing body of Hillsgrove School to ensure that agreed values and targets of the school are attained.  


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