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Knowl Hill CofE Academy

"Together We Succeed"

Ashley Hill MAT

Part of the

Ashley Hill

Multi Academy Trust

Meet the Governors

Chair of Governors Welcome


I would like to welcome you and your family to our school.  Knowl Hill C of E Academy is a unique and special place where we nurture children from their first experience of education on their journey to become lifelong learners.


Every child is different and we work in partnership with parents to develop each individual to reach their full potential.


As the Chair of Governors I have been involved with Knowl Hill for a number of years and have watched it grow and develop into the wonderful school that it is today.  With our rapidly changing environment I am confident that we can play our part in preparing our children for their future to be responsible, creative, well educated adults with a strong Christian ethos.


Cynthia Pitteway

Chair of Governors

Governor Comments

I very much enjoyed the show on Friday.  All the children from youngest to oldest did so well and obviously very much enjoyed themselves.  The theme of important dates through the ages increased their knowledge of history and the introductions to every dance gave each year the chance to demonstrate their reading skills which were excellent.  Lovely costumes, enthusiastic dancing and great music made it a very enjoyable show.

Sandra Baker


Meet the Governors

Our Governing Body

Carolyn Deans - Chair of Governors and Director of Ashley Hill Multi Academy Trust

Cynthia Pitteway - Vice-Chair of Governors

Helen MacDonald - Governor and Director of Ashley Hill Multi Academy Trust

Sandra Baker - Foundation Governor

Sophie Hayes - Parent Governor

Reverend Steve Turville - Foundation Governor

Nichole Bourner - Staff Governor

Chrissy Hagon - Parent Governor


Governor Roles

Outcomes/Data – Cynthia Pitteway and Sophie Hayes

PP and SEN – Cynthia Pitteway

Safeguarding – Sandra Baker and Helen MacDonald (HM to apply for AfC Safeguarding training)

SIAMS – Sandra Baker and Steve Turville

Curriculum and EYFS – Helen MacDonald and Chrissy Hagon

Finance and Audit – Chair

Health & Safety and Building & Premises – Sophie Hayes


Supporting Staff

Natasha Kirby - Business Manager, Ashley Hill Multi Academy Trust

Jen Blackburn - Clerk to the Governors, Ashley Hill Multi Academy Trust

Wendy Simmons - Finance Manager, Ashley Hill Multi Academy Trust


Committee Structure

We have two Committee's of Governors who meet on an ad-hoc basis when needed as follows:-


Admissions Committee                 Appeals Committee                

Cynthia Pitteway                           Helen MacDonald                     

Helen MacDonald                             Carolyn Deans                                

                                                 Sandra Baker                                  



Governor Date of Appointment and Term of Office

All Governors were elected/re-elected for a four year term of office on 27th September 2018 to 31st August 2022.  In addition, Governors are elected to the Board of Governors following the resignation of Governors.

How to contact our Governing Body

If you would like to contact the Governing Body, please address your letter to the Chair of Governors, c/o Knowl Hill CE Academy, Bath Road, Knowl Hill, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 9UX.

Relationships between Governors and members of the school

Governor visit forms can be requested from the school office.