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Matthew Hillman – Acting Chair of Governors

Parent Governor

Your children start school so what do you do? You take an interest in their education.

Although I have worked in Education myself for many years it somehow changes when it is your own kids!! Soon after Max and Otto joined Purwell, I agreed to join the Governing Body a role I have now being doing for over 3 years.

During the day, I am a head of an Alternative Provision school, working alongside families in order to best support children’s learning. In the evening, and at weekends, I am a partner and father of two boys. One in Year 5 the other in Year 3. If ever I get any spare time, I enjoy cycling and have recently taken up golf. Yes, my footballing days are well behind me.

Governors at Purwell are truly critical friends. We want to support the school as best we can but are not afraid to challenge if, and when, necessary.

The area I am responsible for this coming year, 2020-21, is Safeguarding.