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Within these documents you will find the statutory information about the Hillshott Governing Team.


If you would like to read meeting minutes from any of our meetings these are available via request from the School Office.


If you are interested in becoming a governor then please email the Chair of Governors directly on

Jessica West

My name is Jessica West and I am a parent governor and Chair of Governors. I have been a governor since 2012 when my oldest son started Hillshott and currently have a daughter in the school. I am a primary teacher in a Hertfordshire school where I currently teach Year 3 and Forest School.

Jane Ormerod

I’m Jane Ormerod and I am a Co Opt governor at Hillshott. I have been a governor since 2016 and I am the Safeguarding governor and joint chair of the Finance and Resource committee. 


I have over 15 years of experience in the commercial sector covering Finance, HR, Marketing and Operations, and I currently work in operations for an international company. I have 2 children, one who went to Hillshott and a newborn who I want to see benefit from all of the great work being done at the school.

Tom Holt

My name’s Tom Holt and I am a parent governor with link responsibilities for phonics as well as being joint Chair of the Finance and Resources Committee and the Data Protection Officer. I am an accountant and work solely with charities and other not-for-profit organisations. I have two children, the youngest of which is currently at Hillshott School. My motivation for becoming a governor is to help make Hillshott the best it can possibly be both for my children and everyone else that attends/will attend the school.

Paul Valente

My name’s Paul Valente and I am a co-opted governor with link responsibilities for Mathematics, in addition to being the Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors and sitting on the Finance and Resources Committee. I am a Mechanical Engineer and work in the Aerospace Sector. My motivation for being a School Governor is to strive for the best for local children at Hillshott School and to give something back to the community that I have called home for nearly a decade.

Kavaljit Dev

My name is Kavaljit Dev and I volunteered to be a Governor in July 2019. I am a member of the Curriculum Committee and the link Governor for Early Years Foundation Stage.

My background is Secondary School and FE teaching in Mathematics and Information technology, Quality management and Staff Development. I took early retirement from my last job as a senior e-Learning advisor for FE colleges and Universities in London and now concentrate on my family business in Elderly Health Care.


I joined the Governing body of Hillshott School to put my knowledge and personal skills to use in order help make a positive impact and support the school and staff to maximise the potential in every child.