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Who are our Governors at Sherard?

Wayne Hickling is our chair of Governors

I’m originally from the West Midlands, but married a Melton girl and moved to Melton in 2002. Both my daughters Abi and Issy went to Sherard and had a great time. My youngest daughter Issy is still in the MET in year 7 at JFC.


By profession I am a Mechanical Engineer and I work in the Engineering / Construction Industry. For the last 25 years I have been a Director at large specialist contracting businesses, working mostly in the UK. I have a lot of experience in strategic planning, sales and marketing, health & safety organisation, supply chain management and commercial negotiation.


I have been a Governor at Sherard since 2009 when I was asked to apply for a Parent Governor position to use my commercial skills to help out with a large financial deficit. When my period came to an end I was asked to become a co-opted Governor, which I remain to date. I have recently become the Chair of Governors.

Zoe Simpson

I am Zoe Simpson. I am a Headteacher at a primary school in Leicester City and also have a child that attends Sherard. Having been a pupil at Sherard myself, I am passionate about the inclusive nature of the school and how Sherard educates the ‘whole child’. I bring to the Governing body an understanding of data and how effective use of data can drive impact, safeguarding and teaching and learning. As a National Support School link I have supported schools within Leicester on their journey towards good and outstanding from requires improvement and special measures. I am the school safeguarding Governor.


Francesca Dul

Hi,my name is Francesca Dul. I have been a governor of the school since 2015. My areas of interest lie in teaching and learning and the well-being and safety of each child. I became a governor as I wanted to share my love of the school with others and to help support the school in any way I was able to. I have worked at Sherard for nearly 9 years and am a parent at the school too.


I am Hannah Adams and I am a newly co-opted Govenor. I am looking forward to taking on this new role to support a school which I attended and now my children attend. My daughter Leah recently finished Year 6 having had an amazing learning journey at Sherard, my other daughter is in upper KS2 and my son currently attends the Pre-School but will be moving into EYFS this September.

I am a Primary Teacher working within the Mowbray Education Trust and am passionate about Sherard and the amazing opportunities they offer for all their children. I have experience in assessment, data analysis and curriculum development to establish those key skills across a wider broad and balanced curriculum
Jess Newton

I am Jessica Newton, I am a recently co-opted Governor at the school. I have 2 children who currently attend Sherard School in Year 5 and in Reception. I am happy to be able to take on a role that will help and support the school.


I am originally from Sheffield but moved to Melton to work at Ragdale Hall in 1997. Over the past 10 years I have been a Lecturer in hairdressing, Beauty Therapy and Media make-up teaching years 10 & 11 and post 16 students. I have worked in private colleges, Secondary schools and FE colleges and I am currently working at Brooksby Melton college. 

Amy Hennessey

I am a Customer Investment Manager at Mars Petcare & I am excited to be a governor at Sherard Primary School. Education is something my wider family and I are very passionate about & I am keen to see how I can have an impact in a totally different way to my day job. I live in Grantham with my pet dog Sally, enjoy hikes and exercising as well as taking as many holidays as possible travelling the world.