HL Governor Profiles

Hampton Lakes Local Governing Body Profiles

Zoe Trigg (Head of School) - Education and school management expertise

Zoe has a proven track record of senior leadership within Hampton, and was seconded from Hampton Vale Primary School to Hampton College as an Assistant Head to set up the Foundation Stage in 2012 when we became an all- through school. Zoe’s previous leadership experience as a founding member of Hampton Vale Primary School provided her with the enthusiasm and flexibility to work in unique situations, and prepared her to always expect the unexpected! This coupled with eight years’ experience as a teacher moderator with Peterborough Local Authority for the Foundation Stage Profile ensured a comprehensive understanding of observation based assessment with Reception children.  

Zoe worked very closely with other senior leaders of the school to ensure that the children were able to access a creative play based curriculum in temporary accommodation whilst the Primary Phase was built. She was instrumental in accommodating the decant to the permanent site, working tirelessly with adults and children to ensure the move was seem less.

Rising to the challenge of setting up the school, Zoe stayed at the College and secured a promotion, as Deputy Head of School to support and lead the school as it has grown. Her support in Key Stage One, coupled with her whole school experiences of leading Literacy has resulted in the raising of standards in Phonics. She is committed to her professional development and was successful in completing the National Award for SEN Coordination resulting in  Hampton College Primary Phase becoming an Accredited SENCO School in October 2016. She has promoted the principles of the Code of Practice, and is solution focussed when considering the planning of learning opportunities for all children.

Zoe is passionate about the experience of childhood and believes that their education is instrumental in ensuring the very best of outcomes, she cannot wait to immerse herself into life at Hampton Lakes Primary School as Head of School.

Rhiannon Cross (Chair of LGB) - Education and School Governance expertise

Rhiannon has 15 years of experience as a governor in schools in Hampton. Work history has provided Rhiannon with the experience to deal with many of the budgeting issues currently facing schools, including the application of VAT in schools. 

Rhiannon is pro-active and will support and challenge wherever required in order to raise and/ or maintain standards. As Chair, Rhiannon leads from the front and is instrumental in bringing in practices which were highlighted by Ofsted.

Tessa Wilson (Local Governor) - School Governance/ Behaviour/ Attendance expertise

13 years ago, Tessa was part of the temporary Governing Body for Hampton College, before the build started. Tessa then worked within the Trust, in numerous roles and have experience of working with a new school. Tessa was Student Services Team Leader: the role was to raise standards in Attendance and Behaviour.

Nicky Carter (Local Governor)

Nicky is the Community Pioneer for the Hampton East development, where HL school is due to be built. Nicky has a background of working with children as well as working as a Probation Officer for over 12 years supporting people in the Criminal Justice system bringing about positive changes to their lifestyles.

Nicky has 25 years’ experience as children’s/ youth, family worker in church settings.

Mark Wroe (Local Governor)

Mark is a Housing Company Director with responsibility for Project Planning/ budget/ team management. Mark has worked in Finance Technology for over 10 years - infrastructure, hardware, software - implementation/testing. 
Coporate/ charity fundraising management.

Hannah Spence (Local Governor) - Primary Education/ SENDCo expertise

Hannah completed her PGCE and Masters in Education focusing on EYFS and KS1. Hannah has been a primary school teacher for 12 years, taught in EYFS, KS1 and KS2. She has experience of being a founding member of staff when opening a brand new primary school and experience of leading science, ICT and most recently in a SENCO capacity for the past 2 and a half years.