Meet the Governors

Who we are...


Mrs Rachael Boiling - Interim Headteacher
Rachael joined the Governing Board, May 2016. On joining Berry Hill in September 1999, Rachael taught Year 5/6 before leaving to have her own family during which time she was a Teacher Assistant at Walford Primary School. Rachael returned to teach Year 6 at Berry Hill before moving to Year 4 in 2016. She uses her wide knowledge and experience to inform and enhance the work of the Governing Board. 

As co-opted governor until her temporary Interim Headship appointment, Rachael's responsibilities were: 'Teaching, Learning and Monitoring' and 'Progress and Attainment' both in her leadership role in school and for the Governing Board. Rachael's term of office is 4 years and will end in 2024.    

Mrs Sue Burrows - Partnership Governor
Sue was appointed to her governor role in 2016 and was also instrumental in overseeing the transition from previous to the most recent Headteacher, Mrs Sally Hunt.  Sue has worked within education for several years, most recently as Headteacher of an Infant school and Early Years Centre, and currently supporting schools and coaches for a National children's charity.  She has lived in and loved the Forest of Dean since the 1970's and enjoys exploring the local area with her dogs and family.  Her current term of office is 4 years, ending in October 2025. 

Responsibilities:  Attendance, Early Years, Headteacher performance and pay, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), Wellbeing and Mental Health.  


Mrs Maxine Godfrey - Clerk to Governors
Maxine joined our Governing Board as clerk in 2021 and brings a wealth of experience from clerking in several other schools in Gloucestershire as well as Berry Hill. Having spent several years living and working in schools overseas, Maxine now lives locally and is enjoying supporting the governors of Berry Hill.  

Mr Stewart Hunter - Chair of Governors / Co-opted Governor
Our current Chair, Stewart, joined the Governing Board in January 2017 after moving into the area and wanting to support the work of a local school.  With many years in education, including several as Deputy Headteacher, Stewart currently works for the Department for Education specialising in project and programme management.  He has governor responsibility for Safeguarding, English, data protection, headteacher performance and pay, and supports the work of finance and administrative teams.  Stewart's term of office is 4 years, ending in 2025. 


Miss Leah Price - Staff Governor
Leah was appointed in 2021 and has been working at Berry Hill as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant since 2014, primarily with our Junior children, from Year 3 to Year 6. Leah has recently taken on the School Council role and promotes the importance of Pupil Voice.  Living in Berry Hill, and with children that attend the school, Leah has a varied and valuable perspective to share with the Governing Board.  Leah is proud to belong to the Berry Hill village and community that has so much to share with those that live here. Leah has governor responsibility for Maths, Pupil Premium, and supports teaching, learning and outcomes.  Her term of office is four years, ending in 2025.   


Mr Joe Randall - Co-opted Governor
Joe works in the sports travel and hospitality industry, specialising in service procurement contracts and large-scale travel operations.  He joined the Governing Board in 2019, when his daughter joined school and has responsibility for Health & Safety, Physical Education (PE) and Sports Funding, headteacher performance and pay, and overseeing Governor training and visits.   Joe's term of office is 4 years and will end in 2023.

For further information on the structure of the governing boy and terms of office then please refer to the governor's index on: Berry Hill Governing Board