Governor Biographies

  • Mrs Walker


    I came to Hook Infant school in 1993 to join the Senior Leadership Team. I became Deputy Headteacher of Hook Infant School in 2006 and was subsequently seconded to a primary school in Farnborough. I was appointed to my current role as Headteacher in September 2009. Before I came to Hook, I taught in Woking at the Hermitage First School and I also worked with the Surrey Maths Advisory Team assisting the delivery of INSET across the County. I have worked for many years as an End of Key Stage One Moderator for Hampshire, visiting schools offering advice and guidance on assessment to Year 2 teaching staff. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening and going out for meals. I am very passionate about Hook Infant School and the community which it serves, education is the gateway to life and every child deserves the best possible opportunities to fulfil their potential.

  • Mrs Alison Collier

    Chair of Governors, Chair of Resources Committee

    Category of Governor: Co-Opted Governor
    Serves on: Resources Committee and Head Teachers Performance Committee

    I have lived in Hook with my husband Mark since 1995 and have one child, studying Music and Musical Theatre at Chichester University. I initially stood for Parent Governor about 14 years ago, with previous experience as Secretary at Hook Village Nursery and have always shown a deep interest in my child’s activities and education.

    I have worked, for the past 19 years, for a local IT company in a finance capacity and more recently as an Operations Manager. Over this time, I have gained vast industry experience and wish to contribute these business skills, with my thirst for knowledge, to helping Hook Infant school achieve its goals and vision.

    I enjoy reading and cooking, together with a new found interest for growing fruit and vegetables.

  • Mrs Corrinne Kinge

    Assistant Chair and Local Education Authority Governor

    I joined Hook Infant school as a parent governor in 1996 when my oldest daughter was in year 2 and my youngest daughter was in year R. I currently hold the position of Vice Chair of Governors, Chair of Performance Management and Vice Chair of Resources. I spent 7 years as a PTA member of my daughter’s secondary school and have been previously seconded to two different schools by the Local Authority to help restore governance to them. I work full time within a HR and Training department locally.

  • Mr Chris Mulholland

    I became a Parent Governor in March 2012. I hope to bring the experience that I have gained from working in Learning and Development for a well known international firm. I am married to Louise, and father of Olivia. When not at work I enjoy days out with my family, supporting a local football team and getting out on my bike.

  • Mrs Julie McArthur

    Health and Safety Governor

    I have lived on Hook since 2006. I am very familiar with the area as I grew up in Fleet. My husband and I have 3 children, one at the Junior school and two at the Infant school. I help in the Infant school regularly. I enjoy working with the staff and children and look forward to be giving more to the school through being a governor.

    I previously worked as a Physiotherapist. This required good communication and problem-solving skills. I was a health and safety representative in a hospital environment and hope to transfer these skills to assist the school with the management of health and safety.

    I am an active member of a local church. This gives opportunities to help the community in a variety of ways. I also enjoy running for fitness.

  • Mrs Marion Foster

    I became a governor in 2013 shortly after my eldest son started at Hook Infant School. As a parent I wanted to contribute my time to the school and give something back to the community. I am keen to help support the school in the education and development of our children, but have also found myself learning a huge amount what happens “behind-the-scenes”. During my time as a governor, I have seen the school attain its Ofsted Outstanding accreditation, and as the school expands in size, want to contribute to maintaining these standards.

    My professional background is within the IT department of a large wealth management and insurance firm, and I enjoy seeing the way in which IT is brought into the school to help the children develop their understanding of the wider use of technology in everyday life.

  • Mr Andrew Weakley

    I joined the governing body at Hook Infants in 2015 as a parent governor. I have two children, one attending the Junior School and one at the Infants. Currently I am a member of the Curriculum Committee and the Charity Working Party, as well as looking after some of the governor’s IT systems. My background is in IT where I have previously built my own company and now work locally building smartphone apps.

  • Mrs Lorraine Gibson

    I became a governor at Hook Infants School in March 2017. I have many years of experience in education as a secondary school teacher and as a member of a senior leadership team so believe I have many of the necessary skills to be a governor at Hook Infant School

    I am a member of the Charity Fundraising Committee which is dedicated to trying to find ways of ‘plugging’ the holes in school funding which seems to be a nationwide issue in education at present. I have also just taken on the role of Training Liaison Governor through which I hope to facilitate other governors in improving their skills in a variety of different areas.

  • Mrs Francesca Wood

    My name is Francesca Wood and I was appointed as a governor in September 2017, having been an associate governor since February 2017. I moved to Hook with my husband in late 2016 and we have two daughters away at university. With some spare time on my hands I decided to combine my interest in education and my desire to support the local community by applying to be a governor at Hook Infant School. I hope that I will be able to put my years of involvement in my children's education, and experience gained in both scientific and administrative jobs, to good use. In my free time I am likely to be found out walking, playing badminton or attempting to keep my garden in order.

  • Mr James Flood

    Having moved to Hook in 2015 and with my eldest then joining the infant school I was keen to start investing into the community which is so important to me and my family. I joined the board of governors in February 2017 as a co-opted governor and parent of one child in year R at the time and another who will be starting in 2019. As well as the Full Governing Body, I'm also part of the Charity Committee and represent Hook Infant School at the North East Hampshire governors forum.

  • Miss Binns

    Staff Governor, Year 2 Teacher

    I am a Year Two teacher at Hook Infant School and lead Science throughout the Infants. I enjoy going to the gym and doing spinning classes.