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 Kat Sloane

    I joined the board of Governors in September 2020, as a Parent Governor.  Having attended Hook Infant School myself, we decided as a family to return to Hook when it was time for our own children to start school.  As a parent of three, the oldest who is in Year 2, I have seen how hard the school works to educate our children and I was keen to bring my professional experience in forecasting and strategic planning to help the school in achieving its aims.  

  • Mrs Mandy Gibbons

    I have lived in Hook since 1997 and I’m a wife, mum and grandma. I believe that children deserve the best possible education for them to reach their full potential. I’ve spent my life working in the early years sector, both in local pre-schools and full day care nurseries. I hope to now use this experience as a governor at Hook Infant School. I love spending time with my family, and can be found walking in our beautiful countryside or curled up with a good book. 

  • 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.