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 since 1995 and joined Hook Infant school as a Parent Governor in 2002 when my daughter was in Yr 2. I stood for the Parent Governor position having had previous experience as Secretary at Hook Village Nursery and have always had a deep interest in my child’s education and activities.

    I have worked, for the past 23 years, for a local IT company in a finance and more recently an Operations Manager capacity. 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

    Safeguarding Governor, 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

    Chair of Curriculum Committee

    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 Anne Simpson

    I have lived in Hook since 1994, and my parents moved here in 1975, and one of my daughters in carrying on the tradition living in the village with her young family. I had a career in general business management and international marketing in the IT industry and retired in 2018. In 2020 I became a School Governor and joined the curriculum Committee with focus on English. I wanted to use my lengthy business and people experience, for the benefit of others, especially children. I did a Psychology GCSE in 2000 with a focus on children and the impact of early years experiences – being put to good use now. My grandson attends the Infant School, and a granddaughter will follow him soon.

    Since retiring I have been doing a Creative Writing course, U3A groups Furniture Restoration and Virtual Investment. I have recently developed an interest in growing flowers and swim several times a week.

  • Mrs Kathryn Sloane

    I joined the board of Governors in September 2020, as a Parent Governor., when my oldest child was in Year 2. 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, 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 became a co-opted governor in September 2020. My husband and I moved to Hook in 1997 with our two sons. My granddaughter now attends Hook Infant School. 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. I love spending time with my family, and can be found walking in our beautiful countryside or curled up with a good book.

  • Mrs Victoria Gazzard

    I joined the Governing body of Hook Infants in September 2020 and relish the challenge of helping our school grow and develop; looking out for the interests of our children, the staff, parents, local community & the governing body too. My husband and I live in Hook with our two children, and protecting the wonderful teaching and learning environment of Hook Infants is very important to me. In my spare time I enjoy walking with friends and family in the beautiful countryside we are lucky to have on our doorstep here in Hampshire.

  • Mr Darren Perry

    Health and Safety Governor

    Site Security and Charity Working Party.
    I joined Hook Infant School as a parent governor in September 2020.
    I have two young boys both in Hook Infants and when not working my time is spent with them as much as possible. We are very much an outdoor kind of family and you will always find us in the garden rather than by a TV.
    I hope to bring a lot of experience and enthusiasm from my 18 years within the Military where I served as a Chef for 14 years and more recently within Recruitment. I am very lucky to have travelled the world with my job and found myself in many different situations both good and bad. I really enjoyed my time teaching and mentoring young apprentices which lead me in to recruiting, giving me the opportunity to speak to students on the verge of leaving school and finding their future career.
    I have an array of hobbies and interests including gardening, cooking, fishing, and getting out on the bike.

  • Miss Danielle Farr

    I have taught at Hook Infant School since 2019 and I have experience in both Key Stage One and the Early Years Foundation Stage. I joined the governing body as a Staff Governor in 2021. I trained and completed my Primary Education degree with QTS in Southwest London and I was able to teach in a range of schools in this area. Education has a great impact on children’s lives and being a teacher is something I’ve always set out to do and I thoroughly enjoy it. In my free time I love to spend time with my family and friends, eating out and I enjoy travelling too.”