Governor Information

David Hennessy (

I’ve been a parent governor for over 8 years and I am currently chairman of the governing body.  I have two daughters in secondary school who spent all their primary years at Rook’s Nest from preschool and they have had a very happy and successful early education here.  I am the foster parent of a child in year 3.  I am passionate about giving children the best possible start in life and I strive to bring this passion to my role as a Governor.

Louise Wood

I have been a governor at Rooks Nest for 12 years, originally as a parent governor when my children attended and currently as a community governor. Over the 12 years I have been involved in many decisions including its conversion to an academy and the appointment of key members of staff. I currently work in another local school and therefore understand the decisions and issues that face schools and hope to continue to support this school in its desire to provide the best possible outcomes for all its pupils.

Esther Amis-Hughes

I have been a parent governor since September 2015. I have two children who attend Rooks Nest Academy so I see the enormous part that school plays in their lives and development. I wanted to become a governor to support and challenge the school to be the best it can for all the children who attend.

I work in museum education, providing cultural experiences for children and young people. I bring to the governor role my experiences of managing projects and programmes, and providing education outside a formal setting.

I am the Early Years Foundation Stage link governor, and sit on the Personnel and Resources committee.



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