Samantha O’Connor - Governor
I am a full time mum of two little people, my son is in reception year here at Hilltop and I hope his sister will follow him next year.
I gained my degree from Leicester University in Business back in 1994 and have worked, in the past, my way up to the role of Head of Business Development for a large insurance company based in the city.
I enjoy reading when I get some quiet time, music has played a large part in my life, playing in bands and orchestras and now I am a Lego master builder, an expert on anything ‘Frozen’ and a rookie costume maker for World Book Day.
Having been through the education system and worked in various environments I understand the importance of education and the fact that it is the cornerstone to the rest of a person’s life.
Children, I believe, at this age are very vulnerable and need nurturing to learn not only educationally but also from a social perspective. Social skills can be extremely difficult to understand and often confusing.
I am passionate that children at such a young age need to be caught up in the wonders of learning so that they can go on to be the best that they can be regardless of what they choose to be.