Meet the Governors

Nigel Argust - Chair of Governors

My name is Nigel Argust. I am a native of the Black Country and read Music at Birmingham University. For thirty years I was Head of Music at a large school in Birmingham and am now retired from full-time teaching.

For the last twenty five years I have been one of the organists at Lichfield Cathedral and now sing in the Cathedral Choir. I am passionate about music - I spend time going out to Primary Schools as part of the cathedral outreach project 'MusicShare' - and think that learning an instrument or singing in a choir is one of the very best things a young person can do.

I hope that I can make a positive contribution to Hob Hill and help to ensure that not only the school moves from 'Good' to 'Outstanding' but that each pupil leaves the school having achieved his or her best.

Melody Jones

My name is Melody Jones, and I am one of the foundation governors , which means that I come from one of the local churches. I worship at Handsacre Methodist Church. I am married and I have two daughters who are 16 and 6, but they do not go to this school as we live in Armitage.

I really like being a governor because I can find out what you are all learning and how the school is helping you to be the best you can be and playing a very small part in helping that to happen.

Rev George Holding

’m Reverend George Holding and I am the Team Vicar for St. Michael’s Church, Brereton, and work across the Parish of Brereton and Rugeley. I moved to Brereton, from Grimsby, in May 2014. I live with my husband Ian and our little mischievous cat. Before working in the Church of England, I studied for two degrees (Theology and then a Masters in Applied Theology). In my spare time, I enjoy listening to music, traveling and gardening.

I am a Foundation Governor for Hob Hill, and am keen St. Michael’s maintains our strong relationship with the School (both children and staff). I am also committed to supporting the School to strive for the best education and positive environment over all for the children, as well as to maintaining our distinctive Christian character and important values such as compassion, forgiveness, community and love.

Vickie Roberts - Vice Chair of Governors

My name is Vickie Roberts. I am married to Stuart and we have 3 children: Eden, Charlie and Scarlet. Eden is at high school; Charlie and Scarlet attend Hob Hill. I have lived in and around the area all my life and we have lived in Brereton since 2004.

I have a degree in Metallurgy and have worked since graduation as a Metallurgist. I currently use these skills in my role as a Surveyor. I ensure that the manufacture of components which will end up being in highly safety critical situations (such as on oil rigs on subsea lines) is undertaken safely and in line with strict guidelines.

At home I try to ensure I am instilling good traits in my children, including kindness, politeness and a strong work ethic.

I am keen to ensure that Hob Hill moves from Good to Outstanding and then work to maintain that OFSTED status. My aim is to be able to make a positive contribution to the school and every child’s education as well as play an active role in helping the school to go from strength-to-strength.

Mat Walker

I'm Mat Walker. Dad to Oliver and Ellie and married to Claire. I've lived in Brereton for 10 years now but I'm originally from Wolverhampton where I grew up. 

I went to school in Wolverhampton and to University in Derby where i studied for a degree in Environmental Science. I'm now doing a Masters in Management and Leadership at Coventry University and love learning. You could say I'm also at school but I only have one year left.

I am a Police officer in Birmingham which can be really interesting at times, but I also do quite a bit out of work. You may see me walking Police puppies around the park training them. I am also a level 2 trained football coach at  Brereton town Football club. I train 18 10 year olds and love spending my weekends watching them win, lose and draw. I look after the inflatable football pitch that many of you may have seen which was paid for by a charity in order that I could encourage young people into football.

Whilst I have lived in Brererton I have helped out with 'Brereton Million' and I am now the Chairperson there trying to do my best for our community. We are looking to improve parks, put on cinema events, support other volunteers and put in new bus shelters in order to give our lovely village a facelift.

I have a background in volunteering and really enjoy my time with the school as a Parent Governor. My satisfaction comes from knowing that the children are excelling and are given the very best possibilities whilst in school to learn and grow socially into individuals capable of achieving whatever they want in life. I want to help the school achieve together with parents and ensure we promote fairness, creativity and positive behaviour.