Welcome to Greenside School Stevenage. A school for children aged 2-19 with special educational needs and disabilities.


Our Governors

Please read the documents below, describing detailed Governor roles, responsibilities, any business and financial interests, governance roles in other educational institutions,

- any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives)
- vand a attendance record of Governors at governing body and committee meetings over the last academic year.


Following is some short information about each of our governors:


Hilary Davies – Co-opted Governor (2018-2022)
Member of both the Resources and Curriculum Committees/Head's Performance Management

I became head teacher at Lady Zia Wernher primary school in Luton in September in 2018. It is a school for pupils with severe and profound learning difficulties, prior to that I served as a teacher and held leadership responsibility at Greenside school for 24 years. 

I have been involved in Special education for 30 years. I have a passion for pupils to be supported to discover meaningful independence and enabling staff to support pupils' learning through creativity and innovation. I have been involved in curriculum development, RE for all and therapeutic de-escalation strategies. I have lived in Stevenage for 30 years. 

Jo McNamara- Parent Governor (2020-2024)
Member of Resources Committee

became a parent governor in January 2017, she has three children, Harry her middle child has attended Greenside since January 2016. Jo works as a Registered Manager for Hertfordshire’s Safeguarding and Specialist service and has worked with children from 0-18 with varying needs for 15 years. Jo is also a registered assessor working in childcare settings assessing across qualifications and supporting learners to develop their skills within schools, residential homes and early years provisions.

Dave Smith- Co-opted Governor – Chair of Governors (2018-2022)
Member of both the Resources and Curriculum committees

Currently Chair of Governors at Greenside. Previously parent governor and vice chair of governors at Heathcote school since 1999 until it closed. I am currently a Paramedic with the London Ambulance Service and in my spare time I enjoy dog walking and exploring around the UK in my Campervan

Dave Victor – Head teacher Greenside School.
Term of office from September 2000 – ongoing
Member of both the Resources and Curriculum committees

Dave became a member of the Greenside governing body in September 2000, when he was appointed as Headteacher. Dave had previously been Head of Lancaster School, where he had also been a governor. Dave has extensive experience in special education. He has previously been an OfSTED inspector. Dave has a Batchelor’s as well as a Master Degree in Education. In 2001 he gained an MBA in education leadership, and a Diploma in Adult Education.  Dave has extensive experience of leading training for teachers, this has included teaching on a Master’s Degree courses at Essex University. 

Paul Holgate - Co-opted Governor (2018-2022)
Maths Subject Link Role
Member of Resources Committee (Chair) 

Patrice Chowles - Local Authoruty Governor (2020-2024)
CP, CLA, PP and Autism Link Role
Member of Curriculum Committee

Sian Bodenham - Staff Governor (2018-2022)
Member of Curriculum Commitee

I have worked at Greenside as a class teacher since 2005. In that time, I have worked in the Primary and Senior department, working with learners with a range of needs including ASC, SLD, PMLD and challenging behaviour. I am also a member of the debrief tem, who provide support for staff well-being. Having worked at Greenside for many years I have a keen interest in the running of the school. I feel very passionate about curriculum and strive for learning to be engaging, relevant and fun for all individuals who attend Greenside.

Claire-Louise Budge - Parent Governor (2018-2022)
Member of Curriculum Commitee

I have supported the school for 4 years, making up hampers for the school raffle, which has been successful. I am keen to continue to support the school and pupils in the years to come and help the school grow. I have experience in finance and having SEND child myself I can relate to parents concerns and work with all to get the best from the school for the community that use it.

Brian Clamp - C-opted Governor (2020-2024)
Headteacher's Performance Management
Member of the Resiurces Commitee

I am a retired Chartered Civil Engineer. I started my career in local government, where I spent 15 years working in a State-run environment, developing highways within local and national networks. I transferred my skills to the private sector, and in 1979, I became a founding Partner of a nationwide civil and transportation consultancy. 

In pursuing my career, I have gained experience in appointing staff and motivating them to achieve the goals set. As a Governor, I now want to apply my skills to maintain satisfaction, pride and loyalty amongst the staff and maintain and enhance the excellent value of Greenside School to the local community.


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Greenside School
Shephall Green
Stevenage SG2 9XS
Tel: 01438 315356
Fax: 01438 748034
Email: admin@greenside.herts.sch.uk
Headteacher: Dave Victor