Governors Profiles

As we have very recently become part of Reach4 Academy Trust, a Transition Board is being assembled very shortly - should you have any queries, please contact Sarah McGee.

Name Role Background

Donna Nott

Academy Business
Company Secretary

I have been the Business Manager at Hatfield since 2008 and at Hartley Brook since 2010. I have responsibility for academy administration, human resources, finance, catering and the academy premises. I am also Company Secretary for the Trust.

Prior to working at HBH, I gained 15 years experience in Higher Education before moving to London in 2004. Whilst there I was business manager in primary school in South East London, a committee servicing officer for an educational charity and Admin Manager at the Fashion Retail Academy, the first of the National Skills Academy. I returned to Sheffield in 2008.

I hold the Certificate in School Business Management, a Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Management in Education and a BTEC Higher in Public Administration.

I firmly believe that everyone has the right to an excellent, free education and that education is key to everyone achieving their full potential

Dr Martin Beer

Academy Governor

I teach Computer Science and Information Systems at Sheffield Hallam University. My research involves the use of computers for virtual and e-learning across the internet. I am also a STEM ambassador, helping schools to develop computer science in their curriculum, particularly at junior level. I live in the Peak District and am also a Parish Councillor.


Helen Ledwood

Parent Governor

Newly appointed Hartley Brook Site parent governor 

Ms Sarah McGee

Parent Governor

I am a Parent Governor for HBH Academy, Hartley Brook site and also a volunteer one day a week in the Nursery Department. I also volunteer at a local church after school club, which may children from HBH Academy attend. Being in and around school and talking to parents I have seen lots of changes of the last few years. As such, I hope to be able to work closely with other parents to drive the school forward. I want to help give all our children the education and life skills they deserve, whatever their circumstances or background.

Lisa May-Howard

Parent Governor

Newly appointed Hartley Brook Site Governor

Louise Webster

Parent Governor

Hi, I'm a parent governor at HBH Academy - Hatfield Site.I'm a parent to two boys who both attend the HBH Academy. As well as being a full time mother I'm also a full time post lady. (for which I am better known)!My dedication to my children's welfare was the main reason for putting myself forward for the parent governor position. Hoping to play a part in achieving the best results within the academy.

In my younger years, I was a regular team member for both Sheffield Utd Ladies and Sheffield Wednesday Ladies. I now continue to follow the great footballing game from the side-lines whilst supporting my boys.


Mrs Joanne Read

Staff Governor

Mrs Karen Brown

Staff Governor

Deputy Head Teacher - Hartley Brook site