Meet the Development Team


Why do we need a Development Office?

The Development Office exists to carry out the aims and objectives of the Governing Body Community and Development Committee . The Committee oversees the marketing and development of the College, establishing  a network of contacts and friends who can offer knowledge or financial assistance to develop the College site. The Development Office manages the Development Fund and oversees Hockerill Parents and Friends and alumni activities.

If you have Development Office skills and time to commit on a regular basis to support the work of the Development Office, please contact Rachel Lawson via the main switchboard 01279 658451 


Development Office Manager


Rachel Lawson is a parent governor and Chair of the Community and Development Committee which oversees the work of the Development Office.

Rachel has been a governor since 2006 and has been involved in a wide range of Governing Body Committees and activities. As well as chairing the Community and Development Committee she sits on both Premises, Steering and Full Governing Body Committees. Rachel is the link governor to the English and Careers Departments and works closely with the Oxbridge coordinator, supporting students making Oxbridge applications. Rachel pioneered the creation of the parent fundraising body, Hockerill Parents and Friends, and is an active HPF member.

Development Office Administrator


Lynn Watson works for the Development Office in a part time capacity. In College on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Lynn takes care of all the associated administration needs of the Office. Lynn can be contacted via main Reception on 01279 658451 if you need to leave a message for the Office.

Chair of Hockerill Parents and Friends

Ina Gallo has been a parent at Hockerill since 2011 and became more actively involved since both her children joined the College in 2013 when she became a "Year 7 Parent Rep" with the main objective of providing a point of contact for "new" parents and organising some social events purely for meeting fellow parents. As a parent of boarding students, she is keen for all year groups of parents to be involved and will be looking for ways to achieve more boarding parent participation where possible and, of course, based on interest.