Who we are
Julia Bray – Headteacher Governor (Northiam)
Honey Clarke – LA Governor – Co Vice Chair of Governors
I am a mum of two girls and passionate about supporting the community, I joined the Board of Governors in December 2018, bringing my expertise as a HR consultant of over 20 years. I am a qualified coach and Fellow of the CIPD.
I am passionate about children’s development and education and helping to create an environment where everyone will flourish. I have recently worked with a charity helping young people build key skills in order to secure employment and has also worked with employer groups to create new apprenticeship standards and apprenticeship training programs.
Allison Flack – Headteacher Governor (Hurst Green)
Rev. Annette Hawkins – Foundation Governor
I am the Vicar of Holy Trinity, Hurst Green and St Mary, Salehurst in the United Benefice of Salehurst, Hurst Green and Robertsbridge. I started my working life as a nurse, I then took a degree in Education and went on to work in project management, initially for a small local charity and afterwards for a national charity as the development manager and local authority childcare consultant for East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton & Hove. I am married and have four adult children and five grandchildren.
Chris Howells – Clerk to the Governors
I joined the Governing Body in September 2020 after having acted as Locum Clerk for a year. I have had previous experience of clerking for different Governing Bodies across East Sussex. I have worked in education roles for the last 10 years, and so have a good understanding of all aspects of school life and governance. I have two grown up children, one living in Denmark and the other has just started at the University of Sussex following a business degree. I enjoy traveling, particularly to Greece and specifically my favourite island Paxos.
Emma Ivil – Staff Governor (Hurst Green)
This is my 19th year of teaching and 4th year at Hurst Green Primary School where I teach in Oak Class (Year 6). I have taught all ages from Year 1-6 in a variety of schools including Goudhurst Primary School and Hollington Academy in St Leonards. I am currently English and PSHE lead, as well as Mental Health and Staff Wellbeing Champion. I am a mum of two boys who keep me busy. I am also a keen bird-watcher, golfer and enjoy dancing. This is my first Governor role and I am looking forward to being part of the decision-making team across both Northiam and Hurst Green Primary Schools.
Judith Koral – Co-opted Staff Governor (Northiam)
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Elaine Lambert – Co-opted Governor – Chair of Governors
My husband and I moved to Etchingham in 2017, following our retirement. I have had a varied career. I started my working life as a computer programmer then became a secondary school maths teacher after starting a family, going on to become a head of department in a Further Education College. I then joined the School Effectiveness team in the London Borough of Bexley as their mathematics consultant. Finally, I worked as a publisher, responsible for secondary school maths textbooks and I still do some authoring and editing of maths resources. I also volunteered as a parent governor when my children were at their Church of England primary school. I am passionate about helping children to reach their full potential, and as a governor in the local community I hope I can support schools to achieve this. Other interests include cycling, walking, pottery and my grandchildren!
Anne-Marie Murphy – Co-Opted Governor
I joined the Board of Governors in December 2019, bringing ten years’ experience of project management in educational publishing at Cambridge University Press with me. I am a trained Secondary teacher who also specialized in Primary and Cambridge Exams, although lately I have taken a special interest in the areas of inclusivity and diversity in print and digital materials.
My 18 year old daughter is about to sit A levels and I am also active offering respite foster care to children across Sussex and Kent – the importance of offering an inclusive, safe, Christian environment for all children along with the school Leadership teams is what motivated me to join the governing body. I look forward to getting to know more about the life and work of the school!
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