Governors

WENDY CORDERY
CHAIR OF GOVERNORS
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Wendy has been a parent governor since 2012 and has been Chair of the Local Governing Body since 2016. She is also the lead governor for English. In her role as chair Wendy is committed to ensuring that every child reaches their full potential. Wendy lives in Hurworth with her family and her two children attend Hurworth primary. Outside of her role as governor Wendy is an active member of the PTA and a solicitor at North Yorkshire County Council. In her spare time Wendy enjoys spending time with her family, reading and socialising with friends.

CAROLINE BANHAM
PARENT GOVERNOR
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Caroline became a governor in February 2013. She has lived in Hurworth for the majority of her life and was a previous pupil of the school. She has had a long career in banking which she now does on a part time basis. This enables her to spend some of her free time in the school where she regularly enjoys listening to pupils read and assisting on school trips. Caroline is married and her three children have all attended Hurworth Primary. Her interests include reading, going to the theatre & cinema, eating out and she would love to travel more.

GRAHAM FITZGERALD
MEMBER APPOINTED GOVERNOR
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Graham joined the governing body at Hurworth shortly after they converted to becoming an academy and was appointed chair in January 2013, serving in that position until becoming the vice chair in 2017. He is also a director of Lingfield Education Trust, chairing the finance committee. Graham is a director at Baldwins, a firm of accountants, and he specialises in academies, working with over 40 trusts across the north east. He enjoys good food, watching cricket, and following the ups and (many) downs of Middlesbrough Football Club in his spare time.

ANNE ASTBURY
MEMBER APPOINTED GOVERNOR
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Anne has been teaching since the year 2000, with specialist areas of Religious Education and Special Needs. For the last 2 years she has been working as the lead officer of the SEN Partnership at Darlington Borough Council, which involves supporting Head teachers and SENCos in ensuring that they support all students who are vulnerable appropriately. In addition to her many years as a Special Needs practitioner, Anne maintains her interests in Religious Studies and holds an MA in Theology.
Anne has been a governor at Hurworth Primary for a year, and has lived in Hurworth Village for over 6 years, so feels it is important to support the school in her local area. Anne is the SEN and Safeguarding governor at the school.

SANDRA ROBB
MEMBER APPOINTED GOVERNOR
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Sandra Robb became a governor of Hurworth School in January 2017 and is also a governor of Mount Pleasant Primary School.
Sandra was a self employed interior designer but is now retired. She is a member of North Yorkshire and South Durham Decorative and Fine Arts Society and enjoys their monthly lectures. Sandra has now become a committee member with a special interest in Heritage Volunteers and Young Arts. Sandra enjoys owning and training a young horse as well as looking after chickens.

ALISON MADDISON
HEAD OF SCHOOL
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Alison is the Head of School at Hurworth Primary and a representative staff governor. It has been her privilege to have worked at this school for fourteen years. She is passionate about teaching and learning and uses dedication, commitment and drive to ensure all the children fulfil their potential. She has two children, both at schools within Darlington.

KERRY COATES
STAFF GOVERNOR
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Kerry has been a teacher at Hurworth Primary School for twelve years and is passionate about raising standards across the curriculum within the school. She is currently working full time in Year 6 and is subject leader for art and music. Kerry has two young children who attend school in Newton Aycliffe. She loves reading, the theatre and travelling.

NICOLE McLAREN
CO-OPTED PARENT GOVERNOR
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Nicole became a Parent Governor in May 2018. She lives in Hurworth having relocated to the North East from the South in 2015. Since graduating Nicole has worked within the field of Human Resources, spending the majority of her career working for the National Health Service in Acute and Mental Health Hospital Trusts. Most recently she has taken a career break to look after her young family and currently volunteers at a local parent and toddler group. Nicole enjoys finding new places to explore, keeping fit, socialising and the occasional surf in her spare time

EMMA BASS
GOVERNOR
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