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.

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.

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.

EMMA BASS
CO-OPTED GOVERNOR
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Emma became a governor in May 2018. She has worked in Primary Education for over 11 years as a teacher. She is currently taking a break from the profession whilst her three children are young. She wishes to use the knowledge and experience she have gained over the years to support Hurworth Primary School. Emma has lived in the village for 10 years and two of her sons attend the school. Emma enjoys spending time with her family, going to the gym and socialising with friends.

KIRSTY WALKER
GOVERNOR
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Kirsty Has been a governor since November 2018. She has lived in the village for 13 years and has 3 children. The 2 older children have both attended the primary and have since moved on. Her youngest child has just started in Foundation stage at the primary. Kirsty has been a local GP in Darlington for over 15 years and has also spent some time on the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board for Darlington. She has a lot of experience in children’s safeguarding and also working alongside the local authority and other agencies in this area. Kirsty enjoys running, swimming and biking in her spare time.

JO PASSMAN
GOVERNOR
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