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Our Governors

ALISON MADDISON
HEAD TEACHER

 

Alison is the Head Teacher at Hurworth Primary and ex officio member of the governing body. Alison has been in education for 23 years following a career change (she told us it’s the best decision she ever made!). Alison has taught in schools across Darlington and Durham before establishing her roots in Hurworth in 2003. During this time, Alison has worked as class teacher, Early Years Lead, Assistant Head Teacher and Head of School before her appointment as Head Teacher. She has loved working at Hurworth Primary for 20 years. Alison has seen many changes but the one constant is the sense of community and togetherness. Hurworth Primary is a family and it is her pleasure and privilege to be the Headteacher of such a wonderful school where passion, dedication, hard work and commitment, ensures every child thrives and achieves their potential.

CARAN MASHEDER
CHAIR OF GOVERNORS

APPOINTED BY GOVERNING BODY

 

Caran worked in Primary education for over 18 years. She has recently retired from full time teaching, but remains passionate about children and education. Before retirement, Caran was a member of the Senior Leadership Team and SENDco for a Primary School in Redcar and Cleveland. Caran enjoys spending time in her allotment, fell walking, cooking and socialising with friends.

If you would like to contact our Chair of Governors, please email HWPGeneral@hurworthprimary.com with the subject FAO: Chair of Governors.

CATHRYN FOGG
STAFF GOVERNOR

ELECTED BY SCHOOL STAFF

Awaiting Statement

VACANCY
GOVERNOR

APPOINTED BY TRUST

 

Awaiting Appointment

EMMA BASS
GOVERNOR

APPOINTED BY TRUST

 

Emma became a governor in May 2018. She 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.

MARY BRINDLE
GOVERNOR

APPOINTED BY TRUST

 

Mary joined the board of governors in March 2020. She has two children who have attended the school and has lived in the village for 9 years.  She is a qualified accountant and has worked as Chief Financial Officer for a multi academy trust in Middlesbrough for 5 years. Prior to this she acted as an auditor and advisor to academies for a regional firm of accountants. She is also an accredited Schools Resource Management Adviser for the ESFA.  Outside work Mary enjoys horse riding and spending time with family.

RUTH EVERSON
GOVERNOR

APPOINTED BY TRUST

Ruth joined the board of governors in February 2023. She has two children at Hurworth Primary School and has lived in the village for over 13 years.   She has worked in public health roles for over 20 years, protecting and improving the health of people in their communities. For the past ten years she has worked for North Yorkshire County Council and currently leads on key public health areas including food, obesity, and physical activity.  

Outside of work Ruth enjoys the outdoors with her family and having some quiet time to get lost in a good book.

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MATTHEW DUTTON
GOVERNOR

ELECTED BY PARENTS

Matthew joined the board of governors as a parent in March 2023.  He has two boys at Hurworth Primary School and has lived in the village since 2016.  He has worked in Contracts Procurement and Supply Management for 15 years, with a mixture of private/public experience and is currently working at the Department for Education as Commercial Category Manager. Matthew Leads Contract Management for the UK-wide Turing Student Mobility Contracts/ Erasmus+ Contract and manages the International Higher Education Contract Portfolio; holding Contractors to account- making every pound count.

Outside of work Matthew enjoys going for walks with his family, going running in and around Hurworth.

TODD GREEN
GOVERNOR

ELECTED BY PARENTS

Todd joined the board of governors in March 2023. He has lived in the village for 8 years and two of his children attend Hurworth Primary School. Todd is a practising GP for the NHS in County Durham with an interest in medical education and a masters degree in medical anthropology. He also has a background in mathematics and was previously a private tutor in the subject. Outside of work he enjoys running, reading and playing strategy games with friends.

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