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Governor Profiles

Barbara Rayner

Barbara Rayner

Foundation Governor Chair of Governors

We moved to Five Ash Down in 2011 and our eldest son started at the School in Reception in 2013, followed by our daughter in 2016. I have worked in the NHS in Sussex since 2002 in various administrative and managerial roles in a variety of organisations from providers of healthcare services, to commissioning those services. I have been fortunate to gain a broad range of skills and experience in these roles, many of which I hope can be used to the benefit of the school governor team.

As our children started their journeys with the School, we felt very welcomed into the High Hurstwood community, including the Church, and it was a great pleasure to be asked to join the governing board as a Foundation Governor in September 2020. I have witnessed the wonderful approach to education, in its broadest sense, the School takes and I want to be able to contribute in a meaningful way to the continuation of the inclusive and supportive nature of the school. I am excited about being on the governing board as a key driver of the ongoing strategic development of the School, for the benefit of the community as a whole.

L Payne

Louise Payne

Co-opted Governor 

Vice-Chair of Governors

Having worked in Education for nearly 20 years and worked alongside many fantastic governors I increasingly felt that the role of a governor was so beneficial for the life of a school. I became a co-opted governor in 2020 and I am really happy to be on the board of governors at High Hurstwood where I have been able to get to know staff, pupils and parents and give support/guidance. Being a mum of three children and currently work for ESCC in the safeguarding team I really appreciate being able to serve the High Hurstwood community in as many ways as I can.

Ed Bartlett

Ed Bartlett

Parent Governor

We moved to High Hurstwood in 2011 and our eldest son started at the school in Reception in 2016. My younger son has now also joined the school in Reception. I became a parent governor in 2019 in the hope that as an accountant working in the Education Sector I might have skills and experiences which could contribute to the governance team. It is a privilege to be a part of the school community, to witness the dedication of the teaching and support staff and to know my son benefits from the outstanding learning environment they work tirelessly to sustain.

L Glyn

Lucy Glyn

LA Governor

When we moved to High Hurstwood in 1993, we were told of the good reputation that the village school had. Our son started in Reception Class in Sept. 2003 and enjoyed a varied, challenging and rewarding experience of primary school life, leaving in 2009, to go to UCTC. As a parent, I joined the PTA (now Friends of High Hurstwood School) and was Treasurer for 4 years. I was pleased to offer my 30 years' experience, working in finance for both public and private sectors, to help raise funds for the school. I became a Community Governor in 2010 and I am now the Local Authority Governor.

I wanted to become a Governor because the school gave my son such an excellent start and I wanted to help to ensure the School continued to provide a high quality and fulfilling learning experience for all pupils, now and in the future. I enjoy working as a Governor, in partnership with staff and parents to ensure the pupils have every opportunity to develop and make progress to the best of their ability, in a happy and safe environment.

H Hampton

Helen Hampton

Parent Governor

I became a parent governor in February 2017 and was re-elected in 2021. Prior to having children, I was a solicitor at a City law firm and a law lecturer. I currently work freelance as a proof-reader and copy editor from home which means that I have the time and flexibility to be able to commit to the role. I originally put myself forward to be a governor because I was so impressed with the start the school gave to my eldest son and wanted to support the school to continue to develop in all areas whilst maintaining its ethos. As a governing board, we work closely with Mr Pollard and the leadership team to ensure that the school is the best it can be in all areas and we continually update our own knowledge and skills to be able to provide the children with the best opportunities to develop and be prepared for the next stage in their education.

Emma Tweedy

Staff Governor

 

Andrew Thompson

Andrew Thompson

Co-opted Governor

I became a co-opted governor at High Hurstwood in December 2020. I am a qualified project manager specialising in business process improvement. I previously worked for a high street bank as a Financial Project Accountant, within their international division. I currently work at another primary school within East Sussex and am training to become a School Business Manager. I have a daughter (now grown up) and appreciate the pivotal role primary education has in helping children to discover their talents and passions in life. I am looking forward to learning more about how the children at High Hurstwood are inspired to love learning.

Francois Verbeek

Parent Governor

 

Vacancy

Co-opted Governor

 

Vacancy

Foundation Governor (Ex-Officio)

 

Mark Pollard

Headteacher 

Ex-Officio Governor

 

 

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