Meet the Governors

Mrs Sue Horne
I have been a part of North Curry Primary School for 11 years, the first seven years as the Local Authority Governor and since the school has been part of the Huish Trust, Chair of Governors for four years.

I have worked in education all my working life as a teacher, Headteacher and Teacher Trainer. All roles I have enjoyed and I enjoy still being part of the education system in any helpful way.

Prior to Covid 19 I was in school every week as a volunteer in a classroom but obviously this has had to stop. I look forward to this being a possibility in the future if it is the appropriate action. In normal times I regularly had meetings with the Headteacher, Mrs Morley and other staff and I look forward to resuming these meetings if/when possible. Until then I support where possible from a distance!

Reverend Simon Bale
I am Revd Simon Bale and I am the vicar of The Athelney Benefice, which includes the parish of North Curry. I have been here since February 2021 and before that was in Bridgwater and also Highbridge. I am originally from Bristol, where I was a school governor in various settings for fifteen years. I am a governor at North Curry because of my role as vicar, but I am also committed to education for the opportunities it gives our children to flourish throughout their whole lives. I regularly visit the school to lead collective worship. Meeting and chatting to the children at North Curry is always a delight. The children (and staff!) are an enthusiastic community: it is a joy to be in the school, and to be part of the wider community.

Mrs Chris Durrant
I am Christine Durant and have been the Clerk to Governors at North Curry for over 4 years. I have been involved in education for over 20 years at the school where I work. I teach classes, am also G & T, PE and ICT Co-ordinators and Clerk to Governors. I enjoy fitness myself and am committed to promoting health and wellbeing in young people. I am enthusiastic and committed to my work and will always strive to do my best.

Mrs Trish Green
I am a Teacher Governor and have been since 2000. I am on the Senior Management / Leadership Team and I am the Key Stage 2 Coordinator and Maths Lead. I endeavour to teach Shark Class (Y5/6) to strive to “be the best that they can be” in all aspects of their school lives and to give them lifelong skills. I have taught here since 1999 and feel very lucky to work with such lovely colleagues and children in a very special, ever changing, school and community.

Mrs Amy Hardwick
I am proud to have been invited to join the team as a Foundation Governor, representing the local diocese. I teach at The SPACE and Heathfield, and co-run the North Curry Toddler group. My family moved to Somerset almost a decade ago, saturating themselves in the community, Church and Arts scene. My focuses are inclusivity, spirituality and community.

Mrs Susan Hooper
I have lived in East Lyng and have been a parent at the school for the past twelve years. All three of my children have attended North Curry, with my youngest son still in year 6. I now feel strongly it is my time to give something back to the school and feel very privileged to be able to contribute to this outstanding school. My current job role is as an Associate Lecturer and Internal Verifier for Veterinary Nursing at Bridgwater and Taunton College. I am both the Safeguarding and Looked After Children Governor.

Mr Andrew Perrins
I am delighted to have been appointed as parent governor this year. I have two children currently attending North Curry, and I look forward to supporting the school in the coming years as it continues to provide an outstanding education to children from the local area. As a maths teacher for the last 13 years, I have a keen interest in the subject, and hope my experience can be of service to the school as the link governor for maths and Key Stage 2 progress.

Mrs Jenny Satchwell
I have lived in North Curry for over fifty years. My children attended the village school on its original site and my career was in education, teaching at Huish and Heathfield. I am the Diocesan Governor at the school and my special interest is the Christian ethos and links with the Church. I am proud to be supporting a happy, vibrant school that always puts the children first.

Mrs Gillian Slocombe CBE
I am passionate about helping to improve the lives and wellbeing of children and young people and have worked professionally and volunteered to this end throughout my adult life.  Most recently I was Chair of the national board of trustees of Girlguiding and their Chief Guide.  I am delighted to be putting my experiences to use as a governor.  I feel it’s a great privilege to be part of North Curry School which holds a very special place at the heart of the village community.  I am the school’s health and safety governor.