Meet the Governors

Mrs Sue Horne
I am the LA Governor and am part way through my second four year term of office as a Governor. Currently I am Chair of Governors. I became a Governor when I finished full time teaching as I did not want to lose touch with education and working for the benefit of local children. My background is in education, having worked in different phases and types of school and with different responsibilities. I was a Head teacher in a primary school for twelve years and have worked part time for Somerset School Centred Initial Teacher Training(SCITT) working with trainee teachers whilst they are on school placements. I have moderated the work of the school and the trainees. My interests are varied – travelling to different parts of the world, family genealogy, caravanning, gardening, reading, aspects of craftwork, and of course, my family and their animals! I have no pecuniary interests in relation to the school.

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 Judy Dawson-Cable
I have been the Manager and Early Years Professional of Little Herons (formerly Little Acorns) Pre-School since 2013. I completed a PGCE in Early Years Education at Exeter University and as an advocate of outdoor learning became a qualified Forest School leader, establishing the collaboration with the Willows and Wetlands Visitor Centre back in 2010. As a former parent (both my children have attended the pre-school and the school), I understand how a quality early years education allows children to flourish when beginning their formal school career. With the setting formally joining the Richard Huish Education Group in September 2019 I look forward to promoting the school’s foundation stage unit which in turn gives every child within the school a chance to shine.

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 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.

Mr Tom Woodhams
I have lived in North Curry since 2005. I have two children one of whom attends North Curry school. I am a Solicitor who specialises in local authority law, and in particular in business and corporate matters, although I also work with primary and secondary schools. I haven’t always been a lawyer though – in the past I worked in further education and hospitality and I was even a ski rep in France for a few years. I’m hoping this wide range of experience will prove useful to the school and I’m looking forward to making a contribution in my role as Governor.

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.

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
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