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Name Status Date of Appt Term of Office Ends
Fiona Armstrong Chair / LA Governor 22.04.2013 08.01.2020
David Watson Vice Chair / Community Governor 13.02.2019 13.02.2023
Natalie Harrison HeadTeacher Governor 01.09.2018
Kerry Keith Staff Governor 01.10.2018 30.09.2022
Clare Crow Community Governor 13.02.2019 13.02.2023
Zoe Jones Community Governor 10.10.2018 09.10.2022
Jemma Baty Parent Governor 14.03.2013 05.02.2021
Alison Cessford Parent Governor 01.05.2014 30.04.2022
Rachel Shepherd Parent Governor 08.05.2018 07.05.2022
Jade Wang Parent Governor 01.10.2018 30.09.2022
Gail Weatherson Community Governor 10.03.2016 09.03.2020
Jessica Barclay-Lambert To be confirmed
Linda Papaloannou Non-Voting Clerk 01.04.15
Fiona is our named governor for Safeguarding including Child Protection.
I am an ex-Teacher and Head Teacher now retired. I remain committed to working as part of a team to best provide quality education for all children. I enjoy cycling and the great outdoors as well as spending time with my now extended family.
From position of deputy Head at Hexham first School, I am proud to be the acting Headteacher this year I am committed to providing all our our children with the very best education and school experience.
I am a past pupil of this school and still maintain very close ties to it with having one child in attendance. As a University Graduate of Childhood Studies, Guidance and Counselling I have a vested interested in all children’s emotional well being. I am an active member of the P.T.A. I enjoy contributing to the enrichment of the educational experience offered by Hexham First School.
My son is in Year 4 and enjoys every aspect of the school day at Hexham First . I am an advisory teacher for the Emotional Wellbeing and Effective Learning team in County Durham and have a passion for all children to have a healthy, active lifestyle and to attend a school that has a strong inclusive ethos that differentiates and caters for the needs of children as individuals.
Alison is our named SEN Governor.
I am the year 2 class teacher and SENCO and have been teaching since 2003. I am a French specialist and have taught from year 2 to Year 6. Prior to teaching I worked In France for Proctor and Gamble.
One of my children is in reception at Hexham First and the other one will soon be starting in nursery! We chose this school because of the lovely feeling we got when we came for our visit, that every child is cared for and nurtured to meet their full potential. As a parent governor, I am excited to be able to give back to this fantastic place. I am a primary school teacher in Gateshead and the best part about my job is having strong relationships with the children and their families.
Hello I’m Rachel and I’m the parent of two boys. My eldest attends Hexham Priory School and my youngest is at Hexham First School. I also work in the community supporting local families. I love being part of the school community and I am passionate about ensuring all children have the best possible experience of school and discover and grow into the person that they are meant to be.
I have been teaching for over twenty years and am proud to have worked at Hexham First School for ten of those! I am the Early Years Lead teacher and currently have the fantastic job of teaching Reception Class. I am Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and have particular interest in developing strong partnerships between the school, parents and the wider community.
I work in West Northumberland’s for the Local Authority’s early intervention, prevention and early years service and collaborate with schools, including Hexham First School to support children and families to get the best start. I feel it’s important to be involved with the school for a number of reasons. As a parent and employee in the Locality, I want to support the effective integration and delivery of services to holistically support children to feel safe, secure and happy in their school environment.
Governors regularly visit our school. Their visits are linked to the key areas of the school’s development plan.
Minutes from Full Governing Body Meetings and Committee Meetings are available from the school office, upon request.
Helen Strevens Parent Governor 15.05.2012 14.05.2016 resigned
Rebecca Jackson Headteacher Governor 01.09.2015 31.08.18 resigned
Alison Forster Staff Governor 11.02.2015 31.08.18 resigned
Ros Bagnell Community Governor 28.09.2016 31.08.18 rersigned
Helen Taylor Parent Governor 24.01.2017 31.08.18 resigned