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Name Status Date of Appt Term of Office Ends
Fiona Armstrong Chair / Community Governor 22.04.2013 08.01.2020
David Watson Vice Chair / LA 11.02.2015 10.02.2019
Rebecca Jackson Headteacher Governor 01.09.2015
Natalie Harrison Teacher Governor 01.09.2014 31.08.2018
Jemma Baty Parent Governor 14.03.2017 13.03.2021
Helen Taylor Parent Governor 24.01.2017 27.01.2021
Alison Cessford Parent Governor 01.05.2014 30.04.2018
Alison Forster Staff Governor 11.02.2015 10.02.2019
Gail Weatherson Community Governor 10.03.2016 09.03.2020
Ros Bagnell Community Governor 28.09.2016 27.09.2020
Clare Crow Staff Governor 11.02.2015 10.02.2019
Linda Papaloannou Non-Voting Clerk 01.04.15
Helen Strevens Parent Governor 15.05.2012 14.05.2016 resigned
Lives and works in Hexham. Her children have both been pupils of Hexham First School.
Fiona enjoys being part of the Hexham community. A teacher herself she firmly believes that all children should feel safe, happy and secure at school as well as having access to a high quality, rich and varied education. Something that is expertly deliverd at Hexham First School.
I am an ex-Teacher and Head Teacher who retired two years ago. 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.
I am also Chair of Governors at Corbridge Church of England First School.
I qualified as a teacher in 1991. During my teaching career I have worked with a wide variety of ages – from nursery to Year 5. I spent many happy years as a class teacher and completed a masters degree whilst teaching. I have also worked with children excluded from school and have been involved in training teaching assistants. Prior to becoming headteacher at Hexham First I was acting headtecaher at Wylam First School and headteacher at Slaley First School.
I am committed to ensuring that every child at Hexham First receives the very best that education has to offer them – ensuring that they leave us happy , healthy and aiming high.
I have been a teacher for 12 years and have been a class teacher in every year group from Year 1 to Year 6. I am proud to be the Deputy Headteacher at Hexham First where I am committed to providing all children with the very best education. As a teaching Deputy I enjoy being in class where I can see our pupils succeed in all aspects of our curriculum.
University Graduate in Childhood Studies, Guidance and Counselling with a vested interested in all children’s emotional well being, who has three children that attend the school.
I am a parent governor at HEFS and have two children who attend the school. I come from an education background, having worked as a Science teacher in secondary schools for ten years. I now work with children with Special Educational needs through my role as a Portage Home Visitor and specialist teacher for children with Down Syndrome.
My two sons are in Reception and Year 2 and enjoy every aspect of the school day at Hexham First . I am a PE teacher and SENCo at Tanfield School 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.
I am a Staff Governor at Hexham First . I am also a class teacher (Year 3) and SENCo. I am committed to improving outcomes for all children. I enjoy working as part of a team to support and challenge all children to aim high.
I am the year 2 class teacher 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.
Governors regularly visit the school. their visits are linked to areas of the schools development plan.
To see the timetable for this year’s visits click on the link below: