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Welcome to

Elmsett C of E Primary School

Meet the Governors

Jane Hyde - Chair and Safeguarding Governor 

Clinton Davies - Vice Chair

 Elaine Burdiss - Headteacher

Andrew Rowe - Co-opted Governor 

Andrea Newman - Foundation Governor

Dr Nigel Askew - DBE Foundation Governor

Frances Kearn - Staff Governor

Annie Hookway - Curriculum Governor

 

 The Governors come from a variety of backgrounds with different experiences and interests. Find out more…

        

      Jane Hyde - Chair of Governors

 

           

Clinton Davies - Vice Chair

Elaine Burdiss, Headteacher
Elaine Burdiss, Headteacher
Andrew Rowe - Co-opted Governor
Andrew Rowe - Co-opted Governor
Dr Nigel Askew - DBE Foundation Governor
Dr Nigel Askew - DBE Foundation Governor
Andrea Newman - Foundation Governor
Andrea Newman - Foundation Governor

       

        Mrs Kearn - Staff Governor 

        

Annie Hookway - Curriculum Governor

Jane Hyde - Chair of Governors

My husband Simon and I live on the outskirts of Hintlesham with our children Luke, Alex and Oliver. Our pets are the ponies, Jake and Casper; cats, Buffy and Spike and chickens and duck.

I was a marine cargo broker for Willis group for 8 years before starting work in 2002 for NFU Mutual Insurance agency in Ipswich. I became an Agent of the office in 2008, managing the business with two partners until 2014, when I left to spend more time with the children and horses!

I now work at the NFU Mutual office in Lavenham 2 days a week which is a good compromise of work life balance. I became a parent Governor in March 2014.

I have no pecuniary interests and am not related to any staff member.

Clinton Davies - Vice Chair

Having worked in education at Secondary level for over 15 years I am keen to use my skills and experience to support Elmsett Primary continue to succeed and thrive.

I have experience in a range of areas in various schools and trusts of different backgrounds from curriculum development, student leadership, pastoral leadership roles and safeguarding. 

As a parent Governor I wish to support the school, its staff and play my part in actively supporting the community. Family time is precious and I also enjoy creative past times, reading, running and football 

I have no pecuniary interests and am not related to anyone at the school.

Elaine Burdiss, Headteacher

I was born in London, moved to Essex at the age of 10 and moved to Suffolk 12 years ago.

I am married with 3 children and 8 grandchildren.

My career has been in the Civil Service (Lord Chancellors Department) as Judge’s Clerk and in Education.

I enjoy time with my family and visiting friends. I love learning and am always trying to extend myself, which I believe is vital in my role as Head teacher.

I have no pecuniary interests and am not related to any staff member.

Andrew Rowe - Co-opted Governor

 I became a governor at Elmsett in November 2014.

I have a degree in Education from Manchester University and work brought me to Suffolk 30 years ago. In all that time, I’ve worked for Suffolk County Council, mostly in the Ipswich area.

I want to use all the knowledge and experience of the education sector I have gained in my professional life to help our school continue to improve.

I enjoy walking and cycling in the Suffolk countryside.

I have no pecuniary interests and am not related to any staff member.

Dr Nigel Askew – DBE Foundation Governor

I became a Foundation Governor in May 2016.

I have lived in Aldham with my wife Lynne for over thirty years.

My career has included working for British Aerospace in the Middle East and teaching Physics at Upper Schools in Ipswich.

I am now retired and enjoy playing guitar, cycling and riding my motorbike. My ongoing struggle to learn Greek is not going well.

I have no pecuniary interests and am not related to any staff member.

Andrea Newman - Foundation Governor
I have lived in Elmsett for 40 years and have been Clerk to the Parish Council since 1981. My two children attended the school in the 80's and I now have three grandsons.  They all play a big part in my life.
I ended my career in education as a lecturer in the business department at Suffolk New College in 2009.
My hobbies include, reading, singing in the church choir and playing golf.
I have no pecuniary interests and am not related to any staff member.

Frances Kearn - Staff Governor

I have lived in Hadleigh for over 25 years and have worked at Elmsett School for 22 of those. 

I started the Early Years Unit in 2007, a collaboration between Elmsett School and Elmsett Pre-school then taught Reception, Year 1 and 2 until becoming SENDco in 2013.

I live with my husband, three children and two dogs, Poppy and Spooky and love spending time with them all.

I have no pecuniary interests and am not related to any staff member.

 

Annie Hookway - Curriculum Governor

I moved to Suffolk in 1984 returning to East Anglian roots. I have been working in education since 1979 with many happy years in South Suffolk as a primary school teacher and leader. I am passionate about providing new and exiting opportunities for children, drawing upon the diversity that Suffolk offers, whether through technology, the arts  or sport.

I am now retired but keen to continue to support teachers and children at Elmsett Primary School.

My interests are diverse from sailing to painting and even knitting. My husband and I enjoy time with family, our sons and grandchildren  have provided opportunities for travel to see them.  We also have a lively spaniel Tilly 

I have no pecuniary interests and am not related to any staff member.