Who we are
Allison Flack – Headteacher Governor (Hurst Green)
I have been working at Hurst Green since 2013, initially as a teacher before becoming Headteacher in January 2020. Prior to working at Hurst Green I taught at schools in East London, Hastings and Bexhill. It has been a privilege and hugely rewarding working with governors, staff and children at Hurst Green over the years continuously improving the school. I am committed to providing the children in our school with the best education and opportunities that I can working together with the whole school community. The children are an absolute delight who never cease to impress me with their determination, hard work and positive attitude to school. I am very proud to work at Hurst Green with such a committed and hard-working staff and have relished the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of developing Hurst Green into the good school it is today.
Rev. Annette Hawkins – Trust Governor
I am the Vicar of Holy Trinity, Hurst Green and St Mary, Salehurst in the United Benefice of Salehurst, Hurst Green and Robertsbridge. I started my working life as a nurse, I then took a degree in Education and went on to work in project management, initially for a small local charity and afterwards for a national charity as the development manager and local authority childcare consultant for East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton & Hove. I am married and have four adult children and five grandchildren.
Emma Ivil – Staff Governor (Hurst Green)
This is my 19th year of teaching and 5th year at Hurst Green Primary School where I teach in Oak Class (Year 6). I have taught all ages from Year 1-6 in a variety of schools including Goudhurst Primary School and Hollington Academy in St Leonards. I am currently English and PSHE lead, as well as Mental Health and Staff Wellbeing Champion. I am a mum of two boys who keep me busy. I am also a keen bird-watcher, golfer and enjoy dancing. This is my first Governor role and I am looking forward to being part of the decision-making team across both Northiam and Hurst Green Primary Schools.
Elaine Lambert – Trust Governor – Chair of Governors
My husband and I moved to Etchingham in 2017, following our retirement. I have had a varied career. I started my working life as a computer programmer then became a secondary school maths teacher after starting a family, going on to become a head of department in a Further Education College. I then joined the School Effectiveness team in the London Borough of Bexley as their mathematics consultant. Finally, I worked as a publisher, responsible for secondary school maths textbooks and I have also authored and edited maths resources. I spent 4 years as a parent governor when my children were at their Church of England primary school. I am passionate about helping children to reach their full potential, and as a governor I do everything I can to support the school to enable all our children to achieve this. Other interests include cycling, walking, pottery and my grandchildren!
Louise Lacey – Parent Governor
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Helen Winning – Co-Opted Governor – Vice-Chair of Governors
I have worked as a senior manager and CEO in a number of settings, including healthcare, the arts and the charity sector. My original training was in finance and HR. I am currently Director of Healthcare Services at Action for ME, a national charity which provides information, support and healthcare services for people with ME, a chronic illness which affects children and adults.
As Executive Director of MakeBelieve Arts, an arts educational charity based in South East London, I saw at first hand the positive difference that creativity can make in children’s lives and the benefits of arts based interventions in primary schools. I am passionate about ensuring opportunities for all pupils to discover their talents and to shine.
I moved to Hurst Green in 2021. I have two grown up children and one primary school age grandchild. I am a member of Holy Trinity Church and am keen to foster increased links between the local church and the school.
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