Mr Alan Craft
Chair of Governors
I became Chairman of governors in summer 2016, having recently retired from 40 years of work as a consultant paediatrician in Newcastle. I have lived in Embleton since 1992 and understand the importance of a good primary school to the village and surrounding area as well as the importance of children getting the best educational start in life.
Mrs Sarah Coxon
Dep Chair of Governors; Chair of Strategic Policy and Direction Committee
A mother of four, now grown up, children I really appreciate how important it is to have a happy and supportive school close on hand. After twenty years of nursing I now work for a health charity in Newcastle and run a Sure Start family hub, including a pre-school of 40 children. Embleton School is a key part of a living village and brings our community together to support our children in fulfilling their potential both as individuals and as members of the community.
Mrs Jan Ainsley
Mrs Christine Hunter
Children have been a very large part of my life. I have a large extended family, and four grandchildren.
Education has been close to my heart for all, once received it cannot be taken away.
I have enjoyed a variety of career changes in my life, working in medical laboratories, town council and British Coal offices and have also sold houses. However I have spent most of my working life as a nurse working in hospitals and in the Community as a Nursing Sister, later as a Public Health Nurse (last 20 years), more known as a Health Visitor. I have enjoyed working in many teams aiming to improve the health, development and safety of families within local communities. Education is a big part of health and development and it works well when families learn together in a calm, welcoming, and safe place. Village Schools can provide that and we all share that duty willingly to sustain our school.
I became Church Warden for Holy Trinity Embleton, St Peters Craster and St Mary’s Newton By the Sea last year and I am very happy to become School Foundation Governor this term to become a strong link between Vincent Edwards C of E Primary School and Church.
Rev Alison Hardy
Ms Helen Wood