Foundation Governors

  • 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

  • Rev Alison Hardy

    I am the Vicar of Embleton and delighted to be a foundation governor at our village school. I am keen to develop strong and happy relationships between Church and school and believe that the future of Embleton as a thriving community depends on having our school at its heart. I am proud to continue the legacy of my predecessor, Rev Vincent Edwards believing that Christian values provide a supportive framework for our children as they learn to play their part in making a better world.

  • 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 usually 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 be a School Foundation Governor maintaining the strong link between Vincent Edwards C of E Primary School and the Church.

  • Ms Helen Wood

  • Ms Victoria Fyffe