Our School Governors
Hurst Primary School’s governing body is made up of around a dozen governors who represent the school’s staff, parents and the community. All governors are appointed directors by the Academy. So that you can get to know your governing body a little more, individual governors have provided some information about themselves.
Stacy Bailey (Staff Governor)
Term of office 21/1/20 – 20/1/24
Esther Box (Community Governor)
Esther Box has been a member of the governing body since November 2011. She is currently a member of the Staffing and Curriculum committees. Esther has two children, both attended Hurst, prior to moving on to local secondary schools.
Term of Office - 15/11/15 to 24/09/2023.
Carole Farley (Community Governor)
Carole has been involved in Hurst school through Albany Park Baptist church and for the past 14 years of coming into the school to teach the RE Christianity syllabus to the pupils.
She is keen to develop her involvement in Hurst school by supporting the teachers and pupils.
Term of Office - 22/03/22 to 21/03/26
Melissa Hunt (Parent Governor)
Melissa Hunt has been a parent at Hurst since 2018 and has two children currently attending the school.
Melissa has spent her career to date in a number of product, customer and trading positions within the insurance industry.
Melissa advocates flexible and part time working, acting as co-lead for her organisation’s Working Families Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Term of Office - 12/11/2020 to 11/11/2024
Carmel Longley (Head Teacher - Accounting Officer)
Term of Office - 01/09/2020
Kim Marshall (Parent Governor)
Kim Marshall has been a parent at Hurst since 2016, with two children at the school and is a former pupil herself.
Kim now works as a primary school supply teacher and also volunteers as a befriender for Family Lives, working with families with children under 5.
Term of Office - 12/11/2020 to 11/11/2024
Claire Mortimer (Deputy Head Teacher - Staff Governor)
As a former Hurst pupil herself, Claire was delighted to join the staff in September 2009, having already taught at another Bexley Primary school for five years. She joined the governing body in 2017, having had experience of being a governor at her previous school. Claire has two young children, her son William is now a Hurst pupil himself and is very much enjoying being part of the Hurst community.
Term of office 12/1/21 - 11/1/2025.
Charlotte Sharp (Community Governor (appointed))
Charlotte Sharp has been a parent at Hurst since 2007, with her three children completing their time at Hurst and now at secondary school. She was been an active member of the Parents’ association for 10 years.
Charlotte is a self employed Counsellor, working with adults and Children, as well as a Family Support Worker in a Kent primary school.
Term of office 13/10/1 - 12/10/2025.
Iain Scott (Community Governor (appointed))
Iain Scott has lived in the Bexley area for most of his life. He has two young children and is interested in assisting Hurst Primary School to create a great educational environment. He started his professional career as a Chartered Accountant with a large accountancy firm working as an auditor. He now works for a large consultancy firm providing specialised reward advice to businesses. A particular area of interest for Iain has been governance and regulatory compliance and he hopes to build on this experience as a community governor.
Term of Office - 01/04/2016 - 31/03/2024.
Warren Valentine (Community Governor (appointed))
Warren grew up locally and is keen to ensure all students grow up with the best possible education. He has worked in education since 2012 and currently leads departments in the secondary sector.
Term of Office - 30/01/19 to 29/01/2023
Alidamari Van Heerden (Parent Governor)
Amy has been a parent at Hurst since 2018 and has two children currently attending the school. She has been in the financial industry for most of her career with her current role in the Strategy team covering Global Banking.
She is passionate about promoting creativity and out of the box thinking and believes that these skills should be encouraged at a young age.
Term of Office - 19/10/21 to 18/10/25
Kathryn Phillips (Community Governor (appointed))
Kathryn lives in the Bexley area, and is currently a civil servant. She has a strong interest in governance, and is keen to build on this experience in her role at Hurst.
Term of Office - 18/03/22 to 17/03/26