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Elmsett C of E Primary School

Growth with Progress

Welcome to

Elmsett C of E Primary School

Meet the Governors

Alistair Kelly (Chair) - 11.11.2016

Jane Hyde (Vice-Chair) - 13.07.2018

Elaine Burdiss - Headteacher

Kris Irwin - Teacher Governor - 24.03.2017

Andrew Rowe - Co-opted Governor - 16.11.2018

Andrea Newman - Temporary Ex-Officio Foundation Governor – 03.05.2016

Dr Nigel Askew – DBE Foundation Governor – 05.03.2016

Pauline Hart (Clerk)

 

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

Alistair Kelly, Chair of Governors
Alistair Kelly, Chair of Governors

Jane Hyde - Vice-Chair
Jane Hyde - Vice-Chair

Elaine Burdiss, Headteacher
Elaine Burdiss, Headteacher

Kris Irwin, Teacher Governor
Kris Irwin, Teacher Governor

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

Alistair Kelly, Chair of Governors

I became a parent governor in September 2012. 

I moved to Elmsett 5 years ago with my wife Carrie but know the area well having spent my childhood in Hadleigh. 

I left Suffolk to go to the University of St. Andrews in Scotland to study a M.A Honours Degree in Economics and subsequently qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant in 1999.   I am the Global Finance Service Revenue Manager for Willis Ltd which is a Multi-national Insurance Broker. 

I have two sons William and Alex who attend Elmsett School.   

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

Jane Hyde - Vice-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.

Elaine Burdiss, Headteacher

I was born in London, moved to Essex at the age of 10 and moved to Suffolk 9 years ago.

I am married with 3 children and 5 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.

Kristina Irwin, Teacher Governor

I have been a primary school teacher for 33 years and have worked at several schools within the county. I particularly enjoy being a class teacher as the learning environment is varied and the children are always so enthusiastic to discover new things. I have now taught the majority of the children at Elmsett school and I love to see them grow as they move through the older age ranges. I am married to Nick who manages the school allotment as well as catering for PTA events etc. I have three grown up sons who all still refuse to move out!

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.