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Sophie Stevens

Sophie Stevens is a parent governor appointed in December 2019. Sophie is a joint company director of a Management consultancy with her husband. However, her current focus is as a full time Mum to their three children; aged five, two and one. A creative person with a passionate love of food, interiors and travel, she…

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Stephen Ringer

Stephen is a foundation governor, appointed in 2019. Stephen has been teaching secondary Mathematics for 16 years following 25 years working as an accountant in industry. He is a former Churchwarden of St. Laurence Church and has been a member of the Choir there for 23 years. Stephen enjoys sport, particularly rugby and cricket (which…

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Jodi Hacker

Jodi is the head teacher of Hawkhurst CEP School. She took over the role in September 2017 having previously been the head teacher at Colliers Green CEP School. “I am proud to be the Headteacher at Hawkhurst C.E. Primary School.  I have worked in education for 27 years having graduated from Kent University and my background…

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Jane Cooper

Jane Cooper

Jane is a Foundation Governor, appointed in 2018. Jane is a retired midwife and nurse and has been a foster carer, mostly for teenagers. She is involved in girl guiding and is currently one of two regional safeguarding volunteers. Jane has many interested and enjoys singing (and music in general), gardening and travel. She lives…

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Carolyn Bassett

Carolyn Bassett

Carolyn is a Co-Opted Governor appointed in 2018. Carolyn  has been a teacher in Kent for many years. Most of her teaching was in Primary schools specialising in maths and science. She currently lives in Brenchley and enjoy walking her dog in the surrounding countryside. Her other many interests include sport, charity work, theatre and going on…

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Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

Chris is Assistant Headteacher at Cranbrook School, with a responsibility for Lower School (Years 7-11) and Teaching & Learning. “I have worked in education for 18 years, having graduating from Exeter University and spending a couple of years working in finance and public relations, before undertaking teacher training. My background is as a teacher of…

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Ruth Saunders

Ruth is a Co-Opted Governor appointed in 2018. Ruth has lived in Hawkhurst for 18 years and for many of them commuted to London for work as a Company Secretary in a fund management group. Now, no longer working she spends her time being involved with lots of local groups and activities. Ruth is on…

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Simon Curd

Simon Curd

Simon is a parent governor appointed in November 2018. He is a qualified Civil Engineer and brings over 20 years project management and leadership experience to the Board. Simon has 2 daughters, one at the school and one at a local nursery, so hopes to be associated with the school for many years to come….

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