Meet the Governors
Meet our School Governors – 2023
Jenny McGee Butler – Chair - Parent Governor
Responsible for Data Analysis, Computing, English, EYFS, EVOLVE, Head Teachers Performance Management
Having worked for a Local Authority delivering HR for 14 years supporting various aspects of the Education Sector I became well aware of the pressures and difficulties schools, and in particularly Primary Schools faced. I’d always wanted to become a Governor but never found the right opportunity, until my husband and I moved to Hunstanton shortly before the birth of our first son. As HPS is my son’s Primary School, I hope that my skills, experience and knowledge will enable me to support HPS to continue to strive forwards and deliver for both current and future pupils.
Susan Masters - Vice Chair - Co-opted Governor
Responsible for Finance, Pupil Premium, Sports Premium and Cyber Security
I relocated to Norfolk from East London/Essex Borders with my husband and 3 dogs four years ago and it was the best thing I have ever done. My children had found their own pathways and are currently practising veterinary medicine in Australia and physiotherapy for the NHS so the time was right to embrace this beautiful county.
Following a change in career from accountancy in 2011, I became involved in the administration side of education, albeit secondary education. But, as well as wanting to enhance my own learning, I wanted to transfer my knowledge and skills to primary education and joined the Board of Governors at HPS in 2019.
I believe that all children should be provided with the necessary tools to enable them to be the best that they can be and I hope that my work will support the school and the pupils to achieve this goal.
Christopher Hutchinson – Co-opted Governor
Responsible for Governor CPD and Training, Maths, Wellbeing and Mental Health
I retired after 38 years of teaching in schools. I taught in Berkshire and Lincolnshire, before venturing to a school abroad. This I did for 12 years, including a spell as Headteacher. My wife and two children were also involved in education, so it’s something of a family business. I became a School Governor because I feel I still have something to give to the education of our children. I always believed that ‘every child matters’ and that the learning process should be fun, for both children and their teachers. I hope that this approach will assist HPS as it moves forward, in this ever changing world in which we live.
Reverend James Monro - Partnership Governor. Responsible for Religious Education/Christian Distinctiveness and Collective Worship, PSHE.
I live in Docking, and have been the assistant vicar at St.Edmund’s Church in Hunstanton since 2016. One of the exciting things about being with the church has been the opportunity to make links with the school. I have been taking regular assemblies and co-ordinate the annual Christingle service in St. Edmund’s.
I returned to Norfolk in 2012 when I was ordained to be the curate of the six parish churches along the coast from Old Hunstanton to Burnham Deepdale. My previous life was in medicine and I trained at the London Hospital in Whitechapel. After qualifying I worked as a hospital doctor in Cambridge, Sheffield and Manchester, and then as a GP for 22 years at Street in Somerset.
The change from medicine to the Church means that I still work with people, but obviously from a different angle. While training for the ministry I was able to work in prison chaplaincy at a Young Offenders Institute, which gave me a heart for young people, as well as spending time at a theological college in Tanzania. I have since returned a number of times to a village near the college to help them lay a water main and obtain desks and books for their school. I look forward to helping Hunstanton Primary School go onward into a bright future.
Jon Butler - Co-opted Governor
Responsible for Attendance, Safeguarding and Parental Engagement
Parent of two boys 4 and 7 who attend HPS. Previously a qualified Social Worker for over 20 years in the field of Youth Offending and Early Help with a focus on families, attendance, education and safeguarding. Also a volunteer crew member at the Hunstanton Lifeboat Station and a keen sailor and skipper.
Kelly Stevenson - Parent GovernorResponsible for SEND, Behaviour, Curriculum and Wider Website Compliance
After moving to Norfolk 10 years ago, my family and I have been settled in Hunstanton for nearly 4 years. Before this I worked in higher education as an admissions officer. Since being in Norfolk I have worked part-time in administration whilst enjoying being able to spend more time with my three children. My youngest child transferred to Hunstanton Primary School during the last academic year, and I was thoroughly impressed with the school. I decided I wanted to become more involved and saw joining the governing body as a Parent Governor as a great opportunity. I hope I will be able to help in supporting the school go from strength to strength.
Louise Parton - Parent Governor
Responsible for GDPR and Looked After Children
I have lived and worked in Hunstanton most of my life and actually went to Hunstanton Primary School as a child, I now have an 8 year old son at the School and feel the need to become more involved to help it continue with its success. I am also part of the PTA who work closely with the school to put on lots of events and raise addition funds for the children.
Peter Parsons - Co-opted Governor
Responsible for Health and Safety
Kay Burnett - Co-opted Governor
Responsible for Looked After Children
Megan Ashton - Member of School Staff