Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School

Meet our Governors

Meet our Governors

Patrick Carey

Patrick recently moved to Southborough with his wife and 2 young children. He’s previously worked in education as both a primary school teacher (teaching year 4 in Birmingham) and a school governor (for an inner-city London school), and now works as a civil servant, focusing on health and social care. Outside of work he enjoys swimming, walking, watching football and being a parent!

Lin Hutchinson

Lin is a Foundation Governor and very involved in the life of St Peter’s Church.  She has lived in Southborough with her husband for forty-three years and is passionate about the community here.  She has worked in the NHS, the Ministry of Defence and taught locally.  She enjoys gardening, music, reading and spending time with her five grandchildren.

Katie Bain

Katie lives in Tunbridge Wells and is a deputy principal of a local special school. She has a particular interest in SEND, in particular students' social, emotional and mental health needs. She has a son in key-stage one and a younger daughter in pre-school.

Nick Cornell

Nick is vicar of Christ Church, Southborough as well as a parent of a son at the school and another son at secondary school. Before ordination, he trained as a Chartered Tax Advisor Nick has prior experience as governor of three church primary schools as well as time as a part-time university chaplain. In his spare time, he likes music, gadgets and learning languages.

Jason Reeves

Helen Burns

Helen is a Foundation Governor and active member of Christ Church who has lived in Southborough for the last 12 years. She has 2 children at the school and is an experienced teacher of English working in a local secondary school. She is passionate about education and enabling students of all abilities to succeed in what they desire to do aiming to foster a life long love of learning. Outside of work Helen enjoys reading, walking and being a parent!

Nicholas Fryer

Nick joined the Governing Body in 2016. He is married and has a son and a daughter at Southborough School. Nick is a Chartered Accountant and works in insurance in the City. He enjoys running and does not enjoy supporting West Ham United.

Emma Savage Headteacher

Emma Bootle Assistant Headteacher and Head of Upper School

Joy Goodchild Assistant Headteacher and Head of Lower School

Kay Dooley Deputy Headteacher