Meet the School Governors
Chair of Governors – Mr Allan Pinner
Vice Chair – Mrs Sue Wood
Local Authority Governors
I moved to Nutley 5 years ago having taken early retirement from my job as European finance director of a global medical device company.
I am married with 4 grandchildren all of which attend or have attended Nutley Pre-school where I am treasurer. One of the grandchildren already attends the primary school and his brother starts sept 2017 so these are exciting times for me and my family.
This is a challenging period for all small village schools as the government cuts funding so I hope to use my knowledge as a chartered accountant and my experience in business to help the school develop for the future of all the children.
After obtaining a Masters in Theology I ministered for four years as curate at All Saints' Eastbourne. I was licensed to the parishes of Maresfield and Nutley in August 2012. My ministry has been particularly focused on work with youth and children including responsibility as a chaplain to Brighton University in Eastbourne. I am a Foundation Governor at Maresfield School. Prior to ordination I worked for four years in London with Deloitte qualifying as a chartered tax advisor specialising in VAT.
As vicar of the parishes of Maresfield and Nutley and a parent of two children, I am particularly concerned to ensure that the teaching at school is excellent and that all of school life communicates the Christian faith and ethos. I hope that the schools will prepare our children to achieve the best they can to ensure they are both academically and socially prepared for the challenges of life in the 21st century.
Mrs Sue Wood (Vice Chair)
I was born and raised in South London but have lived In Nutley for over 30 years. I have a passion for the village, the surrounding area of the Ashdown Forest and those that reside in the local community but my biggest passion is for teaching and learning and the opportunity to provide children with an outstanding education that enables them as individuals to reach their full potential. I consider it a privilege to be part of the Nutley Church of England Governing Body who also share this vision.
I am a corporate solicitor, now working for Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP having started my career at two large City firms before taking a career break to raise my family. I have three children attending Nutley Church of England Primary School. Prior to returning to work and becoming a governor I was heavily involved in Nutley Pre-School Playgroup and spent four years on its management committee, three of them as chair. I try to spend as much time as I can in school, including a weekly session reading with Key Stage 1 pupils.
Mr Danny Goldsmith
As parents we ask so many questions about our children’s education, when the parent governor position arose it was the perfect opportunity to become a part of the team that would help influence our children in their most formative years. Coming from a commercial fishing family, my very unconventional youth, when not in school, was spent working beaches and clearing nets, alongside many years of Scouting experiences, with very little time spent indoors. My adult years have seen me developing my career as a shipwright and later as a naval architect and yacht manager. I now run my own small company designing and managing marine craft. I have also been fortunate enough to lead outdoor adventurous activities as a qualified instructor to children, youths and adults. I am passionate about giving my children and others a broad range of positive life experiences to help them with their own challenges as they grow and learn.
Mr Allan Pinner (Chair)
Allan has two children (Sarah and Jamie), Sarah moved up from Nutley to UCTC in 2015 and Jamie is currently in Beech class. Allan is a Partner in Kreston Reeves LLP, a major Chartered Accountancy practice operating in the South East of the Country and assists with budgeting and general financial issues experienced by the school.
Holding the role of Chair of Governors is a huge responsibility and I am very grateful for the support that I receive from my fellow governors and the professionalism and dedication demonstrated by the whole of the school staff who work as a cohesive team with the sole goal of providing an outstanding education for the pupils of Nutley Church of England Primary School. Walking around and seeing how confident, safe and happy the pupils are makes me proud to be associated with such a great school.
I am Ash Class teacher and the Deputy Headteacher at Nutley CEP School. I was born near Southampton and am therefore a huge Southampton FC fan! I love living near the Ashdown Forest and enjoy walking my dog, Ralph. As a Staff Governor, I represent the interests of all staff at the school.