Meet The Governors

Meet the School Governors



Chair of Governors – Mr Allan Pinner

Vice Chair – Mrs Sue Wood


Local Authority Governors

neil-lovett  Mr Neil Lovett                                                               

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.






Foundation Governors


Sue Wood_2   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.


Parent Governors

Dr Lisa Butterworth-Salmon

I believe primary education plays such an important role in providing children with skills and experience to prepare them for the challenges of modern life.  I therefore have a commitment to support all children to achieve their potential and form a positive experience of school and I am proud to be able to work with the school to achieve this.

I trained as a Speech and Language Therapist in 2005, but prior to that followed an academic career focusing on psychology and language development.  Within my role as Speech and Language Therapist, I currently work in Brighton and Hove to support children with a wide range of severe speech, language and communication needs associated with complex conditions.

I moved to the Nutley area in October 2016, my children started at Nutley Primary School in Autumn 2017.  I grew up in the Lake District and feel very at home with rural Sussex life, enjoying living close to the Ashdown Forest, where my family and I walk our two Patterdale terriers.






goldsmith    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.


Co-Opted Governors

Alan Pinner    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.


Mrs Hilary Randall

I have lived in the area for over thirty years, the last ten of which have been in Nutley. I am married with two children and three grandchildren. I worked for Marks and Spencer in various Human Resources roles, the last of which was running the national Recruitment Department in Head Office. Since retiring from M&S, I have worked on a free lance basis as an Independent Panel Member appointing Non-Executive Directors and experts to sit on Government Boards and Specialist Advisory Committees.

Working together with the Staff and my fellow Governors I hope to contribute to the continued achievements and successes of our school. 







 Staff Governor

alex-baptie    Mr Alex Baptie


I am Fox 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.  








Clerk to the Governing Body
Mrs Judith Austin


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