Governor Pen Portraits

Jaime Hughes
Chair of Governors
I have been a Governor at Village Primary for 10 years. I have 3 children- all boys- who have all attended or still attend our school. I started as a Parent Governor when my eldest son was moving into Yr 2. He has recently left school and I have seen many changes over the years but one thing that remains, my immense pride to be part of our school to help shape the lives of our future community, to give our children aspirations and high expectations in life, so they truly believe they can be whatever they want to be when they grow up.

We currently have 2 vacancies and are seeking volunteers from our local community. You don’t need to understand how a school works or what a rich varied curriculum is, these things you can learn. What we want is people who are passionate about our local community and can commit a couple of hours every month to support the school.

Please contact the school with any nominations.

Thank you.


Anne Woolven
Area of responsibility: Art
Class Governor for: Year 3

I am a recently retired school administrator who has a great interest in education. I live locally and want to see the children of Thornaby get the best start in life. I have many interests, mainly crafts, gardening and running. I am a very keen lace maker.


Erica Avison
I have 2 children who attend Village Primary School, Sam who is in Year 1 and Ben who is currently in Nursery.
I am passionate about the School and helping it on its journey to become an outstanding school of choice for children in Thornaby.
I work in HR and I hope to bring my knowledge in this area along with my enthusiasm and passion to help the Governing Body support the school at this exciting time.


Stephen Felgate
My name is Stephen Felgate, I am married and I have two children, my son Thomas is an ex Village school pupil, now a student at St Patricks Catholic College and our daughter Emily is currently in year Five.

I work in Social Care and have two jobs at the moment; I work for MAIN an organisation that supports young people and adults on the Autistic Spectrum and I also work with young adults with complex needs at Allensway day Centre and The Youthy, for Stockton Borough Council.

I am also currently studying for learning and support diploma at Stockton Riverside College

I enjoy activities with my family, cycling, jogging and watching sport on the TV and live events.

I am a season ticket holder at Middlesbrough F.C (for twenty years) and attend matches with my son.