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Chair of Governors: Nick Lee


I moved to Naburn after many years working as a Finance Director for a range of charitable and care organisations looking after elderly people, providing children’s services and working with homeless people. I was a parent governor many years ago when my three children were at primary school in Bristol. I am delighted to join the governors and use my financial skills to support the ongoing development of the school. In my spare time I enjoy any outdoor activities, but especially if they involve boats.

Vice Chair: Anne Clark

DSCN5083I have lived in Naburn since 2001 and have 3 grown up children, the youngest of whom went to school at Naburn Primary. Until recently I worked as a Specialist Early Years Assessment Teacher for the City of York Council and have spent my career teaching children with special educational needs. In my spare time I enjoy singing, playing the guitar and kayaking. I am a member of Naburn Parish Council and am very honoured to serve as a Local Authority Governor for our wonderful village school.

Reverend Richard Kirkman

Richard Kirkman

I am a foundation governor of Naburn C/E County Primary School representing the Christian values of the Church of England to the governing body of the school. I have been a governor of the school since 1996, and am married to Gillian who is a Teaching Assistant at a local school and we have five grown up children. I come along to school every fornight to lead Collective Worship and regularly welcome the children and their families into church too.


Heather Page

Heather PageI have lived in Stillingfleet and Naburn for the last twenty years and have been involved with the school over much of this time with all three of my children attending the school.   As a qualified HR professional, I spent several years providing HR support and advice to the Primary and Secondary schools in York. More recently I have qualified as a Counsellor and  worked with young people in a local school and for a Charity. I am delighted to join as a Foundation Governor and use some of these skills to help the school going forward. I love all outdoor sports, particularly horse riding, tennis and walking the dogs.


Matthew Horne

I have worked in education for many years. I was an education researcher for 5 years including working for the National College. I worked in the strategy unit of the DFE for 2 years and then in the Cabinet Office. I led the Innovation Unit (formerly of DFE) for 5 years and with them secured a £1m grant for EEF for a trial of innovative teaching practice. I currently deliver an innovation programme for the Government focused on children’s safeguarding and social care. I was involved in establishing a National MAT comprising innovative schools that will be part of an international network of schools involved in R&D.

I am an experienced school governor, having spent 10 years as Vice Chair and Chair of Finance at a large inner city primary school, nursery school and sure start childcare nursery and children’s centre with high levels of free school meals. This school went from below the floor target to above the national average KS2 with an outstanding Foundation Stage. I moved to Naburn in 2013 and my children attend Naburn School. 


Karen Brunyee

I trained as a primary teacher at York St John in 2000 and started teaching at Escrick, where I was for 5 years. After a year working in conservation in New Zealand, I moved to Richmond, North Yorks to teach for 9 years. I am now based at the National STEM Learning Centre at the University, where I deliver training to primary teachers in Science, Maths, Design and Technology and Computing. 
When I’m not up to my elbows in primary science I enjoy performing on the amateur stage and am a founding member of the Joseph Rowntree Theatre Company. I’ve recently taken up cycling and enjoy the flatness of York after the hills of the Yorkshire Dales.

Miss Brett

Miss Brett is our staff governor.