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Hade Edge School Governors


Chair of Governors - Erica Kemp

I chose Hade Edge School for my children as from our first visit I fell in love with its happy, friendly culture and inclusive and enthusiastic approach to teaching.  I feel very privileged to have been able to support the school as a parent governor since 2014 and as Chair of Governors since 2016.  


My day job as a board director in the environment sector has enabled me to develop skills in governance, leadership and development that I believe add value to the governing body. I also support David, our vice chair on the finance committee and take lead responsibility for Health and Safety and Looked After Children.

Vice Chair - David Craggs

I have lived in the village since 2003 and value the views, facilities and community I feel lucky to be part of.  I have worked as a senior leader in financial services for many years and have gained experience that I believe is useful to the running of the school.  I chair the Finance Committee, take lead responsibility for Safeguarding, and support Erica as Vice Chair.



David Porter, Parent Governor at Hade Edge School






Co-opted Governor - Rachel Smith

I have had three children go through Hade Edge School, with my youngest now in the top class. I feel strongly that school should be a safe and enjoyable experience for our young children, where they should have the support and challenge to develop to their best ability at a pace which suits them. I love how Hade Edge can adapt to each child.

Working within engineering and science I am passionate about encouraging STEM to primary children, and I try and bring my skills and experience in this area into the governor position.

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Parent Governor - David Porter

I am a father of 3 children who have all attended or still attend Hade Edge School.

I have been a parent governor for almost 8 years and my current areas of responsibility include oversight of the Pupil Premium and Sports Premium.

I have also been a GP for the past 22 years at a large training practice with a strong focus on professional development and education.

I am also a clinical director of a local Primary Care Network.

I live locally so share the pleasures and challenges of terrain and climate in this “mountain” village.

Outside of work I enjoy hill walking and a game of golf or tennis when time allows.

Rachel Smith, Parent Governor at Hade Edge School




Parent Governor - Rachael Giles

Hello. I’m Rachael, a secondary school French and German teacher for 13 years, and mum to Lucie and Emily. Originally from a small town near Hull, I moved here when I met my husband, Chris. We have lived in Hade Edge since 2011.

When our children were born, as a full-time mum, I ran our village play group for 4 years. When my children started at our school, I joined the FOHE team of volunteers, and this has enabled me find out so much about the school fundraising plans and get involved in events.

I love my role as Parent Governor. and our school.

Governor Terms of Office