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Primary School

Mrs Jen Thornton

I started my role as Headteacher at Fernhurst Primary School in September 2020. Prior to this I was Head of Schools at a two-form entry Federation in Hampshire. I have taught in every year group in different schools including two in the Rother Valley, before my life in schools I was a nursery manager and ran a SEND scheme. I have been a Governor in three different schools and have provided outreach support to other schools with Mathematics in two counties.

I have always had a passion for education and firmly believe that every child can make good progress when they are given the right tools to do so. I am fully committed to ensuring that the children at our school have a happy and safe environment where they can learn and achieve their full potential.

Outside of school, I enjoy spending quality time with my family, going to the theatre and reading.


Ex-officio Governor by virtue of office as headteacher

Committees: Finance & Resources , Curriculum & Standards and Community.

Term of office: Sept 2020 - open ended