Red Hall Primary

Red Hall

Primary School

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Believe and Achieve

Governor Biographies

Debbie Barrigan is married with 3 school age children and lives in Darlington.  Debbie has worked for the civil service for over 20 years in various roles and currently works for the Department for Education in the academies programme leading on all operational matters for the local authority areas of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.  Debbie’s hobbies are keeping fit to be able to be a “taxi service” to all of her children.  Debbie joined the governing body in March 2017 and is proud to be Chair of Governors for such an amazing school. Debbie was elected Chair in September 2018.


Alan Moon is married with 5 children and 8 grandchildren.  After 32 years of working in the steel industry, he retired in 2001.  Alan has had experience in most aspects of Personnel work, including Industrial Relations, Safety, Training and Security. In retirement, he has pursued a variety of hobbies and voluntary activities.  Alan joined “Busy Readers” in 2014 and has been helping at Red Hall Primary School since then.  He was appointed as a “Co-opted Governor” at the school in March 2017.


Duncan Malloch was born in Northallerton and lived there until he joined the RAF in 1978.  He served a full 22 years there, fixing aircraft electronics.  On leaving the RAF Duncan had his own photography studio in Middlesbrough and volunteered to help out at Cleveland College of Art and Design.  Duncan moved to Darlington (for the second time) 12 years ago.  His love has always been aviation. This year he took up a full time position teaching ground school to private pilot students at our local airport, Durham Tees Valley.  Duncan’s most exciting aviation adventure was when he took a single engine aircraft from near Exeter, over the channel to France, then to Spain, Morocco and finally Lanzarote! His family brings him great joy and as his children are all grown up now, his delight is having grandchildren around.


Mark Jolly is married with 1 school age child and lives in North Yorkshire.  Mark has worked in Financial Services for over 20 years in various roles before specialising in Pensions.  Mark has a HND in Personnel Management and a BA (Hons) in Business Administration from Teesside University, in his spare time he is a member of the Army Reserve, currently serving with 37 Signal Regiment as a Troop Commander.  Mark joined the governing body in March 2015 and chairs the Finance and Personnel committee.  


Debbie Hayman is the staff Governor for Red Hall and has been a governor for the school for over 4 years now and enjoys the role. She is a Higher Level Teaching Assistant and SEND Assistant for the school.  She works in the school’s Little Leaps Learning hub and loves her job!  The school provides a safe haven for the children with all the nurturing facts to enable the children to believe and progress to the best of their abilities.  In her personal life she enjoys socialising and reading when she gets the opportunity.  She recently became a mum for the first time!