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Meet our Board of Governors


Sarah Brown - Headteacher

My name is Sarah Brown and as the Headteacher it is my role to feed back to the Board of Governors on all aspects of our educational standards. I sit on all committees. 

Gary Hall - Chair of Governors

My name is Gary Hall and as well as being the Chair of Governors, I am also a Local Authority Governor and I sit on the Curriculum, Finance and Premises Committees. As an LA I am committed to working with staff, pupils and parents to make our school the best it possibly can be. My term of office ends on 26.6.18.



Derek Stamper - Vice Chair

My name is Derek Stamper and as wells being Vice Chair of Governors I am also a co-opted governor - this means I am elected by the Board of Governors. I have been self-employed for over 34 years and I sit on the. My term office finished 27.1.19.

Gill Carpenter - Co-opted Governor

My name is Gill Carpenter, I am a co-opted governor elected by the Board of Governors. I am also a governor at Bottesford Junior School and I am looking forward to strengthening our school partnership. I also sit on the Curriculum Committee. My term of office finishes on 19.1.19.



Angela Jennison - Co-opted Governor

My name is Angela Jennison and I attended Burton Stather Primary, as did my children and now my grandchildren. I have background in the NHS and I am a co-opted governor, elected by the Board of Governors I sit on. I sit on the Premises Committee. My term of office finishes on 19.1.19.

Emily Eyre - Deputyhead

My name is Emily Eyre and as well as being the Deputyhead I am also the staff representative on the Governing Board. This means that I was elected by the school. I sit on the Curriculum Committee. My term of office finishes on 24.10.20.



Simon Barnes - Co-opted Governor 

My name is Simon Barnes and I am a co-opted governor, elected by the Board of Governors. I am a retired teacher of 33 years as well as the choirmaster and organist at St Andrew's Church. I sit on the Curriculum committee and my term of office finishes on 11.2.19.

Jason Frary - Parent Governor

My name is Jason Frary and I am a Parent Governor, this means I was elected by the parents. I have been a governor for many years at different schools but took up the role in Burton in June after relinquishing my old post. I sit on the Premises, Health and Safety and Finance committees. My term of office finishes on 29.7.19.



Julie Balderson - School Business Manager

My name is Julie Balderson and I am the school's Business Manager. I am also a co-opted member who was elected by the Governing Board. I sit on the Finance and Premises committees. My term of office comes to an end on 19.1.19.

Scott Belton - Parent Governor

My name is Scott Belton and I am a parent governor. This means that I will be the voice of the parents of the school. I have worked in education for 12 years and look forward to supporting the school and the children during my term in office. My term of office comes to an end on


We currently have no governor vacancies.


The Role of Our Governors


Our Board of Governors is made up of parents, members of the community and staff. Some governors are elected and other governors are appointed. However, all governors are responsible as a corporate body to all stakeholders: parents, the children, the staff, the community and the Local Authority. Governors are all volunteers and are not paid for their work.


The full Board of Governors meet termly. Some of its responsibilities are delegated to committees which have their own meetings. These sub committees cover Finance, Premises/Health and Safety and Safeguarding, Curriculum and Target Setting and Personnel.


School governors make collective decisions as part of the Board of Governors whose main function is to help raise the educational standards and performance of our school by supporting the work of the headteacher and staff. 


The main roles are:


1 - To set the vision for the school

2 - To hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school

3 - To ensure financial security for the school

None of our Governors have any further registered interests that need to be declared.