Emily Eyre - Headteacher
My name is Emily Eyre, I am the Headteacher here at Burton upon Stather Primary School and I sit on all committees. I have worked at Burton upon Stather Primary School since 2010 and was lucky enough to be appointed as Headteacher in February 2018. I live locally and attended Burton Primary myself. It was my school experience here that inspired me to want to teach and give our pupils the same wonderful experience I had. I am passionate about ensuring all our pupils, staff, families and governors are safe and happy, at the heart of our community.
Zoe Turner - Chair of Governors
My name is Zoe Turner, I have over 13 years’ experience within the Education Sector and presently work in External Quality Assurance for an Awarding Body. I am a co-opted governor and have recently commenced this role with the School and look forward to working with the Staff and Children.
Scott Belton - Vice-Chair of Governors
My name is Scott Belton and I am a Parent Governor. I have worked within education for over 15 years within inclusion, safeguarding and pastoral roles and hope to use my knowledge and experience to support the governing body, staff and children.
I sit on the Finance, Premises/ Health and Safety and Safeguarding committees.
My term of office comes to an end on 08.10.25.
Julie Balderson - School Business Manager
My name is Julie Balderson and I am the school's Business Manager - I am co-opted member who was elected by the Governing Board. I have been a member of the school staff since 2002 and have previous finance experience within the banking sector. I currently sit on the Finance Committee and the Premises, Health and Safety and Safeguarding committee. I am committed to making our school a happy and healthy environment where children can learn to the best of their potential in all areas. My term of office comes to an end on 14.01.2023.
Joanne Small - Staff Governor
Hello, my name is Joanne Small. I am the staff governor. I was a parent governor at my childrens school for 15 years and been on a PTA committee for 6 years. I have been a teaching assistant for 10 years, the past two years at Burton. I'm looking forward to working with the other governors to help to continue to provide the best education setting for the children at our school.
Jason Frary - Co-opted Governor
My name is Jason Frary and I am a Co-opted Governor. I have been a governor for many years at different schools but took up the role in Burton after relinquishing my old post. I sit on the Curriculum and Finance committees. I am also the subject governor for PE, Forest School and Music. My term of office finishes on 20.8.2023.
Adam Downs - Co-opted Governor
My name is Adam Downs and I am the Maths and Literacy governor - I am co-opted member who was elected by the Governing Board. I have been a member of the school governing board since 12.04.2019. I am a year 6 teacher and Assistant Head at The Winterton Federation. I currently sit on the Curriculum and the Premises, Health and Safety and Safeguarding committee. My term of office comes to an end on 11.04.2023.
Ellie Pepperell - Co-opted Governor
My name is Ellie Pepperell and I am a Co-opted Governor elected by the Governing Board. I am a qualified primary school teacher and have worked in a local SEND school for the past 10 years. I am keen to support the school as a governor, not only as an educational professional but as a parent and member of the local community.
My term of office finishes in June 2024.
Anthony Hubbard - Parent Governor
Hello, my name is Anthony Hubbard and I am a Parent Governor.
Darren Thompson-Barr - Co-Opted Governor
Hello, my name is Darren Thompson-Barr. I have recently joined the school Governing Body as a co-opted governor. I am currently studying for a degree in Education Studies and have supported young people with SEND needs over several years. I look forward to working alongside the other governors to support the staff and children at Burton upon Stather Primary School.
Karl Lycett - Parent Governor
Hello, my name is Karl Lycett and I am a Parent Governor. I am looking forward to working with my fellow Governor's and helping the school work towards its future goals. I decided to take on the role of a parent governor as I live in Burton upon Stather with my family and my daughter attends the school.
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