Ash Eastwood - Headteacher
Hello everyone. My name is Ash Eastwood and it is a privilege to call myself the Headteacher here at Burton upon Stather Primary School. I have worked at the school since January 2024 and am very much looking forward to journeying together with the staff, pupils and community. I am passionate about education and have a drive to help develop pupils academically, socially, spiritually and culturally. A growth mindset alongside an effort-driven approach underpins my views of school life; my vision is that we should all strive to be the very best we can be. I want to help create a culture of safety and happiness for all of our stakeholders.
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 I really enjoy working with the Staff and Children.
My term of office comes to an end on 30.11.24.
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 19.01.27.
Joanne Small - Staff Governor
Hello, my name is Joanne Small and I am the staff governor. I was a parent governor at my children's school for 15 years and I have been on a PTA committee for 6 years. I have been a teaching assistant for 10 years, the past three 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.
My term of office comes to an end on 30.01.26.
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 comes to an end on 16.06.25.
Anthony Hubbard - Parent Governor
Hello, my name is Anthony Hubbard and I am a Parent Governor.
My term of office comes to an end on 12.10.24.
Darren Thompson-Barr - Co-Opted Governor
Hello, my name is Darren Thompson-Barr. I have recently joined the 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.
My term of office comes to an end on 08.10.25.
Stacey Mansfield - Co-Opted Governor
Hello my name is Stacey Mansfield and I am a co-opted Governor. I have over 16 years experience in the finance sector, working as an assistant bank manager for the majority of that time.
I am now the School Business Manager of another local school. I am passionate about supporting Burton upon Stather Primary, the parents and it's children.
My term of office comes to an end on 18.1.2027.
Felicity Crampton - Parent Governor
My name is Felicity Crampton and I am a parent governor.
I am passionate about education for primary age school pupils and very much look forward to working with the school.
My term of office comes to an end on 3.3.2027
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