All Governors have signed a Declaration of Personal Interest form, and currently none of them, or anyone close or a blood relation has a significant interest in organisation(s) that may supply goods or services to the school.
All of our Governors join us for a four year term and are committed to working with our school to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our children. None of our current governors have any other connection with our school, other than our parent governors, and are not related to any members of staff.
JUDITH BURNETT –
CHAIR OF GOVERNORS
Judith lives in Brant Broughton, is married to Peter and has three daughters, each of whom attended the school and progressed to university and their chosen careers.
She values the wealth of knowledge and experience gained as a governor in both primary and secondary education. As a governor, experience has enabled Judith to approach and undertake responsibilities with an awareness that benefits the education of all children within the school.
Judith has a Fellowship of the HCIMA, and Certificate in Education which have paved the road for a career as a lecturer, in Higher, and Further Education and teaching in Secondary Education. Being a Member of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors has enabled her to maintain a fervent interest in the quality of teaching, learning and assessment as a moderator, assessor, examiner, which is continuing to date.
“As a governor, I have a responsibility towards Safeguarding, Health and Safety and English within the curriculum across KS1 and KS2 which are subjects of special interest to me.
Spending time with the family, sharing and experiencing their individual interests is pleasurable. While enjoying the great outdoors and gardening is gratifying”.
MURIEL GEORGE –
VICE CHAIR OF GOVERNORS
I was a Principal Adviser with CfBT Lincolnshire School Improvement Service and I co-ordinated training and support to headteachers, deputy headteachers and senior managers. I also had strategic responsibility for the Birth to Five Service in Lincolnshire.
Prior to working with the Local Authority, I had substantial management experience in primary schools as a teacher, deputy headteacher, acting headteacher and headteacher and I spent a year at Nottingham University, where I completed a research project into headteachers in their first appointments.
My varied roles included Head of Primary Assessment Team for Lincolnshire, Primary Adviser, Link Inspector, Senior Inspector. I am an accredited Ofsted Inspector and was a School Improvement Partner.
Since retirement, I have been a National Trust Volunteer at Belton House, I still work part time as an education consultant managing a team of advisors who monitor the educational provision of children who are home educated, I am chair of the Parish Council and I enjoy gardening, my dogs and reading.
I am a Foundation Governor representing St. Helen’s Church where I am a churchwarden and also an Authorised Lay Minister in our group of parishes. I am also a member of the Deanery Synod.
I am a Trustee of the village almshouses and secretary of an organisation called Lincs Friends which raises funds for Lincolnshire charities. I worked for twenty years for Lincoln Cathedral before retiring.
I enjoy walking (and showing) my golden retriever, gardening, tennis and reading.
My family and I moved to Brant Broughton in March 2017, having lived in Wellingore and Navenby for the previous 10 years. My wife and I love the community feel of the village and hope to live here for many years to come. The eldest of our two children started at the school in Sept 2020 (and loves it!), whilst our youngest will be starting a couple of years after.
I studied Chemistry and French at the University of Birmingham, before starting a career in banking. It wasn’t the industry for me, so I joined the RAF in 2006 as an aircrew linguist. I took my commission in 2016 and now work at RAF Waddington, having previously been at RAF Wyton.
My main passions are hockey and ultramarathon running, having played hockey for England at a junior-level and have completed several long races ranging from 40 to 109 miles. Family life means my time is limited, so it’s rare that I get out for long runs these days.
I was previously a community governor at Waddington All Saints’ Primary, which had a very different feel to our school in Brant Broughton. I love the ethos of the school, the close community spirit and that all of the staff really do have the childrens’ interests at heart in all that they do.
My role as Parent Governor first began in 2013 for four years and then I started my second session in 2019. As well as being a member of the full governing body I also I sit on the Curriculum and Personnel sub Committee and have responsibility for Literacy. I am enjoying and appreciating the experience.
I have 2 sons: one now at Secondary School and one in Year 4.
I am an active member and Treasurer of the School PTA.
My passions include being outdoors, yoga, propagating vegetables and medicinal herbs, keeping chickens, and cooking nutritious & natural food.
I am currently helping with the repair & restoration of our 17th century house. Our family once featured in a BBC2 series called “It’s not easy being Green” and efficiency in the home and garden with water collection, garden composting and energy usage is always at the forefront of our work.
In the future I hope to improve my piano playing (my elder son has started to learn) and I want to go swimming more often.
DAVID LAWTON (REVEREND)
Favourite food: I like most foods, but a Christmas turkey dinner is simply delicious.
Hobbies: Country walking, gardening, going out for coffee and cake…
Pets: A few, colourful tropical fish.
Do you have any children? Yes, Sue and I have two daughters, both married now …..and they have children of their own (5 boys in fact – Albie is the most recent edition born in Sept 2020). Their ages range from 8 years old to 3 months.
Are they at our school? No, the oldest is at school in Hertfordshire. The others are at various stages of Nursery/Pre-School.
What do you like about our school? I like the way we talk and learn about God in all aspects of life, as well as at school.
What is the best thing about being a governor? Working with the great staff team in a lovely place – where the focus is on learning, fun and growing together.
I live in Brant Broughton with my wife Clare and three children, all of whom attend the school. I was appointed as a parent governor at the end of 2017, and currently sit on the finance sub committee too.
I attended the University of Leicester to study Physics with Astrophysics, leaving after a couple of years to pursue a career in IT. I currently run a business IT Services company in Newark on Trent. I am also a member of the Jubilee Hall committee in Brant Broughton & Stragglethorpe.
I am particularly passionate about excellence in literacy, numeracy and the adoption of a healthy lifestyle amongst our children both in and outside of the school and strive to promote these wherever I can.