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Brant Broughton

Church of England & Methodist Primary School

To be the Best I can be


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 & Chair of Personnel and Curriculum Committee
Co-opted governor
Both committees

I have been a governor for Brant Broughton School for several years now and Chair for almost 3 years.  I am also on the board of governors for North Kesteven School.

I value the wealth of knowledge and experience gained as a governor in secondary as well as primary education.  As a governor, experience has enabled me to approach and undertake responsibilities with an awareness that benefits the education of all children and the school.

I live in Brant Broughton, am married to Peter and have three daughters, each of whom attended the school and progressed to university.

I have a Fellowship of the HCIMA, and Certificate in Education which have paved the road for a career as a lecturer, teacher in higher, further and secondary education. Being a Member of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors has enabled me to maintain a fervent interest in the quality of teaching, learning and assessment as a moderator, assessor and examiner.

Since retiring, my spare time has been spent as a volunteer at Lincoln County Hospital, where I am also a Trust Board Member.  Spending time with the family, enjoying the great outdoors and gardening is also very gratifying.


Jennifer Harvey
Church of England ex-officio governor
Foundation Governor
Curriculum and Personnel Committee

'I am the Foundation Governor representing St. Helen's Church, where I am Churchwarden.  I am also an Authorised Lay Minister within our group of parishes.   I serve as secretary of an organisation called Lincs Friends, which raises money for Lincolnshire based charities.   For twenty years until taking early retirement I worked at Lincoln Cathedral'. 

Reverend David Lawton 

Methodist Church

Foundation Governor

As a new Methodist Minister to the Lincoln Circuit, it's great to join the School as a Foundation Governor and representative of the Methodist Church working alongside the team here.  I'm married to Sue, and we have two daughters, both of whom are now married with their own young families.

I'm really enjoying working across the School with staff, volunteers, and children as we learn and grow as a family together.  I also value working with a variety of Churches in Lincoln as we seek to build and extend our engagement with local communities in sharing the love of God.

Prior to becoming a minister, I worked on international development projects in emerging democracies and post-conflict countries, supporting people in governments all over the world in coping with aspects of change and personal development.  My background is in internal consultancy and managements services.  I've studied with Sheffield and with Birmingham Uni's and enjoy seeing others blossom through learning.  When I get the time, I also enjoy landscape photography, walks in the countryside, gardening....and I'm currently learning to fly fish for trout.


Chris Fisher

Parent Governor

I live in Brant Broughton with my wife Clare and three children, one of whom currently attends the school with the others due to follow in the coming years. I was appointed as a parent governor at the end of 2017, and currently sit on the finance committee.

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.

Zannah Bowman

Parent Governor

Zannah is a returning parent governor volunteering for the post once again in December 2018.  Further information to follow.

Rachael Simeoli
Class Teacher
Staff Governor

Rachael joined our school as our Reception (Polar Bears) teacher in September 2010 and joined our governing body in September 2016.  She is also our SENCO.

Rachael has three daughters, two who are currently at the school and works four days out of the five.



Jonathan Pell-Reynolds

My family and I moved to Brant Broughton in March 2018, 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. We have two children, the eldest who should be joining Polar Bears this September.

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 am happy that my work has kept me around Lincolnshire.

My main passions are hockey and ultramarathon running, having 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 and from my experience there I am passionate that children are allowed to explore their potential and flourish in a safe and caring environment.



Co-opted Governor      - Jonathan Pell-Reynolds




Muriel George         

LA Governor                                                                                            

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 become a National Trust Volunteer at Belton House, I 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 vice chair of the Parish Council and I enjoy gardening, my dogs and reading.