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School Governance

Calton Primary School is governed by a well established, experienced and supportive governing board. The governing board is the strategic decision-making body in each school and academy. It has a crucial role in making sure every child gets the best possible education.

Governing boards:
  • set the school’s strategic direction
  • hold the head teacher to account for a school’s performance
  • ensure that the school’s budget is properly managed
The full governing board meets at least six times throughout the academic year. In addition, every member of the governing board also sits on a committee. At Calton Primary School the governance structure is:
Each of the three committees also meet at least 4 times a year to look at more detailed aspects of the schools performance and operation including issues like pupil performance, the curriculum, staffing, finance and premises.


  • Emma Richardson Chair of Governing Board (Chair Behaviour, Safety & Wellbeing Committee)
  • Sarah Bennett  Co Vice Chair of Governing Board (Chair Teaching, Learning and Achievement Committee)
  • Daniel Hughes  Co Vice Chair of Governing Board (Chair Leadership, Management & Premises Committee)
  • Jane Barker-Doe (Acting Head Teacher)
  • Phil Jones
  • Julie Cresswell
  • Stella Smithson
  • Lyn Ackroyd
  • Tracy Millard
  • Camella Cephas
  • Kate Simpson
  • Sue Shaw
  • Kirstie Norris (Associate Member)
  • Andrea Preedy (Associate Member)


We are always looking for skilled and experienced people to join the governing board to help drive the school forward. If you are interested in becoming a governor, please contact the Head or Chair of Governors.