We are sorry to report that the Reception Open Days in November 2021 have been cancelled due to an increase in C19 cases in the local community. Please watch our promotional video below.

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 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 3 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   Vice Chair of Governing Board (Chair Teaching, Learning and Achievement Committee)
  • Sarah Bunce
  • Phil Jones
  • Julie Cresswell
  • Stella Smithson
  • Lyn Ackroyd
  • Tracy Millard
  • Camella Cephas
  • Kate Simpson
  • Sue Shaw
  • Nicola Blatchly-Lewis
  • Alice Tocknell
  • Kirstie Norris (Associate Member)
  • Andrea Preedy (Associate Member)
  • Jane Barker-Doe (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.