Our Governors

Chair: Paul Black

Paul Black is the Chair of Governors at Burton Green Primary school and is also Chair at Vale of York Academy – our sister secondary school. He is a National Leader of Governance and is the Safeguarding Lead for the Local Governing Committee. Paul can be contacted via the school.

Anna Calderwood

Anna has over 20 years’ experience in the NHS, the majority of which have been at senior management level.  Anna’s expertise lies in policy and strategy development and implementation, change management, service improvement, redesign and development and stakeholder engagement.

Finance Lead: Stephen Cooke

Steve is an ex-Lloyds Bank senior specialist in small business sustainability.

Education Lead: Joan Locke

Joan is a former Headteacher and Ofsted Inspector. She now acts as a School Improvement Adviser.

Headteacher: Karen Tatham


We currently have two Parent Governor vacancies, and one co-opted vacancy.

The Clerk to the Local Governing Committee is Jess Swarbrick.