Our Governors

Steve Cooke

Chair of Governors: Committee: Resources, Reading, Health & Safety
Steve’s background is banking and finance with considerable experience as a Relationship Manager working alongside individuals and businesses. He retired in August 2016. Steve joined the Governing Board in March 2015 and was appointed Chair of Governors in May 2017.

Ash Atherton

Headteacher: Committee: School Improvement

Nick O'Keefe

Vice Chair of Governors: Committee: School Improvement, Safeguarding

Elaine Boyes

Governor: Committee: Resources, Curriculum

Jennifer Carter-Shaw

Governor: Committee: School Improvement: Community

Tom Button

Governor: Committee: School Improvement: Maths

VACANCY: Parent/Governor

If you’re interested in finding out more about this vital role at Burton Green Primary School please ask at school reception.

VACANCY: Trust-appointed Governor

Co-opted Governor
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Isabella Kvist-Hansen

Clerk to the Local Governing Committee
Isabella is responsible for minuting all Governor and committee meetings.

Ben Sutton

Sarah Brownhill


Governors’ terms of office

NameDate of appointmentTerm of officeAppointing bodyCommittee/Link Governor Responsibility
Steve Cooke (Chair)10.03.15

10.03.23LGC/ratified by HLTYCommittee - Resources:
Reading, H&S
Ash Atherton (Headteacher)01.09.18Time in roleEx officio member of LGSCommittee – School Improvement
Nick O'Keefe (Vice Chair)23.07.1723.07.21LGC/ratified by HLTYCommittee – School Improvement:
Elaine Boyes23.07.1723.07.21LGC/ratified by HLTYCommittee - Resources
Jennifer Carter-Shaw27.09.1727.09.21LGC/ratified by HLTYCommittee – School Improvement:
Ben Sutton02.2002.24LGC/ratified by HLTYCommittee - School Improvement: Writing
Sarah Brownhill02.2002.24Staff GovernorCommittee - School Improvement: Resources
Date stepped down
The following governors have stepped down in 2019/20
Joan LockJuly 2019
Ruth SalisburyFeb 2020
Charlotte Smith-LynchOct 2019


Governors’ business interests

Name of GovernorNature of any business interests including details of the company or organisationDate of start of interestDetails of governor membership at another school or academyDetails of any relationship between governor and member of school staff
(eg spouse)
Ms Ash AthertonNONE

Miss Elaine BoyesEmployee of Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services
Member of Institute of Directors
Fellow of RSA
Ms Jennifer Carter-ShawNONENONENONE