Our Governors

Steve Cooke


Chair of Governors: Committee: Resources, Finance, Health & Safety, GDPR
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
Biography to follow

Nick O'Keefe


Vice Chair of Governors: Committee: School Improvement, Safeguarding
Biography to follow

Joan Lock


Governor: Committee: School Improvement, Butterflies, Nursery, Reception
Joan is a former Headteacher and Ofsted Inspector. She now acts as a School Improvement Adviser.

Elaine Boyes


Governor: Committee: Resources, Year 3 and 4
Biography to follow

Jennifer Carter-Shaw


Governor: Committee: School Improvement, Year 1 and 2
Biography to follow

Tom Button


Governor: Committee: School Improvement, Year 5 and 6
Biography to follow

Ruth Poyser


Governor: Committee: Resources, SEND
Biography to follow

VACANCY: Parent/Governor


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: Co-opted Governor


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

Isabella Kurst-Hansen


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

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




10.03.19LGC/ratified by HLTYResources, Health and Safety, GDPR, Y4+Y5
Ash Atherton (Headteacher)01.09.18Time in roleEx officio member of LGSSchool improvement
Nick O'Keefe (Vice Chair)23.07.1723.07.21LGC/ratified by HLTYSchool improvement, Safeguarding
Joan Lock24.10.1823.10.22LGC/ratified by HLTYSchool improvement, Y5+Y6
Elaine Boyes23.07.1723.07.21LGC/ratified by HLTYResources, Y3+Y4
Jennifer Carter-Shaw27.09.1727.09.21LGC/ratified by HLTYSchool improvement, Y1+Y2
Tom Button01.02.1801.02.22Parent memberSchool improvement, Nursery and Reception
Ruth Poyser23.05.1823.05.22LGC/ratified by HLTYResources, SEND
The following governors have stepped down in 2017/18
Date stepped down
Anna Calderwood30.04.18
Corinne Naylor30.06.18
Kelsey Clark-Davies31.08.18
Merv Bradish15.03.18