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Drayton Primary School Governors

We are very fortunate to have a team of dedicated governors at Drayton C P School.


“The future of our children is extremely important and our aim is to support and help to lead the school forward and ensure that the children obtain the very best education and reach their potential in a safe and happy environment”


All Governors can be contacted via the school office email

Co-opted  Governors


Rob Gilley

Chair of Governors


I have been a parent governor for Drayton Community Primary School for 8 years. During this time, I have seen the school evolve into a thriving learning and social environment for all of the pupils that attend it. Being a governor has given me the unique opportunity to work with the school, supporting and challenging the school's development in order to achieve the best outcomes for each child.

This year I have been voted in as chair of governors, which will see me take on the wider challenge of leadership and accountability for our work. We have key focus points ahead which include working with the school to achieve the targets set out in our development plan, supporting our interim headteacher and assisting in the introduction of our new headteacher. This will be a challenging year, however, as a team our aim is to optimise the potential achievement for every pupil that attends the school.

Professionally, I am a paramedic and clinical team educator with South Central Ambulance Service. One of my specific roles is in education and staff development, which has been a key transferable skill for the responsibilities associated with my position within the governing body at Drayton. Currently I am studying for a degree which has widened my knowledge of the education system and my skills such as academic writing, memory recall, evidence-based practice and research, all of which play a role in education.

Attendance at Meetings 2022-2023: 8/11

Declarations of Interest: None
Term from: 11/01/2024
Term to: 10/01/2028


Chris Belcher

Health & Safety 


My ultimate reason for becoming a school governor was to assist in any way possible in making the school as good as it can possibly be.  My career background in specialist engineering, project management and health and safety has equipped me with skills that I hope can be used to benefit the school, its students and its staff.  I have an honest and professional approach to my work and hope this shows during my time as a school governor.  I live in the local area with my partner and have two young children.


Attendance at Meetings 2022-2023: 6/8

Declarations of Interest: None
Term from: 12/09/2023
Term to: 11/09/2027


William Webb

Pupil Premium


Being a governor is a privilege and enables me to contribute positively to the local community. My education provided so many brilliant opportunities, starting from my time in primary school. Therefore, when I heard about the chance to become a governor, and use the skills I have gained from my professional career to contribute to providing the same opportunities I had, I was immediately onboard.


Attendance at Meetings 2022-2023: 8/8

Declarations of Interest: None
Term from: 07/07/2022
Term to: 06/07/2026


Michael Hartley


I was very grateful to have the opportunity to take on the role of a co-opted Governor at Drayton Primary.  My eldest son currently attends and my youngest will hopefully join in a couple of years.  I am very keen to help support and ensure that the School continues to be successful for both children and staff and support doing so in any way that I can within my role.  My background is within Technology, specifically inside the Education sector, working with schools and academy Trusts, in particular around areas such as safeguarding, GDPR, project management and strategic planning, development and delivery.  I also have a background in Spanish (academic and family) and am excited by the positive impact of MFL at Drayton.

Attendance at Meetings 2022-2023: 7/8

Declarations of Interest: IT Software, Services and hardware supplier to the UK Education Sector
Term from: 07/07/2022
Term to: 06/07/2026


Parent Governors


Vice Chair

Current Vacancy


Lucy Cunningham


Looked After Child (LAC) Governor Lead


Everyone benefits from a successful school - children, teachers and parents. When the school was looking for a new governor with skills that I had gained in the workplace, I volunteered my time so that I could play a part in keeping the school running as well as it possibly can, for the benefit of the whole school community. 


Attendance at Meetings 2022-2023: 9/10

Declarations of Interest: None
Term from: 17/11/2021
Term to: 27/11/2027


Lizzie Coulson

Finance and Resources Lead

PE and Sports Premium

School Development Plan - Subject Leadership


I moved to the village in 2014 and have two children at the school. I believe that the school is at the heart of our community and wanted to become a governor to use my experience to help contribute to its ongoing success and improvement. My professional background is in delivering projects around major sporting events and I look forward to applying my skills, working together with the school staff and governors to ensure the school is doing its best for our children.

Attendance at Meetings 2022-2023: 11/11

Declarations of Interest: Friends with Mrs Fletcher (Teacher)
Term from: 17/11/2021
Term to: 16/11/2025


Kevin Billington

Finance and Resources Lead


I became a parent governor as both of our sons have loved their time at Drayton, and I wanted to help the school continue to be a place where children can be happy and fulfilled.

I am a member of the Finance and Resources committee, where I am hoping to apply the skills I have gained in my career in financial services to help keep the school running as efficiently as possible.


Attendance at Meetings 2022-2023: 10/11

Declarations of Interest: Married to Mrs Billington (Office)
Term from: 17/11/2021
Term to: 16/11/2025


Staff Governors

Katrine Deeks - Headteacher & English Subject Lead


Attendance at Meetings 2022-2023: N/A

Declarations of Interest: None
Term from: 
Term to: 


Lisa Durman - Year 2 Teacher


Attendance at Meetings 2022-2023: N/A

Declarations of Interest: None
Term from: 22/06/2023
Term to: 21/06/2027


Chloe Spencer - Assistant Head Teacher & Early Years Lead

I am a staff governor at Drayton Community Primary School. Within school I teach Robins Class, I am the assistant head and EYFS lead. I initially took up the position as staff governor as I wanted to continue my knowledge of strategic planning and assessment and expectations for Key Stage 2. I have taught EYFS and KS1 so felt it was important to develop my knowledge across the whole primary phase.  It is essential that staff’s views and opinions are shared with the governing body and I feel that I am able to provide the governors, alongside Ms. Deeks, an insight into how a school runs and put scenarios into context for governors who may not have practical experience of working in a school.  The governors hold a unique position to support the future of the community with their role as a critical friend.


Attendance at Meetings 2022-2023: 4/6

Declarations of Interest: None
Term from: 30/04/2024
Term to: 17/04/2028





Drayton Community Primary School Membership

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