The Governing Body

The Governors at Burlington Infants School play a very important role in the life of the school.
There are different types of governors including:

  • 2 Parent Governors
  • 3 Staff Governors, including Headteacher
  • 4 Co-opted Governors
  • 1 Local Authority Governor



They are all volunteers and have three core functions as set out in the Governors’ Handbook:

  • Setting the strategic direction of the school
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school
  • Ensuring financial health, probity and value for money


Meetings are held in the evenings, or after school, during term time and there are usually about 10 meetings in a year. Governors also often visit school during the day to meet with staff and pupils.

Governors have many different qualifications and skills that they can bring to the role. The best schools have Governing Bodies that are a part of the school team. It can be a very rewarding and challenging role but also a very satisfying one.

If you are interested in becoming a Governor, please call in at the School Office for details or speak to Mrs Angela Norton, our Chair of Governors, at Burlington Pre-school.



Current members of the Governing Body are as follows:

GovernorsResponsibilitiesCategoryAppointing BodyTermCommittee
Mrs Angela NortonChair
Child Protection
Educational Visits
Outdoor Learning
Early Years Foundation Stage
Health & Safety
Co-optedGoverning Body02/07/2024Resources & Staffing
Teaching & Achievement
Personnel & Pay
Mrs Celia HareVice Chair
Disadvantaged Pupil Champion
R.E.
Music
Co-optedGoverning Body01/03/2021Resources & Staffing
Teaching & Achievement
Personnel & Pay
Mrs Kirsty ClarkAssessment
Numeracy
History & Geography
Co-optedGoverning Body05/11/2021Teaching & Achievement
Personnel & Pay
Mrs Nicky JamesLiteracy
Read Write Inc
PSHE & Mental Health
Co-optedGoverning Body02/09/2022Teaching & Achievement
Resources and Staffing
Mrs Debbie SturdySpecial Educational Needs
Art and Design
ParentParent Electorate02/05/2022Teaching & Achievement
Resources and Staffing
Mrs Mari-Louise BoothHeadteacherStaff Voting HeadGoverning BodyLength of TenureResources & Staffing
Teaching & Achievement
Miss Lucy WindleStaffStaff Electorate07/02/2020Teaching & Achievement
Mrs Claire BonnettScience Computing and E-Safety ParentParent Electorate11/03/23Teaching & Achievement



School Governors’Interests are as follows:

GovernorsDate of DeclarationYes/NoDetails
Mrs Angela Norton6/11/17YesEmployed at Burlington Pre-school (Private and Voluntary Setting) who lease part of Burlington Infants School building.
Mrs Kirsty Clark6/11/17NoN/A
Mrs Mari-Louise Booth19/2/18No
Mrs Celia Hare6/11/17No
Miss Lucy Windle6/11/17NoN/A
Mrs Debbie Sturdy16/10/18YesEmployed at Burlington Pre-school (Private and Voluntary Setting) who lease part of Burlington Infants School building.
Mrs Nicky James16/10/18NoN/A
Mrs Claire Bonnett9/7/19NoN/A




Click on the link below to see Governor Attendance at Meetings:

Governor Attendance at Meetings 2017-2019