Meet our governors

Welcome to our Governors page

The governors of the school meet at least twice a term and their guiding work is of great importance to the smooth running of the school even though much of their work is unseen by the public. They are responsible for the school building and grounds, the curriculum in school, the appointing of staff and school financial management and parts of expenditure.

They consult with the head teacher in formal meetings and also through more frequent informal visits to school adopting the role of ‘a critical friend.’

  • Mrs Julie Hall

    Co-chair of Governors

    Hi, my name is Julie Hall and I am currently co-chair of governors. I joined the board of governors in 2014. My daughter attends Belton C of E school and I have enjoyed watching her personal and academic progress during her time there. I am a qualified childcare social worker and was co-opted onto the board of governors as to take a lead role in safeguarding. I am currently employed as a social worker with an independent adoption agency and have a strong interest in the educational needs of children who are looked after or adopted.

  • Mrs Joanne Finney

    Vice Chair of Governors

    Hi, my name is Jo Finney and I have been on the governing board since 2006. All four of my children have attended Belton school, with my youngest child currently in Year 3. As a parent, I feel incredibly grateful that my children were privileged to be able to start their education at Belton School, and as such I am passionate that every child should have access to the highest level of education.
    My professional background in Quality Assurance and Auditing has proved advantageous, enabling me to provide the school with both challenge and support; an essential part of governance. As the previous Chair of Governors, and current Vice Chair, I know how important it is that we have good progression planning for the governing body. So, it's especially rewarding to be able to welcome new governors to the role and support their development.

  • Mrs Judith Wardell

    Foundation Governor

    Hello, my name is Judith Wardell and I am a foundation governor at Belton C of E Primary School, which means that I am concerned with the Christian values upheld within the school whilst respecting that children should be given the opportunity to learn about other faiths. I am on the Health and Safety committee, whose aim is to ensure that children and staff are provided with a safe environment in order to achieve their full potential. I hope to use my experience gained whilst working at the school to promote a well-rounded education for all our children.

  • Mr Rob Anderson

    Co-opted Governor

    Hi, my name is Rob Anderson and joined the board of governors in 2014. Both of my children attend Belton C of E School and I am very proud of the education they receive. As a governor with responsibility for Special Educational Needs I want to ensure that every child in our school, irrespective of their background, gets the best possible education. I am employed as a project manager for a low carbon vehicle consultancy in Loughborough.

  • Rev Lauretta Wilson

    Foundation governor

    I have moved into the area from Hertfordshire with my husband David. I have three children all of whom are at university. Belton is one of the four church schools in the benefice of which I am the team rector. Being a governor is a great opportunity for the church to make a positive contribution to the school and the community.

  • Mrs Rebecca Matthews

    Co-chair of Governors

    My name is Rebecca Matthews and I am excited to be able to be part of the school as co-chair of governors and to be able to build on the excellent foundations we have in place. I live close to the school and believe passionately that the school is an important part of the local community. My son is in year 5 and I have a two year old in childcare whilst I'm at work as a head of HR. In my spare time I'm a keen horse rider and love all outdoor sporting activities.

  • Mr Nick Threadgill

    LA Governor

    Hello, my name is Nick Threadgill and I am the Local Authority appointed governor for Belton C of E School. I have been a governor at the school since 1994 and in that time I have been Chair of the governing body and Chair of the Finance Committee. Currently, I am Chair of the Strategic and Standards Committee. Both of my children attended the school. I am a Chartered Civil Engineer and my main areas of professional expertise are: business improvement, audit, project and commercial management.

  • Mr Jim Smithers


    Hi, my name is Jim Smithers and I was elected as a Parent Governor in 2015. In my professional career I work for a family owned Construction Company and work mainly on the East Midlands Framework in my role as a Commercial Leader.

    Being a school governor is important to me. I want to use my expertise gained in life and the construction industry with managing people, process and policy to assist the school where possible. Belton is a fantastic school and I am proud as both a parent and a governor to associate myself and my family with the school. I believe moving forward we can, together, continue to further enhance the school and enable the children to flourish, be confident and become equipped for the best of futures.

  • Mrs Julia Johns

    Staff Governor

    My name is Julia Johns and I was appointed as a Staff Governor in 2015 with my responsibility for 'Healthy Schools and as a member of the health and safety committee. Due to my knowledge and experience from working in every area of the school I feel qualified to represent all staff on the governing body. I have worked as a nursery nurse, LSA and am now working as a HLTA.
    I have lived in Belton all my life, and my three children all attended the school. I am passionate about my work, the education of the children, life of the school, and the traditions of the wider community.