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
Chair of Governorsjhall@beltonprimary.org
Hi, my name is Julie Hall and I am currently 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 Governorsjfinney@beltonprimary.org
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.
Mr Rob Anderson
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
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 Gemma Moyse
Hi I'm Gemma Moyse. I became Parent Governor this year, 2018. I am Managing Director of my own business dealing with the direct supply of bathroom and kitchen products to retail and private customers with a professional and personal approach. Having been in this role for many years I am confident that I will bring to the governing body my skills in negotiation, communication and also my drive and passion to see goals achieved in all areas that are required for the school.
Mrs Kate McLennan
Hi, I'm Kate McLennan. I became a Governor at the end of 2018. I am a foreign languages teacher and have held various leadership positions within schools. Prior to this I worked in travel and tourism for sixteen years in various roles. As a result of this, I bring to the governing body, knowledge of education, experience in management, training, communication and negotiation skills. I am pleased to be able to make a positive contribution to the progress of the school and the wider community.
Mr Nick Threadgill
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
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.
Mr Ray Harriman
I have been a resident of Belton Village since 2003, having been born in Leicester. I am a big Leicester City fan, and attend most home games. My other interests are playing golf, bridge, gardening, walking and driving my sports car. I retired in 2003, and since then, my wife and I have enjoyed many holidays, both in Europe and further afield. Whilst working, I was at a senior level, having trained as a Structural Engineer. I feel that I bring business knowledge and sound financial awareness to the role of governor.
Mrs Denise Boulton
I was born in County Durham and went to Houghton-le-Spring Grammar School. I then studied Russian and Italian at the University of Birmingham and lectured at the University of East Anglia for eighteen years.
I have lived in Edinburgh where I worked as a fundraiser for Crusaid to raise money to build a hospice and accommodation for drug addicted mothers with children. I worked as a producer for the Edinburgh Music Theatre Company, a pro-am company performing large scale musicals and operas and worked at St Giles’ Cathedral running the shop and restaurant.
I have spent time living in Norwich where I ran the Sunday school at St Andrews Church and wrote and produced plays for children.
I now live in Belton and my interests are sailing, gardening, theatre, science, the environment and local community. I have two daughters and two grandchildren.