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 Governors, Safeguarding governor,

    jhall@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.

  • Mr James White

    Parent Governor

    Jwhite@beltonprimary.org

    I became a parent governor in 2022 as I believe the need for partnership between school and parents has never been more apparent or critical to success and I am extremely keen to give something back to ensure the school goes from strength to strength. I have a daughter who attends Belton C of E School and have been incredibly impressed with the school atmosphere and range of opportunities provided. I currently work within the criminal justice system and have held various leadership positions meaning I bring skills in strategic thinking, risk assessment, sound financial management, negotiating, influencing and stakeholder management. I am also a trustee of ACT One which is a local youth theatre group for children.

  • Jo Lee

    Associate governor

    jlee@beltonprimary.org

    I’ve been an associate member of the governing body at Belton since late 2021. I live in NW Leicestershire and am mum to two secondary-age children. I’m an experienced school governor: I’ve spent eleven years on the board of another small local primary school, including six years as chair.
    Professionally, I have a variety of skills that I hope will help the school and its children. In the early 2000s I led marketing as part of the team that developed and launched the National Space Centre, in Leicester, before developing a senior leadership career in the retail sector. For the last six years I’ve worked for myself as an executive coach, specialising in working with leaders in two areas: neurodiversity (I am myself dyspraxic), and managing workplace stress and work life balance. When I’m not working you’ll usually find me drinking coffee, pulling up weeds in my garden or cheering on Leicester City.

  • Mr Nick Threadgill

    Vice Chair, Chair of Standards Committee

    nthreadgill@beltonprimary.org

    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.

  • Mrs Denise Boulton

    Foundation Governor, Designated governor for Anti-Bullying

    dboulton@beltonprimary.org

    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.

  • Rev Louise Corke

    Diocesan board

  • Dr Roger Light

    Parent Governor

    rlight@beltonprimary.org

    Hi, I'm Roger Light. I became Parent Governor in 2019. I have three boys at Belton C of E school and another one who will attend when he is older, so I am keen to help the school carry on maintaining its good standard. Until recently I was a university lecturer in electronic engineering, and have an interest in STEM subjects. I now work primarily as a software developer.

  • Mr Ray Harriman

    Associate Governor

    rharriman@beltonprimary.org

    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 Emma Wood

    Co-opted Governor

    ewood@beltonprimary.org

    Hi, my name is Emma Wood and I became a governor in late 2021. I have two children who attend Belton C of E Primary School and as a parent I think that it is a great school. I was keen to become a governor so I could contribute to the ongoing success and development of the school. I am a Chartered Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor and run my own business so I hope to be able to bring my knowledge of health and wellbeing and business skills to the board. I am currently Chair of Belton Playgroup Committee so also have experience in helping to lead and make management decisions in an early years setting.