The David Ross Education Trust

David Ross Education Trust schools create a rich and exciting learning environment that inspires students to become their confident, academic best.

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Ainthorpe Primary School

Ainthorpe Primary School is a happy place for children to learn and make friends.

Governors

Our Governors

Ainthorpe Primary School is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.

Our governors are:

  • Kimberley Lawton
    Executive Principal
  • Wendy Baxter
    DRET Appointed Governor (Chair)
  • Natalie Morris
    Trust Senior Link (Vice Chair)
  • Richard Crompton
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Kirstie Britton
    Staff Governor
  • Joanne Hunter
    Staff Governor
  • Patrick Anson
    Parent Governor
  • Stephanie Mulligan
    Parent Governor
  • Amy Rollinson
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Adrian Rolfe
    DRET Appointed Governor

Current Governors 

Name Governor Type Appointed By Term of Office  Term From Term To Declarations of Interest and other Governance Roles as at 16 April 2024  Governor Assigned Responsibilities  Attendance 22/23   Attendance 23/24
Patrick Anson Parent governor Elected by parents First  10 Nov 2021 9 Nov 2025
  • Nothing to declare 
  1 of a possible 3 0 of a possible 2
Wendy Baxter Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First  21 Jun 2023 20 Jun 2027
  • Governor at Endike Academy
  • Governor at Eresby Special School
  • Governor at The Richmond Primary Academy
  • Governor at Thomas Hinderwell Primary Academy 
  • Safeguarding Link Governor 
1 of a possible 2 (during previous term served with a break in service)  2 of a possible 2
Kirstie Britton Staff governor Elected by school staff  Second 06 Mar 2022 5 Mar 2026
  • Nothing to declare 
  • Artsmark Link Governor
3 of a possible 3  1 of a possible 2
Richard Crompton Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First  21 Jun 2023 20 Jun 2027
  • Governor at Quay Academy
  • Employee of Bellevue Place Education Trust
  • Governor at Whitehall Park School
  • Governor at Endike Academy
  • Attendance Link Governor
Not applicable, not in post  2 of a possible 2
Joanne Hunter Staff governor Elected by school staff  Second 27 Jun 2023 26 Jun 2027
  • Nothing to declare 
  • Pupil Premium Link Governor
2 of a possible 3  1 of a possible 2
Kimberley Lawton Executive Principal Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/
principal
Not applicable  01 Sept 2021 Ex Officio
  • Sister is Principal of Thomas Hinderwell Primary Academy (another DRET school) 
  2 of a possible 3  1 of a possible 2
Natalie Morris Trust Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust Not applicable  28 Feb 2023 Ex Officio
  • Partner employed by Principal Resourcing
  • Teaching and Learning Link Governor 
1 of a possible 1  1 of a possible 2
Stephanie Mulligan Parent governor Elected by parents First  20 Mar 2023 19 Mar 2027
  • Nothing to declare 
  • SEND Link Governor
0 of a possible 1 1 of a possible 2
Adrian Rolfe Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First 13 May 2024 12 May 2028
  • Nothing to declare
Not applicable, not in post Not applicable, not in post 
Amy Rollinson Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust First  12 Apr 2024 11 Apr 2028
  • Nothing to declare 
  Not applicable, not in post  Not applicable, not in post 

Former Governors 

 Below is a list of Governors that have served in the past 12 months. 

Name Governor Type Appointed By  Terms Served  First Appointed Leaving Date Declarations of Interest and other Governance Roles  Attendance 22/23   Attendance 23/24
Fiona Keyzor Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 7 Feb 2022 26 May 2023
  • Nothing to declare 
3 of a possible 3 Not applicable, not in post 
John Hart Appointed governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 27 Jun 2019 26 Jun 2023
  • Governor at Danesgate PRU
2 of a possible 3  Not applicable, not in post 

Contacting Us

The Governance Officer for Ainthorpe Primary School is Gemma Yates. Gemma can be reached at governance@dret.co.uk

To contact a governor, please contact the Trust Governance Team by emailing governance@dret.co.uk.

If you are looking to contact a Governor to make a complaint or share a concern, please note that as per our Complaints Policy, governors do not investigate complaints at Stage 1 or Stage 2.  This enables them to be impartial should a complaint be escalated to a Stage 3 governor panel. If you wish to make a complaint, please complete this form and your complaint will be investigated accordingly.

Scheme of Delegation

Information about the David Ross Education Trust’s scheme of delegation is available here.

Minutes of the Academy Scrutiny Committee

Should you wish to view a copy of the minutes of the ASC at this academy, please contact the Trust Governance Team (governance@dret.co.uk), who will be able to provide you with an electronic or paper copy of the minutes.

Are you interested in becoming an academy governor?

We are looking for new governors to support our academies. Our governors work closely with their academies to support the Trust’s goal of broadening the horizons of young people through a world-class education, equipping our students with the skills and experiences to become their confident, academic best, no matter what.

If you have an interest in, and commitment to, improving education and would like to make a difference within your community, please register your interest in becoming a governor by completing our governor application form. If you have any questions about a governor’s role or responsibilities please contact us at governance@dret.co.uk or review our information pack below. 

   

march 2024 governor recruitment booklet.pdf

 

What is it like being a Governor with DRET?

To understand what it is like to be a governor with us, take a look at our testimonial booklet and videos which contain insights from serving governors.

governor testimonial booklet .pdf

  

Emma Bennett  

Angela Watts  

Stephen Platten 

Garry Allen