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.


Our Governors

Ainthorpe Primary School is governed by an Academy Scrutiny Committee.

Our governors are:

  • Kimberley Lawton
    Executive Principal
  • Fiona Keyzor
    DRET Appointed Governor (Chair)
  • Wendy Baxter
    Trust Senior Link (Vice Chair)
  • John Hart
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Kate Ranner
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Bruce Welsh
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Kirstie Britton
    Staff Governor
  • Joanne Hunter
    Staff Governor
  • Deborah Fletcher
    Parent Governor
  • Patrick Anson
    Parent Governor
  • Emma Kershaw

Governor Assigned Responsibilities

SEND and Health & Safety - John Hart
Artsmark - Kirstie Britton
Safeguarding - Kate Ranner

Pupil Premium - Joanne Hunter

Contacting a Governor

To contact a governor, please contact the Trust Governance Team by emailing 

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, 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 or review our information pack below. 



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.


Emma Bennett  

Angela Watts  

Stephen Platten 

Garry Allen  


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