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
  • Wendy Baxter
    DRET Appointed Governor (Chair)
  • Natalie Morris
    Vice Chair
  • Richard Crompton
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Kirstie Britton
    Staff Governor
  • Joanne Hunter
    Staff Governor
  • Patrick Anson
    Parent Governor
  • Stephanie Mulligan
    Parent Governor
  • Beth Hewitt

Governor Assigned Responsibilities

Safeguarding - Wendy Baxter

Attendance - Richard Crompton

SEND - Stephanie Mulligan

Artsmark - Kirstie Britton

Pupil Premium - Joanne Hunter

Contacting a Governor

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

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, 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. 


governor recruitment booklet summer 2023.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



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Angela Watts  

Stephen Platten 

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