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Governing Body

All governors serve on the Management Committee and Full Governing Body meetings and all governors have voting rights.

Our Chair of Governors is: Sue Leplanche 

Our Vice Chair is: Claire Fawcett

Mrs Mary Hartshorne (Co-opted) - 02/07/2019 - 01/07/2023

Miss C Fawcett (Parent Governor) 28/01/22 - 27/01/26 (Vice Chair) 

Mrs Adrienne Allcock (Co-opted) - 16/11/2022 - 15/11/2026 (Vice Chair)

Rev Mandy Cartwright (LA) 23/11/2021 - 22/11/2025

Mr B Carver (Headteacher) - 01/01/2022

Mr T Straw (Staff Governor) 28/01/2022 - 27/01/2026

Mr Mark Tyler (Co-opted) 30/03/2021 - 29/03/2025

Mrs Sue Laplanche (Co-opted) - 01/01/2023 - 31/12/2026

Mr Paul Nolan (Co-opted) - 16/11/2022 - 15/11/2026

Mr Peter Smith (Parent Governor) - 19/12/2022 - 18/12/2026

Mrs Emma Briggs-Price (Co-opted Governor) - 11/10/2023 - 10/10/2027

Mr Cameron Lord (Associate Governor) - 11/10/2023 - 10/10/2027

Mrs Kerry Round (Co-opted Governor) - 11/10/2023 - 10/10/2027

Marion Collins (Associate Governor) - 12/05/2020 - 11/05/2024

Co-opted Governors are voted in by the governing board; parent governors are elected through a parental election; staff governors via a staff vote and LA governors are appointed by the Local Authority.

Declarations of Interest - January 2023

Mrs S Leplanche

Chair of Governors 

Miss C Fawcett


Rev M Cartwright

Mrs Adrienne Allcock

Safeguarding Governor 

Mr M Tyler

Mr P Nolan

Mrs M Hartshorne 

Mrs Kerry Round

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Mrs Adrienne Allcock

I moved to Collingham just over ten years ago and five years ago retired from my role as a primary school headteacher. During my teaching career I worked in a variety of settings and roles, including ten years as a teacher of the deaf.

I love swimming, walking, gardening and yoga.

Mrs Emma Briggs-Price Bio to follow 

Rev Mandy Cartwright

I came to Collingham at the end of 2016 with my husband, to be the vicar of Collingham and a number of other villages.

I enjoy living and working here and I enjoy being involved with the school.

For fun I like being with my friends and family, travel, films, theatre and books.

Miss Claire Fawcett 

I am a qualified chartered management accountant with 20 years business experience. I have 2 children, both at John Blow. in my spare time I enjoy running, bootcamp classes and watching Lincoln City.

Mrs Mary Hartshorne

A qualified speech and language therapist, I’m now an adviser for an autism charity and I also support vulnerable witnesses at police interview.

I love cycling, reading and everything about food: growing it, cooking, eating it.

Mrs Sue Leplanche

I am a retired headteacher and am enjoying remaining involved with children’s education through my role as governor. I moved to Collingham with my husband in May 2021 and we love it here. I like walking, crafting, travelling, socialising and getting involved in the local community. 

Mr Cameron Lord  Bio to follow
Mr Paul Nolan 

A retired primary school headteacher, I continue to work with a couple of schools. I live in Collingham and look forward to supporting the school and sharing my enthusiasm for learning with the children.

I like playing tennis and watching cricket in the village.

Mrs Kerry Round  I've lived in Collingham since 2015 and have a son that attends John Blow. I own and run a governance consultancy company with clients ranging from large charities to those listed on the London Stock Exchange and lecture on MSC Governance at the University of Lincoln. In our ‘spare’ time we love climbing mountains as a family and I’ve run a few marathons!
Mr Peter Smith

I am a member of the Royal Air Force with a background in training and instruction. I have two children, one at John Blow and one due to start soon. I love the Outdoors and enjoy cycling, climbing and running as well as attempting to play guitar. 

Mr Mark Tyler

I have lived in Collingham since 2015, and I have two grown up children. I work part-time as the in-house lawyer for a family mediation company. I was previously a foundation governor for an inner-city school in London. My interests include canal boating and keeping chickens.