Welcome to the Governing Body

Here at Broughton Primary School, we are very proud to work with and be a part of such a creative and outward looking school. As members of the Governing Body we see the immense effort and hard work that goes into making our school so successful, and it is our role to support and challenge the school to do even better!
We thought you might want to know a little more about what we do and who we are. If you want to find out more or have ideas that you would like to share with us please get in touch by emailing us at  or writing to us at the school address.
What do we do?

The Governing Body, together with the Head Teacher, staff and Local Authority, is responsible for the school.

We must hold the school to account for the standards it achieves, ensuring that all the resources (including the school budget and staff) are properly used to meet the needs of all children and provide value for money.

The Governing Body appoints the Headteacher and delegates to the Headteacher the responsibility of the day to day running of the school. Individual governors have no power as such, and we cannot speak or act on behalf of the Governing Board – any decisions are made by the Board as a whole.

At Broughton Primary School we have three meetings of the full governing body every year. Governors work together in smaller groups throughout the year, dealing with particular responsibilities through committees and sub-committees on behalf of the full governing body – membership is indicated in the individual governor details below. The committees usually meet once or twice a term, depending on their remit.
Who are we?
The Governing Body is made up of four groups who represent the 'stakeholders' in the school – staff, parents, the community and the Local Authority. At Broughton Primary School we have a diverse and challenging board of governors. We come from a wide range of backgrounds, and with that we hope we bring a wide reaching set of skills, experience and perspectives to the governing body.
Statutory Information
We are required to summarise various details relating to the governors for the last academic year. Please click this link to find this information or use the link at the very bottom of this page.
Donna Senior

Co-opted Governor

Chair of Governors

Chair of Children and Learning Committee

As governor of the school, it is a huge privilege and responsibility to work with the senior leadership to ensure that all of our children receive the best education and inspired to learn.  I have been a governor for over five years and have a background in school governance.


I have four children, two at secondary school in Brigg and two who are currently at the school.  I like to spend time with my family and friends and enjoy reading.

Richard Taylor

Co-opted Governor

I have had 2 sons pass through the school during the last 10 years, both successfully going through The Vale Academy and onto adult hood, work and University. I feel I understand the school, how it works and how the staff work. Through joining the governing body I have increased this knowledge greatly.

I believe that coming from an industrial working background helps me to bring practical skills and knowledge to the school along with a different perspective.

Michelle Dent

Parent Governor

Vice Chair of Governors
I believe children’s Education is shared between School and home. Working with parents as partners encourages continuity. I have worked in Education for the past 22 years with Early Years and now teaching the Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education. I believe every child has something they are good at. Broughton Primary School encourages that ethos and I am pleased to be part of that.
Emma Smithen

Co-opted Governor
After leaving University with a degree in Human Resource Management I worked for a number of years in recruitment as a head hunter for corporate organisations.  I then decided to move into Welfare to Work where I have developed my career over the last 18 years.  I have worked in both operations delivering contracts that support long term unemployed individuals back into work, skills contracts to up skill and develop the potential of individuals and Apprenticeship provision.  For the last 5 years I have worked within the Business Development arena as a Partnership Development Manager working with Stakeholder and providers to develop effective partnership links for future opportunities.


I love spending time with my family and a lot of my interests centre around my 5 year old daughter.  We love spending time walking in the park and going swimming along with baking and anything creative.I enjoy reading and crafting along with decorating cakes.Whenever I can I enjoy going to the gym and CrossFit.

Reason for becoming a Governor
My work has given me a real vision into how important it is that education includes life and employability skills.  I wanted to use the skills that I have to support and enable every child to reach their full potential.

Alex Heward

Staff Governor
I studied English/History BA at The University of Sheffield. I then completed a PGCE at Bishop Grosseteste and began my teaching career at Broughton Primary School. I have been a teacher at Broughton Primary School for six years. Since that time, I have worked in Years 4, 5 and 6. I am English coordinator and a member of the senior leadership team.

I have always considered Broughton Primary School to be a very special place where all children are valued and encouraged to thrive in whatever they do. It is a pleasure and a privilege to work at such a fantastic school

Emily Hall

Co-opted Governor
I have a degree in History from the University of Lincoln and studied my PGCE at Hull University in 2013. I am currently teaching my fourth year at Broughton Primary School, in Key Stage 2. I am a co-opted governor and I also sit on the finance committee. I decided to become a governor to get a wider understanding of the running of the school and to be more actively involved.

Tracey Ramage

Co-opted Governor


After leaving Huddersfield University with a Masters degree in Textile design and technology I worked for a number of years in the textile trade across the UK, working closely with a range of companies in Europe and China as a R&D technologist and social compliance manager.  

I then decided to move into Education as a teacher of Design & Technology where I have developed my career over the last 17 years.  I have worked in a number of Secondary schools across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. I currently hold the position of Faculty lead for Design, technology, Media and ICT.

Reason for becoming a Governor
At my current school I have been a staff governor for a number years and have worked closely with the team driving standards forward. I wanted to use these skills and apply them to Broughton Primary school, so that I am able to support every child and allow them to have a positive, happy and productive future.  

Tracey I Ramage 

Leader of Design, Technology and Media/ ICT 

Currently reading: 

Little Women Series - Louisa May Alcott


Thomas Hotchin

Parent Governor
I was born and brought up in Scunthorpe, before going to University near Liverpool and then moving back to Brigg following graduation.  I have worked in schools for the last 15 years and currently I am the Bursar of a large Secondary School.  

As a Father to twin boys at Broughton, I would like to help the school in maximising its resources to allow all children to achieve the best that they can. Outside of work I love spending time with my family and playing football and cricket. 

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