Welcome to the Governors’ area of the school website. The Governors of Moulton Primary School work as a team with the Headteacher and the whole school team to support and provide the strategic direction for the school. The Governing Body has 14 members including teachers, support staff, parents and members of the local community – we are all volunteers and have a diverse background, from education, to finance, marketing and IT. Our role is to ensure that the children receive the very best education that we can provide and that the school has the necessary resources to achieve this.

We are here to give the school strategic direction, to support and challenge the Headteacher and senior staff and act as a ‘critical friend’ to help guide the school to improving the standard of education for all our children. We don’t get involved in the day-to-day operation of the school, but help set the criteria by which the school is managed. We ensure that local and national government legislation and targets are met, that we spend our school budget wisely, that the safety of everyone is paramount and that the curriculum is delivered to benefit all children.

Governors take an active role in the school, not only attending meetings, but also school functions, undertaking visits to classrooms and helping out with school visits.

If you want to contact us, then we would be happy to hear from you, please contact us via the school office or talk to any of us when you see us around – we have included our details and photos below so that you know who we are. There is also representation from the school staff on the Board of Governors with Mrs Bastin, Miss Wall, Mr Law and Mrs Barrick all currently involved.

The Governors of Moulton Primary School do not have a dual role as a Governor at any other school.


Governor Pen Portrait

KelvinKelvin Yarker

I am currently Chair of Governors having joined the governing body in 2011. As Chair I look to review, challenge and support the school's leadership team to develop and deliver the school improvement plan. I use my experience of having worked in Treasury departments in financial institutions for over 20 years to support the financial management of the school, ensuring that the budget receives proper scrutiny and oversight. I love getting in to the school as often as possible as it is invaluable in helping me to understand the issues being faced and the great work being done. My youngest daughter is still at the school, while her 2 sisters have now moved on to secondary school after 7 happy years.

Debbie Bastin

I started at Moulton Primary School in September 2014 and have settled well into my role as Headteacher.  I want every child to have a good start in their education. The ethos of the school and the environment, which has been nurtured over the past two years, is very positive and enables the children to feel comfortable, safe and happy to learn.  In my spare time, I play in an alternative rock and pop band.

Pete Pete Simons

I have been a Partnership governor at the school since October 2000 and am currently Chair of the Resources Committee with additional responsibility for Science. I work as a Chartered Accountant and when  I am not working I enjoy listening to music and watching The Cobblers. I am  keen to help provide the best possible education for the children at Moulton  Primary School.
  GailGail Redmond I work at the University of Northampton within the Library where I am  responsible for Environment and Health & Safety. I have been a governor  since 2003 and am a Local Education Authority governor with responsibility for  PE and Art & Design. My interest in education led me to this role where I want  to support Moulton Primary School as much as possible. I love the theatre  and  films, going to concerts, eating out and reading.
jorutherfordJo Rutherford

I have been a parent governor since October 2012, with a subject  responsibility for ICT, and currently have  2 children in the school. I have  many years’ experience in marketing and, more recently, IT project  management and am keen to use my commercial experience and enthusiasm  to contribute to making Moulton Primary the best school possible. My interests  include swimming, baking and yoga.
IanNigel Lowe

I became a school governor at the end of 2016 with the goal of supporting the leadership team, improving my knowledge of how the school operates and contribute to the local community.

 I am an IT management professional and have held a number of leadership roles responsible for delivery, compliance and continual improvement.  I hope to apply this experience as the school continues with its improvement plan and building transformation programme.  

 I have 3 daughters at the school and when time allows I try to get out on my bike, follow rugby union and F1 Motorsport.

AmandaAmanda Reeve

I have been a parent governor since November 2016 and I have 1 daughter who attends the school.  My interest in school safeguarding issues and the premises has led me to join the Premises, Health & Safety Committee.

I work at Northamptonshire County Council in the School Appeals Team within Democratic Services.  I therefore have a strong interest in education.

In my spare time I like to support my child in her chosen sports of trampolining and gymnastics, reading, going to the theatre, watching films and walking our pet dog, Womble.

PhilPhil Mills

I joined as a parent governor in November 2016 with the aim of supporting the school and its leadership team to ensure that every child gets a good education. I have joined the Learning and Achievement Committee where I can help support the performance of the school.

I am a Detective Inspector with Northamptonshire Police where I work with the Homicide and Major Crime Command. I hope to be able to bring my experience of leadership and management to the school.

I currently have a child at the school and in my spare time I enjoy watching most sports, playing football, reading and listening to music.