Sir John Nelthorpe School

Sir John Nelthorpe School


Please find below details of Sir John Nelthorpe School's governing body:

Emma Wells

Chair of governors

Emma is chair of Sir John Nelthorpe School’s governing body, and link governor for its English & Performing Arts faculty. She has served as a governor since 2007. Emma is involved in farming and riding for the disabled, after competing for many years in para dressage.

Tom Nelthorpe

Vice-chair of governors

Tom is vice-chair of governors, chair of the Sir John Nelthorpe School Foundation, chair of the governing body’s School Development & Standards Committee, and link governor for the Humanities faculty and PE department. He works as a financial journalist and forester, and is the 10-times great-nephew of the school’s founder.

Alan Hall

Co-opted governor

Alan is the chair of the governing body’s Finance and Human Resources (Including H&S and Estates) Committee and is also the link governor for the Art, Design & Technology and Mathematics, Business & ICT faculties. Alan is a professional engineer working in the oil, gas and chemical industries and has been a governor for over 25 years.

Rob Smith

Co-opted governor

Rob is a co-opted governor, and is the link governor for the Science faculty and for the pupil premium. Rob is a former chair of governors at Sir John Nelthorpe School and has also served as a governor and chair of governors at a local primary school.

Rod Wardlaw

Co-opted governor

Rod has served as a parent governor and is now a co-opted governor and link governor for Special Educational Needs. He has been a member of the school’s governing body for over 15 years and is proprietor of a local special needs school.

Sonya Thomas

Parent governor

Sonya has been a member of the school’s governing body since March 2016, and sits on its Finance and HR (Including H&S and Estates) Committee. She works in the social care sector and is the governing body’s lead for safeguarding

Brian Taylor

Foundation governor

Brian represents the Sir John Nelthorpe School foundation on the governing body, and is a former pupil at Brigg Grammar School, one of the schools that became Sir John Nelthorpe. He also serves on the committee of the Briggensians Association, which brings together former pupils at Sir John Nelthorpe, Brigg Grammar, Brigg Girls High School and Brigg Sixth Form.

Kerry Peaker

Co-opted governor

Ms. Peaker has served on the school’s governing body since March 2016, and is Sir John Nelthorpe School’s finance manager.

Matthew Mosey

Co-opted governor

Mr. Mosey is director of Sixth Form at Sir John Nelthorpe School, and leads Brigg Sixth Form, a partnership with the Vale Academy.

Simon Howe

Staff governor

Mr. Howe is Sir John Nelthorpe School’s deputy head teacher, and also represents the school’s staff on the governing body.

Robert Biglands

Ex-officio governor

Mr. Biglands sits on the governing body as head teacher at Sir John Nelthorpe School.

Governors of the school are appointed in accordance with the Memorandum of the Association of Sir John Nelthorpe School. Further details of the governing body’s members can be obtained here Governing Body Details - 29 November 2017.pdf.

Several members of Sir John Nelthorpe School’s governing body also serve as trustees of the Sir John Nelthorpe School Foundation. The foundation owns the land on which the school is located, provides limited financial support to the school, and appoints some of its governors, but is a separate institution. Details of the foundation can be found here.

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