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No governors have declared any relevant business interests or are related to any members of staff.

All governors serve on the Management Committee and Full Governing Body meetings and all governors have voting rights. No governors currently serve on any other Governing Body.

Mr Crichton Brauer (Co-opted) (Vice Chair) 18/11/2020 - 18/11/2024

Rev Mandy Cartwright (LA) 23/11/2017 - 23/11/2021

Laura Clark (Co-opted) 31/03/2021 – 31/03/2025

Mr B Carver (Headteacher)

Mrs Mary Hartshorne (Co-opted) 3/07/2019 - 03/07/2023

Mrs Jane Imrie (Co-opted) 01/01/2019 - 01/01/2023

Mr T Straw (Staff Governor) 27/01/2022-26/01/2026

Mr Mark Tamblyn (Co-opted) 3/07/2019 - 03/07/2023

Mr Mark Tyler (Co-opted) 31/03/2021 - 31/03/2025

Mr N Willmott (Parent Governor) 28/01/22 - 27/01/26

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

Mrs S Booth (Clerk)


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.







John Blow Primary School Governing Body




Laura Clark




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I am currently working for Children’s Services at LCC having previously spent 6 years working at a Lincoln Primary School and two years with their Board of Governors. I have two children, one in Primary School and the other in Secondary School.

Mr M 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.

Mr C Brauer (co Vice chair, Chair of Management Committee and Training Co-ordinator)




I am M.D. of a commercial education business and part owner of a micro brewery. I

enjoy running 5k to marathon – proudest moment completing the London Marathon in 2018.

For fun, I go mud obstacle racing. For endurance I go to Nottingham Forest with my sons!

Rev M Cartwright

Local Authority



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.

Mrs M Hartsholme (Chair)




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 J Imrie




I was a parent governor at John Blow from 1999-2002 and returned to the governing body in 2011.

I retired in 2019 having worked in maths education, first as a teacher and latterly working on a number of government projects focusing on teacher development. I have one son and two grandchildren age 7 and 4. As well as spending time with them, I enjoy singing, walking, theatre and folk music, volunteering at Belton House and in the village charity shop.

Mr M Tamblin




I am a retired Primary School Headteacher. My interests include cycling, DIY and travelling.

For fun and endurance:  Eleven grandchildren.

Mr N Willmott Parent 



I am a parent to John Blow pupils, husband, cross-country runner and mountain biker.

In my working life I analyse the energy industries and make strategic and commercial proposals to deliver the energy systems that the future will require.

Miss C Fawcett Parent 28.01.2227.01.26 

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.



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