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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.

Mrs J Imrie Co-opted governor  01/01/2019 - 01/01/2024

Mr C Brauer  (Vice Chair and chair of management committee) Co-opted governor 18/11/2020 - 18/11/2024

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

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

Mr R Biggin (Training co-ordinator) Parent governor 21/12/2017 - 21/12/2021

Mrs E Shand (Chair) Parent governor 21/12/2017 - 21/12/2021

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

Mrs H Richardson  (Head teacher)  governor 23/04/2001

Miss S Eagle (Training co-ordinator) Staff governor 29/01/2018 - 29/01/2022

Mrs C Barrowclough Co-opted governor 20/11/2019 - 20/11/2023

Mark Tyler Co-opted governor 31/03/2021 - 31/03/2025

Laura Clark Co-opted governor 31/03/2021 - 31/03/2025


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John Blow Primary School governing body


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Mrs C Barrowclough




Until I retired in 2015, I worked in various educational settings for over 30 years, latterly at a local primary school as Business Manager. Our family moved from Yorkshire to the village in 1987 and our three children all attended John Blow.

Now, I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren, brushing up on my spoken French and trying to do pilates. My husband and I are big cricket fans and enjoy following England’s progress.

Mr R Biggin (Training Co-ordinator)




I have particular interests in financial management and training and development. I am married to Charmaine and our son is currently in year 6. My professional career has been largely spent in commercial leadership roles in retail and manufacturing. My main interests are sports, particularly cricket, football and running, as well as music, where I enjoy playing guitar and singing in the band Motherwell Wednesday (named after the 2 great football teams!)

Mr C Brauer (Vice chair and Chair of Management Committee)




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




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.

Mrs E Shand (Chair)




I have been a Parent Governor at John Blow Primary School since 2013 and Chair of the Governors since November 2018. I am the link Governor for Safeguarding.

In my professional life I am a Social Worker, in my spare time I enjoy films, running and reading. I have 2 children; my son is in year 6 at John Blow and my daughter is now in year 8 at Secondary School

Mr M Tamblin




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

For fun and endurance:  Eleven grandchildren.