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Elton Church of England Primary School

To enable all our children to thrive in the loving, caring, Christian environment of a small, friendly village school. 'Be happy, be resilient and be curious'

Who's who




John MoseleyCommunityChairGoverning Body1.9.202331.08.2027
VACANCYLocal Authority Derbyshire LA  
Robin BalderstoneCommunity Governing Body20.05.202019.05.2024
Sheila LamingFoundation PCC1.10.202330.09.2027
Suzanne StewartParent Parent Body31.01.202230.01.2026
VACANCYParent Parent Body  
Ian CooperStaff Elected by school staff29.04.202328.04.2027
Paul HunterHeadteacherHeadteacherGoverning Body While in post as headteacher
Neil GriffithsFoundation (Ex-officio)  11.10.2023While in post as Team Rector


Meet the Governors


John Moseley: Chair of Elton School Governing Body, also longstanding member of and current Chair of Elton Parish Council. John's children attended Elton School and he follows in his mother's footsteps as she was also a member of the School Governors.  John is a local farmer and a keen sportsman who enjoys football!


Robin Balderstone: Parent of former pupil, background and experience in private sector finance and procurement 


Sheila Laming:   "Hello, my name is Sheila Laming. I am a Foundation Governor, representing the local church on the governing body. I am a retired teacher and an active member of my local Anglican church.  I am lead governor for Early Years and Foundation Stage matters and for Safeguarding."


Ian Cooper:  "During a lengthy varied police career I supported and worked alongside schools. I retrained as a teaching assistant primarily to support primary school children (and find time for playground football). Previous experience as a governor at my daughters primary. Interests are mountain biking, taking pictures, music and the mighty Rams."


Sue Stewart: "I am a parent of 4 children, 2 of whom are currently at Elton School. I am also a foster carer and part time maths tutor. I chose to be a parent governor to help support the school that teaches my children so well and to share parent views during planning and review meetings." 








Elton Church of England Primary School is a very small school in the heart of Derbyshire. If you would like to visit, please ring the school office or email us. You are always welcome. Follow us on twitter: @elton_school