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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 Body1.9.201931.08.2023
Carol FletcherLocal AuthorityVice-ChairDerbyshire LA1.7.201930.06.2023
Robin BalderstoneCommunity Governing Body20.05.202019.05.2024
Sheila LamingFoundation PCC01.10.201930.09.2023
Suzanne StewartParent Parent Body31.01.202230.01.2026
Becky FinneyParent Parent Body31.01.202230.01.2026
Ian CooperStaff Elected by school staff29.04.201928.04.2023
Paul HunterHeadteacherHeadteacherGoverning Body While in post as headteacher


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!


Carol Fletcher:  "I am a retired science teacher who is enjoying life in the Peak District with my husband and dog. I am pleased to support Elton School as a local authority governor."


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."


Becky Finney: "As a parent of an autistic child, I have developed a great understanding and fascination of the world through the neurodiverse mind.   As a SEND parent governor it is important for me to explore strategies of learning to compliment individual learning needs. Inclusivity requires patience, resilience and simple adjustments in order for all children to experience enjoyable learning.  I believe that children will thrive in a nurturing and accepting environment where they are encouraged to demonstrate their unique abilities.


I currently practice independently as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP). I work predominently within the Primary Care setting with a background of almost 20 years practicing as a nurse within the Emergency Department. Healthcare and education should be easily accessible and a positive experience for all."


Sue Stewart: "I am a parent of 4 children, 3 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