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Welcome to our Governors’ section.

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

Please find below a list of our current governing body.

To find out more information about our governors please click the following links to see each governors individual pen portrait. 

Alison Smith (Chair)
Simon Curtis (Vice-Chair)
Kay Booth (Co-opted)
Wendy Stevens (LEA)
Kiera Evans (Head Teacher)
Anna Reynolds (Teacher)

Current Governor Pen Portraits

Alison Smith

My name is Alison Smith and I am a parent governor at Cherry Willingham Primary School and have two children who attend the school. I have a governor responsibility for the Early years as well as being on the Curriculum committee. I am a regular visitor in school and enjoy witnessing the children learning together.

I want Cherry Willingham primary

school to be a safe place where each individual child is given the tools and opportunity to reach their potential. I also want the children to be happy and enjoy their time at school. I aim to help the school do this through my role as a governor who regularly is involved in school life.

Thanks Alison

Kay Booth

I have been a Governor at Cherry Willingham Primary School since 2010, initially as a parent governor during the period my children progressed through the school. They thoroughly enjoyed their time at Cherry and received an excellent education.

I am now a co-opted governor with responsibility for Early Years and the Curriculum.
My vocation within the NHS, based in the area has enabled me to gain extensive knowledge of partnership working on matters such as health, education and social care within major organisations; knowledge that I feel supports the school.

I believe the school ethos of ‘where children flourish’ accurately reflects the aspirations of the Governing body and hopefully the achievements of the schools students.

Simon Curtis


Simon Curtis

SLE Designation:
(Date of designation & Teaching School)

December 2013
LSST- Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance

School & Job Role:

Banovallum School, Horncastle

Deputy Headteacher- Learning Standards
Responsible for: Behaviour for Learning, Safeguarding (DSL), Timetabling, Curriculum, Teaching and Learning and Staff Development.
Line Manager for English, Math and Creative Arts.
SLT Lead for Governor Committee’s: Behaviour and Finance.

Areas of Expertise/Strength

I specialise in the development of teaching and learning strategies; specifically behaviour for learning, restorative and reflective strategies, creativity, coaching and mentoring.

My subject specialisms are Art, Photography, Media Studies and Graphic Design. Prior to teaching I have worked within the Graphic Design industry for a number of years.

Previous Experience in Middle/Senior Leadership:

I have worked in a variety of school settings across the North West and now in Lincolnshire. I have led and managed a number of departments and faculties with outstanding attainment and achievement.
I have been a member of the Senior Leadership Team for over 6 years and have been in my current role for 2 years.

The development of teaching and learning at Banovallum School has been commended by CfBT and Ofsted, our CPD support programme is now being used at a number of schools within the county. We have received recognition for our inclusive approach to reducing re-offending and ultimately reducing exclusions. Our Safeguarding systems have been praised by the DFE as “Significant strengths of the school”.

Mrs Wendy Stevens

My name is Wendy and I am a relative newcomer to the board of Governors although I did serve as a Governor at what was then Cherry Comprehensive School. some 20 years ago now. 

I have lived in the village mostly all of my Life and my four children were educated at the school. and were very happy here. I Like to pop into school. whenever I can and have always enjoyed my visits. 

I believe that it is vitally important for every child to feel happy, safe and part of the school family in order to thrive and to [earn .That is what this school is all about and that is why I am proud to be a part of it. 

January 2018

Dear Parents,

As chair of the governing body I would like to wish you a warm welcome to Cherry Willingham Primary school.

Thank you for visiting our website. Whether you are a parent, pupil or visitor you will find a wealth of information here which demonstrates that our school offers a creative learning environment. Our children feel safe, have fun whilst learning and are always encouraged to "be your best".

Under the strong leadership of Mrs Evans and senior teaching staff the school continues to meet local and national standards. Alongside this the  Governing body provides support, recommendations and constructively challenges the Leadership team to ensure these goals are met.

Cherry Willingham School has strong values and a sense of community. Our school motto is "where children flourish" which sums up our vision for all children who join the school.

We have a dedicated team of excellent teachers, support staff and governors. I would encourage you to come along and meet the team and see our fantastic school for yourself. Hopefully you will conclude that our school is the right learning environment for your child.

Yours sincerely

Alison Smith

Governor Attendance