Meet Our Governors
John Lovell - Chair: I have been a governor at Belton Lane for nearly 12 years, most of those as Chair. I have served in a similar capacity for a number of other schools in the Grantham area since 1996. I have been pleased to work with staff at Belton Lane to oversee the continued growth of the school which is now nearly double the size (in terms of student numbers) from when I first got involved. To me, education is about the whole child, not simply statistics and exam results – whatever decisions we take should always be in the interests of the children that we care for. I work for HMRC and have two grown up children.
Tim Britton - Vice Chair: I am a community governor (although I also have one son at the school and one son who is now attending at Kings) I moved into the area with my family a few years ago and when looking at schools for our children Belton Lane was so clearly the happiest, most vibrant school we visited our choice was an easy one! Becoming a governor has enabled me to become a real part of this school. As vice chair I am responsible for the finance committee (where we look at the school budgets). Part of what we do as governors is to make sure the school is performing to the highest possible standards and I look after the literacy side of this. I am the Governor responsible for the website so if you have any comments or anything else you would like to see please do let me know.
Matthew Cooper: I have three Children, two of which attend the School. Alia has just started in Reception after attending Little Explorers Nursery, and Luke has just entered Year 5. As a family, we relocated to Grantham from Kent in 2017 and choose the school due to the reviews and Ofsted reports it has received. My aim is to be able to make a positive contribution to the school and every child’s education. I aim to play an active role in helping the school to go from strength to strength. Professionally, I am a Financial Project and Credit Manager. My hobbies are Archery, Board Games and Martial Arts.
Jennie Park: I have been both a primary and secondary teacher working in London, Peterborough, Grantham and Uppingham schools for over 40 years. My educational experiences have included working as a classroom primary and secondary English teacher; as well as middle management and roles at extended leadership level. My overarching interest has been working within the pastoral aspects of education exploring how to sustain a happy, safe and nurturing environment which enhances every individual students’ potential to achieve their best.
Darren Lane: I moved to Grantham from Whitstable, Kent, in 2002. My background is in carpentry & joinery, for some years I Lectured at Grantham College in Construction and the Built Environment. My wife, Tamsin, and I run our family businesses-initially at sole trade and 2013 at Director level. As a family, we are Jehovah’s Witnesses. We believe that a great spiritual and secular education gives the best start in life. My son, Bailey started at Belton Lane School in 2015 and Bentley joined in 2017. Both children love being at Belton Lane. The pupils are friendly and the teachers professional and kind. Belton Lane School delivers a great education to the children and is somewhere we can be proud to be affiliated with. I joined the governing body in 2018 and am committed to seeing the pupils and teachers flourish.