Welcome to our Governors’ section.
Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured.
Chair and Co-opted governor
Vice chair and parent governor
Local Authority governor
I am Mrs Karen Espin and I am the headteacher of our school. I did my teacher training B.Ed (Hons) in Lincoln then spent two years teaching in a large school in Cambridgeshire then a year in many, various types of school in Lincolnshire, teaching on a Supply basis. I have been a teacher at Coleby for over 20 years, being head since 2002.
As Headteacher governor, I work closely with the chair to determine priorities. I meet individually with governors regarding classroom visits and attendance. I work with Foundation governors regarding our Church School SIAMS inspection priorities. I work with school staff governors to make priority actions happen.
I grew up as an RAF child, and my memories of my own primary school education were the frequent moves and school changes. My teacher training was completed in Cumbria, B.Ed (hons), and more recently I studied at B.G.U to achieve my M.A (in education). I have taught from Reception to Year 6, in a variety of schools, both large and small, in London, Hampshire and Dorset, before moving back to Lincolnshire. I have worked at Coleby School, part time, for many years, and I am currently teaching Lower Key Stage 2.
I am a finance professional with 20 year’s experience as a school governor, covering many roles including chair in both maintained and academy sector. I have experience of both primary and secondary sector and am also a Trustee and Vice Chair in a Multi Academy Trust.
My background is 35 years in Banking including leading and managing a team across the East Midlands and South Yorkshire, based out of Nottingham and Lincoln.
I was appointed a Director on the Board of Education this year and also have experience of being a trustee in other areas of charity Governance.
My name is Debbie and I work in the Education Team at Lincolnshire County Council. Before that, I was a teacher and Headteacher in the North Kesteven and Lincoln area. I am passionate about education and about supporting children and families to thrive, lead happy and fulfilled lives and to be the best that they can be. Being a school governor is a great way to do this, by working with a team of governors, pupils, staff, families and the local community.