Our Governors

Our Governors are very involved in the life of the school and it is their job to assist the Head Teacher in continuing to raise achievement for all. They meet each term as whole Governing Body and several times a term in different committees, each with a specific focus, e.g. Leadership and Management, Outcomes and Quality of Teaching, Behaviour, Personal Development and Safety.

Our Governors come from a wide range of backgrounds and professions and are made up of community members, parents and teaching and non teaching staff.

Governors regularly visit school and meet with teachers and subject leaders in order to stay well informed. They are usually represented on recruitment panels. They keep up to date with regular training themselves.

Occasionally vacancies arise for parent Governors and when they do, we will inform you through the school newsletter.


Governor Roles



Start Date

End Date



Mrs Shelley Messenger




Local Authority

Mr Andy Watson



Chair of Governors



Mrs Emma Hobbs



Safeguarding Governor, Disadvantaged/Pupil Premium Governor

Staff Governor

 Ms Jane McLelland





Mrs Grace Chatterton





Joanne Bowes




Staff Voting Head

Mr Luke Fletcher





Current Vacancies (from Spring, 2022)

2 x co-opted governor


Andy Watson

My name is Andy Watson, and I am the Chair of the Boynton School Governing body. I have been a parent governor for approximately four years, and I am keen to help the school to be as good as it can be. I am married to Jennifer, who has been involved in fundraising activities at Boynton School. We have four children. Our three eldest have all attended Boynton School and they enjoyed Boynton School immensely and have continued to do well at school and college. Our youngest child is still at Boynton School, for three days a week, and he is enjoying his time here, and achieving well. In the past I have worked as a Family Support worker at a Children's Centre, supporting parents with a range of issues such as parenting, debt advice, running stay and play sessions and Dads' groups. I am also a qualified counsellor. Boynton is a very good school and the children I have met in my role as a governor feel happy, safe and motivated to learn. I hope to support the school to become as good as it can be.

Grace Chatterton

My name is Grace Chatterton, I am a Parent Governor of Boynton School. I work as a Project Manager for the Department for Education building and refurbishing schools across the country. I am keen to use my professional knowledge and understanding to help Boynton develop its own buildings to improve the learning environment for our pupils and staff. I am proud and passionate to be connected and represent Boynton School.

Emma Hobbs

I have over 20 years’ experience in Education as a senior leader and Headteacher in North London and East Yorkshire. I now work for the Local Authority as a Primary School Improvement Adviser. I have two children who both attended Boynton Primary School and flourished in its caring family environment. I care deeply about ensuring that all children have the right to the best starts in life through education, experience and opportunity.