Halton Holegate C of E Primary School

Learning and flourishing together within the love of God.

Halton Holegate C of E Primary School,
Station Road,
Halton Holegate,


01790 752575

School Governors


Canon Peter Coates - Chair of Governors

Foundation Governor

As a Parish Priest in the area for the last 33 years I have had enjoyed working in many of our Schools. I love the whole process of learning through all our lives and I hope I have been able to contribute through our Schools to the flourishing of many. I have been a governor at the Magdalen School in Wainfleet, the Eresby School in Spilsby and at present also at The William Lovall Academy and our own school here (for the last 15 years). As Chair of the Governing Board I see myself as a link person and value the collective wisdom of my fellow governors, teachers, parents and supporters. I am married to Fr Jean who is Bishop’s Visitor to school and we both have the wellbeing of the school very much at the centre of our work. Not to mention Mollie the Collie who helps in this work.  

Mr David Blythe - L.A Governor

Responsibility for Health and Safety.

Mrs Emma Jones- Phillips - Parent Governor

Responsibility for EYFS and Safe Guarding

Hello my name is Mrs Emma Jones-Phillips.  I am a parent governor at this school.  I have lived in Halton Holegate for 18 years I used to attend this school and now my son goes to this school and my daughter will be also attending this school.  I have a husband that's a butcher and who also went to this school and it's how we met.  Thank you, Mrs Emma Jones-Phillips 

Mrs Lesley Kirk - Staff Governor

Responsibilities for E.Safety and Food and Nutrition

Hello everyone I am the Staff Governor of Halton Holegate C of E Governing Body.  I have been a governor since November 2015 and I sit on both the Finance and Standards Committees.  I have been employed at the school for over 12 years and really enjoy my roles as Teaching assistant and Breakfast and Hub Controller.

 Clerk to the Governing Body

Mr Andrew Leeman - Head Teacher

Mr Gordan Harkis - Co-Opted Governor

Vice Chair of Governors 

Chair of Standards Committee

Responsibility for Pupil Premium and School Council

Retired primary school teacher, Co-opted as governor to Halton Holegate C of E Primary School with responsibility for the School Council and Standards Committee.

Mr Alan Lamb - Co-Opted Governor

Chair of Finance Committee

Responsibility for Finance 

Alan, married with two children and two grandsons (aged 10 & 8) is a native of Nottingham, and currently lives in Toynton All Saints. He is a semi-retired tax advisor and business writer. His educational qualifications include a BA in Sociology and Economics from the University of Kent, and an MBA (Financial Studies) from the University of Nottingham. His hobbies include reading, rambling, sketching, letterpress printing, and pottery.

Jenny Simpson - Parent Governor

Responsibility for Sports Premium


I am Jenny Simpson, age 33.  I am married with 6 children, qualified teaching assistant with some EYFS training.

I am confident, outgoing and honest.  I believe in honesty and integrity.

I am willing to learn new things and help in any way possible to make our school better.

Mr Gary Cole  - Foundation Governor

Responsibilities for S.E.N.D.

London born but raised in the Royal Forest of Dean I moved to Grantham for teacher training, working first in London then in Bourne before settling in Cambridgeshire. There I headed the Special Needs department in a large Comprehensive for 14 years before moving over to pastoral management as Head of Year. My year group was 300+ students. I retired 9 years ago and spent time school bus driving and supply teaching in my old school and the local primary. We relocated near to family in Spilsby in 2016.

Here I have joined U3A and Alford Silver Band where I serve on the committee looking after outreach. I sit on the local scout association executive committee and volunteer with Spilsby Good Neighbours scheme. My interests include skiing, reading and walking the Wolds.