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Meet the Governors

Welcome to the Thomas Eaton Primary Academy Local Governing Body (LGB).


The LGB exists to:

  • Put in place the long term vision and strategic direction of the school
  • Monitor the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school and ensure that money is well spent


Our role is to ensure that Thomas Eaton constantly and consistently delivers on its visions and values:  essentially, to ensure that every child achieves the highest possible standards through our relentless focus on high quality teaching and learning.   


The LGB also oversees admission, staff employment and buildings management.


The current LGB comprises:

  • Mrs Angela Wood – Executive Headteacher - date of appointment 1.9.2023 
  • Godfrey Smith - Chair of Governors & DLPT Trustee - date of appointment 1.1.2019
  • Katharine Bultitude – Staff Member - date of appointment 1.12.2017
  • Anne Appleby - Staff Member - date of appointment 1.9.2017
  • Giles Davis - Parent Member - date of appointment 12.7.2019
  • Deborah Smith - Parent Member - date of appointment 1.2.2017
  • Graham Lockwood - Community Member - date of appointment 1.1.2023


Governor Profiles


Godfrey Smith

Godfrey is a retired Chartered Accountant. During his career he worked for nearly twenty years in the accounting profession both in audit and staff professional development. On leaving the profession, he worked as head of finance for two of the UK quality newspapers and then as a financial controller for large international banks. Following his retirement he is active in a number of honorary roles within the local community and is also currently Chair of Thomas Eaton Primary Academy and Glebelands Primary Academy for the Diamond Learning Trust.


Graham Lockwood

I was involved in education in Cambridgeshire for 48 years before retiring in 2020. I began my teaching career in Westwood Junior School in March where I remained for 10 years before moving to King Edward School in Chatteris. I worked as a senior leader and, whilst there undertook a year’s acting headship at Townley School in Christchurch.

I became headteacher of Murrow Primary School in 1986, moving in 2000 to become headteacher of Elm Road Primary School in Wisbech. I retired, after 20 years there, in 2020.

During my career I represented primary schools on various committees.   Although these were interesting and worthwhile experiences my heart was always with my schools and the children in them. Making a difference to children’s lives, must be our foremost goal every day.


Deborah Smith

I was a former pupil at Thomas Eaton and have fond memories of my time here as a child. I aim to contribute to its development now my son attends and give back to the school the commitment it showed me.

I am a fully trained accountant, with proven experience leading finance teams and contributing to business strategy through stages of both decline and growth.
I hope to bring these skills to the LGB and represent working parents at the school, being a user of the excellent wrap-around care on offer. I’m also a member of the PTFA.


Katharine Bultitude

I came to Thomas Eaton 8 years ago as a supply teacher, and somehow never left.  I have taught in primary and secondary (I may have taught some of the Thomas Eaton parents when I worked at Neale Wade), in London,  Botswana and schools across Fenland.  I currently teach Year 6, and it was at Thomas Eaton, particularly in upper key stage 2, that I rediscovered my love for teaching and my passion for helping children to learn.  The school is now a vibrant and exciting place to work, with fascinating new ideas and a great team of staff.  I am proud to be a part of it as a teacher and a governor.


Anne Appleby

I joined the Governing Body when my son started Year 1, having started in pre-school. I felt it was important for me to do whatever I could to support the school and help the leadership team to provide every pupil with the opportunity to get the best start in their education. Having worked in the Banking Industry for 20 years and then Market Research for 2, I felt I had skills that I could share. Whenever I visit as part of my role I see happy children absorbed in lessons, eager to share what they have learnt and being given lots of unique opportunities. Thomas Eaton is a great place to part of.


Chair of GovernorsMr Godfrey Smith
Clerk to GovernorsMrs Mel Cook


You can contact the Governors via the school office, or via Mrs. Mel Cook at or any time in the school playground whilst dropping off or collecting your children.


Please read the website for further information on the directors of the Diamond Learning Partnership.