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Governors' Pen Portraits


Mrs D Coleman - Chair

Mrs D Coleman

Now, as part of the Priory Federation Trust, I am embracing my role as Chair of the Local Governing Body of Huntingtower and value the support they provide to which we now have access. 

I have been a governor at Huntingtower for over 25 years, initially as a parent governor during the time that my 3 children attended the school and more recently as a community governor. 

Along with my husband I have run a successful business since 1980. I am a qualified primary teacher and have a personal interest in many aspects of education which I follow passionately to ensure that the opportunities available to both pupils and staff instill an ongoing thirst for and love of teaching and learning whilst also providing enrichment outside of the classroom to further inspire, develop and nurture skills whether as a teacher or a learner.

I have embraced many changes during my time as a governor and feel privileged to have shared the wonderful experiences afforded to the Huntingtower community over the years.

Mr A Jappy - Community Representative

Mr A Jappy
Community Representative

I have been a governor for just over a year and have a long standing links with the school. My three children attend the school and my wife is employed as an Early Years Practitioner. Having attended the Kings School in Grantham, and studying History at Nottingham Trent University I have maintained strong connections with the local community. 

Working for a leading Legal Insurer and Law Firm, I am responsible for the Corporate Business Development, building partnerships with new Corporate Partners in the insurance, banc assurance and digital markets. With over 15 years’ experience in the General and Legal Insurance market, I have a keen focus on the governance and risk elements in support of the school.   

Outside of work I am a keen golfer and enjoy watching my son’s football and my daughters’ cheerleading competitions. 

Mrs J King - Community Representative

Mrs J King
Community Representative

I am a retired teacher, having taught in both primary and secondary education. I have a particular interest in SEND and in the past have attended courses to update and obtain further qualifications. I have been a governor for many years.

It is a pleasure to continue to work and be associated with an educational establishment.





Mrs V Stephenson - Staff Governor

Mrs V Stephenson
Staff Governor

I have been a teacher at Huntingtower since 2014, having completed a PGCE after a career in retail.

I have been involved in school governance for over a decade having previously been a governor for a local nursery school. My family and I have lived in Grantham since 2005 and my 3 children attend local schools.

I have been a staff governor for just over 2 years.