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Martin Lockwood

I joined the Governing Body as a Parent Governor in January 2015. I have two children attending Burbage Primary School, spread across the year groups.

My responsibilities include input into the Marketing strategy of the school, together with link governor responsibility for Science, Geography and Design.

I have spent the last 20 years working in the Supply Chain software industry. This experience of course is not directly related to education, but in my role as a governor I hope to apply some of the skills I have acquired in my business career, and help to continuously improve the education of all of the children at Burbage Primary School.

It is a very exciting time for the growth of Burbage Primary School, and I believe that being part of the Excalibur Academy Trust with the “all-through learning” ethos will provide the children with increased opportunity over the next few years.



David Rose

I started as Parent Governor at Burbage Primary School in December 2015. I live in Burbage and have two children at the school, with another due to join in the future. I really want to help the school in the governor role and will be working closely with the other governors and staff to continue Burbage Primary School's success. I am excited about the work that is going on at the school and its prospects for the future.





Christina Stewart

I joined Burbage Governing Body as a Parent Governor in December 2015.

I have worked for much of the last twenty years in finance and hope that I can use some of the skills I have learned to help the school to continue to improve, thereby ensuring every child is able to reach their full potential.



Community Governors

Karen Carey(1)

Karen Carey

As a parent to two children, one at St John’s and one still at Burbage Primary School, I feel that I have a responsibility to take an interest in and to get involved in my children’s education and this has led me to becoming a governor.  I am currently the subject link governor for the Early Years Foundation Stage making regular visits to the Reception class in order to support the staff in their teaching of the children in their first year at Burbage.  I am a registered childminder with a working knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage and a Children and Young People’s Workforce Level 3 qualification in Early Years and Childcare and so am in the perfect position to take on this role.

I have undertaken training in ‘Safeguarding’, ‘Looked after children’ and ‘Behaviour Management’ and attended a briefing on the Early Years Foundation Stage Assessment Profiles which are used at the end of the school year to determine a child’s progress. I have also recently graduated from the Open University with a BA (Hons) in History.

I am the link governor for Special Educational Needs and am very pleased to be working with Mrs. Cardy to ensure that the children who need it receive the best support and help that we can offer.  I am also the link governor for Pupil Premium working closely with Mrs Taylor so that all children are able to access the best educational opportunities possible.  To this end I have attended several training sessions and conferences run by Wiltshire Council aimed specifically at Pupil Premium and the disadvantaged child.

I am excited about the positive changes which are occurring within the school at this time and continue to enjoy working with Mrs. Coupe and the teachers at Burbage as well as members of Excalibur on our continued journey to becoming an outstanding school.


Staff Governors - Ms Barber-Stubbs (Principal) and Mrs Thompson (Class Teacher)

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