ToyntonAll Saints Primary School


Welcome toToyntonAll Saints Primary School


Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Our governors at Toynton-All-Saints Primary School work very hard to run a professional and successful school.  The Governing Body meets nine times a year.  It has a maximum number of 10 members, each individual being assigned with a specific responsibility that is central to how the school is managed.


  • Co-opted Governors (4 in number)
  • Parent Governors (3 in number)
  • Staff Governors (2 in number, one of whom is the Head Teacher in her ex officio role)
  • Local Authority Governor (LA) (1 in number)


Special duties are then assigned to each member of the Governing Body. 

These Special Duties are:


  • Child Protection
  • Premises
  • Finance
  • Foundation Stage
  • Governor Visits
  • Resources
  • Standards (Core Subjects)
  • Health And Safety
  • Link Governor
  • Curriculum
  • SEND
  • ICT Upgrade


The Governors of Toynton-All-Saints Primary School pride themselves on their professionalism and on their approachability. If you have any concerns regarding the school, please first contact Lesley Coulthurst. If Mrs. Coulthurst is unable to rectify your concerns, or you feel that they are too serious, then please feel free to contact Mr. Chris Powell, or write to him at the address below.


The full postal address is:

Toynton-All-Saints Primary School
Main Road
Toynton All Saints
PE23 5AQ


Alternatively you can ask Mrs. Margaret, Clerk to the Governors, to schedule a time for a private interview.

The current governors and their special responsibilities are listed below:


Type - Special Duties

Lesley Anne Coulthurst

Ex-Officio (Head teacher) - Standards in the Core Subjects

It has been my absolute privilege to be the Head Teacher of Toynton All Saints Primary School for the last 5 years. During this time I have watched school grow from strength to strength and am proud to be a part of such a warm and happy place to learn and play. My role as Head Teacher Governor is to report to the governing body on school improvement strategies, organisation, teaching and learning, engagement with the local community and child safety and wellbeing. Long term, my role is to ensure the sustainability of the school for our children and for future generations.


Christopher James Powell          

LA Governor - Chair of Governors - Maths Standards - Chair of Finance

I am currently the Chair of the Governors. I have 2 children in the school and joined the Governing body to make a true difference to school. I am a company Director with a worldwide sales and marketing background. I have high ambitions for Toynton to become the school of choice by providing high quality teaching standards and opportunities for the children. I have a keen interest in making sure we enhance all the children’s learning be it in the classroom or outside in our unique setting at forest school.


Elizabeth Margaret Evans

Co-opted Governor - Vice Chair of Governors - Literacy Standards

I live locally and am a retired Commercial Company Director with many years of experience dealing with Staff and Customers on all levels.  I love travel, sport, gardening and reading and looking after my donkeys and Labrador!    I am the Vice Chair of the Governors and have been a Governor for many years and I take my duties of Child Protection, Safeguarding etc, (and helping where necessary) extremely seriously.   I am also involved with the PTFA which I enjoy enormously and we raise lots of funds for extra-curricular activities for the children and it also gives me a great opportunity to meet and chat with parents and carers at the various events.   I am also the Parish Clerk/Secretary for Mavis Enderby.


Joanna Mary Kirk            

Staff Governor – Pastoral - Healthy Eating - School Council - Sports Funding

I have been a Teaching Assistance at school since 2010 working both as a general T A and as a 1-1. I joined the Governing Body 3 years ago as a staff governor. My role within the Governors is Pastoral and sports where I have a keen interest in both areas. I am very proud to work at such a happy, friendly and flourishing school.


Elizabeth Heafield

Parent Governor - Pupil Premium

I have recently joined the team of governors as my oldest child is currently attending Toynton. My background is in Children’s Services, specifically child protection. My motivation to join the team is to encourage the school to continue to develop into a positive direction, and to ensure there are equal opportunities for disadvantaged children.


Jonathan Wilkinson-White        

Co-opted Governor - Child Protection - Looked After Children - Safeguarding

I have recently joined the team of governors, I have been a governor for several years on another Lincolnshire school and have a passion for child safety and I'm on the LCC Safeguarding body.     


Ivan Trevor Ward            

Parent Governor – EYFS - Health and Safety

I am so pleased and honoured to have been elected as a Parent Governor for Toynton All Saints Primary School. I live with my wife and two children in Keal Cotes and our Son & Daughter are both pupils at the School.  I have spent in excess of 25 years within the Commercial Insurance Industry up till 2014, after which I became my sons Carer.  As well as being a Carer I am a Photographer and have been for approximately 20 years. I love all aspects of photography. Toynton All Saints Primary School is a fantastic school and is going from strength to strength and I hope my time as a Governor will be productive for the school.


Peter Ashlin Butler         

Co-opted Governor - Sports

My name is Peter Butler I live in East Keal I worked for a local housing association, I became a governor a few years after working with the school through Spilsby Rotary Club.


Carol Forman    

Parent Governor               

I am a qualified mental health nurse with ten years experience, six of those years have been specialised in children’s mental health. Being a CAMHS specialist nurse I have the knowledge and skills to be able to recognise and effectively treat children with mental illness alongside their families. I am a very proud mum that my daughter attends Toynton school and I am passionate about helping the school move forward in any way I can.


Penny Thomas-Karley   

Co-opted Governor – SEND - Literacy Standards

My husband and I have lived in Toynton All Saints since 2004, when we moved up from London.  I have been teaching since 1991 and have worked in various secondary schools in both South London and Lincolnshire.  For many years I worked in special education, initially as a teacher and later as a SENDCO. For the last decade or so I have been teaching mainly English at KS3 and KS4.  My knowledge of special needs and the secondary curriculum are useful, particularly with KS2 and KS3 transition.

Since I live in the village, I am able to attend most of the events that are held out of school hours and have enjoyed seeing all the excellent initiatives that the school has introduced even in the short time I have been a Governor.


Julia Greenfield

Associate Member - SENCO

I became a class teacher at Toynton All Saints Primary School in November 2007 and have since become the Special Education Needs and Disability Co-ordinator and Key Stage 2 Lead. Alongside my teaching and SEND experience, I have three primary–age daughters, so  am able to offer both a school and parent perspective. I absolutely love working in such a nurturing, positive and happy school and I want to ensure that this ethos continues.


Mrs Margaret - Clerk to Governors