Our Governors

                                     Welcome to our Governors Page
We are very fortunate to have an enthusiastic, driven Governing Body with a
diverse skill set.
Our Governors are dedicated to ensuring standards in teaching and learning across school are the best that they can be. They take their role as  employers  seriously and ensure that best practice is followed when recruiting new staff.
We have a dedicated safeguarding lead in Dr Ursula Earl who has undertaken Core level 3 training with the Local Authority and our SEND link Governor is passionate about inclusion.
Governors care deeply about the social, emotional, mental health and well-being of our staff, our children and our parents. They expect to play an active role in the life of the school and the local community and are passionate in their belief that our school and its children should be at the heart of the community and community events.
Meet our Governors:
Katie Boffey - Chair
Hello, my name is Katie Boffey and I have recently been appointed as Chair of governors here at Lockwood. I became a parent governor because I truly believe that Lockwood Primary School is such a special place for children to learn and I wanted to be a part of it. My daughter loves attending Lockwood and speaks fondly of the broad curriculum she receives. My son will be joining the nursery in a couple of years and I look forward to him receiving the same excellent provision in Early Years.

I have been teaching for 14 years and a Maths leader for 10 at a primary school in Redcar and Cleveland. I am committed to ensuring that Lockwood remains a happy place to be by working collaboratively with staff, children, families and the governing body.


 I can be contacted by either calling the school Office on 01287 650238 or emailing: office@lockwood.rac.sch.uk


Ursula Earl - Vice Chair
Hello, my name is Ursula Earl. I live in Sketon and have been involved with local schools and Prior Pursglove College as a parent, Parent Staff Association member and parent governor. My working life was spent in the NHS in a job where there were always new things to learn, wonder at and teach. I would like the children at Lockwood to experience the same excitement and satisfaction when they too acquire new skills and knowledge.
I am delighted to be a co-opted governor at Lockwood. I will work with parents, staff the governing body and the children, to give every child in the school the best possible and happiest primary education.
Cheryl Walker - DHT and Co-opted Governor

I am very proud to be staff governor at Lockwood where I have worked for almost 24 years. During this time, I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching across Key Stage 2, predominantly in Year 5, where I lead English, Art and Mental Health and Wellbeing across the school. I feel passionate about leading, creating and facilitating memorable and meaningful learning experiences for all pupils. I believe that a rich, broad and exciting curriculum alongside enriching experiences for our children will help foster a life-long love of learning. Alongside my curriculum specialism, I lead our Headstart Hub wellbeing team and I am currently working towards the qualification of Mental Health First Aider so that I could effectively support our pupils, families and staff.

I have two teenage daughters, a husband and a dog who keep me on my toes! In our spare time, we love to travel around the UK finding beautiful walks and enjoying a cake at a coffee shop or two! Whilst my children were in primary school, I was also a parent governor for seven years during which I had the opportunity to further develop my skills as governor, from an alternative perspective. I am deeply committed to Lockwood: the pupils, staff, families and the whole school community and thoroughly appreciate the trust and responsibility that is given to me through my role as co-opted governor.

Suzanne Dickinson - SEND Co and Staff representative

Paul Reed

I joined the governing body of Lockwood School in 2021 because I have a strong interest in both the school and wider community in Boosbeck. As a resident of the village for a number of years, I have had 5 children taught at the school and seen first-hand the challenges in education provision over this time and felt I had some attributes that may assist the school in delivering these. 

My professional background is in business management, I am a director of a national crematoria company and have worked at board level for many years being a specialist in developing new businesses, sales and marketing and change management.


Alison Toward 

I joined the Governing Body of Lockwood in autumn 2022. I was in primary education for the whole of my career which stretched for 37 years.

In 2008 I became a head teacher at a school in Redcar and Cleveland. I thoroughly enjoyed working with staff, parents and children and was particularly proud of shaping the family ethos that made the school such a special place. 

My professional experience has given me a good insight into the role of governor which is crucial to the success of a school. I would like to provide challenge and support so the school can be the best it can be. I firmly believe that every child deserves the opportunity to attend a school that offers them a creative and balanced curriculum, develops their understanding of the world around them and, most important of all, makes them believe in themselves as learners.

Though now retired, I continue to have a keen interest in primary education and I hope that my experience can contribute to helping the school further develop.


Eilidh Mietelska

Hello my name is Eilidh Mietelska and I am a co-opted governor at Lockwood Primary School.

I also have two children who attend the school and are very happy.

I applied to be a governor because I am passionate about children having the best start in life and positive school experiences really support this. I have worked with children and families for 20 years and currently work at a Local Authority. I am passionate about SEND and inclusion and I am real advocate for trauma informed/relational practice in schools.