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Our Governors

Simon Ashley
Chair of Governors
Co-opted Governor


Simon is a parent of three children, all of whom attended Coton Primary. He originally stood for election as a Parent Governor to support the school and its important role in our local community. His professional background is in Software Engineering, having worked in the industry for the last 20+ years.

James Edgoose
Vice Chair of Governors
Foundation Governor


James has lived in Coton for 15 years and his two daughters attended the school. Foundation Governor since 2005, James is on the Finance and Personnel Committees.

Christopher Scales

Christopher joined the school as Headteacher in April 2021. Having previously taught across a range of primary settings, Christopher is looking to apply this experience at Coton for the good of the school, its pupils and its community. 


Tricia Taylor
Local Education Authority Governor


Tricia Taylor has a background in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. She currently works for the Disability Resource Centre at Cambridge University mentoring students with disabilities, having worked in Primary & Middle schools teaching hearing impaired children, in charge of Hearing Impaired Units and as a
& peripatetic teacher. She returned to higher education at a London art school and gained an HND in Jewellery & Silversmithing. Tricia now runs her own business designing and making jewellery and silverware. She is involved in Girl Guiding at district level, having been a Guide Leader at Barton Guides. Her three children all attended Coton School.


Deborah Baker
Co-opted Governor

Deborah has been a teacher for over 40 years and  taught at Coton school for 23 years. Now she has retired from teaching but wants to support the school in her new role as a co-opted governor.

Simanga Masuka
Parent Governor

Simanga is passionate about continuously developing children’s learning and education. Volunteering alongside other governors at Coton C of E (VC) Primary School enables him to contribute and support the school leadership team to maintain the high standards of the school to ensure that all the children at Coton flourish in various areas of their learning journey.

He is also part of the Finance and Personnel Committee. Having a professional background in business and finance internationally has developed his aptitude for governance and financial management.


Angela Mortier
Parent Governor

Angela was appointed as a parent governor in 2020. Angela brings experience of being a primary school governor in Cambridgeshire, which she applies with a fresh outlook to her role at Coton, where she supports the school’s vision and ethos of providing opportunities for the children to unlock their own stories within a caring and supportive community.
Angela’s professional background is in scientific research and higher education teaching, and she has supported the school since 2016 in her role as a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) ambassador, working with both children and staff. Angela has three children, one at Comberton Village College, one at Coton C of E (VC) Primary School and one who is not yet of school age. She also coaches a youth team for Coton Football Club.

Kate Cooke
Staff Governor

Kate has been a teacher for 28 years, teaching at Coton, for 18 of them. Her current role is R/Y1 Class teacher and Science coordinator. She has worked part time alongside raising her 4 daughters all of whom have been pupils at Coton school.

Shireen Khaliq

Parent Governor
I am a mother of two children, a 12 year old girl who attends The Perse School in year 8 and 5 year old son who is in year 1 at The Coton C of E Primary School.

As a parent governor I am passionate about making a difference to the children in the school supporting them in their educational journey.


I have an educational background in Science and Finance. With my current experience as a Financial Planner, I am keen to take some of the responsibility for how funds are spent and to support the school with its strategic direction. I would like to help overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

David Baldwin
Associate Governor


David Baldwin. Retired chartered accountant and charity adviser (Piano Teachers’ Course UK), violinist and violist (member St Neots Sinfonia) and beekeeper. Previously a co-opted governor David is now an Associate Governor concerned with school buildings, grounds and liaison with Pre-School and Breakfast Club/Home Club committees.