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Past Governors

We would like to thank all the work for the school by our past Governors:


Dr Stuart Cunningham (Foundation Governor)

Senior lecturer in Human Communication Sciences at University of Sheffield with over 10 years teaching experience. Has led several government and charity funded research projects. Trustee of local sports charity. Parent of former pupil. 


Mark Dodd (Parent Governor)
Mark has 2 children at the school.


Sharon Mills (Foundation Governor)
Experienced project, programme and change manager, within UK and Europe, delivering software and infrastructure projects from small companies through to multinationals across a range of industries. Parent of 2 pupils at Litton School.


Professor Mike Burrell (Foundation Governor, Ex-officio)
Emeritus Professor at Sheffield University. Career in both industry and academia with a dual passion for learning and for health and safety/risk assessment. Litton Church Warden.

John Evans (Local Authority Governor)
Former Deputy Director of Children, Schools and Families (Herts). 40 years experience in teaching and educational management, with responsibility from pre-school to higher education. Past chair of Litton Parish Council. 


James Warriner (Parent Governor)
Parent Governor. 20 yrs senior management experience with major blue chip organisations. Educated to Post Graduate level in Human Resources and Business Studies. Over 40 years of working with local community groups and committees. Parent of 2 pupils at Litton School. 


Katie Eldridge (Clerk to the Governors (to Sept 2016)) 
Fully qualified professional librarian.  Past ISO 9001 QMS compliance officer. Invaluable link between the Governors and Friends of Litton School; parent of 1 pupil at Litton School. 


Jennifer Bower

Derbyshire Dales District Councillor; Community and Environment Committee; Parish Councillor; Tideswell PCC member. Parent of former Litton school pupils.  


Jane Gregory
Worked in education for 32 years.  Derbyshire LEA Improvement Team.  School Improvement Partner  Head Teacher Performance Management advisor. Manager of DCC  home education Team.  


Matt Lawson 
Experienced recruitment consultant for professional and senior management positions. Independent Business Consultant. Parent of former Litton school pupils.  


Richard Moore-Coulson
Church of England Reader; International travellor with passion for engagement and partnerships with educational projects in developing countries. Link with Tideswell PCC. 


Sharon Rennie 
Former Head Orthoptist in NHS with a passion for the school and village. Past parent governor and former Teaching Assistant.  Her grandchild is a Litton school pupil.  


Ian Whiteside 
Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University in Tourism and Business.  Foundation Governor and parent of 1 pupils at Litton School. 


Mike Renger
Past Partner in London/Sheffield law firm; former Chair of Sheffield Groundwork; former Board member of Sheffield Hallam Uni.; Sheffield One Regeneration Co and Sheffield Theatres. Parent of former pupils. 


Nicola Parkin (Clerk to the Governors (to Sept 2021))

Teaching assistant at Litton School and former Clerk to Governors from 2016-2021.