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Co-Opted Governors

Mike Taylor

Mr Mike Taylor

Vice Chair

Term of Office: Jan 2022 - Jan 2026

Vice Chair of Finance Committee

Link Governor responsible for: Health & Safety; GDPR; Cyber Security; Science

Having lived in Burton for much of his life, Mike currently lives in Winshill, is married with two children aged 7 and 10, and has been a Co-opted governor at River View since March 2018. He speaks French and Spanish, and is an IT freelancer who specialises in the fields of business continuity and crisis management.

Gail Earp

Mrs Gail Earp

Term of Office: Apr 2022 - Apr 2026

Chair of Curriculum Committee

Link Governor responsible for: Safeguarding; SEND/Inclusion

I have lived in Stapenhill for just over 12 years.  I am very family orientated and a mother to 3 grown up children, I have six grandchildren, five grandsons and one granddaughter.

I am very passionate about helping and supporting children with special needs to get the education they deserve and fulfil their potential.

Laura Kobylanski

Mrs Laura Kobylanski

Term of office November 2022 - November 2026

Link Governor Responsible for: Writing; Computing; Internet Safety; Behaviour

Matt Rimmer

Mr Matt Rimmer

Term of office: November 2022 - November 2026

Link Governor Responsible for: LAC; PSHE/RSE; RE; Maths; OPAL

Matt is the Lead Youth Worker for Burton Youth for Christ, a local charity that supports young people across Schools, Churches and Communities. Working within the local communities of Burton since 2008 when he moved from lancashire, he is passionate about seeing young people reach their full potential. 


Currently living in Stapenhill, Matt is married, has two young boys, a Miniature Schnauzer, and loves Lego, computers and other geeky things.

Mrs Elaine Inns

Term of Office: February 2024 - February 2028

Link Governor responsible for: EYFS;DT;French


Elaine is a retired HR consultant who previously advised Schools across Staffordshire.  Elaine has 3 grown up children and 6 grandchildren and is committed to supporting continuous improvement in schools.