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John Watts

I have been a member of the local governing board since March 2020, and was previously a member of the ‘rapid improvement group’, which was formed following the school’s 2019 Ofsted inspection. This involvement has allowed me to witness the school’s significant journey of improvement over that time. I currently hold the positions of vice-chair and SEND link governor on the board. I have three children currently attending Kings Sutton Primary Academy (KSPA), and share the school’s vision for all pupils at KSPA to have ambition for what they can achieve.


Professionally I work as the Director of a small education-related business. In this role, I liaise regularly with staff in primary schools, and keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the education sector. Previously I worked for a decade as a further and higher education careers adviser and information officer, advising both graduates and further education students, including helping those applying for teacher training programmes. As an information officer, I was regularly involved in developing resources specifically for students with disabilities. Other previous roles include working as a teaching assistant in a secondary school, and as a 24hr live-in carer for a postgraduate student with physical disabilities.

Fran Buckland 

I am the Year 5 and 6 teacher at King's Sutton Primary Academy as well as the lead teacher for Mathematics, Physical Education and French. I bring experience from teaching in both small village and large inner-city schools, within the state, academy and private sector. 


I am passionate for ensuring all children achieve their full potential and demonstrated this by completing my research Master's degree in 2017, focusing on reducing Mathematics anxiety in primary aged children. In 2018, I was nominated for Pearson's National award 'Outstanding new teacher of the year' and won the silver award for my contributions to inclusion and increasing ambition in a school with high deprivation. I have a passion for dance and performance, and work as an assistant teacher for Freewheelin' (an inclusive dance class in Birmingham, who are current UK National champions) in my spare time.