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Our Governors at Willow Farm Primary


Name Role Type of Governor  Term Expiry
Carla Middleton Chair Co-opted 12/11/17
Andy Warren Vice Chair Co-opted 12/11/17
Joy Birch Finance Committee Chair Co-opted 12/11/17
Angela Broughton Subject Link Governor Co-opted 12/11/17
Catherine Harrold SEN Link Governor Co-opted 16/03/18
Melanie Danby Subject Link Governor Co-opted 11/03/18
Hannah Barrs Subject Link Governor Co-opted 30/06/19
Dr Claire Hawkes Subject Link Governor Parent 02/04/18
Adam Bee Subject Link Governor


Luke Marshall Staff Representation Staff 16/11/19
Karina Fulton Staff Representation Staff 16/11/19
Michelle Robinson Headteacher  Ex Officio Staff N/A


All Co-opted and Local Authority Governors are Governor appointed.

Parent Governors are elected by nomination and parental vote.  

Staff Governors are elected by staff nomination and staff vote except for the Headteacher who is an ex officio Staff Governor.


Vacancies- 1 Co-opted Governor and 2 Local Authority Governors.


Being a School Governor at Willow Farm Primary School


At Willow Farm we have a Governing Body of a maximum of 15 people.  This comprises of 2 Parent Governors, 3 Staff Governors (including the Headteacher), 2 Local Authority Governors and up to 8 Co-opted members.


Briefly, the role of governor involves being part of a friendly efficient team who actively support and challenge the school working alongside the Head Teacher as a critical friend. Much of the work of the Governing Body goes unseen, but they play a key role in helping the school provide the best education for the pupils.


The Governing Body plays an active role in the strategic development of the school. Typically a Governor will attend two meetings per term, the Full Governing Body meeting on one evening and the meetings of the sub committees on another. Each Governor is also responsible for monitoring and evaluating a particular curriculum area. As a link Governor, they will report on a particular subject area and will meet the member of staff responsible for this subject with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement, including target setting, managing the budget, reporting results and performance, performance management, health and safety inspections and policy.


The Full Governing Body meeting deals with the big issues that face the school and is often the final consideration of a new initiative before its implementation. Two committees carry out most of the work of the Governing body. The Finance and General Purposes Committee deals with all financial matters and ensuring we are providing the best value for our children. The Pupil and Personnel, Strategic Development Committee deals with a huge variety of issues covering curriculum, pupils and staff policies. This committee really does deal with the nuts and bolts of the operational side of the school and its work directly affects everyone involved with the school. The minutes of the Full Governing Body meetings are displayed in the entrance area at school.


If you would like any more information on either being a Governors or finding out more about their role please just pop into school ans ask.



Miss M Robinson

Head Teacher