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Welcome from the Governors


Welcome to our school. We are very proud of the achievements of our pupils and staff, and as a governing body want to do our utmost to support all at the school in building on the high standards already achieved. Our school is rated ‘Good’ with Ofsted, and we continually strive to maintain and improve this strong position.


At the same time, we ensure that our pupils have other experiences to remember through the wide variety of activities that are available, from school shows to film clubs, from after school sports to residential trips for every year group. We are very grateful to have such a vibrant and committed staff who deliver these valuable elements over and above their classroom role.


Our governing body is fully engaged with the school, and committed to its roles. All governors are volunteers and we thank them for their time.


We are always happy to hear your view and comments, so please feel free to contact us via  the school office or at



Mrs Jennie Fieldwick -  Chair of Governors - Foundation (Diocesan Board of Education) and Parent - term ends 27.9.21  - Appraisal Governor, SEN Inclusion and behaviour Governor, Safer Recruitment Governor. "Hello, I have two daughters in the school, Grace in year 2 and Hannah in Foundation.  I have lived in Farnsfield for almost 15 years now. At the moment I am a stay at home mum. I was a primary school teacher until I had the girls. I decided to become a governor because being on the other side of the classroom door gave me a totally new insight to how a school runs. I am interested in ensuring that the current changes to the education system have the least harmful impact on our children as possible. Away from education I enjoy lots of different crafts; I particularly enjoy scrapbooking and running card-making sessions."

Mr Darren West - Parent Governor and Deputy Chair (Child Protection and Complaints) Term ends 18.10.21 "Hello everyone, my name is Darren West and I live in Farnsfield with my wife, Louisa and daughter Lula, a pupil at the school in year 2. We moved into the village in May 2015 and have been made extremely welcome and so far the best move we have made as a family.

I am a Prison Governor at HMP Whatton and have worked in the prison service for a total of 27 years working my way through the uniform ranks and at prisons with varying complexities and security categories.

I am new to being a School Parent Governor and was delighted to be elected onto the board at St. Michaels. It is so refreshing for me to spend some time with nice people doing things for nice people. It is a great opportunity for me to have an impact upon the ongoing progression of our children and seeing them flourish in a safe, decent environment and encouraging them to love to learn.

Away from work spending time with my family is the most precious thing to me.

I love my sport especially football and I am a keen Leeds United fan, please don’t hold that against me!!"


Kate Weaver - Parent Governor (Health Safety, B&A Club, Pay Progression) Term ends 21.11.22 "Hello my name is Kate Weaver and I am a parent governor. I have a daughter called Ester here at St Michaels School currently in year 2 and she loves it. Im really proud to be a member of the governors team and to be able to support the school. I work for the NHS and also run a business with my husband, so it's great to be able to use my knowledge and skills to help support the school in providing a fantastic education and a happy school environment for all our children"



Valerie Baguley Staff Governor (Training, Safer Recruitment and B&A) Term ends 24.4.21


Abigail Emsley - Foundation Parochial Church Council Governor (Appraisal and GDPR) Term ends 26.5.22

Mr Tony Walker - Staff Head Teacher

All Governors have voting rights on their respective committees and no Governor declared any relevant business interest. No Governor or their family is related to any school staff.