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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello, I am Louise Carpenter, the Head Teacher here at Farnsfield St-Michael's CE Primary. I have had experience on the Governing Body at my previous school, where I was the staff governor for 5 years. I have worked with foundation governors, parent governors and those from the diocese to successfully focus the strategic development of the school. I look forward to working closely with the Governing Body here at St-Michael's to develop connections with the church and community, actively involve parents within school life and to ensure that every child flourishes in our care. I am excited for what the future holds as we work together to achieve the greatest success!
Hi, My name is Jennie Fieldwick. I am currently the chair of Governors at Farnsfield St Michael’s C of E Primary school. I have two children at the school, Grace in year 6 and Hannah in year 4. I have been a governor for 5 years. I am a primary school teacher currently working in the north of the county. I am passionate about education, especially ensuring that all children are able to celebrate the progress they make, whether they reach age related expectations or not. Outside of education, I enjoy lots of different activities such as crafting, archery and walking.
Ian moved to the area in October 2016 and worships at St Michael’s Farnsfield. He is a member of the Church Parochial Church Council and was appointed as a Governor of the School in December 2018. Ian has been involved in the Governance of Church Schools and Academies both at a Secondary and Primary level for over 30 years. Ian is currently Vice Chair of the Diocesan Board of Education and is a member of Southwell & Nottingham Educational Trust. Most of his working life was spent working in the Higher Education sector primarily as an IT Director but in his later career running companies on behalf of Universities. Outside of education he is currently a trustee of Papplewick & Linby Village Hall and has just joined the Independent Monitoring Board for Morton Hall Immigration Referral Centre. Formally he was for 10 years Chair of Papplewick Parish Council. As a committed Christian, Ian has held a number of roles for his local Church. After over 50 years of playing League Cricket Ian is now appointed as a Panel Cricket Umpire.
Hello, my name is Kate Weaver and I am a parent governor. I have a daughter called Ester here at St Michael's School currently in year 2 and she loves it. I'm really proud to be a member of the governors' team and to be able to support the school. I work for the NHS as a Business Development and Contracts Manager and also support my husband to run our own business. 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.
I have lived in this lovely village for almost four years now and have two children in school here. I am part of the congregation at St Michaels Church and really enjoy singing in the church choir. I have worked in education for around twenty years and currently work part time. I am very excited to be part of the governing body at St Michael's.
Hello! My name is Helen Lewis and I am one of the Foundation Governors (DBE) at Farnsfield St Michael’s. I am also a teacher at the school, currently teaching Year 6, and lead on both PE and Christian Distinctiveness. I joined the St Michael’s family at Easter 2016 and, since that time, I have been fortunate enough to teach every year group from Year 2 up to Year 6. I am so proud, and privileged, to be a part of this special school community and to serve the children and families in the village of Farnsfield and surrounding areas. Outside of school, I love spending time with my family and friends, getting involved in activities at my church, shopping, eating cake, exploring new places and watching sport. I am excited to use my passion, skills and faith even further by serving as a Governor, and continue to see the children, staff, families and wider community flourish.
Hello! My name is Emily Brown and I am the staff governor at St Michael's. I came to the school as a shy and quiet Newly Qualified Teacher 8 years ago and during that time have enjoyed becoming more and more involved in the wider school, developing both personally and professionally. During my time here, I have taught in both Foundation Stage and Key Stage One, with a strong passion for Early Years. I am the Foundation Stage Leader here and also coordinate the subject of Science. St Michael's is more than just a school, it's a family and I got that feeling from my first look around. It's my honour to be able to join the Governing Body and contribute to our school family and community. Outside of school I enjoy sewing, crafting, running and watching period dramas and documentaries. I also have a little cockapoo Maisie that keeps me very busy!
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.