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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.


We are also fortunate to be supported by Farnstock, our very own music festival. Their fundraising provides important financial support for the school, and creates a sense of fun and community.


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 17/12/18  - 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."

Canon Peter Jones - "Moving to Farnsfield in 2016 to be closer to grandchildren has reconnected me to primary education.  Spells as a parish priest in Hull, Middlesbrough, Plymouth and Portsmouth have provided opportunities to visit, teach in and sometimes help advise governing bodies in a variety of both primary and secondary schools. Besides these opportunities I have led Chaplaincy services in two universities so have seen the strengths and weaknesses of our ever changing systems from early years through to postgraduate studies. The lesson I’ve learned over forty years of involvement in education is that every pupil and student, given the right support and encouragement can excel even when they may have struggled at an earlier stage. Now I’m privileged to watch both my sons teach in state secondary schools daily enriching the learning of pupils of all abilities. It’s wonderful to return to playing a part in shaping the lives of our younger children at St. Michael and All Angels."

Mrs Angela Almond - Parent Governor. "My name is Angela Almond and I am delighted to be a new parent governor at St. Michael's! I have three daughters, two of whom attend St. Michael's in Year two and Year five. I came to Farnsfield in 2016, leaving Liverpool with 16 years experience in primary teaching at senior leadership level. I now hope to bring this experience, along with my dedication and enthusiasm for both St. Michael's school and the education and welfare of children to the role of governor. I look forward to working as a team in order to support St. Michael's in achieving its aims and potential for the future."

Mr Darren West - Parent Governor. "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!!"

Heather Brown - "My name is Heather Brown, a lay minister who for eleven years worked within the Northern Lights Cluster of Parishes, which included Farnsfield St Michaels.  Due to re-organisation of the churches, I now work within the Ollerton Group of Parishes, but wanted to retain my connection with St Michaels School.  I come into school most Monday mornings, primarily to listen to children read, as well as coming in occasionally to take Collective Worship."

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.