Click on the link above for details of the membership and duties of the committees.

The governing body at Carfield Primary School is committed to ensuring that all children have a safe and happy environment in which to develop and learn.  We are happy to receive any feedback or answer any questions that you may have. If you wish to contact the governing body, please do so through the school office or school e mail.

All of the governors sign an annual statement of pecuniary interests declaring that none of the members has a financial or business interest in the school.

Members all attend 3 full governing body meetings  a year and each sits on a sub-committee to focus on specific areas of school governance.

Strategy Committee – This group incorporates finance and ensures that the school is legally compliant and sets the School Improvement duties for the other governors through the sub committees. The duties are fulfilled and accounts are reported to the Full Governing Body.

Premises and Health and Safety – This group holds the management and Head to account for the standard of the buildings and resources, the health and safety of all who use the school and the budget to improve the outcomes for all pupils and staff.

Curriculum and Standards – This group monitors and assesses the impact of the school improvement targets against national expectation and past performance. The governors are encouraged to visit and observe the daily life of the school to ensure that the children receive the best.

 The Full Governing Body Committee: 

Bella Abrams (Chair Person) Bella has been Chair for nearly four  years and her term completes this year. She is a Co-opted Governor and a Local Authority Appointment with no links to the school. She lives in Meersbrook with her family and works in Higher Education. Bella is a member of the Premises, Health and Safety  Committee.

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Lorna Culloden ( Head Teacher) Lorna is in her third year at Carfield and previously held the Headship of Ecclesall Church of England Junior School. She joined the school in 2014. She has a commitment to fostering a love of learning and ensuring that learning is fun and accessible to all. Lorna attends the Curriculum and Standards Committee.


James Norton (Co – Opted Governor 2015) James is an architect and has a daughter in Y3. He is Chair of  Premises, Health Committee in addition to being a member of the Head teacher’s Performance Management panel.

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Alisdair Low ( Community Governor 2015) Alisdair runs a local recruitment business in Sheffield and qualified as a Secondary Teacher in 1996. Alisdair is a member of the Standards and Curriculum Committee

Lucy Matthews (Staff Governor ) Lucy represents the staff of Carfield. She is Arts leader in the school and teaches a Reception class.

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Kate Souper ( Parent Governor 2013) Kate has a daughter in Y3. She is a member of the Standards and Curriculum Committee and a member of the Head teacher’s Performance Management panel.

Tracey Turpin ( Staff Governor 2012) Tracey is a Higher Level Teaching Assistant and also represents the staff at Carfield. She works across the whole school and can inform the Governors on matters of discipline, learning interventions and standards of resources.


Sue Cookman ( Co – Opted Governor 2015) Sue works in Human Resources and is the Chair of the Strategy Committee. She has daughters in Y3 and Y5. Her subject link is PE.

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Alexandra Goodwin Vice Chair (Parent Governor 2014) is a senior manager in a communications company. She has sons in Y2 and Y5. She is the Vice Chair,governor training coordinator and Chair of the Standards and Curriculum Committee.

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Adrian Digby (Associate Governor) – Deputy Head Teacher

DebbieFulk (Associate Governor) – Assistant Headteacher

Liz Smith (Associate Governor) – School Manager (Finance)


Dan Heller ( Parent Governor 2015) Dan has a son in  Y1 and a daughter in Y4. He is a secondary school maths teacher, governor link for maths and a member of the Standards and Curriculum Committee.

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Sarah Anderson (Co -opted Governor 2016) Sarah has a background of senior management in the NHS hospitals in Sheffield. She is a member of the Strategy Committee and the Premises, Health & Safety Committee. She is also the link governor for finance.


Richard Nicholls ( Parent Governor 2016)

With children in Y2 and Y3 at Carfield I am a Parent Governor and support the Strategy Committee as well as sitting on the Health & Safety and Premises sub-committee.  I am also the link governor for E-satefy.  As a former PE teacher, I have recently joined Virgin Active to rekindle an active lifestyle and found a new passion for training at the gym but when not there I love eating and making good food.  Now working in the world of business the reward for my hard work is family life in Sheffield with my wife and our two children.”


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