Terms of Reference Sept 18 – Governors.doc

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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 makes strategic decisions for the school and sets the agendas for the other sub-committees in line with the school improvement plan.

Finance, Premises, 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 expectations 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: 

Alexandra Goodwin – Chair of Governors (Parent Governor 2014) is a senior manager in a communications company. She has a son in Y4.

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Lorna Culloden (Head Teacher) Lorna is in her fifth 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 full governing body meetings and the Curriculum and Standards Committee.


Richard Nicholls – Vice Chair of Governors (Parent Governor 2016)

With children in Y4 and Y5 at Carfield, I am a the Vice Chair and support the Strategy Committee as well as sitting on the Finance, Premises and Health and Safety sub-committee.  I am also the link governor for Pupil Premium and 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.”


James Norton (Co – Opted Governor 2015) James is an architect and has a daughter in Y5. He is a member of the Head teacher’s Performance Management panel and the Finance, Premises and Health and Safety Committee.

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Kate Souper (Parent Governor 2013) Kate has a daughter in Y5. She is a member of the Standards and Curriculum Committee and a member of the Head teacher’s Performance Management panel.

Kate Souper

Joe Noble (Co-opted Governor 2017) Joe is the Safeguarding Link Governor.


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.


Adrian Digby (Associate Governor) – Deputy Head Teacher#

DebbieFulk (Associate Governor) – Assistant Headteacher

Liz Smith (Associate Governor) – School Business Manager

Dan Heller ( Parent Governor 2015) Dan has daughters in Y3 and Y6. 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 the chair of the Finance, Premises, Health & Safety Committee and a member of the Strategy Committee. She is also the link governor for finance and health and safety.


 Sarah Morley (Co-opted governor 2017)

Sarah Morley

Lindsay Pritchard (Parent Governor 2017) Lindsay has a daughter in Year 6.

Eve Harden (Parent Governor 2017) Eve has a son in Year 2.

Eve Harden

Cathy Czauderna (Parent Governor 2018)

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