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  Meet the Governors

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Joanne Poole

My name is Joanne Poole, I am the Headteacher of Home Farm Primary School and also a member of the Governing Body. As headteacher I advise the other governors about the day to day work of the school. This helps the governors make important decisions about the curriculum we offer, the way we allocate spending, which staff we appoint and other strategic decisions for which the Governing Body are responsible.

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Colin Fieldhouse

My name is Colin Fieldhouse and I am the Chair of Governors at Home Farm Primary School, having joined in December 2016. In addition to being chair, I serve on the curriculum and resources committees. I live locally and have 2 children at Home Farm, both of whom are thoroughly enjoying their time here. Away from school, I'm a former primary school teacher now working at a primary computing company. I am enthusiastic about creating the best possible environment for the children who attend Home Farm and the staff who work there, and I am enjoying collaborating with the governing body and staff as we work to achieve that goal.

Tracy Isherwood

My name is Tracy Isherwood and I am the Clerk to Governors at Home Farm Primary School, I am employed by the School Governor Service and I work with the Governors to help the school continue to be the good school it is. 

About 20 years ago I was a member of support staff at the school and both my children who are now adults went here, we all have fond memories of our time at Home Farm. 

I am looking forwards to working with the Governors and the school staff and hearing about the success of the children during their learning journey. 

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Kat Halpin

My name is Kat Halpin. I have worked at Home Farm Primary since it opened in 2006. I started at Home Farm as an NQT and am now Assistant Head. During my time at Home Farm, I have taught across the school from Reception to KS2 and have been the school's SENDCo since 2014.

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Joseph Lyons

My name is Joe Lyons and I am the Vice Chair and Safeguarding Governor at Home Farm Primary School. I have two children who attend the school and have lived in the BD6 area for 20+ years. I have worked in education across all key stages, from KS1 to KS5, over the past 10 years across West Yorkshire and have a vast amount of experience in Pastoral Care, Safeguarding and Data. I am committed to upholding the highest standard of education with a particular passion for mental health and well-being. I joined the governing body in December 2019 and am grateful for the opportunity to work closely with the school and local community supporting Home Farm on their journey to becoming an outstanding school. 

 

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Karina Walker

My name is Karina Walker. I started at Home Farm as an NQT 5 years ago and have taught from Reception all the way through to UKS2, I am currently teaching in Year 5. I am currently the History Coordinator at Home Farm as well as the school’s Curriculum Lead. I support the SENDco with our wellbeing and mental health initiative as well as taking a lead with Pupil Voice.

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Louise Hurley

My name is Louise Hurley and I am the Local Authority Governor at Home Farm, I also serve on the Resources Committee. My little boy also attends Home Farm Primary.

I currently work as a School Business Manager in a Primary School and have 17 years experience of working in primary education. Over the years I have served on other Governing Bodies. As a school governor I am keen to make sure that all pupils have a positive experience and achieve their full potential. I am excited to be part of the Home Farm family involved in key decision making to ensure that all stakeholders grow and flourish.

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Claire Seavers

My name is Claire Seavers. I am Mummy to twins who attend Home Farm Primary School and they like to keep me on my toes! My husband and I have lived in the area since 2013, and we became part of the school community when the twins attended the nursery in 2018/19.

As a parent, I can see that the school is motivated to be the best it can be and I want to be able to help them achieve that. A parent’s voice is an important one when it comes to our children’s education and I am delighted to have the opportunity to take ideas from the playground to the table.

I have a background in teaching, in particular the Early Years, and I understand the importance of ensuring our children’s educational experience is a positive one. I am happy to challenge if something does not feel right and I believe that there is always room to improve; we never stop learning!

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Carolyn Jowett

I am a retired teacher who lives locally. I volunteer at University of Bradford, as a Friend of Westwood Park, a Friend of  Littlemoor Park and the children and community coordinator at Queensbury Life Church. 

 

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