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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.


Colin Fieldhouse

My name is Colin Fieldhouse and I am the chair of governors at Home Farm Primary School, having joined in December 2016. Currently, in addition to being chair I serve on the curriculum and resources committee. I have 2 children at Home Farm who are thoroughly enjoying their time here. Away from school, I'm a former primary school teacher now working in educational consultancy specialising in Maths and Computing. As I work in education, I am enthusiastic about creating the best possible environment for the children who attend Home Farm, the staff who work there and am enjoying working with the governors and staff in working towards that goal.


Bob Wilkes

My name is Bob Wilkes, as clerk to the Governing Body and its committees I draft agendas and minutes the discussion at meetings as required by law. I have been involved with the school since 1990 as it evolved from Horton Bank Top and Cooper Lane into Westwood Park and then became Home Farm. 


Farhana Younis

My name is Farhana Younis and I am the Vice Chair of Governors here at Home Farm Primary School. I am actively involved in all aspects of school governance at Home Farm including being a member of the Resource and Curriculum committee. In my personal life I work as a Lead Project Manager and have considerable experience in planning, delivery and managing budgets. These skills allow me to make a valuable contribution to the school development plan. I have 2 young children attending Home Farm Primary and i'm passionate about creating the best educational opportunities and life experiences for all our children. I'm pleased to be working with a great team of committed and dedicated Governors who collectively aim to improve the learning standards at Home Farm. 


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 the Acting 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.


Joseph Lyons


Mollie McKay

My name is Mollie McKay, this will be my second year as a staff governor and I have worked at Home Farm Primary since 2014. I started as a Year 4 teacher in my NQT year and I am now teaching in year 5, I am also PE Co-Ordinator for our school.


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.


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!


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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