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Meet the Governors


  1. Governing bodies ‘are the strategic leaders of our schools and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education’. (The 2015 Governors’ Handbook, published by the Department for Education). For maintained schools this is reflected in the law, which states that the purpose of maintained school governing bodies is to ‘conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school’.
Our School Governors are obliged to divulge any pecuniary interests they may have in connection with the school. They are asked this as part of a standing item on every full Governors board meeting. To date. Jan 2018, no pecuniary interests have been declared’

Governons attendance

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Mrs Tracey Farwell

Chair of Governors / Training Liaison Governor / Leadership & Management Governor


I have been a Local Authority Governor at Muscliff since 2006 and Chair of Governors since 2008. I feel proud to be part of the great team here at the school. I work for a local council and have been in financial services for over 20 years. I am the Training Liaison Governor and a Leadership and Management Governor which involves Appraisal for our Head teacher. I have an 12 year old daughter who attends St Peters' Secondary school. Our family also has a black cat called James and an exuberant black cocker spaniel called Daisy.







Mrs Maggie Wyatt

Head Teacher

I have had the very real privilege of being the Head Teacher of Muscliff Primary since 2004. I joined the school when there were only 30 pupils on roll and 8 members of staff including site and support staff. The school has undergone many changes since that time, including three large building projects and September 2017 will see 630 pupils attending the school. I was seconded to another local Bournemouth school in September 2010 for two years and led that school out of a Local Authority notice to improve. I have 2 grown up children, 6 grandchildren, 92 year old mother and a very large extended family. Consequently, my spare time is spent on very family orientated activities, which I enjoy immensely.



Mr Lucian Andrews

Assistant Head Teacher


I am one of the curriculum governors.


It has been my pleasure to have been part of the Muscliff family for over 9 years and in being part of the many developments our school has experienced as we have grown over the years. Within the school I manage many hats: my main role is as class teacher in the busy and challenging environment of Year 6 (I have been a teacher for 15 years); I am the English subject leader and I am also one of the Assistant Headteachers, an SLT role which has allowed me to develop and have a positive impact on teaching and learning across the school. Furthermore, I am proud to say that my own children attend Muscliff Primary school and I am therefore both a parent as well as a member of the school's Senior Leadership Team.



Mrs Zoe Read - Vice Chair

LA Governor

I have been privileged to have been a LA Governor at Muscliff since 2007. I am Vice Chair of the Full Governing Body and serve on the Curriculum committee. As part of the team, I am a Leadership and Management Governor. I am a busy Mum to four young children and have worked as a secondary school History teacher and examinations marker



Mr David Banks

Community Governor


My twins joined Reception at Muscliff school in September 2010. In their time at Muscliff I became involved with the MPA, working my way to the position of Chair, something I am justly proud of. Many of you will recognise me as the “man on the microphone” at School events.

At my last event at the school I was honoured to be asked if I would like a position of school Governor. I will fully support and challenge the schools staff to continue their great work of making our school the best it can be, a school we can all be proud of and most importantly help to ensure Muscliff School, teach and inspire all of our children to the best of their ability.



Mrs Anne Crossland

Community Governor


I’m very pleased to have recently joined the Board of Trustees / Governors of Muscliff Primary School. I retired from full-time employment in November 2016 after working in education for just over 30 years following a career change from accountancy. I have two grown up children, both of whom were educated at schools in Bournemouth. My daughter now lives in London and my son is in Bristol so one of the advantages of retirement is being able to see them more often. I very much enjoy being ‘Nanna’ to two young grand-daughters. I also enjoy being a season ticket holder at AFC Bournemouth where I have been a supporter for over 40 years. I have worked in primary schools across a range of roles including teaching, senior leadership, advisory, inspection and training. I hope my experience and skills will be helpful in supporting Muscliff Primary School in doing its very best for all the children.


Mrs Vicky Ladbrooke


I have been involved with the school since my daughter joined Reception in 2012 closely followed by my son. I joined the MPA then and became the full time Treasurer the following year, helping to raise extra funds to enable the school to provide resources and utilise the money raised for whatever was required. Having recently relinquished my Treasurers position I was very happy to accept a Governers position for the school. I believe firmly in the importance of enabling children to develop and be educated in all ways, be it morally, culturally, emotionally, physically and of course academically but most importantly, confidently. I sincerely hope as a Governer I can support the school in the excellent work that they already do to achieve this.




Mrs Lynette Golborne

LA Governor


After 36 years working in Education I am thoroughly enjoying my retirement and the freedom it brings to participate in new ventures – travel & holidays, new hobbies, meeting friends and a particular favourite - ‘ladies who do lunch’!

As well as enjoying the frivolities, I decided I also needed to give my time to more important activities and became a Governor for Muscliff Primary School in January 2013, and endeavour to bring my work expertise and experience to this important role.
I am the Chair of the ‘Curriculum Standards and Community Links Committee’ (CSCL), which meets twice termly. As part of our meetings Committee members enjoy opportunities to observe and participate in lessons, meet with children to gain their perspectives on a variety of School matters and look at pupils work books to discuss progress and standards across the School.
As the link Governor for Teaching and Learning I meet with the Headteacher to discuss the Schools priorities in these areas and report to the full Governing Body. I also share the role of Training Link Governor which involves the continuing development of our Governing Body and helps to ensure that, as Governors, we do the best job that we can for the benefit of the Muscliff School Community.




Mrs Caroline Lovell


I have recently retired having completed thirty years in Education .

As a member of The Governing Body I will use my experience in Primary Classroom practise and management to support the school.

I am especially interested in those children who find school a challenge ,

as well as being passionate about Art .


Mrs Joanna Cartwright

Parent Governor


My relationship with Muscliff started in Sept 2010 when my daughter started in reception, my son followed in 2013. My husband has been on the MPA, and I have supported and helped where I can.

I believe that academic success should run alongside the development of the child as a whole, be that through developing lifelong friendships, to partaking in activities they may not get a chance to at home, learning to work together and respecting other people’s needs and opinions.

I am looking forward to being able to represent us parents, to ensure our children get the best possible start on their education journey.