Meet the Governors
- 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’.
Governors attendance and information
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 am proud to be part of a great team at the school. I currently work for a primary Trust in Poole and have previously worked for Local Authorities, Bournemouth and Poole College and at other schools both locally and in London. Being a Governor is a challenging but highly rewarding role. I am passionate about making a real difference for our young people and as well as supporting the ethos and values of the school.
Mrs Sarah Fenby
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.
Mr David Banks
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 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
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 Joanna Cartwright
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.
I am a community governor and volunteered because, as a father of 2 children of primary school age, I am interested in the education and well being of children and to help ensure Muscliff school continues to produce children who are well rounded in terms of both their education and as individuals.