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Meet the Governors

Members, Trustees and local/parent governors give their time voluntarily. They offer their considerable skills and expertise from a varied and wide background to support our school and leadership team to do the very best for our children.


Each Trustee assist with looking after a certain area in school such as attendance, SEN, Safeguarding etc, alongside the Senior Leadership Team.


If you are interested in joining Muscliff Governing Board, please contact our Governance Professional, Charlotte Blanch on



Governor Statement


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).



Declaration of Interests
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, David Banks & Tracey Farwell pecuniary interests have been declared. Please find the register of interests attached, further information is held in the school office.




Demi Constant

James Pavely

David Banks

Vicky Ladbrooke

Tracey Farwell




Tracey Farwell (Chair of Trustees)

Sarah Fenby (Head Teacher)

David Banks

Jo Cartwright

Jessica Hanafin

Jigna Harsh Udeshi (pending)







Mrs Sarah Fenby

Head Teacher




Mrs Tracey Farwell

Chair of Full Governing Board/ 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 as a School Business Management and Project Management Consultant supporting schools and Trusts both locally and across the country.  I 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.






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 Joanna Cartwright

Chair of the Resource Management Committee


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

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 thoroughly enjoy representing us parents, to ensure our children get the best possible start on their education journey.


Jess Hanafin

Parent Governor


I’m a parent governor and am proud to have two daughters at the school. With a background in HR in housing and the NHS, I am currently a workforce lead working in the local NHS delivering vaccinations across Dorset. I’ve always been impressed by the values at Muscliff and how these are embedded into everyday school life and learning. Its great to be part of such a passionate team that lives and supports these.



Jigna Harsh Udeshi 

Parent Governor


I am a wife and mother to a lovely daughter attending Muscliff Primary School. Additionally, I proudly serve as a Parent Governor, drawing from my teaching background across diverse age groups in India.

Relocating to the UK in 2022 brought significant changes, both personally and professionally. I find fulfillment in conducting weekend classes for young learners, instilling cultural values to children in Bournemouth for over a year now.

My role as a School Governor at Muscliff Primary School fills me with immense pride. I strongly believe in the importance of laying a solid foundation for children, echoing the values upheld by Muscliff Primary School. It's an honor to be part of such an exceptional team, and I am committed to contributing my best to the school's success.