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Governor Profiles

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Carol Moore

Co-opted Governor and Chair of Governing Body 2023/2024

Hello. My name is Carol Moore. I am married with two grown up children and have lived in Derby most of my life. I have recently retired as a Primary School Headteacher. I thoroughly enjoyed my job and loved working with children and their families, helping and supporting them in making a positive difference to their lives. I enjoy meeting people. I work as a volunteer helping adults to read and understand English. I like to spend my time walking, reading, gardening and meeting up with friends. As a new member of the Governing Body of Roe Farm Primary School, I am keen to offer my knowledge and experience and support the school in any way I can.

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Helen Weston

Head Teacher (currently on maternity leave)

My name is Helen Weston and I am a member of the School Governing Body. I have worked at Roe Farm Primary for 19 years and began my journey as a Teaching assistant in Year 1/2 in 2003.

From a very young age, I had always wanted to work with children, influencing and guiding them on their journey through life. I am 100% committed to ensuring children feel safe and secure and that they are given the best chances in life through a broad and rich curriculum which is fun and engaging.

In my role as Head teacher i am here not only for the children but for families, providing guidance and support where needed.

In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym and spending quality time with my family, watching my two boys learn and grow.

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Nicola Smith

Co-opted Governor

I am married with 2 children aged 21 and 16 and I work for Rolls-Royce Submarines as  a Team Leader in the Service Data Centre. My team and I are responsible for the collection of submarine operational data which is utilised within the business. I started at Roll-Royce on a Youth Training Scheme (YTS) aged 17. My first placement was as a telephonist and whilst in this role I realised the opportunity was there to progress within Rolls-Royce. I took this opportunity and became a sponsored student and studied part-time to gain a degree in Mechanical Engineering. I am a trained internal auditor and STEM ambassador, involved in various schools Science Alliance project. I enjoy working for Rolls-Royce and appreciate the development opportunities I have been given during my career. Hobbies include going to the gym, walking and socialising with family and friends.

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Sam Miller

Staff Governor

My name is Samuel Miller and I have been working at Roe Farm Primary School since 2014. I have always wanted to be a primary teacher as I thoroughly enjoy working with children and teaching them new things every day. I have lived in Derby all my life and have recently become a father. I wanted to become staff governor as I wanted to have as much positive influence as possible and help make this school the best it can be. In my spare time I like to play rugby in which I have represented Derby and Derbyshire but currently play for Belper. I am looking forward to helping this school as a teacher and governor achieve amazing things.

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Neil Wilson

Co-opted Governor

My name is Neil Wilson and I am a co-opted Governor.  I am the link Governor for SEND, Safer Recruitment and Attendance.  My main aim as a governor is to ensure that school provides a safe, fun and enjoyable learning experience for all children who attend the school.

I work as an IT Manager within the NHS

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Beverley Humphrey-Lewis

Local Authority Governor - Elected April 2022

LA Governor

I was delighted to be asked to become the local Authority Governor at Roe Farm Primary School. I attended my first Governors' meeting in April 2022. I have worked in education for almost 40 years. I spent over 25 years of my professional life working in a large, successful comprehensive school in Derbyshire where I was a member of the Leadership Team. I now work part-time delivering training and working with students who are training to be teachers.

Although originally from South Yorkshire, I have lived in Derby for 30 years. I have 2 sons,the eldest has just graduated from University and the youngest has just started at University. I enjoy keeping fit and can be spotted regularly running on local trails. I am at my happiest spending quality time with family and friends.

I know already what a caring, nurturing and happy school community Roe Farm is! I hope to be able to use my knowledge, skills and expertise working in partnership with the Head teacher, my fellow governors, the staff and parents to ensure that the pupils at Roe Farm achieve their best possible educational outcomes and enjoy school. I passionately believe that positive educational opportunities and choices are life changing.

'Together we can make a difference!'

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Avril Fisher

Parent Governor - Elected April 2022

My name is Avril and both my children are in KS2. Since I was young I always knew I wanted to work with people and in helping them learn. I eventually decided to work with individuals who have severe learning difficulties to help them learn new skills to live in the community. When you see a person achieve that skill it is so rewarding, this could be from making a cup of tea to helping them learn Braille and despite the many challnges it is a job I love. Eventually I will go back into the role, but for now I love spending time together as a family and the time we spend together reading. As a Parent Governor I hope I can help the school so our children grow and achieve skills for later life.

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Matt Dodson

Acting Head teacher

I am currently Acting Head teacher covering Mrs Weston who is on maternity leave.

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