Governor Profiles


Carol Moore

Co-opted Governor and Co - Chair of Governing Body (voted September 2022 for 1 year)

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

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.


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.


Neil Wilson

Co-chair of governors - elected September 2022 for one year

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


Matt Simper

Co-opted Governor - Elected September 2020

My name’s Matt, and I was elected onto the governor’s board in September 2020. I’m vice chair, and am the link governor for RE, PHSE and the School Council. I’m married with 3 children and work for St. Mary’s Church in Chaddesden as their ‘Youth & Families Minister’. My job at St. Mary’s means I have the privilege of working alongside a number local schools, helping with assemblies and RE lessons, and it’s a pleasure to be able to serve Roe Farm as governor as part of that role. I play bass guitar and dabble a bit on drums, and love watching football (I’m a Southend United fan, sadly) and films in my spare time.

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