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Our Chair of Governors is Anita Willars.

She can be contacted by calling the school on 01827 713284 or by email at

The Role of the Governing Body


The Governing Body of the academy has a range of key responsibilities:

  • Strategic direction – setting the aims and objectives for the school and agreeing the school improvement strategy
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for educational performance
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school


On a practical level this means that we are responsible for many tasks such as looking at the budget, appointing senior staff within the school and evaluating how well initiatives to improve learning in school are working.


To find out more about who is on your Governing Body and our roles, please click on the links below. 


Ms Willars and Mrs Farnell were appointed by REAch2. We asked parents to put themselves forward to be governors and Mr Barsby and Mrs East were then appointed following the REAch2 protocols. Similarly staff members were asked to nominate who they would like as staff governors and Mrs Everitt and Mrs Deeming were elected. As Head teacher Mrs Collinson was also invited to join the board.



Child Protection/Safeguarding- Ms A Willars

Prevent- Mrs A Willars

Looked After Children- Ms A Willars

SEN- Mrs M Farnell

Pupil Premium- Mrs M Farnell

Sports Premium Grant- Mrs M Farnell

Health & Safety- Mr N Barsby

SMSC, pupil and staff wellbeing- Mrs S East


Declarations of Interest

From September 2016, it is now a requirement that trustees and governing boards publish on their website a register of interests for each of their board members. You must declare any interest you have, or plans you, your spouse, partner or close family members might have, that are related to or might be construed as being related to the school, academy or trust and its budget.

These include (but are not limited to):

  • relevant business interests
  • governance roles in other educational institutions
  • any material interests arising from relationships between board members or relationships between board members and school staff:


  • Nick Barsby - Legionella Control Association - Committee Member - August 1st 2016 to present
  • Joanna Collinson - Polesworth High School -  Governor - November 10th 2018 to present
  • Anita Willars - Springfield Primary Academy - Vice chair IB - February 12th 2019 to present


Governing Body Meeting Dates 2020-21


29th September 2020

12th February 2021

26th March 2021

Summer Term 1 TBC

Summer Term 2 TBC


Minutes are available on request