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Poolsbrook Primary Academy

Primary Academy


Our Governing Body recognises the importance of working closely together with parents to provide a good education for all our children. They endeavour to provide every opportunity for parents to contribute ideas and suggestions and are always keen to find out parents' views about our school and how it works. 

A word from our governors

Since joining the Cavendish Learning Trust, as a small governing body, we agreed to combine with Barrow Hill Primary Academy to form a joint local Governing Body. This has enabled us to increase in size and share a greater expertise. 

While we, as governors, undertake our official duties, we have at the forefront of our minds our school aims. We hope you will agree with us when we say that one of our biggest responsibilities is to create a school that is happy and caring; with a nurturing and stimulating environment; a place where our children can develop and grow and where all of them can reach their full potential and truly shine

Our Joint Local Governing Body:

Name   Role        Term of Office

Attendance at Meetings 18-19

Start Date End Date
Colin Muncie Chair of Governors (Co-opted) Oct 18 Aug 22  
Mark Dixon Vice Chair of Governors (Parent) May 2015 May 2019  
Gemma Thorpe Governor (Parent) Oct 18 Aug 22   
Rebecca Vodden -Page  Staff Governor (Barrowhill) Oct 17 -  
Dawn Hudson  Staff Governor (Poolsbrook) Feb 19 Jan 23  
Ben Wray Acting Headteacher (Barrowhill) Oct 17 -  
Joanne Mappin Executive Headteacher Nov 18 -  
Viv Smith Clerk to Governors  June 16 -  


We are always looking for people to join our Governing Body who have a firm commitment and contribution to make to the the strategic leadership of the school. If that is you and you have skills to offer, then please contact the Chair of Governors or Head Teacher by the school email or telephone. 


The Local Governing Body for Poolsbrook Primary Academy is part of a delegated structure within the Cavendish Learning Trust. For more information please visit the Cavendish Learning Trust Website by following the link below:

Cavendish Learning Trust

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Cottage Close, Poolsbrook, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 3LF


01246 472540