Meet our Governors

LOCAL GOVERNING BODY
 
The Governing Body meets regularly to keep abreast of the school’s policies and planning. The Governors, two of whom are parents, bring a wealth of personal and professional experience to an eclectic mix that sustains the development and progress of the school.
 
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Poplar Farm School Chair of Governors
 
Laura Cook
 
Laura is Headteacher of an Outstanding Nursery School in Grantham. Prior to this she spent 14 years as a class teacher, key stage leader and member of SLT at both an infant school and a large primary school in Lincoln. Her Foundation Stage Unit was used as a model of good practice by the Local Authority and received recognition in the National Nursery World Awards as an Enabling Environment. Laura has also served as a Foundation Stage Moderator for Birth to Five.  Laura enjoys supporting other schools and settings to help ensure the children are getting the best education possible.
 
Poplar Farm School Community Governors
 
Nick Boddington
 
Nick is a Bank Manager with key skills within recruitment, HR, risk management and building lasting client relationships. Nick is also a Community Governor at KGGS in Grantham. Previously he was Chair of Governors at Gonerby Hill Foot Primary. Nick supported the senior leadership team through their 'Good' OFSTED inspection.
 
Nick is delighted to be involved with Poplar Farm Primary School and believes the initiation of a new school and governing body to be both a great challenge and an outstanding opportunity to shape the future lives of Grantham children.
 
Nick lives in the locality so wants the local community to have a thriving and forward thinking school - something that Poplar Farm School seeks to deliver.
 
He is a qualified RFU rugby coach and sits on the South Lincs Dementia Action Alliance committee.
 
Lynne Proctor
 
Lynne is a retired Deputy Head with over 30 years experience. Lynne quickly found that she enjoyed teaching in EY and KS1 and developed an interest in early reading, writing and phonics. She began to specialise in this area and has shared her expertise with many colleagues, students and parents through workshops, courses, staff meetings and team teaching. Lynne also worked with the University of Hertfordshire.
 
Lynne's enthusiasm for teaching and learning has never changed and she is pleased to support Poplar Farm School via the Governing Body. 
 
Pamela Townsend
 
Pam has B’Ed (Primary) and NPQH qualifications. She taught at Walton Girls’ High School for 31 years and spent many years as Assistant Principal responsible for Behaviour and Safety and Primary Liaison. She retired in 2015, however still teaches there ‘on supply’. 

Pam is excited to be involved with shaping a new school. She has worked closely with Governors and understands the importance of their role. Pam believes her senior leadership experience could be useful in a Governing Body and has time to be fully committed to Poplar Farm with school activities and Governor' requirements.

Brian Buttery

Brian was born in Grantham 78 years ago and attended The Spittlegate Boys School and The Kings School. Brian has previously been clerk to 2 governing bodies in Grantham from 1986 to 2003 and afterwards was a governor at Walton Girls’ from 2003 until 2015. He was Chair of Governors from 2010 to 2012. Brian's skill set is in Appeals, Health and Safety, Safeguarding, Curriculum, Risk Management, Pay Review, and general purposes. 

Brian enjoys magazine editing, photography, IT, drama and bell ringing and is pleased to be part of a Governing Body again and supporting Poplar Farm Primary School.

Poplar Farm School Parent Governors

Kristy Templeton

Kristy currently works for HLNY CRC probation, managing 11 multi discipline staff covering a wide range of roles including HR functions such as recruitment and selection, sickness, disciplinary, capability and supervision and appraisal. Her team delivers community payback for the whole of greater Lincolnshire which requires problem solving skills and lots of logistics. As part of her role Kristy also writes and quality assures risk assessments and court reports, completes investigations and complaint reports as well as serious further offence reports as required by the justice department.

Kristy is enjoying supporting Poplar Farm School and the local community.

Rebecca Reynolds

Rebecca is an Ofsted registered childminder within the local community and has worked in the Early Years sector for fifteen years. Rebecca had a keen interest in the school from the early building stages and is pleased to now be part of the Local Governing Body. She is passionate about helping Poplar Farm Primary School thrive in the local community.