To contact the Governors please email the Clerk in the first instance - JIngle.Governor@citacademies.co.uk
Kate believes all primary aged children should be taught through first hand experiences, including outdoor learning and activities with international schools. She is passionate about opportunities and experiences for all children to enrich their learning.
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.
Denise has been employed at Greenfields Academy (previously Phoenix Academy) since 2003. She has been working in specialist education since 1995, so has a good insight into the education system.
Denise's role at the school is that of School Business Manager and she undertakes various duties connected with that position. Some years ago she undertook the CSBM (Certificate for School Business Managers) and also the DSBM (Diploma for School Business Managers) which has had a significant effect to her role as SBM. Denise is also part of the Senior Leadership Team at Greenfields Academy.
Denise enjoys keeping fit and walks on a regular basis. She also enjoys time spent with her family and has two daughters and one granddaughter.
Poplar Farm School Parent Governor
Adam currently works in the Royal Navy. Having served for 20 years, he has undertaken a number of roles within HR Administration and Information Management. He has worked in a range of locations across the UK and overseas, including time onboard 4 frigates and 1 destroyer, which included tasking for anti-piracy patrols, anti-narcotics and regional defence engagement. In addition he also served in Afghanistan on Op Herrick. His current role sees his small team facilitate the UKs largest multinational maritime exercise, ensuring 250-300 personnel and 20 plus maritime units are able to effectively conduct the required training. This role involves a broad range of activities from acquiring manpower, to arranging logistics, organising information flows and controlling access to sensitive information.
Adam volunteered for his role to support the development of a strong relationship between Poplar Farm, the parents and the community. He looks forward to assisting in any way he can to continue and strengthen the positive relationships between school and parents.
Poplar Farm School Staff Governor
Mr Murphy is very excited to be teaching Year 1 at Poplar Farm. He is now entering his sixth year of teaching and has taught Key Stage 1 in two different settings, both an Infant School and a Primary School.
Mr Murphy has experience working with children from a range of cultural and social backgrounds and aims to ensure every child gets the education that they deserve. He has always wanted to be a Primary School teacher and believes that the classroom should be a place where children feel safe and valued, allowing them to become confident and resilient learners. He is particularly passionate about mathematics and wants children to become inquisitive problem solvers through an engaging mastery approach.
Mr Murphy is extremely excited and motivated to promote a curriculum at Poplar Farm that has the child at heart!
Previous School Governors