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.
Helen has a BA (Hons) in Early childhood studies and a L7 Diploma in Human Resource Management. She has worked with children in early years for over 15 years in roles such as; Nursery Manager for a 112 place nursery, Quality and Compliance Manager and an Area Manager of 9 nursery settings. For the past 9 years, Helen has focused her career in HR Management within a variety of different sectors.
Helen has a strong belief that outdoor learning can enrich the curriculum and make learning fun. She is excited to join the school governing body to support the school develop the outdoor space to impact the children’s development and support the governing body.
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.
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!
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