The Local School Board 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.

To contact the Governors please email the Clerk in the first instance -

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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 Head Teacher
Kate Hodson
Kate is the Head Teacher at Poplar Farm Primary School. She has 20 years experience in education with 12 of those years as a Headteacher. Kate is also a Local Leader of Education (LLE) and uses her wealth of experience to provide support to other schools.

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.
Poplar Farm School Community Governors
Helen Greene

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. 

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.

Poplar Farm School Parent Governors

Kristy Temperton

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.


Previous School Governors

Brian Buttery

Nick Boddington

Rebecca Reynolds

To view Governor details and attendance records for Poplar Farm LGB, please click on the documents below:
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