Who’s Who

Helen ForsythHelen Forsyth, Chair of Governors

I am a co-opted governor and joined the team late in 2016.

As a parent at the school, I have taken the opportunity to join the governing body and actively contribute my skill set to support the school’s development and direction. My background is largely within the publishing sector, working on the commercial development side with sales and marketing teams.

I feel passionately that Churchfields' two bases both offer a beautiful, unique and diverse environment for our children to learn, explore and grow. Working with the governing body team, I aim to ensure that the schools profile reflects the outstanding school that it is.

IMG_2639-200x300Mr Futcher, Headteacher

I’ve had the enormous privilege of being the Headteacher at Churchfields since January 2014, and as the Headteacher, I also automatically become a Governor of the school.

I have worked in a number of schools and taught every primary age group from nursery to year six, and my previous roles have included leading a number of curriculum areas, Key Stages as well as Deputy Headship.

I have also served as a Governor in three schools for a total period of 15 years, so I’m fully aware that the relationship between the Governing Body and Headteacher is pivotal for ensuring the ongoing success of any school. This takes the form of the Governing Body being a ‘critical friend’ to support yet challenge me, and ensure Churchfields provides the best possible education for its pupils.
h-duffyHannah Duffy, LA Governor

I am the local authority governor and joined the governing body in November 2016.

I live in Monkton Farleigh and take a keen interest in the local community.

I am a Year 6 teacher and head of maths at a junior school in Wiltshire and feel that my skill set can greatly support the Churchfields team. I currently serve as a staff governor too so fully understand the importance of a well-organised and active governing body.

I appreciate the challenges facing schools in the current educational climate and hope to support the Monkton Farleigh and Atworth bases to ensure the children are engaged and inspired in the classroom and reach their full potential.
TeacherAndrea Liddiard, Co-opted Governor

I am a part-time teacher of Woodpecker Class at the Atworth base, but I have also taught at the Monkton Farleigh base, and I am the Science Leader and the Forest School Leader – delivering Forest School sessions for all classes across both bases.

I have been a teacher for over 25 years and taught in a wide range of schools. Over the years I have held several different subject leader roles, including SENCO (Special Education Needs Co-ordinator) and senior teacher, and taught across the whole primary age range.

I love working in a school which is at the heart of two busy village communities. I sit on the curriculum committee and am keen to ensure that the school offers our pupils an exciting, broad, balanced and creative curriculum this is designed to give the child a set of skills to last a lifetime.

C Snook-Lumb2Claire Snook-Lumb, Management Committee Chair

I am a parent governor, with a daughter in Key Stage 2 at the Atworth base.

I am a qualified accountant, who has always worked for the NHS, having gained a degree in Biomedical Sciences.

I want to contribute to the future direction of the school, to endure that Churchfields continues to pursue academic excellence for all its children, whilst ensuring that these same children are happy, confident and discover their full potential.


Maria Genner

L SpencerLynne Spencer, Foundation Governor

I became a governor four years ago. I am by profession a radiographer and worked for many years in the NHS. When my children were young I transferred to education, working for years as a Science Technician in two Bath secondary schools, being a governor in one for several years. As a grandmother of young children I am also very interested in primary school education.

Since moving to Atworth I have been very involved with St Michaels & All Saints Church and I am, at present, Church Warden. The area of education in a Church of England school is one I am keenly interested in, feeling that both educational standards and Christian ethics must be of the highest quality. Churchfields is a wonderful school that maintains these standards and I wish to continue to work with the staff and other governors to give our children an outstanding ethical education.

Rachel MacDonald

I have been associated with the school since moving to Monkton Farleigh in 1991; first as a parent, then a governor, and then in addition as the admin and finance officer. I retired from the governing body about 5 years ago, but was recently persuaded to return as I wish to support the school.

I was there when the schools initially federated, and it is fantastic to see how Churchfields has progressed and continues to be the good (as Ofsted says) school that we all know it to be.

Having retired from work three years ago I seem to be busier than ever, but I am enjoying being able to give back to the community that has given so much to my family.

e-latimer-sayerEd Latimer-Sayer, Co-opted Governor

I am a newly appointed co-opted governor, as well as a parent at the Monkton Farleigh base. My son is in Key Stage 1 and my daughter will start in September 2017. I was immediately taken by the friendly and caring atmosphere of the school and how confident the children were. I think Churchfields provides a fantastic environment for it’s pupils to develop into confident individuals with a real love of learning.

As a Co-Founder and Director of a small technology company since 2003, I have spent may years working within the IT industry. This includes developing and delivering large scale web projects as well as a experience in QA and risk management for an ISO accredited company.

As a member of the management committee I’m committed to helping the school deliver on it’s potential and continue to provide the excellent levels of education it does today.
C Kemp 2Carol Kemp, Co-opted Governor

I joined the Board in November 2016 as a co-opted governor and member of the Management Committee. I am also a parent at the school, my daughter having started at the Atworth base in September 2016.

I am an accountant working within the Financial Services industry, but have worked in a variety of industries throughout my career. My husband and I have lived in Atworth for many years and now have two young children. I love the community spirit apparent throughout the village.

I believe that clear direction and leadership are key to an effective school governing body and therefore a thriving, successful school. I look forward to working with the rest of the governors, Mr Futcher and his team, along with all the parents and the wider community both in Atworth and Monkton Farleigh, to drive the future direction of Churchfields, ensuring the children are nurtured and guided, helping them develop and grow to the best of their potential.


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