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  Meet the Governors

Joanne Poole

My name is Joanne Poole, I am the Headteacher of Home Farm Primary School and also a member of the Governing Body. As Headteacher I advise the other governors about the day to day work of the school. This helps the governors make important decisions about the curriculum we offer, the way we allocate spending, which staff we appoint and other strategic decisions for which the Governing Body are responsible.

Colin Fieldhouse

My name is Colin Fieldhouse and I am the Chair of Governors at Home Farm Primary School, having joined in December 2016. In addition to being Chair, I serve on the curriculum and resources committees. I live locally and one of my children attends the school with the other having been educated at Home Farm before they went to high school. Away from school, I'm a former primary school teacher now working at a primary computing company. I am enthusiastic about creating the best possible environment for the children who attend Home Farm and the staff who work there. I am enjoying collaborating with the governing body and staff as we work to achieve that goal.

Tracy Isherwood

My name is Tracy Isherwood, following my retirement from the role of Clerk to Governors at Home Farm after a number of years - i joined the Governing Body in January 2023.

Approximately 20 years ago I was a member of support staff at the school and both of my children, who are now adults attended here. We all have fond memories of our time at Home Farm.

I am looking forward to working with Governors and school staff and hearing about the success of the children on their learning journey.


Kat Halpin

My name is Kat Halpin. I have worked at Home Farm Primary since it opened in 2006. I started at Home Farm as an NQT and I'm now Assistant Head. During my time at Home Farm, I have taught across the school from Reception to KS2. I am the Designated Safeguarding Lead for the school and have been the school's SENDCo since 2014.

Karina Walker

My name is Karina Walker. I started at Home Farm as an NQT 6 years ago and have taught from Reception all the way through to UKS2, I am currently teaching in Year 6. I am currently the History Coordinator at Home Farm as well as the school’s Curriculum Lead. I support the SENDco with our wellbeing and mental health initiative as well as taking a lead with Pupil Voice.

Louise Hurley

My name is Louise Hurley and I am the Local Authority Governor at Home Farm. I live in the local area and have a son who attends the school.

I currently work as a School Business Manager in a Primary School and have 23 years' experience of working in primary education. Over the years I have served on other Governing Bodies. As a school governor I am keen to make sure that all pupils have a positive experience and achieve their full potential. I am excited to be part of the Home Farm family involved in key decision making to ensure that all stakeholders grow and flourish.

Carolyn Jowett

I am a retired teacher who lives locally. I volunteer at University of Bradford, as a Friend of Westwood Park, a Friend of  Littlemoor Park and the children and community coordinator at Queensbury Life Church. 

Chantelle Dunbar

My name is Chantelle Dunbar and I became one of the Parent Governors at Home Farm Primary at the end of 2020. Seeing the way the staff run the school and the way they handled the initial lockdown made me want to be involved more within the school.

I have 3 children, 1 of which still attend Home Farm. Having been part of the Home Farm community for almost 10 years, I believe I’ve seen and been involved with lots at this school, for me to be able to fulfil the role to the best of my ability.

Having just completed my SEND and Psychology Diplomas. I have a lot of interest within these areas at Home Farm, however I’m looking forward to getting to know all aspects of the schools running.

I’m excited to be apart of the team and seeing where Home Farm goes in years to come.

Hannah Brooksbank

My name is Hannah Brooksbank, I became a Parent Governor at Home Farm in September 2022. I live locally and my son attends the school, he is currently in Yr4.

I was impressed with Home Farm right from the beginning, in particular the way things always seemed to run smoothly - so when the opportunity came up to be part of the governing body, I was enthusiastic to take the challenge!

I am passionate about creating an environment where each child can thrive, where learning is fun for the children and where they can grow to be the best person they can be.

I am enjoying working with the governing body and the staff as we strive to achieve the goals set out for us & the plan for the school's continuing success!


Sally Hughes - Clark to the Governors

I am a mother of one and a naturalised British Citizen. I've been living in Hebden Bridge for 15 years, and this is the longest I have ever spent living in the same town. Despite the rain, I love it here. I served as a parent governor several years ago and find governance interesting and useful work. I value any activity that benefits children, because they really are the future. When I am not working, I can be found out and about with the Scouts.

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