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Moorfield Primary School Governors Page


All schools have a Governing Body, which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. They work in close partnership with the Head teacher, staff and the Local Authority. They bring a range of interests, knowledge and skills to the school and they all work in a voluntary capacity. Governors give their service voluntarily and no formal qualifications are necessary although there are eligibility criteria.  

Whilst the Head teacher is responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are frequently involved with such things as: ensuring pupil premium funding is allocated effectively to close the gaps leading to accelerated progress and raised attainment; staffing; curriculum; health and safety; safeguarding; school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives. The Governing Body works as a team with shared responsibilities. 


The Governors


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​Name ​Position ​Category​ Appointment Date & Appointed by
Jayne Freeman Evans ​Chair ​Parent ​Nov 2013 - Governing Body ​EGC
Sarah Payne resigned​​​Parent​Nov 2013 - Governing Body​Resigned  14/09/2017
​Michael Tranter ​Governor ​LA ​July 2015 - Governing Body ​EGC/Health and Safety
​Andrew Hutchinson ​Vice Chair ​Co-opted ​Nov 2013 - Governing Body ​EGC
​Brian Duthie ​Governor ​Parent ​Nov 2013 - Governing Body
​Claire Rees ​Governor ​Staff ​Nov 2013 - Governing Body EGC​
​Ian Bussey ​Headteacher ​Headteacher ​Sept 2014 Governor by virtue of post ​EGC
Richard Rawcliffe ​Governor ​Partnership ​July 2015 - Governing Body Resigned 14/07/2018
Rhiannon Price Resigned​GovernorParent​Sept 2015 - Governing Body​Resigned 31/08/2017
​Claire Lindsay ​Governor ​Parent ​June 2016 - Parent election
​Sarah Gardiner ​Governor ​Partnership ​Sept 2017 - Governing Body


EGC is the Executive Governance Committee which meets regularly during the school year.  Governors with responsibility for Finance and Health and Safety are invited to attend these meetings when their specific resource is needed.  These appointments are based on the NGA skills audit which is completed every year and the EGC has been formed to ensure efficient deployment of time and resources for both the Governors and the school staff.

Sue Hedges is Clerk to Governors and also sits on the Finance committee due to her position in school as School Business Manager and responsibility in managing the school budget.


​Name ​Role ​Profile
Jayne Freeman Evans
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Chair of Governors
I have been a member of Moorfield School Governing Body for a period of 7 years and for the previous 12 months have been appointed by the Governing Body  as Chair of Governors, a role which I take extremely seriously. The Governing Body has high expectations of everyone involved with the school. The children are at the centre of these expectations; developing in a culture engendering high aspirations and equality for all. I also chair the Executive Governance Committee, Finance Committee and Health and Safety Committee.
For over  25 years my professional career was in Environmental Health, gaining experience ranging from Food Hygiene to Health and Safety to Pollution Control and Licensing Enforcement, all areas in which I have been able to provide advice to the school. Three years ago I took a career change and attained a PGCE in Primary Education and currently work in the education field in Staffordshire.
I am a committed individual who will do all I can to help Moorfield be the best it can be.





 Brian Duthie
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​​Parent Governor
I am married, with three children, the youngest attends Moorfield, my eldest is at University and middle at Newport Girls High. I currently sit on the Disciplinary Committee. I wanted to become a School Governor in order to become more involved with the school and to be able to contribute to the running of what I believe is an excellent school. I am looking forward to becoming involved in the monitoring of the School Development Plan . Away from school I am  a geotechnical engineer and director of an engineering consultancy in Newport.

Andrew Hutchinson


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​Co-opted Governor
I am married with a daughter who was educated at Moorfield Primary and first became involved with the governing body whilst undertaking the role of ‘Link’ governor with Church Aston Infants School. I have worked in education for just under twenty years. This has included time as a primary school teacher, Key Stage Two Co-ordinator, ICT Advisory Teacher and Educational Researcher. I am currently a Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Wolverhampton where I work in initial teacher training. Many of my trainees are based in schools in and around Newport and our team actively supports partner schools such as Moorfield through membership of the governing body and through other organised activities. 
Ian Bussey 

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​I originally started at Moorfield Primary as the Deputy Headteacher in 2012 and since 2014 I have been the Headteacher.

I love working at Moorfield and feel immensely privileged to lead such a successful and happy organisation.  A particular strength of the school is the excellent relationships that we have between our pupils and the staff.  These effective relationships also extend to our parents, the governing body amd the wider community.  With all of these stakeholders working together , we are able to create the impetus to continually improve and prepare children for their next step in life.


Claire Rees

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​Staff Governor
I have been a teacher at Moorfield primary School since 2005.  During my time here I have taught across the school in both Key Stage 1 and 2.  I spent a long time teaching in Reception class and am now the Year 2 teacher.  I thoroughly enjoy my role in school which is to  lead and manage the Early Years and Key Stage 1 area of the school. In addition to my teaching role I am also Science co-ordinator.   
Prior to teaching I studied English Language at Bangor University before completing a PGCE at the University of Manchester.
Outside of school life I enjoy spending time with family and friends, watching films and shopping for new shoes!




Claire Lindsay



​Parent Governor

​I am married with 2 children and both are at Moorfield.  I am a neuro physiotherapist working in outpatients of Princess Royal Hospital.

I became a Parent Governor in May 2016.  I wanted to become a Governor to develop my understanding of the education process and to be involved in my children's development  whilst at Moorfield.

I look forward to maintaining and improving further the high standards the school achieves for all the children.

​Michael Tranter



​LA Appointed






I currently work at Birmingham City University as a Senior Lecturer in Education in Early Years and Primary English. As part of this role I support student teachers in their academic studies as well as on school placements. I have also worked at the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), leading professional development courses for teachers, teaching assistants and parents on all aspects of best practice in English teaching. Despite recently holding the position of Deputy Head at a school in Albrighton, most of my teaching career has been located in London where I taught across the primary phases, qualified as a Reading Recovery teacher and lead the English provision across the school.