School Governance

Welcome to the Governor section of the website

School governance is a very important role. The Governors of a school set the agenda and agree the priorities for the management to act upon. The Governors decide how money should be spent, and on what resources, and they check to see if they are getting good value for money from teaching and non-teaching staff.

Mike Greenfield is the Chair of Governors for Ash Croft and Cottons Farm Primary Federation. He writes:

As governors we are legally responsible for the day to day running of the school and important aspects of school life, such as the safeguarding of children and health and safety.

As Governors we are tasked with driving the school forward to become better, by analysing trends and data, and by working with our Executive Head and Heads of School to set goals that improve outcomes.

We are responsible for the Performance Management of our senior leadership team.

All, of this takes time and commitment. We work hard to ensure that we are up-to-date with the latest developments in school governance and with directives from the Department for Education.

At Ash Croft and Cottons Farm Primary Federation the Governors want the very best education for every child. This is more than just an ideal.

At the moment we have the following structure.

If you would like to offer your time and energy as a School Governor please contact Mike Greenfield:


Tel: 07828594968

If you would like to chat about an issue relating to school then please also contact Mike Greenfield.

Contact details as above.

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Ashcroft School

Mrs E Mills/Mr J Heer

01332 764160

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs M Ubhie

SENCO Contact: Mrs S Brown

Mrs M Ubhie

Cottons Farm

Mrs J Hackett/Mrs P Syed

01332 771370

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Miss D Donnelly

SENCO Contact: Mrs Hadfield

Mrs D Donnelly

Ash Croft Primary School

Deepdale Lane,

Derby, DE24 3HF

01332 764 160

Mrs E Mills

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Sheridan Street,

Derby, DE24 9HG

01332 771 370

Mrs J Hackett

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