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Governor pen portraits




Mrs Gill Fletcher

I have lived in Darrington since 1988 and I am a foundation governor representing Darrington church. I enjoy singing in the church choir, swimming, playing tennis and cycling.

My son attended Darrington School and I have served on the governing body previously.

Having recently taken early retirement from teaching in a secondary school, I am now in a position to make time to be part of a proactive governing body and look forward to meeting pupils, parents and staff during school hours as well out of school hours! As a member of the Standards and Pupils committee, I aim to work tirelessly to assist staff, parents and governors in ensuring that all pupils of Darrington School receive a world class education and move on to secondary school as happy, confident, resilient people with a lifelong love of learning.


Mrs Michelle Wraith

I am currently a co-opted governor having previously served four years as a parent governor. I am a part time Education Consultant, specialising in raising standards in writing. Prior to this I was a primary school teacher in Bradford and a member of the Senior Leadership Team.  I have done some occasional supply work in school over the last couple of years across all year groups. I have lived in Darrington for the last ten years and my son is currently in Year 5 whilst my eldest son has just started at Secondary school having been at Darrington for 7 enjoyable years.  Some of you may know me from my time running the local ‘mums and tots’ group a number of years ago now! I am buddy Governor to Team Meerkat, chair of the Pupils and Standards Committee and have responsibility for English, Maths and matters related to the ‘Governor Development Plan.’ For the past three years I have led the school council at Darrington which I have thoroughly enjoyed and found really rewarding.


Mr Ian Brown


Mrs Sybil Leach

I am a foundation governor representing Darrington Church and long time resident in the village.  I am a retired primary teacher.  I am married with two grown up children and three grand-daughters.   I am buddy Governor to team Tiger.

Mrs Paula Quinn


Mr Pete Batty