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Governor's Biographies

Barbara Arrandale MBE - Chair of Governors 

Born in London 1950. Trained as a PE teacher. Married in 1973, to a PE teacher! Two children. A son, a Major in the Army, and daughter, a senior teacher in a rural school in Leicestershire. After several years in the West Midlands, during which time my husband and I moved into Primary Education and completed BA degrees we moved to Hong Kong. Here I worked in the private education sector but we both continued our love of PE by running a very popular swimming club. After 9 years in Hong Kong we moved to Belize, Central America, to an MOD base with a very small school. We catered for the on-camp youngsters from Reception to Year 6 as well as enjoying the company of many expats from around the world, their youngsters attended as ‘fee payers’. During these 9 years we completed our Masters Degrees. Taking early retirement in 2003 we selected Chesterfield, and specifically Hasland, to settle back to U.K. after 18 years in the tropics. The last 19 years have been busy with our involvement in so many local community being a school Governor.


Helen Davies - Vice Chair of Governors

I am very proud to have been a school governor for 9 years. Over that period of time I have seen so many hard working staff, always doing their best for the children in the school.

My working background was in education and my training as a teacher was in Special Needs, teaching children of all ages in special schools and mainstream. I also taught in a school nursery for 7 years.

I have 2 grown up children and 4  grandchildren. I am so fortunate that since retiring 14 years ago, I have been able to carry out some of the care for the grandchildren.

I am grateful to the school for giving me the opportunity to work with the other governors to help the school achieve their aims and ambitions. I think I will always have an interest in education, whatever I am doing.


Caroline Huxford - Chair of the CLCL Committee

I have lived in and around Hasland for the past 20 years and have been lucky enough to see all 3 of my children attending Hasland Infant School.

I started as a parent governor and feel privileged to be part of this Governing Board supporting school to maintain the high standards of education provided, as well as ensuring that our pupils are happy, safe and secure.