Meet Milefield's Governing Body

Our Governing Body does not use committees, all decisions are taken to the full governing body.
Your current Governing Body consists of:
Chair of Governors: Mrs. Jeanette Fewster

I was elected as Chair of Governors 31st January 2018.I am involved in school as much as I can and since my retirement four years ago I like to help some of our younger children with their reading skills with the result that I am now a big fan of Chip, Kipper, Biff and Floppy the dog and all their adventures! In my working life I was a civil servant for thirty four years but have also worked at "Mr Kipling" and spent time as a dental nurse. I am a season ticket holder at Barnsley Football Club and when I am not at Oakwell I like to read, go walking and do a bit of travelling.


Mrs Fewster is responsible for: Teaching and learning; E-Safety; Safeguarding; Behaviour and Equality Duty. Mrs Fewster is also attends SISG meetings.

Mrs Fewster has no business interests registered.

Vice Chair of Governors: Vacant
Parent Governor: Mrs Donna Selwood

My name is Donna Selwood and I’m the parent governor at Milefield Primary School , im a retired foster carer and I have 3 children who attend Milefield , I enjoy listening to music and quality time with my family ( husband Gary , 18 year old daughter Molly , Logan , Marcie ,John and Bobby our dog.


Mrs Selwood is responsible for: Parent view questionnaires; PTFA.

Mrs Selwood has no business interests registered.


Parent Governor: Vacancy


Staff Governor/Acting Headteacher: Mrs Karen Trickett

Mrs Trickett became Acting Head when Ms Murray began Maternity Leave in September 2017.

Mrs Trickett is responsible for teaching and learning, staffing, safeguarding, behaviour, wellbeing, e-safety and Equality Duty.

Mrs Trickett is married to our school music teacher, Mr Trickett. She has no other interests registered.


Staff Governor: Mrs. Sue King 

Mrs King works in the office at Milefield Primary School.

I have been a Governor at Milefield for over 20 years and have worked here since it opened. I love it and see it as part of me. I enjoy reading and crosswords and an occasional game of bingo with my friends. My passion is the east coast and I travel there as often as I can but my most favourite thing in my life is my family especially my four grandchildren who I love more than anything. 

Mrs King has no registered business interests.

Associate Governor: Mr. James McClure

I became Deputy Headteacher of Milefield Primary in September 2017. I studied Primary teaching and ICT for 4 years at York St. John University and graduated in 2008. I then started my career at Churchfield Primary School in Cudworth where I worked for six years. In these six years I worked with Y3/4, Y2 and Y5/6. I also led computing and Maths across the school. I then moved to Wakefield Greenhill Primary School as an assistant headteacher where I was the SENCO and Literacy lead for 2 years. Following this time, I went to Australia and New Zealand travelling in a 6 month career break. When I returned home, I went back to Wakefield to be a class teacher for 6 months before securing the position I am in now.

I love to visit the cinema and love nothing more than spending time with family and friends in my own time. 

Mr McClure is responsible for: Teaching and learning, assessment, online safety, computing, behaviour and safeguarding.

Mr McClure has no registered business interests.

Co opted Governor: Pastor Joy Gasgoine

I’ve lived and worked in Grimethorpe for many years, and remain committed to seeing new development and progress right across Barnsley. I’ve been involved in a number of local schools but also travelled to Eastern Europe, India, Africa and USA in the course of my work. I have little spare time but could happily take up eating chocolate as a hobby!

Pastor Joy has no registered business interests.
Co opted Governor: Mr. Terry Haynes
Mr Haynes has no registered business interests.


Co-opted Governor: Miss Sara Barnett

Miss Barnett is responsible for: Teaching and Learning and assessment.
Miss Barnett has no registered business interests.
The Governors are also supported by a Clerk to the governing body provided by the Local Authority.
The Governing Body Constitution requires that the Governing Body of the school be made up as follows:

x 3 Parent Governors (elected from the school parental population)

x2 Staff Governors

x3 Co-opted Governors

x1 Local Authority (Barnsley Metropolitan Council appointed) Governors

We currently have the following positions vacant on our Governing Body:
Parent Governors (x2)  
If you are interested in applying to join our Governing Body please click here.
Alternatively, you can speak to Mrs King in the school office Monday-Wednesday.