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School is closed for all pupils, apart from vulnerable children and the children of key workers, from the 5th January 2021. School will regularly update you on plans via Dojo and the news section of this website. Best wishes, Mr Farrington.

Welcome to Burford Primary and Nursery School

School is closed for all pupils, apart from vulnerable children and the children of key workers. School will regularly update you on plans via Class Dojo. Please see the 'Home Learning' page of this website for updates regarding our remote learning curriculum offer, or copy this link into your browser to watch an explanatory video:

Governance and Transform links

Welcome to the Governors' section. This page will tell you about each governor and how they help the school. It also contains key documents, such as the current School Development Plan, which will help you to understand what the school is working towards. 


Our governing body is made up of the members below:


Rob Denzel - Chair of Governors and Community governor. Rob is also responsible for safeguarding.

Lisa Vann - Vice Chair of Governors and Transform Trust representative.

Tom Preston - Community Governor. 

Sally Overton - Co-Opted Governor

Karen Coker - Co-opted Governor

Shaun Farrington - Headteacher

Tammy McGowan - Parent Governor

Heather Chapleo - DHT



All governors serve on the governing body for a period of three years. Governors can be reappointed for a further three years after this initial period is over. All our governors have declared they do not have a business or pecuniary interest that prevents them sitting on the governing body.


Burford's Headteacher is also a governor at Robert Shaw Primary, Nottingham. Karen Coker is Headteacher at Robert Shaw. 


We hold a termly full governing body meeting. We also hold a termly Strategic Development and Pupils and Personnel committee meeting as well as a Finance and General Purposes Committee. Should you require a copy of any of these papers please ask at the school office.  


The correspondence address for the Chair of Governors is the school address. 

Burford's register of pecuniary interests and term of office

Should you wish to view the business and pecuniary interests register for all schools in Transform Trust, please follow the link below:



Should you wish to view Burford's Scheme of Delegation, please follow the link below:



Useful links:


For detailed information about Transform, please go to


Please find below a link to the other schools within the Transform Trust:


Scheme of delegations link


Audited accounts for 2017/2018


Audited Accounts of previous years


Articles of Association Link


Finance Policy Handbook


Master Funding Agreement


Names of Charity Trustees and Members


Supplementary Funding Agreement


Transform Trust Terms of Reference:


Transform Trust Governor Attendance Logs:


Transform Trust Memorandum of Understanding