Our Governors

The Governing Body at Barningham Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School is responsible for decisions about the direction and future of the school. We consist of parents, carers, members of the community, and school staff; we all share a passion for our school, and strive to support our dedicated staff to provide the best possible education for our children in an environment where they can thrive. Our legal responsibilities are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school.
  • Recruitment of the Head Teacher, and holding them to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
  • To consider the impact of decisions made by the school on its stakeholders.

We meet as a whole governing body once a term. Our sub committees, which also meet termly, focus on separate topics such as Finance, Ethos and Learning and Achievement. These committees consist of governors with skills and experience in these areas. We also undertake regular training, and attend seminars, to ensure we have the knowledge to work with the challenges facing education.

We visit the school on a regular basis, supporting the Head Teacher as well as challenging their expectations. We monitor all subjects being taught in school as well as the School Development Plan, safeguarding, attendance and Special Educational needs. We also attend school performances, church services, parents evenings, sports days and many other events. These visits allow us to understand the school, which helps us to both celebrate successes and raise relevant questions about development priorities.

Should you want to learn more about the work of the governing body, please contact the Chair of Governors or the Head Teacher.

Our Governors

The total number of governors is eleven and we also have one associate governor. Currently our governors are: