We, the Governors of St Barnabas CE Primary School, are actively involved in the life and work of the school. We support the activities which are happening at St Barnabas as well as providing challenge to enable the school to move forward; recognising achievements and evaluating progress.
The role of the governing body is to help the school provide the best possible education for all of our pupils, and to ensure the school meets all its statutory obligations.
The Governing Body at St Barnabas is made up of: three foundation (church) governors; three parent governors; one local authority governor; one staff governor; five co-opted governors and the Headteacher. There are currently 2 vacancies: one for a parent governor and one for the ex-officio foundation governor. If you are interested in becoming a governor, please contact school.
Mr Mike Grant – LA Governor (Chair) – Health and Safety Link Governor
Mr Brian Lennon- Parent Governor (Vice Chair)
Dr Kathryn Mackay-Roberts- Foundation Governor – Safeguarding Link Governor
Mrs Anne Williamson – Foundation Governor – SEND Link Governor
Vacancy – Foundation Governor ex-officio
Dr Jessica Gilmour – Parent Governor
Mr Jo Patton – Parent Governor – Website Link Governor
Mrs Lorna Longman – Co-opted Governor
Ms Helen de Saram – Co-opted Governor
Mrs Ann Rawlinson – Co-opted Governor – English Link Governor
Mr Robert Adamson – Co-opted Governor
Mr Martin Cumming – Staff Governor – School SENDCo
Mrs Andrea Mann– Co-opted Staff Governor
Miss Karen Boardman – Headteacher
Register of Governors Business Interests (click to view)
Being a Parent Governor
Click here to find out more about the role of a Parent Governor
Governors carry out a range of activities to enable them to have a good understanding of how the school is progressing and to ensure that the school meets it’s statutory obligations.
All governors are encouraged to attend the annual ‘Monitoring Morning or Afternoon’. During this visit, governors have the opportunity to spend time in lessons and talk to pupils about different aspects of school for example behaviour and learning.
Governors have specific ‘link roles’ linked to subjects (e.g. Maths, English) or area (e.g. Safeguarding, SEN) . These governors meet with the relevant member of staff leading this area several times each year. They discuss plans and developments in these specific areas. Governors may also inspect documents such as health and safety checks and reports.
In addition, each year group has a link governor. This governor visits the class and discusses progress and specific strategies that are in place to support learning with the class teacher and teaching assistant.
Attendance at Meetings
Registers of attendance at meetings can be viewed below