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Barrington Primary School

"Supporting each other to achieve together"


Who are we?

  1. We have one Staff Governor who is employed by the school and elected to the governing body by staff. The staff governor represents the views of staff at Barrington at governing body meetings.  In addition, the Headteacher attends meetings as a member of the governing body.
  2. We have several Co-opted Governors who are appointed by the governing body either to represent the local community, or bring specific skills in shortage areas, such as Finance.
  3. We also have Parent Governors who are voted onto the governing body by other parents of children who attend the school. Parent governors play an important role in shaping the education and experience of their children at Barrington

Our Governors are

Headteacher Governor:

  • Mrs Claire Clark 

Co-opted Governors:

  • Mrs Maya Houssen
  • Mrs Dee Higham
  • Cllr John Davey
  • Mrs Toni Carter
  • Mrs Kelly Hudson

Parent Governors:

  • Mr Keith Tanner - (Chair of Governors) parent of child who came to Barrington;  works for the National Offender Management Service
  • Mrs Hannah Wilberforce - parent of children in Years 3 & 6; works as a Midwife for the NHS
  • Mr Scott Wilkins - parent of a child in Year 2

Staff Governor:

  • Mrs Isla Carlin - employed as Year 6 teacher at Barrington



Term of office

Declared business interests

Governor of any other establishment?

Declared relationship with any school member?

Claire Clark


From 15/04/13

Member of staff



Keith Tanner Parent 04/10/2019 to 31/03/2021 None No No
Maya Houssen Co-opted 12/12/2018 to 11/12/2022 None No No
Isla Carlin Staff 12/12/2018 to  11/12/2022 Member of staff No No
Dee Higham Co-opted 23/09/2019 to 22/09/2023 None Bedonwell Federation No
John Davey Co-opted 23/09/2019 to 22/09/2023 None Bedonwell Federation No
Toni Carter Co-opted 23/09/2019 to 22/09/2023 None Bedonwell Federation No
Kelly Hudson Co-opted 23/09/2019 to 22/09/2023 None Bedonwell Federation No
Hannah Wilberforce Parent 15/01/2020 to 14/01/2024 None No  No
Scott Wilkins Parent 15/01/2020 to 14/01/2024 None


Governors that have left          
Linda Lancaster Staff

12/02/14 to 11/02/18

Member of staff No



Angela Eldridge Parent 13/05/14 to 12/05/18 None No No
Kevin Fox   Co-opted 13/12/2017 to 04/10/2019  None  No No 
Swati Lulla Parent 12/12/2018 to 14/01/2020 None No No



This governor serves on the following committees

Attendance rate for

2018- 2019

Details of any position of responsibility held

Does this governor have voting rights?

Angela Eldridge



Chair of Governors






MGB 100%   Yes

Claire Clark









MGB 66%   Yes
Kevin Fox Resources  100% Chair of Resources committee


Curriculum  100%   Yes
MGB  100%   Yes


Keith Tanner



 66% Chair of Curriculum committee



 Curriculum   66%   


MGB 66%   Yes


Isla Carlin
Resources 66%   Yes
Curriculm 66%   Yes
MGB 66%   Yes


Maya Houssen

Resources 0%   Yes
Curriculum 33%   Yes
MGB 33%   Yes


Swati Lulla

Resources 100%   Yes
Curriculum 66%   Yes
MGB 66%   Yes

What do we do?

Governors make collective decisions as part of the Governing Body.

Our main purpose is to help raise the educational standards and performance of Barrington by supporting the work of the Headteacher and school staff. We ensure that the school runs effectively, that quality teaching and learning is happening across the school, that the budget is spent wisely and that Barrington provides good value for money.

We make strategic decisions on how the school is run and are answerable to parents, the wider community and most importantly the children who attend Barrington. We govern rather than manage giving direction and focus. The management of the school remains the responsibility of the Headteacher.

We are responsible for:

  1. Appointing the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher
  2. Managing the school's budget
  3. Determining aims, policies and priorities for Barrington
  4. Monitoring and evaluating the work of the school
  5. Ensuring high levels of attendance and good standards of pupil behaviour
  6. Ensuring that all children in the schools have access to a broad and balanced curriculum, suitable to age, aptitude and ability, which prepares them for adult life
  7. Ensuring the health and safety of pupils and staff

We meet 3 times annually, once each term. In addition to these full Governing Body meetings our committees also meet at least once a term. We have a 'Resources Committee', a 'Curriculum and Outcomes Committee' and a 'Pay & Strategy Committee'; the members discuss items in depth and make recommendations to the full governing body.

Please click here to view the meeting schedule for our current year.

Below is the Governors' SEND statement:

Governors' SEND Statement