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Barrington Primary School

"Supporting each other to achieve together"

Governors

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:

  • Miss Kelly Maxwell - Kelly has worked in education internationally including time in Fiji, the Philippines and most recently in Singapore.  Having returned  home, Kelly is currently Vice Principal of Teaching and Learning at a comprehensive school in Kent.
  • Mrs Komal Versani - Komal is currently a solicitor with the Crown Prosecution Service.  She has previous experience with the Metropolitan Police and has been a visiting lecture for a London University.

Parent Governors:

  • Mr Scott Wilkins - (Chair of Governors) parent of a child in Year 5; works as an engineer in Post 16 education and works for the City and Guilds group
  • Ms Jennie Trevillion - having been a teacher and senior leader in a Bexley Primary School for 16 years, Jennie now leads development programs for teachers and leaders at different stages of their careers in Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich's designated teaching school hub.

Staff Governor:

  • Mrs Isla Carlin - employed as the Deputy Head and Year 2 teacher at Barrington (Maternity Leave)
  • Miss Jeni Haycock - employed as acting Head Teacher and Year 6 class teacher at Barrington
  • Mrs Clair Richardson - employed as the Office Manager at Barrington

 Local Governing Body Information 2023- 2024

Please click the link here to view the local governing body information for 2023-2024.

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.

Local Governing Body Attendance 2022 - 2023

Please click the link here for information on the Local Governing Body attendance for 2022- 2023.

 

Below is the Governors' SEND statement:

Governors' SEND Statement