Governing Body

The Role of Governors


The role of Governors covers three interwoven strands:


•  To take a largely strategic role in the running of the school

•  To act as a critical friend to the school

•  To ensure accountability of the governing body to the parents and of the headteacher to the governing body


The responsibilities and powers have to be exercised in partnership with the headteacher and staff.



Barnston’s Governing Body


Barnston Primary School is run by a Governing Body working with the headteacher, Mrs J Pearson and her senior management. We aim to ensure that pupils receive an excellent, all-round education. Members of the Governing Body are made up from teachers, parents and members of the local community.


We meet once a term for our full Governing Body meetings and all of our Governors are members of sub-committees, which deal with specific issues relating to Curriculum, Finance, Resources and Personnel. The sub-committees meet regularly and feed back to the full Governing Body. All of the governors perform their role on a voluntary basis.



Current list of Governors

Interested in becoming a Co-opted Governor?


As a Governor, you can make a valuable contribution to the life of the school and its community.


From time to time vacancies arise on the Governing Body for Co-opted Governors. The ideal candidate is someone with professional experience in an area such as Legal, Financial, HR, ICT, Marketing, Education.


An in-depth knowledge of education is not essential as training opportunities are available. What is important is the desire to use your professional experience for the benefit of the school and its pupils.


If you are interested, please apply in writing to the Chair of Governors at the school address:

Barnston Primary School

Sandham Grove

Barnston

Wirral

CH60 1XW


Name


Term of Office


Category


Appointed

By


Link

Governor

For:



Committees

Serving


Jill

Pearson


Headteacher


 Governor since 2009


Headteacher


Governing Body




Curriculum & Standards

Personnel and Pay

Finance

Premises H & S


David Higginbottom

(Chair of Governors

from Sept 2016)


04/10/2013 to 04/10/2017


Co-opted Governor


Governing Body

 


Finance (Vice-Chair)

Personnel and Pay

Premises H & S (Chair)


Dorothy

Atherton


29/09/2014 to 29/09/2018


Co-opted Governor


Governing Body




Curriculum and Standards
(Vice-Chair)


Emma

Nicholls



07/09/2015 to 07/09/2019


Co-opted Governor


Governing Body




Curriculum and Standards


Mike
Randall



Sept 2016 to Sept 2020


Co-opted Governor


Governing Body




Curriculum and Standards


Brenda McGlashan


Sept 2016 to Sept 2020


Co-opted Governor


Governing Body



Premises H & S


Tom
Mairs



Sept 2016 to Sept 2020


LEA

Governor


Local Authority




Finance
Premises H & S

(Vice Chair)



Laura

Bratherton



24/11/2014 to 24/11/2018


Parent

Governor


Parent Body




Curriculum and Standards (Chair)


Ailsa

Griffin

(Vice Chair)



10/06/2014 to 10/06/2018


Parent

Governor


Parent Body




Finance (Chair)


Anthony Hannaway



Sept 2016 to Sept 2020


Parent

Governor


Parent Body




Finance


Martin
Pipe



2016 to

2020


Staff

Governor


Staff




Finance


Richard

Dixon


n/a


Observer/

Deputy Head




Curriculum & Standards (observer)

Finance (observer)
Premises H & S (observer)

If you wish to contact any school governor it should be done through the Chair of Governors and any correspondence sent to the school office marked for the attention of the Chair of Governors.  Governors should not be contacted at their home addresses - please respect their privacy.

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