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 have a Local Authority Governor appointed by Bexley. The LA Governor does not work for the LA but lives or works locally and is interested in supporting a local school. LA governors bring different perspectives to the governing body.
  4. 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:

  • Mr Kevin Fox - a local resident; currently works for the local authority

Parent Governors:

  • Mrs Angela Eldridge (Chair of Governors) - parent of child in Year 5; works for the NHS
  • Mr Keith Tanner- parent of child in Year 5;  works for the National Offender Management Service

Staff Governor:

  • Mrs Linda Lancaster - employed as Year 6 teacher at Barrington

 

 

Name

Party/Nominee

Term of office

Declared business interests

Governor of any other establishment?

Declared relationship with any school member?

Jane Orsborne

Co-opted

10/06/15 to 13/12/2017

None

No

No

Angela Eldridge

Parent

13/05/14 to 12/05/18

None

No

No

Claire Clark

Headteacher

From 15/04/13

Member of staff

No

No

Linda Lancaster

Staff

12/02/14 to 11/02/18

Member of staff

No

No

Keith Tanner Parent 18/04/2017 to 17/04/2021 None No No
Jenny Grant Staff 10/06/15 to 06/07/17

Member of staff

No  No
 Gemma Peters Co-opted 12/09/13 to 12/06/17 None  No   No
 Danita Hooker Co-opted 11/11/15 to      Feb '17 None No 

No

 Kevin Fox Co-opted  13/12/17 to 12/12/21   None No   No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name

This governor serves on the following committees

Attendance rate for

2016-17

Details of any position of responsibility held

Does this governor have voting rights?

Angela Eldridge

Resources

100%

Chair of Governors and Chair of Resources committee

Yes

Curriculum & Outcomes

100%

Yes

Claire Clark

Resources

100%

 

Yes

Curriculum & Outcomes

100%

 

Yes

Linda Lancaster

Resources

100%

 

Yes

Curriculum & Outcomes

100%

 

Yes

Kevin Fox Resources    

Yes

Curriculum & Outcomes     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.