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:

  • Mr Kevin Fox - a local resident; currently works for the local authority
  • Mrs Maya Houssen
  • Mrs Angela Eldridge (Chair of Governors) - parent of child in Year 5; works for the NHS

Parent Governors:

  • Mr Keith Tanner - parent of child in Year 6;  works for the National Offender Management Service
  • Mrs Swati Lulla - parent of child in Year 6 and Year 3; 6 years experience in Banking and 2 years in Interior Design

Staff Governor:

  • Mrs Isla Carlin - 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?

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

Keith Tanner Parent 18/04/2017 to 17/04/2021 None No No
Keven Fox Co-opted 13/12/17 to 12/12/21  None No No
Maya Houssen Co-opted 12/12/2018 to 11/12/2022 None No No
Swati Lulla Parent 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
           
Governors that have left          
Linda Lancaster Staff

12/02/14 to 11/02/18

Member of staff No No

 

 

Name

This governor serves on the following committees

Attendance rate for

2017- 2018

Details of any position of responsibility held

Does this governor have voting rights?

Angela Eldridge

Resources

100%

Chair of Governors

Yes

Curriculum

100%

 

Yes

MGB 100%   Yes

Claire Clark

Resources

100%

 

Yes

Curriculum

100%

 

Yes

MGB 100%   Yes

Linda Lancaster

Resources

66%

 

Yes

Curriculum

66%

 

Yes

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

Yes

Curriculum  100%   Yes
MGB  100%   Yes

 

Keith Tanner

 

Resources

 100% Chair of Curriculum committee

 

Yes

 Curriculum   100%   

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.