Our Governors are a group of volunteers which include parents, staff and members of the local community. Their main role is to promote ongoing improvements in standards throughout the school. They support the Head Teacher and staff in identifying and planning the school’s long-term direction and they monitor and evaluate progress. They also help to set the school’s aims and values and are responsible for staff appointments, including the Head Teacher. Many of their responsibilities carry a statutory requirement, which means they are obliged by law to do certain things, such as agree the annual budget.
Everything our Governors do is in the best interests of our pupils and the wider community. We want our children to thrive and achieve their full potential and ensure that our children learn in a safe and friendly environment. There is one Full Governing Body meeting and two subcommittee meetings (Personnel & Curriculum and Finance) per term.
Our Governors are:
Chair of Governors: Mr W Ward (Community) Vice Chair: Ms N Parr (LA) Head Teacher: Miss Theresa Smith
LA Representatives: Adele Lassu
Staff Representative: Mrs Stella Robinson Co-opted: Mrs R Darrington, Mr D Cooper Parent Representatives: Ms N Cole and Mrs A Lee
All Governors can be contacted via the school or via Mr Jeremy Ward, Clerk to Governing Body Education Offices, Berneslai Close, Barnsley S70 2HS Telephone: 01226 773500
See below for details of our governors, including their relevant business interests etc.