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Barnes Farm Infant School

Barnes Farm Infant School

Building Futures, Inspiring Success


The Board of Govenors is made up of the Head Teacher, a member of staff, parents, one person appointed by the Local Authority, and representatives of the local community.  They meet at least once a term as a full Governing Body, as well as in committee meetings.

What are their responsibilities?

  • They decide, with the Head Teacher, the aims and policies of the school and how the standards of education can be improved.

  • They decide in general terms, how the school should be run.  The Head Teacher is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school.

  • With the Head Teacher and staff, governors help to draw up the School Development Plan.

  • They help, with the Head Teacher and the Local Authority, to decide how to spend the school budget.

  • They make sure that the national Curriculum, Foundation Stage Curriculum and Religious Education curriculum are taught appropriately, and that the school reports on children’s attainment within this.

  • They select the Head Teacher and Deputy Heads.

  • They assist in appointing other new staff.

  • They act as a link between the school and the local community.

  • They draw up an action plan after an Ofsted inspection, and make sure that it is put into place.

Individual governors have no power: the Governing Body acts together.


January 2017

  • Roger Blundell- Chair of Governors- Co-opted Governor
  • Heidi Hards- Vice Chair of Governors- Parent Governor
  • Ana Johnson- Parent Governor 
  • Rebecca Pascoe-Youell- Co-opted Governor
  • Claire Illinessi- Co-opted Governor
  • Vallerie Bellamy- Local Authority Governor
  • Susannah Wookey- Co-opted Governor
  • James Russell- Co-opted Governor
  • Kate Sutton- Co-opted Governor
  • Victoria Walker - Head teacher
  • Lindsay Tydeman - Staff Governor

Please click on the tabs to find out more about our governors. 

Meetings for the academic year are as follows:

Autumn Term 2016    

Finance & Premises -10 November 2016 at 6.45pm  

Personnel & Pay -18 October 2016 at 6.45pm 

Curriculum & Pupil Related Matters -21 November 2016 @ 6.45pm

Full Governing Body -08 December 2016 at 6.45pm 

Spring Term 2017

Finance & Premises -23 February 2017 at 6.45pm 

Curriculum & Pupil Related Matters -09 February 2017 at 6.45pm  

Personnel (No Pay) ,-02 March 2017 at 6.45pm

Full Governing Body -23 March 2017 at 6.45pm 

Finance Budget Meeting -20 April 2017 at 6.45pm

FGB (Budget Ratification) -27 April 2017 at 6.45pm

Summer Term 2017

Finance & Premises -15 June 2017 at 6.45pm 

Curriculum & Pupil Related Matters -08 June 2017 at 6.45pm 

Personnel & Pay -22 June 2017 at 6.45pm

Full Governing Body -13 July 2017 at 6.45pm 

There is also further information attached below.