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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.


September 2019

  • Heidi Hards - Chair of Governors- Parent Governor
  • Rebecca Pascoe-Youell - Vice Chair of Governors - Co-opted Governor
  • Vallerie Bellamy- Local Authority Governor
  • Susannah Wookey- Co-opted Governor
  • Kate Sutton- Co-opted Governor
  • Z. Farmer - Head teacher
  • Emma Speller - Staff Governor
  • Elizabeth Keeley - Parent Governor
  • Kirsty Robinson - Staff Governor

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

Meetings for the academic year are as follows:

Autumn Term Thursday 26th September 2019 @ 6.45pm
  Thursday 24th October 2019 @ TBC (Pay Committee)
Spring Term Thursday 23rd January 2020 @ 6.45pm
Summer Term Thursday 14th May 2020 @ 6.45pm
  Thursday 11th June 2020 @ TBC (Ratify Budget)

Information regarding the Trustees and Members of Chelmsford Learning Partnership can be found on the CLP website: