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Governors Information and Duties


School governors are members of the school's Governing Body. They have responsibility for raising school standards through their three key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and monitoring & evaluating school performance.

The governors have three committees:

The committees and Full Governing Body meet at regular intervals through the school year.

Members of the Senior Leadership Team also attend committee and Full Governors’ meetings and the governors may invite any other person to attend their meetings where there is a clear rationale and purpose for their attendance. For example report to governors on specific areas.


The normal channels for parent consultation with school are through the Headteacher or their representative, although in most cases parents should contact the Form Tutor or Head of House in the first instance. Governors can make themselves available for consultation with parents if required but it is normally advisable to ensure that matters requiring the attention of the governors are first taken up through normal channels within the school.


Governors details and register of interest can be found in the featured content.

Clerk to the governors: Mrs D Board

Jo Lawson

Co-opted Governor (Chair of Governors)

Richard Parnham

Co-opted Governor (Vice chair of Governors)

Mai-Britt Cooper

Co-opted Governor

Paul Seymour

Co-opted Governor

Alan Smallwood

Co-opted Governor

Sue Sheffield

LA Governor

Mary Patrick

Co-opted Governor

Mohammed Ashraf

Co-opted Governor

Jane Gibson

Staff Governor

Graham Bunting

Parent Governor

Jamie Crofts

Co-opted Governor

Chris Lawson

Co-opted Governor

'Governors have a detailed knowledge of the school and are able to identify the current priorities for improvement'

'Governors have ensured sound financial management and effectively monitor health and safety'.

Ofsted - January 2018

Governor Details and register of interests
Barnwell Governors Calendar of Meetings 2020 2021 website
Summer Show 2019 - Chicago
Jay Peak 2019
Sorrento 2019