The role and core functions of the school governor and governing bodies:


The role of the school governor is demanding but very rewarding. School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school's aims and policies. Follow this link to the latest Governance Handbook.


 The core functions of the governing body are:


 * ensuring that the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school are clearly defined;

 * ensuring that the headteacher performs his/her responsibilities for the educational performance of the


 * ensuring the sound, proper and effective use of the school’s financial resources.



Barnard Grove Primary School is a community school.


Our governing body is 'The governing body of Barnard Grove Primary School'. The Chair of Governors at   Barnard Grove is Mr. Michael Kay.


It consists of:


* Parent Governors (Mrs. Petrova Dixon, Mr. Paul Mason, Mrs. Laura Robson and Mrs. Joanne Wallace)

* Local Authority Governor (Mr. Robin Cook)

* Staff Governor (Ms Claire Hudson)

* Headteacher (Mr. Lee Walker)

* Co-opted Governors (Mr. Michael Kay, Mr. Barry Cox, Mr. Philip Hornsey, Mrs. Hilary Harmison and Mrs. Janine



When at full capacity, we have 14 governors in total (7 Co-opted, 4 Parent, 1 Local Authority, 1 Staff, 1 Headteacher).


Click here to find the register of business and pecuniary interests and click here to find the attendance record of governors for the last academic year.


This instrument of government came into effect on the 1st September 2016.

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