The Governing Body

Barns Green Primary School has a dedicated voluntary Governing Body that oversees the management side of the school: strategy, policy, budgeting and staffing. We’re dedicated to helping our school run as effectively as possible, working alongside senior leaders and supporting teachers to provide excellent education to children.

You can find out more about who our Governors are on our Meet the Governors page.

Instrument of Governance

Instrument of Governance

Terms of reference

Governance: terms of reference

Circle of Governance

At the end of 2020, we changed from a committee structure to a ‘Circle of Governance’ – where the governing body works as a ‘whole team’ without any committees. Each governor is given special responsibility for a specific area of importance.
We reviewed and updated these roles at the Full Governing Body Meeting on 23 November 2023, for Barns Green we have the following roles and responsibilities:

  • Chair of Governors – Tom Plowman
  • Vice Chair of Governors – Rob MacDonald
  • Clerk to Governors – Gemma Lovegrove
  • Health & Safety Governor – Rob MacDonald and Tom Bouet
  • Teaching and learning link Governor, including Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), Children Looked After (CLA), Pupil Premium (PP) and School Sports Premium – Dawn Martin, Sue Whittle, Tom Bouet and Adam Rood
  • Safeguarding link Governor, including attendance – Rob MacDonald, Simon Gale (Cyber Safety) and Dawn Martin (Safeguarding Curriculum)
  • Communication, Website including link Governor – Victoria Baxter and Adam Rood
  • Early Careers Teacher (ECT) Governor – Sue Whittle
  • Staff Well-being Governors (Job description under review) – Victoria Baxter and Tom Bouet
  • Finance Panel – Alex Nicholson, Simon Gale and Rob MacDonald
  • Headteachers Performance Management Panel (HTPM)– Dawn Martin, Sue Whittle and Victoria Baxter
  • Pay Panel – Tom Plowman, Simon Gale and Tom Bouet

2022/2023 Governance Board details and attendance record

You can find further information about each governor here. Details include:

  • Governor names
  • Date of appointment
  • Term of office
  • Who appointed them
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions
  • Material interests arising from relationships between governors, or relationships between governors and school staff
  • Attendance record to governing body meetings for 22/23 academic year.

Governor termly newsletters

Other important documents