Our Governors

The role of the Governing Body is to assist with the strategic development of the school and to ensure accountability.

Our School governors have a varied and important role in helping the school run effectively. They have 3 core functions:

  • Planning the strategic direction of the school
  • Overseeing financial performance of the school and ensuring money is well spent
  • Holding the headteacher or school leadership to account

The governor role is strategic rather than operational. Governors don’t get involved with the day to day running of a school, instead supporting and challenging the school’s leadership team to drive school improvement.

They do not deal with day-to-day management issues as this is the job of the Headteacher. The Governing Body is made up of representatives from the parents, the staff, the local authority, the church and the parishes.

The governing body has two sub committees: The Education Committee and The Business Committee.
 
The two documents below explain the role the two committees have in supporting the work of the school.
 
Helen Cobley (Co-Opted Governor & Chair)
chair@barrington.cambs.sch.uk

LA Governor
Member of Education and Business Committee.
Governor with responsibility for Mental Health and Well-being
Helen sits on the head teacher's Performance Management Panel.
Declaration of pecuniary interest (including governance roles in other educational institutions) : None.
Date of Appointment (Term of Office): 13th July 2021 (4 years). Appointed by the Governing Body.
 
Gill Davies (Head Teacher)
(head@barrington.cambs.sch.uk)

Member of The Education and Business Committees.
Declaration of pecuniary interest (including governance roles in other educational institutions): None.
Date of Appointment (Term of Office): 1st January 2016 (n.a.).

 

Sharon Isaacs (Co-Vice Chair)

 Co-opted Governor

Member of the Education Committee

Declaration of pecuniary interest (including governance roles in other educational institutions): None.

Date of Appointment (Term of Office): 3rd April 2021 (4 years). Appointed by the Governing Body.

 
Nicky Rushton (Co-Vice Chair)
 
Parent Governor (elected)
Member of the Education and Business Committees
Designated governor for SEND and Pupil Premium.
Member of the Head teachers performance management panel
Date of Appointment (Term of Office): 12th January 2021 (4 years). Appointed by the Governing Body.
 
Simon Lake (Foundation Governor, Chair of Business Committee)

Foundation governor
Chair of The Business Committee.
Declaration of pecuniary interest (including governance roles in other educational institutions): None.
Date of Appointment (Term of Office): 1st September 2020 (4 years). Appointed by the PCC.
 
Rev. Felicity Couch (Chair of Education Committee) 
 

Foundation Governor

Chair of the Education Committee

Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding

Declaration of pecuniary interest (including governance roles in other educational institutions): Governor at Petersfield C of E Primary
Date of Appointment (Term of Office): 1st June 2020 4 years Ex Officio Governor

 

Stephanie Klöckner (Parent Governor)

Stephanie is the designated governor for Remote Learning. She sits on the head teacher's Performance Management Panel.

Declaration of pecuniary interest (including governance roles in other educational institutions): None.

Date of Appointment (Term of Office): 3rd April 2019. Appointed by the Governing Body.

 

Mike Richards – (Foundation Governor)

Member of The Business Committee.

Designated governor for Health and Safety
Declaration of pecuniary interest (including governance roles in other educational institutions): None.
Date of Appointment Feb 2019.  4 years. Foundation Governor. Appointed by the PCC.

 
Andrea Avant (Staff Governor)
 
Member of the Education Committee
Declaration of pecuniary interest (including governance roles in other educational institutions): None.
Date of Appointment 1st September 2018 . Staff Governor
 
Sara Allen (Parent Governor)
 
Parent Governor (no election)
Date of Appointment (Term of Office): 27th January 2022 (4 years). Appointed by the Governing Body.
 
Governors who have recently stepped down
 
Rowena Gardiner (Parent Governor)
 
Member of the Education Committees
Member of the Head teachers performance management panel
Date of Appointment (Term of Office):  September 2017 to 30th August 2021 (4 years). Appointed by the Governing Body.
 
 
Michael Todd (Co-opted Governor)

Member of The Business Committee.
Date of Appointment (Term of Office): 30th April 2021 to March 2022 (4 years). Appointed by the Governing Body
 
We are grateful for the contribution made by Simon Cobby  (2012 to 2020), Chriss Baynes (2017 to 2020)  Sarah Holdgate  (2019-2020) and Rowena Gardiner (2016-2021) who have recently stepped down from their role as governors.
 
Governor Vacancy. 
We currently have a vacancy for a co-opted governor.  The position is open any member of our community who has an interested in taking an active role on the governing body.  
 
If you would like further information please contact Helen Cobley - chair@barrington.camb.sch.uk
 
Governors are subject to a DBS check before appointment.