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Barnacre Road

Primary School

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Governing Body

Rupert Swarbrick
Chair of Governors  (

Simon Wallis
Headteacher  (


Staffing & Curriculum Committee

Howard Roscoe

Marion Smith

David Urie

Ruth Burton

Cheryl Fell

Jane Green

Mark Eccles


Finance & Premises Committee

David Barber

Jane Turner

Stephen Eccles

Jackie Eccles

Steven Clash

Bethan Wilson

Mungo Gilchrist




Be a Governor

School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education.


What Governors do

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors are key to appointing staff within the school. Barnacre Road Primary School is a Foundation School which is funded by central government but in which the Governing Body employs the staff and owns the school and school grounds. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is the governors who work with the headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources. 


Who can become a governor?

Almost anyone over 18 years of age can become a governor. There are no particular qualifications or requirements, other than a willingness to give time to the role and a capacity for working with other people.


Barnacre Road is a state funded Foundation school.

Like all state schools we have different categories of governor:

  • parent
  • staff
  • foundation
  • partnership
  • local authority
  • co-opted

The type of governor you may become depends on your situation; however all governors have the same roles and responsibilities once part of the governing board.


How do I become a governor?

If you are interested in becoming a school governor at Barnacre Road  please contact Mr Wallis at school (01772 783555)


Governing Body Meetings

At Barnacre Road new Governors are allocated a position on a committee (either Finance and Premises or Staffing and Curriculum) which meet once a term before the Full Governing Body meeting when all Governors attend.

The dates of Governors meetings can be found on the termly diary dates section of the website or are available from the school office. (01772 783555)