St Barnabas C of E Primary School



Please follow the link below to find out about our finances, which is overseen by our governors.

Schools financial benchmarking service


Our governors are responsible for overseeing the management side of school: strategy, policy, budgeting and staffing. They enable school to run as effectively as possible, working alongside our leaders and supporting our teachers to provide an excellent education to our children.


Please find below details of how our governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each governor.


 Please click here to see information on our committees and the governors terms of reference. Governors attendance for 2021/2022 can be found here.



Type of Governor

Date of appointment

Term of office until

Areas of responsibility

Decelerations of business interests

Jason Gregory

Authority Governor

18th May 2022

18th May 2026

Safeguarding and Health and safety

Wife is employed by the school

Steve Nash


20th August 2021

Length of employment



Jenni Cousins

Staff governor

28th October 2020

27th October 2024

Anti- bullying


Farhana Patel

Parent governor

23rd November 2020

22nd November 2024



Anisa Sidat

Parent governor

23rd November 2020

22nd November 2024




Foundation governor






Foundation governor






Foundation governor





Divya Sharma

Co-opted Governor

 8th February 2023

7th February 2027 




Co-opted governor





Clerk to governors

Louise Flint

19th November 2021




A little bit about our governors: 


My name is Jason Gregory, I am the chair of governors at St Barnabas. I'm currently a foundation governor, previously a parent governor. I am the father of 5, all of whom attended St Barnabas. I have 28 years experience working in social work in differing roles. 

I work for Leicestershire County Council, Fostering & Placements Service as part of the Dedicated Placement Support Team.



Hi. I’m Jenni Cousins and I am a staff governor at St Barnabas. I was elected as a governor at the beginning of the Autumn term 2020. 

I started teaching at St Barnabas in August 2007 as a newly qualified teacher. I have worked across the school in different year groups, but have taught for a length of time in foundation stage. I have recently become the SENCo, and I am about to undertake my National SENCo award.  I am passionate about providing all children an inclusive and accessible curriculum, allowing them all the opportunity to flourish. I have a keen interest in music, especially singing. I have led the school choir for many years and have provided some exciting singing experiences for the children.

Away from school I have three boys who like to keep me very busy! I am currently refreshing my musical instrument playing skills by relearning to play the flute and piano.



I am a mum of 4 and currently have 3 daughters at the school. I run a business in the events industry which allows me to have greater flexibility to pursue the role of parent governor. 


Growing up, I attended St. Barnabas school, as have many members of my family. I hold the school in the highest regard and wish to contribute to its continued success. I am an active member of the school committee and have actively taken part in meetings and events at the school.  

Working cooperatively with the school always benefits parents in ensuring the best for their child. I am hoping that by being a part of the governing body, I can help the school to achieve this.




I am a mum of 4, with the eldest two currently attending the school in Years 5 and 2. 


I am hardworking and dedicated and have a huge passion for education. My employment history has been in this field, working for an education partnership and Local Government for 12 years. Previous to that I worked in Business advice. Whilst working I also completed a degree in BA honors Business Information Management. 


I enjoy reading, walking, baking and being active and outdoorsy with the kids.


The role of parent governor is important to me as the welfare and education of not just my children but all the children is important to me and I appreciate the opportunity to make a difference. 



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