St Barnabas C of E Primary School

Governors

 

Governors are responsible for overseeing the management side of a school: strategy, policy, budgeting and staffing. They enable their school to run as effectively as possible, working alongside senior leaders and supporting teachers to provide excellent education to 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

 

Name

Type of Governor

Date of appointment

Term of office until

Areas of responsibility

Decelerations of business interests

Jason Gregory

Chair – Foundation Governors

23rd March 2018

22nd March 2022

Safeguarding

Health and safety

Wife is employed by the school

Rev. Paul Savage

Vice Chair – Foundation Governor

28th April 2020

 

Anti-bullying

Parish Priest

Steve Nash

Headteacher

23rd August 2021

Length of employment

 

None

Jenni Cousins

Staff governor

28th October 2020

27th October 2024

SEN

 

Farhana Patel

Parent governor

23rd November 2020

22nd November 2024

 

 

Anisa Sidat

Parent governor

23rd November 2020

22nd November 2024

 

 

Vacant

Local Authority Governor

 

 

 

 

Vacant

Co-opted Governor

 

 

 

 

Vacant

Co-opted governor 

 

 

 

 

Vacant

Co-opted governor 

 

 

 

 

 

Governors attendance 2020/2021

 

 

28/10/20

02/12/20

11/03/21

26/05/21

28/06/21

Jason

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X

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Paul

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Jenni

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Anisia

N/A

N/A

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Farhana

N/A

N/A

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Barbara

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X

N/A

James

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N/A

N/A

N/A

 

 

A little bit about our governors: 

Jason: 

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.

 

Paul: 

My name is Paul and I am the Vicar of St Mary & St Barnabas Parish so I have responsibility for St Barnabas Church School. I have been a Governor since 2015 and helped develop the Christian Ethos of our school. As well as looking after this parish I also look after Christ Church Thurnby Lodge. I am married to Cath and have 3 children 2 primary age and 1 at secondary school locally. In the past the church has been able to support breakfast club, provided After School clubs and various trips to enhance our children's wider education. I am committed to help Collective Worship to be: Inclusive, Invitational & Inspirational and our school to be a place where all flourish.

 

Jenni:

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, so this is new role for me. 

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 for the last 7 years I have been a teacher in foundation stage. 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 don’t have time for many hobbies but I have recently been teaching myself to piano.

 

Anisa:

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.

 

Farhana:

 

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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