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Our Governing Body

Who are our Governors?

The Governing Body At Barwick-in-Elmet Church of England Primary School

Chair of Governors Nick White Vice Chair of Governors John Swift  Clerk tba

The constitution of the governing body is:


1 x Local Authority (LA) governor, recommended by the LA and approved by the governing body

2 Diocese Foundation Governors recommended by the diocese

2 Parent Governors, formally elected through a ballot of parents unless the election is uncontested

1 Staff Governor, formally elected by staff employed at school

7 x Co-opted governors, nominated and appointed by the governing body

2x Associate governors, nominated and appointed by the governing body


The governing body currently operates with a single committee:

The committee meets every half term and works collaboratively to cover the following responsibilities;

Resources: responsible for staffing including the appointments of senior staff, equality and diversity, finance, property management, health and safety and nutritional standards.

Teaching, Learning & Pupil Support: responsible for teaching and learning matters including target setting, standards and achievement, SEN (including reporting annually on the success of the SEN policy), monitoring teaching and learning and curriculum provision and ensuring that the governing body is represented at school improvement discussions. Also responsible for behaviour, safeguarding, attendance, children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, children, parent and staff voice, extra-curricula activities, cluster and other partnerships.  



Chair of Governors

Nick White

Vice Chair of Governors

John Swift


Parent Governors

Sally Briston (term of office 07/02/2024 - 06/02/2028)

Ryan McDonough (term of office 07/02/2024 - 06/02/2028)


Foundation Governors

Rev Jonathan Brennan (term of office tbc)

Nick White (term of office 10/11/2020 - 09/11/2024)


Co Opted Governors

Caroline Gunning (term of office 15/05/2022 - 14/05/2026)

John Swift (term of office 09/11/2021 - 08/11/2025) 


Local Authority Governor



Staff Governor

TBA  (term of office 20/09/2023 - 19/09/2026)


Associate Governors

Darryl Roycroft (term of office 01/09/2016 - 31/08/2024)



The Governors of the school have a range of duties and powers determined by Government legislation. Working in partnership with the Headteacher the Governors meet as a full   committee or in sub committees to discuss key issues, and make decisions. Members of the Governing Body are unpaid volunteers who have varied backgrounds and educational  experiences. They are all committed to working together to ensure the children at Barwick-in-Elmet Church of England Primary School receive a full, balanced and enriched  education. They are responsible for promoting high  standards of educational achievement; managing the school budget; appointing staff; establishing and reviewing performance  management of staff; setting targets for pupil achievement and monitoring progress on the School Development and Improvement Plan. The school appreciates the support and hard work of all our governors.



Statutory Information and Register of Business Interest's for School Governors 2022

Governor Attendance 2022~ 2023

Written Statement of Behaviour Principles 2021

Minutes from Governing Body Meetings

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