Barnsole Primary School


 A warm welcome to the Governor's section of the school website.   

We are incredibly proud that Barnsole Primary School is an 'outstanding' school. Our children are receiving the finest possible start to their education and this will afford them the opportunity to make the best choices for their future.

We are a school that 'aims high'. Our children's attainment is proof that all their efforts are achieving the best possible outcomes. The recent letter from the Rt Hon. Nick Gibb MP,  which you will have seen, is acknowledgement of the outstanding progress our children are making.

As governors we undertake visits to the school and regularly observe happy children fully engaged in their learning in a vibrant and stimulating environment. 'The Polar Express Adventure' at Christmas was, we are sure you will all agree,  just one stunning example of the interactive and immersive approach to teaching and learning that Barnsole's children experience and enjoy.

We would encourage all parents, carers, family and community members to engage with us, as your individual input can make a valuable contribution towards improving outcomes for our children.

The school has now converted to an academy (May 1st 2017) and is part of Barnsole Primary Trust. This is a very exciting development in the history of Barnsole Primary School. Our Governors continue to have delegated oversight of Barnsole Primary School as the Local Governing Board. We will continue to hold the school to account for pupils' outcomes.

Anyone interested in becoming a Governor is encouraged to please get in touch. This is a highly rewarding voluntary role and would suit anyone who has the time and skills to devote to ensuring our school continues its outstanding contribution to our exceptional children.

We welcome all applications from across our local community. Previous experience as a Governor is not required as full training will be provided. We are particularly keen to ensure the Governing body represents the diverse range of our pupils and the inclusive nature of the education they receive.

If you are a parent or carer considering sending your child to Barnsole, we hope you will find lots of examples on the website of the great things happening in our school. Nothing illustrates our school's story better than a visit; please do arrange to come and see our 'outstanding' school. 

For all members of our school community who would like to contribute in a practical fashion please see the Friends of Barnsole section of the website for information about the wonderful work they do to raise valuable funds for the school. They are always on the lookout for new volunteers.

Please use the links below for more information about our Governors.

Kind regards

Dave Valentine

Chair of Governors

We are currently updating our information and will have further links shortly.  


List of Governors

Governor attendance at meetings

Roles and responsibilities

Declaration of Pecuniary and Personal Interests

For any urgent information please contact the Clerk to Governors