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Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible And Make Good Choices

Barming Primary School

Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible And Make Good Choices

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Welcome to BarmingPrimary School
Barming Primary School is a 2 form entry primary school on the outskirts of Maidstone. It is a co-educational school for children aged 4 to 11 years old. There are currently 403 children on role.
A Message from the Head of School
Barming Primary School has so much to offer. Everyone is welcome and children are encouraged to flourish and achieve their goals. Come and find out what we are all about!
Orchard Academy Trust
Barming Primary School is an Academy and is part of the Orchard Trust family of schools. The Trust currently consists of Allington Primary School and Barming Primary School.

Last Week's Attendance:

  • Reception 96.0%
  • Year 1 94.2%
  • Year 2 96.7%
  • Year 3 98.4%
  • Year 4 97.0%
  • Year 5 96.9%
  • Year 6 97.5%
  • Whole School - 96.8%

Governing Body

Barming School Governing Body comprises of a number of volunteers offering their time and experience to support, challenge, set and reach targets for the Head of School and staff at Barming Primary School.

 

All Governors have equal status however they are appointed.

 

All of the Governors with the expectation of the Head of School, serve a 4 year term and all have to complete a skills audit as well as being voted in.

 

The full Governing body meet 6 times per year; with the Governors also working in pairs concentrating on specific areas including safeguarding, finance, achievements and teaching and learning.

 

Each and every Governor is committed to providing an excellent safe and happy environment for all pupils to enjoy and thrive during their time at Barming School.

 

The local Governing Body was appointed on 20th July 2016.

The named contact for the Chair of Governors is Rev Wil North.

 

Please send any correspondence for the Governors to:

 

Barming Primary School

Belmont Close

Barming

Maidstone

Kent

ME16 9DY

List of School Governors

 

Chair of Governors: Rev Wil North

Head of School: Mr Chris Laker

Staff Governor: Mrs Alexis Ingram

Parent Governor: Mr Paul Davis

Parent Governor: Mr Darren Jenkins

Parent Governor: Dr Chantelle Colgan

Co-opted: Mr Chris Brinn

Co-opted: Mrs Mary Winder

Co-opted: Vacancy

 

Clerk: Mrs Vanessa Stevens

 

 

Chair of the Trust Dr Nigel Smetham will take the lead on Health and Safety for Barming Governors as he does this role at Allington.

Governors 2018 -2019   Governing Body Structure

 

Name of Governor

Category of Governor

Appointed by:

Date of Appointment

Term of Office

Roles and Responsibilities

Attendance Record

2016-2019

 

Mrs Helen Crampton

 

LEFT September 2018

Chair

Trust Board

01-Jul-16

Stepped down 24-Sep-18

4 Years

Chair of Governors

Year 1 and 2

11.1.17

1.3.17

17.5.17

18.7.17

3.10.17

8.11.17

31.1.18

9.5.18

17.7.18 -Effective Governance Training

18.7.18

 

Rev Wil North

Chair

Trust Board

01-Jul-16

Made Chair - 25- Sep-18

4 Years

Premises

Finance

Early Years

Key Stage Leaders

11.1.17

1.3.17

17.5.17

18.7.17

3.10.17

8.11.17

31.1.18

9.5.18

17.7.18 -Effective Governance Training

18.7.18

24.9.18

14.11.18

 

Mr Chris Laker

 

Head of School

 

Trust Board

01-Sep-16

ongoing

Head of School

11.1.17

1.3.17

17.5.17

18.7.17

3.10.17

8.11.17

31.1.18

9.5.18

17.7.18 -Effective Governance Training

18.7.18

24.9.18

14.11.18

 

Mr Paul Davis

Co-opted

Barming Governors

01-Jul-16

4 years

Pay and Personnel

Data

11.1.17

1.3.17

17.5.17

3.10.17

31.1.18 -Absent

17.7.18 -Effective Governance Training

18.7.18

24.9.18- Absent

14.11.18

Absent

 

Mrs Heidi Elvers

Left Summer 2018

Parent Governor

Parent election

01-Jul-16

4 years

Inclusion 

School Council

Year 3 and 4

11.1.17

1.3.17

17.5.17

3.10.17

8.11.17

31.1.18 -Absent

9.5.18

17.7.17 -Absent

18.7.18

 

Mrs Alexis Ingram

Staff Governor

Staff election

01-Jul-16

4 years

Member of teaching staff

11.1.17

18.7.17

3.10.17

8.11.17

31.1.18

9.5.18

17.7.18 -Effective Governance Training

18.7.18

24.9.18

14.11.18 - Absent

 

Mr Chris Brinn

Co-opted

Trust Board

01-Jul-16

4 years

Pay and Personnel

Safeguarding

Attendance

Internet Safety

 

11.1.17

1.3.17

17.5.17

3.10.17

31.1.18-Absent

9.5.18

17.7.18 Absent for Training

18.7.18 Absent 

24.9.18 Absent

 

 

Mrs Mary Winder

 

Co-opted

Trust

Board

14-Nov-18  4 years

Pupil Premium

SEND

14.11.18  

 

Mr Darren Jenkins

 

Parent

Governor

 

Parent Election 14-Nov-18  4 years Website 14.11.18  

 

Dr Chantelle

Colgan

 

Parent

Governor

 

Parent Election 14-Nov-18  4 years Music 14.11.18  

Name of Clerk

(No voting rights)

Category of Governor

Appointed by:

Date of Appointment

Term of Office

Roles and Responsibilities

Attendance Record

2017-2018

 

Mr Keith

Kirkland

Clerk to the Governors

Governing Body

18 - Mar -17

N/A

Provide advice on governance, constitutional and procedural matters; provide administrative

3.10.17

8.11.17

31.1.18

9.5.18 -Absent

24.9.18

 

 

Mrs Vanessa

Stevens

 

Clerk to the Governors Governing Body 14-Nov-18  N/A Provide advice on governance, constitutional and procedural matters; provide administrative 14.11.18  

Barming Primary School – Governors’ Register of Business Interests – Updated November 2018

Name of Governor

Relevant Business interests

Any other educational establishments governed

Relationships with the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives

Mrs Helen Crampton

(Chair of Governors)

Left September 2018

Leadership and Management Consultant

None

Children previously at the school.

Rev Wil North

(Chair of Governors)

Minister of Religion

None

Two children in school

Mr Chris Laker

(Head of School)

None

None

Head of School

Mr Paul Davis

None

None

Teacher at The Hundred of Hoo Academy.

Child in School

Mrs Heidi Elvers

Left Summer 2018

None

None

Primary School Teacher

Two children in School

Mrs Alexis Ingram

None

None

Class Teacher at Barming Primary School

Mr Chris Brinn

None

None

Head of KS5 at Borden Grammar School.

Child in School

 

 Mrs Mary Winder

 

 None  None  None

 

 Mr Darren Jenkins

 

 None   None  Child in school

 

 Dr Chantelle Colgan

 

 None  None  Children in school

Full Governing Body Minutes

 

For copies of Full Governing Body Minutes please ask at the office. We are no longer required to publish these online. Thank you 

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