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Barming Primary School

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

Barming Primary School

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

Term 6 - Monday 5th June 2017 to Friday 21st July 2017... SUMMER FAIR NEXT SATURDAY - Saturday 24th June 2017
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 98.8%
  • Year 1 95.2%
  • Year 2 98.0%
  • Year 3 98.1%
  • Year 4 94.3%
  • Year 5 97.8%
  • Year 6 96.3%
  • Whole School - 96.9%

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.

List of School Governors

 

Chair of Governors: Mrs Helen Crampton

Vice Chair of Governors: Mr Steve Jones

Head of School: Mr Chris Laker

Staff Governor: Mrs Alexis Ingram

Parent Governor: Mr Paul Davis

Parent Governor: Mrs Heidi Elvers

Co-opted: Mr Chris Brinn

Co-opted: Rector Wil North

Co-opted: Dr Nigel Smetham

Clerk: Mr Keith Kirkland

Barming Primary School - Details of Governance

Governing Body Structure

The Governing Body currently operates a ‘Circle Model’ which means it works as a ‘whole team’ meeting without separate committees.  An agenda for each meeting will include all the tasks which the governing body is required to consider and the governing body will ‘commission’ assignments or activities arising from the business of the meeting, which will be recorded in the minutes.  In addition to commissioning activities or actions on their behalf, the governing body delegates monitoring activities to ‘monitoring pairs’ or ‘individuals’.  This could apply to statutory functions, and/or the priorities of the School Plan.  In each case where a function has been delegated there is a statutory duty to report any action or decision to the governing body at the next meeting.

 

Governors 2016 -2017

Name of Governor

Category of Governor

Appointed by:

Date of Appointment

Term of Office

Date stepped down

Roles and Responsibilities

Attendance Record

2016-2017

Mrs Helen Crampton

Co-opted

Trust Board

01-Jul-16

4 Years

 

Chair of Governors

Year 1 and 2

9.11.16

11.1.17

1.3.17

Mr Steve Jones

Co-opted

Trust Board

01-Jul-16

4 Years

 

Vice Chair of Governors

Year 1 and 2

Pay and Personnel Committee

9.11.16

11.1.17

1.3.17

Mr Chris Laker

Head of School

 

Trust Board

01-sep-16

ongoing

 

Head of School

9.11.16

11.1.17

1.3.17

Mr Paul Davis

Parent Governor

Parent election

01-Jul-16

4 years

 

Inclusion and Year 5 and 6

9.11.16

11.1.17

1.3.17

Mrs Heidi Elvers

Parent Governor

Parent election

01-Jul-16

4 years

 

Inclusion and Year 3 and 4

9.11.16

11.1.17

1.3.17

Mrs Alexis Ingram

Staff Governor

Staff election

01-Jul-16

4 years

 

Member of teaching staff

9.11.16

11.1.17

1.3.17

Mr Chris Brinn

Co-opted

Trust Board

01-Jul-16

4 years

 

Safeguarding, Prevent, Child Protection and Finance and Premises Committee

Year 5 and 6

9.11.16

11.1.17

1.3.17

Rector Wil North

Co-opted

Trust Board

01-Jul-16

4 years

 

Safeguarding, Prevent, Child Protection

Early Years

9.11.16

11.1.17

1.3.17

Dr Nigel Smetham

Co-opted

 

Trust Board

01-Jul-16

1 Year

 

Health and Safety

Year 3 and 4

9.11.16

11.1.17

1.3.17

Name of Clerk

(No voting rights)

Category of Governor

Appointed by:

Date of Appointment

Term of Office

Date stepped down

 

Roles and Responsibilities

Attendance Record

2016-2017

Mr Keith

Kirkland

Clerk to the Governors

Governing Body

18 March 2017

n/a

n/a

Provide advice on governance, constitutional and procedural matters; provide administrative support; manage information.

 

Barming Primary School – Governors’ Register of Business Interests – Updated April 2017

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)

Leadership and Management Consultant

None

Child at school

Mr Steve Jones

(Vice Chair)

None

None

None

Mr Chris Laker

None

None

Head of School

Mr Paul Davis

None

None

Teacher at The Hundred of Hoo Academy.

Child in School

Mrs Heidi Elvers

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

Rector Wil North

Minister of Religion

None

Two children in school

Dr Nigel Smetham

None

Allington Primary School

Chair of Orchard Academy Trust

NLG supporting Governors in a Whistable School

None

Full Governing Body Meeting Minutes

 

Please find below a copy of the minutes from all of the Full Governing Body Meetings.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to email governors@barming.kent.sch.uk

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