I have been a Governor at Barnby Road for over 10 years and chair for just over a year. I have lived in Newark for most of my life and went to Barnby Road myself. I know this community well and love that this school is a massive part of the community. I was chair of The Friends group for 12 years and managed to raise a fair bit of money for the children with a great team of people to help. I am a Local Government Officer and have been for over 20 years. I am married with two children, both of whom went to Barnby Road. I swim regularly, read anything I can get my hands on, and am involved with a local Cheerleading squad. I am also a Director of Newark Radio.
Site Manager, yes ... but for many years I was leader of Children's play and Youth services for Kensington and Chelsea in London. Taking a lifestyle change, I moved to Newark 11 years ago and have never looked back. I am a Trustee for Newark and Sherwood Play Support and also for Radio Newark and our own Friends group. I am always 'hands on' and organise play-schemes and play projects across Newark as well as in our own community. I love sport and played Rugby and Cricket for Notts in my younger years. I think I bring this love of sport to the children at school and regularly coach and support them to excel at a wide range of sporting opportunities.
I have been actively involved in the school since my son started in 2006, and now have a daughter in Year 6. I was Treasurer of the Friends for 6 years, and love getting involved with organising and working at fundraising events (such as fairs) and community events (BBQs, Picnics). I am still actively involved in The Friends, and was elected Parent Governor in 2013. I am now throwing myself in to my roles as a Trustee and Trust Governor. Outside of school I worked for Mars for 17years, running projects across Europe to research and launch new products. I am now lecturing in marketing at the University of Lincoln, and consulting and helping companies with their marketing and business strategy. In addition I am involved in charitable activities including links with a Township school in South Africa, have received the ‘Queens Award for voluntary service’ for work with Pera Foundation helping young people develop business skills, and created school programmes combining business & nutrition. I am enjoying using my work knowledge and love for the school to help make an even bigger difference to our children’s school experiences.
Smaller than a typical state school because of Trust Management but able to make quick and efficient decisions as your representatives, 90% of school leadership responsibility and policy making is delegated to them by the Trust Membership. Some trustees choose to remain as governors.
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I have now been working at the school for a number of years, initially as assistant head teacher then promoted to deputy. I have represented the governing body in my last two posts as a teaching representative. I have lived locally since birth attending schools in Balderton and have a deep understanding of the local community. I enjoy various sporting activities in my spare time and when not playing them will be watching them. My philosophy is to give the children a wide and everlasting experience here at Barnby Road and set them up for a successful future.
I have worked at Barnby Road since 2003 and have taught all year groups from year 1 - year 6. I have held various responsibilities during this time but am currently Lower Key Stage 2 Manager and Initial Teacher Training Manager (ITT), developing links with universities and teaching institutions. I enjoy being part of a thriving community and being involved in many of the extra-curricular opportunities that Barnby provides for the children. I have three children, all of whom were born in Lincoln and raised in Newark after we moved here from London in 2002; two of them have been educated here at Barnby Road.
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I have lived in Newark town for 25 yrs; taking part in the community in a number of ways, including being a magistrate for the past 23 years at Newark until moving to Nottingham when the court was closed. For a number of years I have been an Independent lay member on the local authority standards committee. I was also a governor at the Grove school.
In addition to this I am a member of the East Midlands TYA cancer expert CNCG and ambassador for University of Nottingham and member of uon research centre management board. I enjoy living in our town and would like to hope I play a part in shaping its future. Also my son was a pupil at Barnby Road when it was transitioning to the new build so I have experienced what the school can offer to both parents and students.
Having been educated in the local schools before gaining a BA Management Degree and a Counselling Diploma, I have lived in Newark for most of my life and I am therefore aware of the diverse community and many of its needs and issues. Currently a full-time mum I have had a varied career which has encompassed Counselling, FE teaching, management of a Salvation Army Hostel which provided training and life skills for resettlement of young people, and more recently as a Coordinator/Manager of a Charity which provided therapeutic services for abuse survivors. These jobs encompassed a wide range of skills including management of staff and finances as well as providing empowerment to others to assist them in reaching their full potential. This varied background has enhanced a range of skills that I can bring to the board of governors whilst also enabling me to be approachable to parents and teachers alike promoting clear channels of communication.
I was educated in Southwell where I lived before attending university in Colchester to study Language and Linguistics. I moved back to live in Newark over 10 years ago and have worked in Newark or the east midlands region since then. I am married and have 2 children at the school, my youngest has just started nursery and my eldest is in year 1.
Outside of family, I work as a business management specialist, specialising in governance, safety and quality management. I have worked with local NHS organisation over a number of years, completing my MA in Healthcare Risk Management. I have also worked extensively in the industrial utilities sector and construction, looking after quality, safety and environmental management. I also work with smaller organisations locally to achieve or maintain standards and accreditations to help their business. I need to get to know the workings of my organisations quickly in order to help them effectively, and I hope to bring these audit and examination skills to the role of Parent Governor at the School.
Below you will find a list of school-related areas and subjects and the linked governor or trustee.
Admissions – Mrs Brown
Appraisal – Mrs Brown and Mr Colton
Child Protection – Mrs Brown
Complaints – Mrs Brown
Computing and E-safety – Mr Colton (trust member)
Creative Arts and Design and Technology – Mr Roberts
Data Analysis – Mrs Brown
Equal Opportunities – Mrs Brown
Foundation – Mrs Kirk
Health and Safety - Mr Shephard (trust member) & Mr Roberts
History and Geography – Mrs White
Key Ktage 1 – Mr Shephard
Languages – Mrs Millar
Literacy – Mrs Millar
Lower Key Stage 2 – Mrs Mansfield
Maths – Mr Colton (trust member)
Music - Mr Shephard (trust member)
Pastoral and Behaviour – Mrs Brown
Pupil Premium and Impact – Mrs Brown
Religious Education – Mrs Mansfield
Safeguarding – Mrs Brown
Safer Recruitment – Mrs Brown
Science – Mrs Whittaker
Special Educational Needs and Disability – Mrs Brown
Sport – Mr Shephard (trust member)
Training Co-ordinator – Mrs Mansfield
Upper Key Stage 2 – Mr Roberts
Website Update – Mrs Millar
Tony Roberts (Chair)
Tracy Millar (Vice-Chair)
Pamela Manfield (Chair)
Pam White (Vice-Chair)
Tracy Millar (Chair)
|Governor & Trustee Attendance|
|Academic year 2016-17||Mar-17|
|Name||Full Governors||Strategic & Pupil Committee||Finance & Personnel Committee||Pay & Appraisals Committee||Trustees Meeting|
|Jane Brown||2 of 2||1 of 2||2 of 2||1 of 1||1 of 1|
|Phil Shephard||2 of 2||2 of 2||2 of 2||-||1 of 1|
|Tony Coulton||2 of 2||-||-||-||1 of 1|
|Tracy Millar||2 of 2||-||2 of 2||1 of 1||1 of 1|
|Anthony Roberts||1 of 2||-||2 of 2||1 of 1||-|
|Pam White||2 of 2||1 of 2||1 of 2||-||-|
|Pamela Mansfield||2 of 2||1 of 2||-||-||-|
|Judith Kirk||1 of 2||-||1 of 2||1 of 1||-|
|Emily Fleming||2 of 2||1 of 2||1 of 2||-||-|
|Nikki Whitaker||2 of 2||0 of 2||-||-||-|
|Matt Barbuti||2 of 2||2 of 2||-||-||-|
|Steven Chamberlain||2 of 2||2 of 2||2 of 2||1 of 1||1 of 1|