Governors contribute to the work of the Governing Board in ensuring high standards of achievement for all children in the school.
St Bartholomew’s governors do this by:
- Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction
- Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
To achieve these goals governors meet to discuss, challenge and support the school and its staff. The full Governing Board meet once a term, but governors will also attend committee meeting to focus on particular areas of the school. These committees are:
- Staffing & Finance
- Health, Safety, Safeguarding & Site
- Curriculum and Standards
Below is the timetable for Governors meeting planned for this academic year.
Attendance at these meetings can be viewed in the document at the bottom of this page.
Business and Pecuniary Interest document can be viewed at the bottom of this page.
To contact any of the Governors please write for their attention to the school office or email the at email@example.com
The school Governing Board consists of:
Mark Barfield - Parent Governor
My name is Mark Barfield, and I am the Engineering Manager for a company in Leicester that manufactures industrial resistors. I head up a small team of seven engineers, with responsibility for designing products to specifications, both on time and within budget. This role has allowed me to develop several skills that would be transferable to the role of parent governor. Such examples would be the ability to work as a team, as well as dealing with individuals in a respectful manor, giving clear and precise instruction. Outside of work, I am a father of four who, originally from Lincolnshire, has now lived in the village of Quorn for over ten years. Two of my daughters are currently at St Bartholomew’s, one in year five, and the other in year three. Having seen them learn and develop over the past five or so years I am confident that the school is in a very healthy place. However, knowing that my two younger daughters will be starting in the near future, I would love the opportunity to not only learn more about how the school is run, but to give something back to the school and local community by contributing to its future development.
Susan Baum - Parent Governor
I am parent governor and a member of the Staffing and Finance sub-committee. I have lived in Quorn with my husband since 2001 and our daughter attends the school. I am a Chartered Public Finance Accountant with over 14 years post qualifying experience within Local Government. For the past 6 years I’ve been operating in a Finance Business Partnering capacity, within the Adults and Communities department at Leicestershire County Council.
Reverend David Bowler – Foundation Governor
I became Vicar of Quorn in January 1988, and so became ex-officio foundation governor of the school, as the governorship goes with the job. I have enjoyed being associated with the school over the years, and feel I have gained as much if not more from the school as I have put in as Vicar and Governor. I now find myself taking weddings of people who were children at the school in the "early days", and baptising their children. I hope I can continue to contribute to the life of the school over the next few years. My greatest joy is being greeted in the street by children, "Hello, David", and seeing the church full of young people and staff "doing their stuff" at Harvest, Christmas, Easter and Leavers' services.
Charlotte Calland - Chair of Governors / Foundation Governor
I have lived in the village all my life and attended St Bartholomew's myself as a child which provided me with many happy memories. I have enjoyed being associated with the school over the years and seeing the changes and development to its facilities and staff. I now have my own children attending the school and they take much pleasure participating in numerous aspects school life has to offer. I am a PE teacher at Leicester Grammar School, and lead an active life outside of work, playing Netball in the Leagues around the County. I currently sit on the Curriculum and Standards Committee.
Helen Chadwick - Clerk to Governors
Samantha Ford - Parent Governor
I have five children, all of whom have either attended, or are attending St Barts. My husband grew up in the area and also attended St Barts, so we feel a strong link to the school. I graduated with a degree in history and classical studies, and I currently work part time in a legal office. I am also training to become a coach with Riding for the Disabled. In my spare time I enjoy walking, baking, reading and spending time with family and friends. I am on the Curriculum & Standards committee.
Laura Gray - Co-opted Staff Governor
Outside of teaching, I am also a swimming teacher and have been for ten years. It was through this experience, that I developed a desire to become a primary school teacher. I have a degree in French and Spanish and have lived in Bordeaux, France and Zaragoza Spain. I completed my PGCE in 2013, and spent a year teaching at a school in Ashby-de-la-Zouch. I then came to St Barts, and have loved being a part of this team ever since. I love animals and I have two dogs, a rabbit and a tortoise! I really enjoy spending time with my family and socialising with my friends. I love going to the theatre and the cinema, and I love visiting different countries on holiday!
Christopher Houlder - LA Governor
I am an LA appointed Governor and sit on the Health, Safety, Site and Safeguarding Committee. I have lived in Quorn for 10 years, my eldest daughter attended the school before moving on and my youngest is currently still here. I am a Chartered Construction Manager working for Interserve Construction responsible for the delivery of public sector healthcare projects.
Richard Knox - Foundation Governor
I have been a Foundation Governor since early 2016, and am Chair of the Health, Safety, Safeguarding & Site Committee. I have lived in Quorn since 2008, with my wife and three children: my daughter is in year two, and my two sons are not quite old enough for school yet. I am a member of Quorn Baptist Church, where I help out with children's work and lead a bible study group. I also coordinate the annual Quorn Churches' Holiday Club, which is jointly run by both churches in the village. I works as a GP and Clinical Associate Professor in The University of Nottingham Medical School, where I teach ethics and coordinate GP placements for medical students.
Ben Lawrance – Co-Opted Governor
I am a Co-opted Governor and Chair the Staffing and Finance sub-committee. Both my children have now left the school, one attends Loughborough Grammer School and the other attends at Rawlins. I live locally in Quorn. I am a chartered accountant and work for a national firm of accountants as the Regional Managing Audit Partner.
Armaghan ( Magan) Moemeni-Ghadar - Parent Governor
I am a parent governor and currently sit on the Curriculum and Standards Committee. We live in Quorn, have two boys and our eldest son attends St Barts. I work as a principal lecturer at De Montfort University’s School of Computer Science and Informatics where I teach and research in the subject area of computer games programming and intelligent systems. I am also a senior fellow of Higher Education Academy (SFHA) and involved in a number of national and international pedagogical projects in order to maintain effective approaches in teaching and learning support.
Stuart Pinson - Parent Governor
Matt Wilby - Co-opted Governor
I am a co-opted Governor with the HSSS committee. I currently work within the R&D Quality organisation at 3M Health Care in Loughborough. I went to school in Birstall but after finishing my degree in York I have lived all my adult life in Quorn. I have a daughter in the school.
Kate Wood - Co-opted Governor
Having previously been a Parent Governor for 3 years I am now a Co-opted Governor working with the Staffing & Finance Committee. I enjoy living in Quorn and both of my children attend St Barts. Working in HR in the education sector, I work with Head Teachers and Governors on a daily basis, therefore being a Governor at St Barts puts my skills to good use.