Aspire, Believe - Together Achieve
"Pupils thrive on the positive, aspirational approach"
"As confident young learners, pupils are ambitious for themselves and supportive of each other." Ofsted 2017
"Worship is invitational allowing pupils of no religious affiliation to contribute with integrity." SIAMS 2019
"Pupils are encouraged to think for themselves and to be curious." Ofsted 2017
"The school has achieved an award for extending pupils’ understanding of world religions." SIAMS 2019
"Your team are instilling a passion for learning that pupils find infectious." Ofsted 2017
Meet the Governors
Governors make the key decisions about how the school is run. School Governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities. They must act together, they cannot act individually. The full governing body meets several times a year; sub-committees meet as necessary.
School Governors are: Parents, Staff at the school, Local council representatives, Community representatives
Parent Governors are elected by the parents and serve, as do all Governors, for four years. They bring the views of parents to the Governing Body, but they speak and act as individuals; they should not be thought of as delegates of the parents. They have equal status in the work of the Governing Body, with full voting rights. The Chair of Governors can be contacted via the school office.
Message from the Chair
I am John Tuffney and I am currently the Chair of Governors. I have had three son’s attend the school during which time I was a parent Governor. I am now a co-opted Governor and became the Chair last year. I live in Oldland Common and am an independent Speech and Language Therapist as well as running a small local business. I am also the Avon Youth League secretary for Longwell Green Junior FC. I enjoy being a Governor at St Barnabas as it allows me an insight into how this important part of our community is run.
The Governors at St Barnabas are all volunteers and they bring many diverse skills to the roll. Our remit is to be a ‘critical friend’ of the leadership team within the school. We are provided with data on the collective progress and attainment of children, which we are expected to review and question as required. It is also our responsibility to ensure the school is a safe and happy place in which to learn. It gives me and my fellow Governors satisfaction to be able to support the Head and the rest of the school team in their efforts to make St Barnabas a vibrant and successful school, full of smiling faces.
Let Your Light Shine - Matthew 5:16