Welcome to Barlows Primary School’s Governors Section.

Here you will find general information about governing bodies and more specific information relating to our own school governing body.

Copies of meeting minutes are held in the school office and can be viewed upon request.

Any correspondence for the attention of the governing body should be sent for the attention of :

Mrs Fiona Chambers (Chairperson of the Governing Body)

Barlows Primary School

Barlows Lane



L9 9EH

Roles and Responsibilities

Our school governing body consists of:

  • Parent governors  (Parents elected by parents)
  • Staff governors (School staff elected by school staff)
  • Local authority governors (appointed by the local authority)
  • Co-opted governors (members of the local community appointed by the governing body)
  • Associate governors

The governing body is responsible for ensuring that the school is run to promote pupils’ achievement. The duties of the school governing body include:

  • setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
  • approving the school budget
  • reviewing progress against the school’s budget and objectives
  • appointing, challenging and supporting the headteacher


Governing Body Committees

The governing body meets as a whole group at least 3 times a year for a full governors meeting. The governing body is split up into the following committees:

  • Finance, Personnel & Remuneration Committee
  • Curriculum Committee
  • Health and Safety Committee
  • Children’s Centre Committee
  • Attendance Committee


Governors’ Documents


Governors’ Meetings Attendance 2016-2017

Governors’ Roles, Responsibilities and Register of Interests

Governance Handbook 2017

Finance, Personnel and Remuneration Committees’ Attendance

Health & Safety and Attendance Committees’ Attendance

Curriculum Committee Attendance

Full Register of Attendance 2016-2017