The Governing Body of Dalestorth Primary School
Mrs J Wain – Chair of Governors
Mr R Barsby - Vice Chair of Governors
Ms S Stafford – Head Teacher
Mrs E Lawrence - Community Governor
Mrs D Holt – Teacher Governor
Mrs T Smith – Community Governor
Mrs J Kendrick - Community Governor
Mr Jeremy Czarnocki - Parent Governor
Mrs Louisa Fryatt - Co-opted Governor
Mrs Clare Barnett - Parent Governor
Our School Governors
School governors are volunteers who help to run the school. They’re involved in decisions about all aspects of managing the school – such as running buildings and budgets, supporting staff and setting standards of school discipline. Governors also help to make big decisions about the school’s long-term goals. They support the Head Teacher, but also ask questions and make sure the Head Teacher is taking the school in the right direction. I would like to introduce to you some of our school governors so you know more about them and how they became involved.
Mrs Wain - Parent Governor and Chair of Governing Body – “I am very proud to be a parent governor involved in supporting the school to be the very best it can and ensuring the very best teaching and learning for our children.”
Mrs Lawrence – Community Governor - “As an ex-teacher of the school, now retired, I have a long term association here. I am very interested in ensuring the pupils and staff get a good deal and enjoy my continued involvement.
Mr Barsby - Vice Chair of Governors & Local Authority Governor -"I joined the Governing body in 2012 as a parent Governor, I’m now the Local Authority Governor. I come from a Marketing, Communications and PR background and currently work for Centrica as a Head of Communications. I wanted to get involved with School and help make sure as a Governing Body, we work together as a team with the teaching staff to ensure the pupils receive the very best in teaching and that we create an engaging learning environment. I aim to bring my business knowledge and skills, as well as having a parent view, to help influence this."
Mrs Kendrick - Co-opted Governor - "Having been very involved with the school initially as a parent and then as a teacher for many years I was keen to play a part in helping the school to continue to give the children and staff the very best teaching and learning experience it can offer."
Mrs Smith -Co-opted Governor - "I have been working at Dalestorth Primary School for over 15 years, where I have watched it develop into what it is today. This was purely coincidental, as 20 years ago, my first born started at Dalestorth Nursery, when I felt the want to be further involve in his education. Therefore, I began volunteering in his classes. From this, I have had various positions within this School including being a Senior Midday Supervisor, caring for SEN children and now becoming a Teaching Assistant. My career continuously developed as my second and third children became part of the Dalestorth family. Now all grown, I cannot thank this school and the staff enough for helping to give my children the best possible start to their education and now careers. Working at continuing this School's development is within my greatest interests, not only because of mine and my family's personal experience here but because I want our generations to be as successful and as happy as we have been."
Mrs Holt - Staff Governor - "Since starting at Dalestorth 2 ½ years ago I was recruited as staff governor straight away. This enabled me to get to know the school from a different point of view and be involved in discussions that I would not normally be involved in. As a staff governor I am able to bring a unique take on the school from a staff member’s point of view. I am able to help other governors understand terms we use in school and reasons behind policies and decisions made by staff. I like having the chance to look at the school as a whole and hear other people’s perspectives as this then helps to implement ideas and strategies into whole school practices. This then makes things better for the children which is why we are all here."
Mr Czarnocki -Parent Governor "I am delighted to have the opportunity to be a parent governor and bring my business/industry experience to the school. My aim is to support the excellent standards already established and ensure we maintain an environment in which all pupils can flourish."
Mrs Fryatt -Co-opted Governor -"As a parent of two young children I am passionate about supporting the school and the education of everyone it. I hope to bring a range of skills that can benefit the school, teachers, pupils and parents alike."
More About Governors Meetings & Roles
School Governors meet for a Full Governing Body Meeting once every term for at least two hours.
All of the members of the Governing body are then split into two teams. One team looks after the School Budget, Building and Health & Safety - this is the Finance, General Purposes and Personnel Committee. The other team looks after the Pupils, Staffing, Teaching & Learning and Curriculum - we call this team the Pupils & Strategic Development Committee. The two different committees meet separately once every half term. The document below tells you who is currently a member of which committee.