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Governing Body

The purpose of governance is to provide confident and strong strategic leadership which leads to robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.

The Governing Body has three core functions:

• Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

• Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and

• Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent. 

Barley Lane Governor Detail Register


 Barley Lane Instrument of Government


Our Governing Body



Chair of Governors

Mr D. Backhouse

Term of office until 03.10.2025

Vice Chair of Governors

Ms H. Hylton

Term of office until 03.10.25

Associate Members

Mrs C. Knight

Deputy Headteacher

Mrs V. Ballantyne

Deputy Headteacher

LA Governor

Mrs L. Sampson

Term of office until 11.07.2025

Parent Governors

Mrs Uma Das

Term of office until 29th March 2027

Mr A. Aslam

Term of office until 18.12.2023

Curriculum Link Governor

Mrs R. Hashmi

Term of office until 12.10.2025

Curriculum Link Governor

Staff Governors

Mr M Henry

Term of office until 31.08.2022


Mr J Curtis

Term of office until 20.11.2025

Co-opted Governors

Mr D Backhouse

Term of office until 03.10.2025

CPD Link Governor

Ms C Baker

Term of office until 06.12.2024

SEND Link Governor

Ms R.Garland

Term of office until 28.01.2024

Safeguarding Link Governor

Ms H. Hylton

Term of office until 03.10.2025

EYFS Link Governor

Clerk to the Governors

Mrs M Morgan