Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Governor Welcome

To all prospective families,

I would like to warmly welcome you to Pineham Barns. We are very excited about our new school and the opportunity to provide outstanding education and care for your children, and be part of your community. I am delighted to be the Chair of Governors and responsible for recruiting our staff team and governing body.

I look forward to meeting many of you soon.

Sharon Smith

Chair of Governors

Our Local Governing Body Pen Portraits

Sharon Smith – Chair of The Local Governing Body

I am a Senior Lecturer in Early Years/Child Health at The University of Northampton and I firmly believe that high quality Early Years Education and care is fundamental to a good future.

I have been a registered nurse and health visitor with over twenty years experience in family and community practice.  I am an Early Year’s academic adviser for the All Party Parliamentary Group ‘A Fit and Healthy Childhood’ and fully support the ethos of developing the ‘whole child’ not just providing a curriculum.

I have had extensive experience as a school governor in primary and secondary schools. It is a huge privilege to be the Chair of Governors at Pineham Barns and I am committed to working towards the very best outcomes for all our children and families.

Michael Brinkley – Vice Chair of The Local Governing Body

I was co-opted onto the Local Governing Body in September 2017 with the opening of the school, bringing a passion for pupil achievement with a wide range of skills and experience from a career in both large private and public sector organisations.   I’m a Chartered Engineer and Programme Manager, currently working as the Head of Strategy for the supply chain division of a national rail infrastructure manager.

I have particular interest in Financial Performance and Health & Safety, and sit on the Finance, Health & Safety, and Resources Committee.  In my role I am committed to supporting the staff and governors in ensuring that Pineham Barns provides each and every child with an outstanding start.

I have a son in the reception class and a daughter who I hope will join the school in a few years’ time.

In my limited spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, playing golf and scuba diving.

Kevin Marshall – Parent Governor

I was elected in January 2018 as a Parent Governor and I am incredibly proud to be part of such a fantastic team here at Pineham Barns. My daughter is currently attending the school and I am thrilled at how the school is developing and the atmosphere it is creating.

I believe the roles of Governors are key in helping to shape the school’s development and its role in the wider community. I strive to uphold the already strong values of Pineham Barns and I am committed to acting on behalf of the parents to help benefit our children.

Away of Pineham Barns I am a senior recruitment manager and I believe I bring many transferable skills to the governing team including negotiation, recruitment, management, financial and reporting skills.

As the school continues to grow I am confident Pineham Barns will continue to be an outstanding environment for our children and I am thrilled to be a part of that journey.

Governor Interests