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

What do School Governors do?

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability, ensuring every child at Pineham Barns gets the very best education and learning experiences.

  • Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy head teacher
  • set the aims, objectives and policies for the school
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its ethos, aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the head teacher (a critical friend)
  • look out for governor vacancies!

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.

Kate Marchant – Co-opted Governor

I became a Governor of Pineham Barns in 2017, and it has been a truly rewarding experience. I’ve been able to see first-hand how the children are at the forefront of everything the school does and every decision made. It’s also been very exciting to see the school go from an empty shell to the incredible place it is now!

I have two children in the school, one in Reception and one in Year One, and it’s given me a great insight into both classes and the fantastic way the children are taught. It’s wonderful to see them bringing so many of the values home and applying them in everyday life. As a parent, it’s great to see how excited they get on Monday mornings and that they can’t wait to get to school!

Outside of the Governors, my background is in HR. Working in Generalist roles, I’ve been involved in all areas including Recruitment, Health & Safety, Employment Law, Engagement, Compliance, Training & Development, Succession Planning, Pay & Benefits and Reward & Recognition.

I am very proud to be a Governor at Pineham Barns, and I’m excited to be a part of what lies ahead for the school.

Chloe Doggett – Co-opted Governor

I am a solicitor in Northamptonshire and have always been local to the area.

I was co-opted onto the Local Governing Body when the school first opened and am pleased to also sit on the standards committee.  I am keen to monitor standards to ensure that the students achieve their potential at Pineham Barns.

Governor Interests