Staff & Governors

Teaching Staff and Assistants

2016-10-272Our diverse staff, teaching and non-teaching, are an enthusiastic team that play a vital role in fostering a spirit of creativity and learning in our school. To further develop their skills, our staff receive ongoing, high quality training and development.


Name Position Key Stage
Mrs Sharon Brown Acting Headteacher Years 1 and 2
Mrs Rachel Gleadow Teacher Nursery and Reception
Mrs Tanith Pearce Teacher Reception, Years 1 and 2
Mrs Sally Brett Teacher Years 3 and 4
Mrs Sally Chicken Teaching Assistant Nursery and Reception
Mrs Diane Stone Teaching Assistant Years 3 and 4
Mrs Sarah Foster Teaching Assistant Years 3 and 4
Mrs Fiona Harris School Secretary
Mrs Linda Finn Midday Supervisor
Miss Sophie Collier Midday Supervisor
Miss Megan Evans Midday Supervisor
Mrs Dawn Edwards Catering
Mrs Carole Baddeley Caretaker
Mr Michael Baddeley Bus Driver
Miss Lisa Jarman Bus Assistant
Mrs Doreen Castle Bus Driver



Our Governing Body is comprised of a group of committed individuals who monitor and advise on all aspects of school activities for the school.  Our overall responsibility is to help and support the Headteacher and staff in the running of the school and to make sure the school provides a good quality education for all the children.  The Governing Body focuses on raising standards of achievement by promoting excellent teaching and learning to enable all pupils to achieve their maximum potential. Each Governor is elected for a period of four years by the Parochial Church Council, the District Council, the Parish Council, the Parents, the Teachers and the Diocesan Education Committee.

"I have been a governor at Barkway VA first school for five years and have been proud of the way the school has developed and grown over that time with the addition of Barkway preschool to our building and the collaboration with Barley school. I have three children who have all attended Barkway, with one currently at the school, which means that I am regularly around with developments in the school and collaboration with Barley. As governors and staff at Barkway we strive to provide the very best education for all our children by continuously reflecting on and developing our own practice and setting our aspirations and expectations high." - Alison Gower, Chair of Governors

Name Position Category Declared Interest
Mrs Sharon Brown Acting Headteacher None None
Mrs Alison Gower Chair of Governors/ Health and Safety Foundation None
Mrs Jo Cockerton Vice Chair of Governors Foundation Explores STEM
Mr Ken McCormick  Facilities Foundation None
Mrs Anne McCormick Safeguarding Foundation None
Mrs Sue Sanders Foundation Barkway Art Club
Rev. Ruth Pyke Minister of Parish Ex Officio None
Mrs Amy Martin Parent Teacher - Hailey Hall School
Mrs Tanith Pearce Staff None
Mrs Joey Peverelli Parent None
Mrs Donna Stratton Foundation
 Vacancy for LEA/Finance
Carol Doling Clerk to Governors Non Governor Clerk to Barkway and Barley School

Barkway Governor meetings attendance 2016-17