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Who's Who on the Governing Board

Mrs Charmaine Smith - Co-opted Governor (Chair)
My name is Charmaine and I am a mother of a child within Barleyhurst Park Primary. My previous employment has been in recruitment, managing company contracts for staffing requirements. I have also spent 3 years assisting a childminder at their setting looking after children of different ages from newborns through to teenagers. I have been a Governor since September 2019 and have covered various roles within the board. I am always looking at ways to further my knowledge, which is why I am also the Development Governor and I have been Co-Chair of our governing board since December 2022.  I enjoy visits to the school, accompanying school trips and helping with school events. As both of my children are in full time education, I wanted to use my time to help the school which is why I stepped forward to assist the school in providing a safe and fun learning environment for our children.
Mr. L. Cunningham - Staff Governor
I’m Mr Cunningham, currently Year 6 teacher and PE lead at Barleyhurst Park. I have worked at the school since September 2011 and have thoroughly enjoyed teaching the many pupils that I have had the opportunity to have in my class. Within my role as PE lead, I am responsible for arranging extra-curricular competitions and fixtures. I also organise whole-school events such as Sports Day. When the position of staff governor became available, I offered to fill the role so that I could provide the governing board with the viewpoint of a staff member as well as gaining a better understanding of how governors contribute to the overall success of the school. 
Mrs. H. Klewpatinond - Parent Governor

I am parent of three children currently attending Barleyhurst Park School and Nursery, so have a vested interest in providing any support I can to its structure and running. As a previous Human Resources professional in corporate roles, I have a clear understanding of employee relations and organisational structure as well as a degree in Business. I now own and run a local business with employed staff in the hair, beauty and wellness sector. I have previously been Treasurer for another local preschool when our children attended there, so I have an understanding of safeguarding and governance at that level. With the exception of my time at university, I have always lived in the Bletchley area and attended what was Wellsmead First school, now the Barleyhurst site. I am passionate about the education of our children and the way in which it is delivered.

Claire Davidson - Co-opted Governor

My name is Claire Davidson and I am a co-opted governor. I joined the governing board in October 2018 as a parent governor, at the end of my term I became a co-opted governor. The main reason I volunteered to continue as a  governor is my commitment to, and belief in, the importance of high-quality education for all children. With my background in teaching, I am truly passionate about education and believe that all children should be given the skills and knowledge to enable them to reach their full potential. I am also particularly passionate about early literacy skills, enabling all children to become fluent readers and writers and to encourage a life long love of books. I have previously been a SENDCO  and have qualifications at Masters level  and this is a particular area of interest for me. I  am thoroughly enjoying this role and the challenges it brings. I have completed a variety of training  as well as a number of visits into school to enhance and further my understanding of how Barleyhurst Park is striving to achieve the best for all the pupils. I am enjoying working alongside the other Governors and the senior leadership team  to help ensure that Barleyhurst park is continually working towards its vision.

Mr C Sharp - Parent Governor
Hi my name's Chris I have been a parent to 2 children that have attended / still attending Barleyhurst since 2016
My background is predominantly within the hospitality sector, leading up to the position I am now which is managing a destination dining restaurant and bar for the Mcmanus company in Northampton.
My key roles include being the company wide developmental / training manager alongside the running of the site I am based at. Main focus is on all financial aspects of the business, P+L, Productivity, Quality, Staff skill set and guest interaction and satisfaction.
I am also involved in a local recreational company that provides family skating on a Saturday afternoon to provide a great family hobby as well as a form of fitness and social interaction.
I am hoping with this knowledge and background this could be a good asset to the school in helping with decisions that continue to support the learning of all pupils within Barleyhurst Park Primary school. I am also looking forward to expanding my knowledge more about the curriculum that the pupils and staff have to follow.