Our supportive governors

Our supportive governors

Our governors are valuable volunteer members of the Barford family who support and oversee the strategic development of the Barford School community.

In accordance with the Government’s requirement for all governing bodies, the 3 core strategic functions of Barford Primary School Governing Body are: 

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; 
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.


As a school family, we really appreciate the supportive role of our governors.

Our current governors

Craig Pym

Chair of Governors, Parent Governor
Craig is father to two children in the school and has been on the board since 2018. He is Managing Director of an international technical recruitment company based in Norwich and is regularly at the school either in a parental of governor capacity.’

Rev Tim Weatherstone

Co-opted Governor
Rev Tim has four grown-up children and his wife is a pharmacist. He’s not got any grandchildren yet. He loves Barford School because everyone works so hard to make it such a happy place and is very proud of all that the children achieve.

Sara Harrold

Co-opted Governor

Alice Whittingham

Staff Governor

Dr. Lindsay Coupland

Lindsay grew up in Norfolk and has lived in Barford since 2015.
She is a Clinical Scientist working at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
Inspired by her children to support, enhance and contribute to the education and school life of children that attend Barford Primary School particularly in relation to the engagement and achievement in STEM subjects, she joined the Board of Governors in 2021.

Charles Baylay

Charles’ children went to Barford School and he continues to believe in the fundamental importance of good primary education in a child’s development. He is now retired and has more time to join his wife in contributing to the community and helping the school to continue its happy and nurturing environment.

Dr Ruth Turner

Ruth has a daughter at Barford Primary School and joined the board of governors in 2021. She is a clinical psychologist working for the NHS. Ruth particularly likes the fact that Barford Primary School plays an active part in the local community. Being a governor allows her to contribute to the local community as well.

Anya Mitchell

LA Governor

Click here to view the current declaration of interests details for all of our governors 

You will be able see the attendance record over the past academic year for our governors shortly.

Click here for Governors Meetings

Partnership Schools

Barford Primary School
Chapel Street, Barford, Norwich, NR9 4AB


The Bawburgh School
Hockering Lane, Bawburgh, NR9 3LR