Barton Clough Governors
David is an international development economist, living and working initially as a volunteer in Fiji and Botswana, and then as a development consultant in the Indonesia and Ecuador where his wife worked for the British Council. After four years in the Netherlands, David came to Manchester to work for the British Council as Director, Governance 1995-98. He has worked in the development of education systems in Botswana, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Pakistan and Indonesia. Now retired, he volunteers for the National Trust as a Ranger and Photographer at Quarry Bank. He is particularly interested in the development of life skills in young children, and looks forward to working with Barton Clough School.
Barton Clough Interim Executive Board
April 2017: Message from Mrs Anne Birch - Interim Director Quality, Standards and Performance
Events have moved at pace over the Easter holidays, and since our return, and I am pleased to inform you that there is now an Interim Executive Board (IEB) for Barton Clough school, to be Chaired by Prof. David Reid, who comes with great experience and understanding of what makes a good school. The IEB met for the first time on Thursday 27th April 2017 and details of Prof. Reid and the other members of the IEB will be available on the schools website soon. Their next meeting date is 18th May. The IEB will fulfil all the functions of a normal governing board to ensure improvement and promote high standards of educational achievement. For Barton Clough this means monitoring the school improvement plan to address the recommendations in the Ofsted inspection report in December 2016. Its other duty is to prepare for governance to be transferred to the appointed sponsor Academy Trust.
Membership of the IEB is as follows:
Professor David Reid (Chair) - Leading on Learning and Teaching.
Mrs Karen Samples - Leading on Academy Conversion and supporting with Learning and Teaching.
Mr Andrew Fahey - Leading on Finance and supporting with Parental Engagement.
Mr Glynn Littler - Leading Parental Engagement and supporting with Safeguarding.
Mr Terry Walsh - Leading on Staffing and Personnel and supporting with Finance.
Mr David Vanstone - Leading on Safeguarding and supporting with Academy Conversion.
Observers invited to attend the IEB meetings are:
Mr Anthony Rae - NLE
Mrs Louise Hossen - Interim Executive Headteacher
Mrs Jo Appleyard - CEO of the Dunham Trust
Mr Simon Beswick - Executive Headteacher of Lime Tree Academy
The Chair of the IEB is: Professor David Reid
The Designated IEB Member for Safeguarding is: Mr David Vanstone
The Deputy Designated IEB Member for Safeguarding is: Mr Glynn Littler
We are delighted that the IEB, as a group, have committed to building relationships through weekly visits to the school by individual members of the board. Dates of the full IEB meetings are as follows:
Thursday 27th April 2pm
Thursday 18th May 1pm
Thursday 29th June 1pm
The IEB can be contacted, directly, using the email address below: