Meet Our Governors 

(please see table at the bottom of the page for dates of appointment and meetings attended)


Co-Chairs of Governors    





Mrs E Archer  








 Ms C Iveson    




I have lived in Barby since 2003 and now have 4 children, 2 are pupils at Barby school. I was a Forensic Scientist for 10 years before becoming a full time mum. I aim to help support the Christian ethos of Barby school and I also have an interest in inspiring children to learn, particularly in the area of science.           


The school has good links with the local church, St Mary and parish council. The school visits the church regularly in conjunction with the curriculum and we hold regular services in the local church. 



Resources Committee

Originally from Durham in the North East of England I relocated to the Daventry area back in 2005 with work. I have 3 children, 2 of which are currently in Barby school. Before I became a full time mum, I worked in the Oncology department for Oxford University managing large scale international research projects. 

Currently I work voluntarily as the Chair of Braunston preschool and have done so for the last 3 years. I am also a member of the Parent Association here at Barby school. 

I aim to bring the organisational and large budget planning skills that I utilised in my profession to help me succeed in the role as Governor.

Foundation Governors

Mrs J Elliott

Resources & Head Teacher Performance Management 

I have lived in Barby since 2009 and my family and I hope to be here for a long time to come. Up until 2009, I taught at a secondary school in Sheffield. I was Head of Year 12, Head of Business Studies and Vocational Courses and also held responsibility for Business and Education Links.

I have enjoyed supporting various groups within the community of Barby  including the church and I currently work on the Barby Pre School committee.

My strengths are in being able to help the school to make links with local people, businesses and particularly the church, to enrich the curriculum. Being the mother of two children, I offer the ability to understand parents desires and concerns.

This is my first year as a Governor and I am embracing the opportunity to undertake training and guidance so that I can be of useful service to the Governing Body and the school.








Community Governors


 Mrs K Huggett


Performance & Standards Committee 

I have lived in the Rugby area since 1997 but moved to Barby only 18 months ago.  I became a Community Governor in November 2014 and am looking forward to my association with the school.

I started my career in pharmacy and worked in retail for many years. My interest in education began when my own children were young; I retrained and qualified as a primary teacher in 1999.

I am particularly interested in vulnerable groups of children and currently work for Warwickshire’s Virtual School for Children in Care. My role is to work with young people, carers, schools and other supporting agencies with the aim of promoting the attainment of children in foster care and enabling them to be the best they can be.


Parent Governors

Dr D Macmahon


Performance & Standards, Admissions & Head Teacher Performance Management 

Dr. Doug MacMahon FRCP (Lond.& Edin) moved to Barby in 2010 with his wife, Andrea. They have 2 children. He is a retired Consultant Physician - in Coventry and previously in Cornwall, specialising in Parkinson’s disease (PD) and Dementia. He still lectures and performs advisory work, and is a Trustee for Parkinson’s UK.

He has written over 100 publications and 25 book chapters, and has researched most of the drugs currently used, and presented at numerous national and international meetings and established the Parkinson’s Academy. He became a School Governor in 2014 being keen to bring his expertise from other areas to the School’s Governing Body.


Staff Governors



  Mrs C Saunders




Mrs S Hedley                   





Clerk to the Governors

Mrs S Stainton  

 Governing Body PSC (Person Significant Control) and Business Interest Register 2017 

Governing Body Meeting Schedule 2016