Meet Our Governors


Chair of Governors       


Dr Gordon Temple


 Community Governors










 Mr Steven Benson


I moved to Barby relatively recently in 2016. I had previously lived near Towcester where my children completed their education before starting their careers. In my work, I have spent the majority of my career in the IT industry in various roles. Currently, I work as a consultant helping to develop software to meet customer requirements. In my role as a Community Governor, I want to help facilitate the best learning environment possible for all pupils.


Parent Governors





Mrs Natasha Van Werkhoven


I moved to Barby in 2009 with my husband. We now have 3 children, all of whom attend Barby Primary School.

I am an ACCA qualified accountant with nearly 15 years experience working in finance and currently work part time as the finance manager for a dairy farming charity. I was previously on the Barby Pre-School Committee holding the role of treasurer.

I hope to use my finance skills within my Governor role having a particular interest in budgets and the maths element of the curriculum.



Mr David Wickstead

 We moved to Kilsby at the end of 2018, and now have both of our children attending Barby School. I have over 10 years of project management experience in construction. I have qualifications in Health & Safety so I am hoping that these skills will help the school in some small way

 Staff Governors







Mrs Sarah Hedley                   

 I have been working in schools for almost 19 years, starting as a finance assistant and eventually becoming Business Manager in a large Secondary School in Luton. I came to work at Barby in January 2018 having moved to Greens Norton with my husband. We have 3 grown up sons who have all now left home. I was a staff governor at both of my previous schools and my main aim is to support the students and staff so that everyone here at Barby Primary can achieve their very best. 

 Clerk to the Governors


   Mrs Sarah Stainton