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This AGM takes place at the Holiday Inn in Dodworth on Tuesday 17th October starting with a buffet at 6pm before the AGM at 6.30pm and Expert Panel at We aim to finish by 7.45pm.

Links for the AGM Papers are at the bottom of this page.

Panel members will be :-
Dave Whitaker – Director of Learning – Wellspring Academy Trust and author of “The Kindness Principle  – making relational behaviour management work in schools”
Michael Sanderson  – Experienced governor in all sectors, former NLG  and current Chair of Governors of the Barnsley Primary Partnership (Oakhill Primary Academy, Oakwell Rise Primary Academy and The Forest Academy); Chair of Barnsley Schools Forum.
Cllr Jo Newing –  Recently retired from CAMHS in Barnsley and currently cabinet spokesperson for Place, Health & Adult Social Care, member of virtual school governance group, Barnsley Schools Forum & Health and Wellbeing Board.
Rebecca Paddock –  Experienced Executive Headteacher of Hoylandswaine Primary School, Hoyland Common Primary School and Worsbrough Common Primary School

The Expert Panel will be there to answer your questions and lead a discussion on behaviour and inclusion.
There will also be an opportunity to network, and share information and good practice with other governors.
Please join us for this session, which is free of charge to all governors and trustees of Barnsley schools.

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Papers for the AGM are accessible below:-