A welcome from the Chair

Dear Parents, Carers, Staff, Pupils and friends of Danecourt school,

As we commence 2019, I very much look forward to working with you, pupils, staff and governors. This is an exciting time, the beginning of a new era at Danecourt, as part of Barnsole Primary Trust. 

I am delighted to confirm that Mrs Cathryn Falconer, a very experienced leader in Special Education has been appointed as Headteacher at Danecourt. I know that Mrs Falconer will work closely with Mr Sean McKeown, CEO of Barnsole Primary Trust and all of the staff to ensure your children continue to receive an outstanding education.

At Danecourt, the local governing body is made up of six governors each bringing a unique set of skills, knowledge and experiences enabling them to contribute effectively to the leadership and management of Danecourt School. Our strong and committed team include a parent of a child at the school, local educational professionals and other individuals with a range of professional backgrounds.


Over the coming year, Danecourt’s Local Governing Board will work hard with everyone associated with the school to ensure that all pupils continue to have a happy and fulfilled education which prepares them for secondary school and beyond.

Barnsole Primary Trust is totally committed to ensuring that the schools work collaboratively to provide the very best educational opportunities for your children. We will encourage pupils to be the best they can be by providing high-quality teaching that will equip the pupils with knowledge, skills and confidence to support them in the next stage in their learning. We are also committed to supporting our local communities and ensure that our pupils are fully included in wider opportunities and experiences.


At Danecourt, we whole-heartedly support the school and firmly put the pupils at the heart of every discussion we have. Governors are fully committed to attending meetings and visiting the school on a regular basis. We know that a strong partnership between home and school is fundamental to pupils success and wellbeing and we look forward to your continued support again this year.

There are many exciting and ambitious projects planned throughout the Trust over the coming year. There will be opportunities for parents and carers to meet us at some of the school events and we very much look forward to seeing you.

The role of a Governor is an extremely rewarding one and is perfect for anyone who has a passion for education and a desire to improve outcomes for all pupils.

From time to time, we look to recruit additional Governors. If you are interested in school Governance, please get in touch via the school:

Yours faithfully,


Mrs Pam Jones OBE

Chair of Danecourt Local Governing Board

Minutes of the Local Governing Board’s meetings can be viewed upon request at the school office, or by email request to the Clerk to the Governors.


For any urgent information please contact the Clerk to the Governors, Mrs Eckersall, by emailing