Schools Forum membership

Schools Forum is made up of representatives from schools, academies, and other non-school organisations, such as nursery and 14-19 education.

Membership of the Barnsley Schools Forum

Schools group representatives

Primary school headteachers

  • Antoinette Drinkhill (Penistone St. John’s CE (VA) Primary School)
  • Kirsty Wordsworth (Athersley North Primary School)
  • Mrs Jackie Milliner (Athersley North Primary School)

Primary school governors

  • Mark Pawson (Hoylandswaine Primary School)
  • Sandra James (Wellgate Primary School)

Primary academy headteachers

  • Alison Wilks (King’s Oak Primary Learning Centre)
  • Nichola Smith (Meadstead Primary Academy)

Primary academy governors

  • Adrian England (Dodworth St. John’s (CE) Primary Academy)
  • Michael Sanderson (The Forest Primary Academy)

Secondary school headteachers

  • Vacancy

Secondary school governors

  • Vacancy

Secondary academy headteachers

  • Nick Bowen (Horizon Community College), Chair of the Forum
  • Dean Buckley (Kirk Balk Academy)

Secondary academy governors

  • Margaret Gostelow (Horizon Community College)

Specialist and alternative provision headteachers

  • Josh Greaves (Springwell Special Academy and Alternative Academy)

Special and alternative provision governors

  • Molly Beever (Greenacre School)

Nursery schools

  • Vacancy


  • Mr Philip Patterson (Diocese of Hallam)

Non-schools group representatives

Early years provision

  • Laura Hammerton

14-19 years learning and participation

  • Tom Smith

Barnsley Council representatives

  • Cllr Jake Lodge
  • Cllr Caroline Saunders

Barnsley Trade Unions Council representative

  • Ayesha Baggley (National Education Union)