Barbara Clarke Profile

I am an experienced School Business Manager at St Mark’s CE Primary School, Newtown, Wigan, one of the local feeder schools for the Academy.

I have a good range of educational experience; having worked at St Mark’s for over 11 years and am a member of the School’s Senior Management Team. I hold the Certificate and Diploma of School Business Management. My core duties consist of managing the school budget, HR, repairs and maintenance, pupil data and ensuring the smooth running of a very busy school office.

I have many years’ experience of Governance – having served as a Staff Governor at St Mark’s for over 9 years and most recently I held the position of Parent Governor at Winstanley College, the Academy’s Sponsor, where I was involved in number of high level proposals that were implemented for the benefit of all stakeholders.

I believe that Governors have an important part to play in contributing to the strategic development at the Academy and strive to deliver a first class learning environment for its pupils and for the benefit of the local community.

I currently serve on the HR and Audit Committees. It is a privilege to support the pupils, staff and Governors at the Academy.