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Welcome to our Governors’ section.

The role of school governors and trustees

Find out what school governors do and the key role they play in helping schools to succeed. This short film gives you all the essential information about this rewarding voluntary role. Most people over 18 years old are eligible to govern so, if you're interested in education and making a difference, watch this film to find out more.

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Use the sub-pages to find details of the names and terms of office for all of our Governors, together with details of their category of Governor, positions of responsibility and details of any additional committees that they serve on. We have also included details of the business and financial interests of each Governor and information about any Governance role they play in other schools, as well as a full breakdown of the structure and responsibilities of the governing body of our school and its committees.

As Governors of Barden Primary School, we would like to hear from you if you have any views or concerns about the school, and have any ideas as to how we can further improve the schools. You can contact the governors, including the Chair of Governors. 

Meet our Chair of Governors

Afrasiab Anwar

My name is Afrasiab Anwar and it is my great honour to be Chair of Governors at Barden Primary School, a school that serves the community that I grew up in and have close connections to. I am passionate about education and raising the aspirations of our pupils and families. In my day job, I am employed at Lancashire County Council Education Improvement, as a Team Leader in the Equality & Diversity Team. My other roles include serving the people of Burnley as an elected councillor (currently leader of Burnley Council) as well as supporting local charities as a Trustee including Lancashire Council of Mosques, Burnley FC in the Community and Building Bridges in Burnley.