Barley Croft Primary School

Governing Body

The Governors of Barley Croft Primary School are proud of the opportunities offered to our pupils to develop the values and skills essential for their future. 


Parents and Staff are represented on the Governing Body, working closely with the Head Teacher and Leadership Team to set the aims and targets for the school and provide a broad and balanced curriculum. We recognise support at home is an essential part of learning for young people and we are always ready to receive the views of parents and hope some can consider standing for election as Parent Governors when the situation arises.


If you wish to contact a Governor for any reason you are welcome to do so via the school postal address or email address.

  Barley Croft Primary School Governing Body 
Governor Information   
Name Governor TypeTerm of Office endsPositionGoverning Body Meetings Attendance 2021/22Resources & Finance Committee Attendance 2021/22Performance & Standards Committee Attendance 2021/22 
David IsaacLA Governor29/06/2024Chair of Governors5/55/54/4
Rebecca Dulieu Ex Officio Headteacher  3/34/43/3
Viv BrooksStaff Governor 25/03/2025 5/5 4/4
Andrea BirdCo-opted Governor22/11/2025 2/51/51/4
Gretel StonebridgeCo-opted Governor26/10/2025 5/5 3/3
Samira TayaballiCo-opted Governor30/08/2023 2/52/5 
Vi DempsterCo-opted Governor29/06/2024 2/51/50/4
ZamZam YusufCo-opted Governor30/03/2026 2/54/5 

Previous Governors in the last 12 months who are no longer standing as governors

Name of Governor


Date of finish

Kathy Neal

Co-opted Governor


Kevin Lacey



Hemant Rae Bhatia

Associate Member


Jane Robson

Co-opted Governor


David Isaacs

Chair of Governors 


I am currently employed as a Business Change Manager at Leicestershire County Council and have worked in that capacity for a variety of organisations over the last 25 years.  I am married with two daughters, the eldest of which is studying law at De Montfort University and the youngest is in her GCSE year at Wreake Valley Academy.  I became a governor at Barley Croft Primary in 2016.  

Since joining the governing body I have been impressed by the enthusiasm and warmth of the school leadership team, all the staff and all the children.  Together with all the governors I will strive to ensure the school is fully supported to continue to deliver an outstanding learning environment that will prepare the children to have happy and fulfilling lives.  


Rebecca Dulieu




Viv Brooks

Staff Governor



Zamzam Yusuf

Parent Governor


I am a mother of four children, two of whom go to Barley Croft and I have been a parent governor since January 2013.

I have always been passionate about education, believing that learning should be stimulating, relevant and fun. I want to bring my knowledge of working in an educational establishment together with being a parent. My children are always happy going to school and I feel this is a testament to the school as a whole.

Coming together and working on our children’s future is one of the things I really enjoy; the children are our future.

I love to read, cycle, yoga and do kickboxing.



Andrea Bird

Community Governor


Helping children receive a good education and school experience are the reasons I became a governor. I spent four years as a governor in Leicestershire, and on moving to the city, I looked for a new role and joined Barley Croft in 2017.  This was great because it is an interesting, dynamic school with staff that look for ways to give the children a purposeful, engaging, challenging school experience. Having worked with children in the past and having run my own businesses, I bring a wide range of experiences to the role.