Barry Hobson – Governor Profile

Barry is a co-opted governor at Lowerplace, with several years experience in governance at Castleton Primary School. He is active within the Rochdale community and being a member of walking groups and Littleborough RUFC is concerned about health and well-being and sport provision for all.

As a grandfather on a personal level, he is actively involved with helping children to realise their full potential. In governor meetings he promotes the involvement of families in the education of their own children and in strengthening the links between school and home. All parents and carers will thereby add to the role of the school staff in the Child’s education.

Barry’s first career was as a chemical engineer, for example working for TBA in Rochdale and Manchester and ICI in Germany. He brings experience of finance and STEM subjects as well as learning languages and an understanding of human relationships to Lowerplace.

Secondly Barry gained a degree in Fine Art and worked as an artist in Germany and England and is interested in the development of children’s creative expression.