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ST LAWRENCE CE PRIMARY SCHOOL, LECHLADE

GOVERNORS and ASSOCIATE MEMBERS DETAILS and REGISTER of INTERESTS

 

The Local Governing Body of St Lawrence CE Primary School was reconstituted in March 2018 when the school joined DGAT. It has a total of 12 Governors who serve a 4 year term. They have a broad range of experience and knowledge and all governors apart from school staff are volunteers. Governors are appointed as follows:

  • The Head Teacher (ex officio)

  • The Vicar of St Lawrence Church (ex officio)

  • 1 Staff Governor elected by school staff and appointed by the Directors of DGAT

  • 2 Parent Governors elected by parents of the school

  • 1 Co-Opted Governor appointed by the Directors of DGAT after discussion with the Local Governing Body

  • 6 Foundation Governors appointed by the Directors of DGAT after discussion with the Parochial Church Council

     

    The Governing Body can invite people to join a specific committee in order to share their expertise. These people are Associate Members and serve for one year. They do not have voting rights at any Local Governing Body meetings but may be given voting rights by the committees on which they sit.

     

    The Vice Chair and Finance Committee Chair are elected annually by the Governors at the last meeting of the academic year, and the Chair is appointed by DGAT.

     

    The Local Governing Body meets 6 times each academic year to help guide the overall strategic direction of the school to enable pupils to learn most effectively and achieve their best. All Governors are also members of at least one committee and these meet regularly throughout the year to discuss their specific area of interest and provide feedback of their discussions at the Local Governing Body meetings. The main committees are:

  • Christian Ethos

  • Finance

  • Pay Policy

  • Personnel

  • Premises

  • Teaching and Learning

  • Strategic Planning

     

    Governors do not get involved in the day to day running of the school, as that is the responsibility of the Head Teacher and the school management team. However, Governor duties do include:

  • To provide a strategic view and act as a critical friend

  • To ensure accountability

  • To help set the strategy, policies and objectives for the school

  • To challenge and support decisions made by the school management team

  • To approve the school budget and review progress against it throughout the year

  • To assist in the appointment of staff

  • To monitor results and other aspects of school life such as behaviour and attendance

     

     

    Academic Year 2018/19

    GOVERNORS – 12 in total, all with a 4 year term of office

     

    PARENT governors are appointed by parents following an election when a vacancy arises. There is one vacancy at present.

     

     

    Mrs Ruth Cooper

  • Serves from 1 November 2016 until 31 October 2020

  • Personnel Committee

  • Teaching and Learning Committee

  • Governor with responsibility for Special Needs and AGAT

  • Governor with responsibility for Looked after Children

  • Link governor with SEN and PSHE

     

    FOUNDATION governors are appointed by the Directors of DGAT after nomination by the Parochial Church Council and they all sit on the Christian Ethos committee. There are 7 in total.

     

    Mr Michael Baker

  • Serves from 1 September 2018 until 31 August 2022

  • Finance Committee (Chair)

  • Premises Committee

  • Strategic Planning Committee

  • Christian Ethos Committee

  • Link governor with Maths and Science

     

    Reverend Dr Andrew Cinnamond

  • Ex officio

  • Christian Ethos Committee (Chair)

  • Strategic Planning Committee

  • Admissions Committee

  • Link governor with RE

     

    Mrs Rachel Chamberlain

  • Serves from 1 September 2018 until 31 August 2022

  • Personnel Committee

  • Christian Ethos Committee

  • Head Teacher performance review panel member

  • Link governor with Music, History and Geography

     

    Mr John Deacon

  • Serves from 1 September 2016 until 31 August 2020

  • Vice Chair of Governing Body

  • Premises Committee (Chair)

  • Pay Policy Committee

  • Strategic Planning Committee

  • Christian Ethos Committee

  • Review Officer

  • Link governor with Numeracy

     

    Mrs Sandra Hoaksey

  • Serves from 1 September 2017 – 31 August 2021

  • Finance Committee

  • Teaching and Learning Committee

  • Christian Ethos Committee

  • Link governor with French and Writing

     

    Mrs Susan Holmes

  • Serves from 1 September 2015 until 31 August 2019

  • Chair of Governing Body

  • Personnel Committee

  • Strategic Planning Committee

  • Christian Ethos Committee

  • Admissions Committee

  • Finance Committee

  • Pay Policy Committee

  • Governor with responsibility for Child Protection

  • Head Teacher performance review panel member

  • Link governor with Computing and PE

     

    Mrs Charlotte McDiarmid

  • Serves from 1 September 2017 until 31 August 2021

  • Personnel Committee (Chair)

  • Pay Policy Committee

  • Christian Ethos Committee

  • Premises Committee

  • Strategic Planning Committee

  • Link governor with Reading, Art and DT

     

    The STAFF governor is appointed by Directors of DGAT following an election in which all staff members are eligible to vote. There is 1 in total. The Head Teacher is also a member of the Governing Body.

     

    Mrs Kay Roberts

  • Serves from 1 March 2015 until 28 February 2019

  • Premises Committee

  • Health and Safety link governor

     

    Mr Gordon Soutar

  • Ex Officio

  • Teaching and Learning Committee

  • Premises Committee

  • Personnel Committee

  • Finance Committee

  • Christian Ethos Committee

  • Admissions Committee

  • Strategic Planning Committee

     

     

    The Co-Opted governor is appointed by Directors of DGAT following discussion with the Local Governing Body and there is currently a vacancy for this position.

     

     

     

    Associate Members are appointed by the Governing Body to bring particular expertise to a committee and their term of office is a year. There are currently 2 and they have voting rights on the committees to which they belong but not at Full Governing Body meetings.

     

     

    Mrs Anna Hinchliffe

  • Serves from 1 September 2018 until 31 August 2019

  • Linked to Finance Committee

  • Link governor with EYFS

     

     

    During the 2017/18 school year there were additional people who served time on the Governing Body.

     

    Mrs Wendy Cherry

  • Served from 1 October 2017 until 31 July 2018

  • Parent Governor

  • Teaching and Learning Committee

  • Link governor with Literacy

     

    Mr Nicholas Matthews

  • Served from 1 September 2016 until 31 July 2018

  • Co-Opted Governor (Previously Local Authority Governor)

  • Chair of Governing Body

  • Teaching and Learning Committee (Chair)

  • Personnel Committee

  • Finance Committee

  • Strategic Planning Committee (Chair)

  • Link governor with Music

     

    Reverend Jonathan Clark

  • Served from 1 January 2017 until 31 May 2018

  • Associate Member

  • Linked to Christian Ethos Committee

  • Premises Committee

  • Link governor with Science

     

     

     

    Register of Pecuniary and other interests

    Andrew Cinnamond – is a Foundation Governor at Southrop School

     

    There are no interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff.

     

    No other member of the governing body performs a governance role in other educational institutions.

     

    If you would like more information about the Governing Body and its work at St Lawrence CE Primary School, or if you are interested in becoming a Governor, then please contact Sarah Duce, Clerk to the Governing Body, c/o the School Office.

     

    Attendance at Full Governing Body meetings and committee meetings in 2017/18 academic year

    Total meetings in the academic year are shown but please note that some governors may not have been appointed for the whole academic year and so were unable to attend all meetings.

     

 

Full Governing Body

Christian Ethos

Finance

Pay Policy

Personnel

Premises

Strategic Planning

Teaching & Learning

Total meetings

7

3

6

2

5

3

3

3

Mike Baker

 

1 x Yes

6 x Apols

3 x Apols

1 x Yes

5 x Apols

 

 

3 x Apols

 

 

Rachel Chamberlain

7 x Yes

3 x Yes

 

 

5 x Yes

 

 

 

Wendy Cherry

 

5 x Yes

2 x Apols

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 x Yes

Andrew Cinnamond

3 x Yes

4 x Apols

2 x Yes

1 x Apols

   

 

 

2 x Yes

1 x Apols

 

Jonathan Clark

 

5 x Yes

1 x Apols

1 x Yes

1 x No

 

 

 

3 x Yes

 

 

Ruth Cooper

 

7 x Yes

 

 

 

5 x Yes

 

 

3 x Yes

John Deacon

 

6 x Yes

1 x Apols

3 x Yes

 

2 x Yes

 

3 x Yes

3 x Yes

 

Anna Hinchliffe

 

6 x Yes

1 x Apols

 

4 x Yes

2 x Apols

 

 

 

 

 

Sandra Hoaksey

 

7 x Yes

3 x Yes

5 x Yes

 

 

   

3 x Yes

Susan Holmes

 

4 x Yes

3 x Apols

2 x Yes

1 x No

6 x Yes

2 x Yes

3 x Yes

2 x Apols

 

1 x Yes

2 x Apols

 

Lottie McDiarmid

 

7 x Yes

2 x Yes

1 x Apols

 

1 x Yes

1 x Apols

5 x Yes

2 x Yes

1 x Apols

3 x Yes

 

Nick Matthews

 

7 x Yes

 

5 x Yes

1 x No

 

4 x Yes

1 x Apols

 

3 x Yes

3 x Yes

Kay Roberts

 

5 x Yes

2 x Apols

 

 

 

 

2 x Yes

1 x Apols

 

 

Gordon Soutar

 

7 x Yes

3 x Yes

6 x Yes

2 x Yes

5 x Yes

3 x Yes

3 x Yes

3 x Yes

 

KEY:

Yes – denotes attendance at meeting

Apols – denotes apologies given for non-attendance

No – denotes not present at meeting

 

 

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