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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 each serve a four 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 Resources 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 up to six 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.

 

Committee

Responsibility/ Functions covered

Christian Ethos

  • Monitoring Christian distinctiveness
  • Ensuring policies match Christian vision
  • Prepare for SIAMS

Curriculum Standards

  • Curriculum design and intent
  • Pupil standards and outcome
  • SEND
  • Pupil Premium
  • Nurture

Resources

  • Finance
  • Premises
  • Health and Safety
  • Personnel

 

 

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 2020/2021

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. An election will therefore be held in October 2020 as Mrs Ruth Cooper comes to the end of her term of office.

 

 

Mrs Ruth Cooper

  • Serves from 1 November 2016 until 31 October 2020
  • Curriculum Standards committee (Chair)
  • Governor with responsibility for Special Needs and AGAT
  • Governor with responsibility for Looked after Children
  • Link governor with SEN and PSHE

 

Mrs Freya Moreby

  • Serves from 1 November 2018 until 31 October 2022
  • Curriculum Standards committee
  • Governor with responsibility for the school website
  • Link governor with Art and Reading

 

FOUNDATION governors are appointed by the Directors of DGAT after nomination by the Parochial Church Council.  There are 7 in total.

 

Mr Michael Baker

  • Serves from 1 September 2018 until 31 August 2022
  • Resources Committee (Chair)
  • Christian Ethos Committee
  • Link governor with Maths, PE and Science

 

Reverend Dr Andrew Cinnamond

  • Ex officio
  • Christian Ethos Committee (Chair)
  • Admissions Committee
  • Link governor with RE

 

Mrs Rachel Chamberlain

  • Serves from 1 September 2018 until 31 August 2022
  • Curriculum Standards Committee
  • Christian Ethos Committee
  • Pay Policy Committee
  • Head Teacher performance review panel member
  • Link governor with Music, History and Geography 

 

Mr John Deacon

  • Serves from 1 September 2020 until 31 August 2024
  • Resources Committee
  • Pay Policy Committee
  • Christian Ethos Committee
  • Review Officer
  • Head Teacher performance review panel member
  • Link governor with Mathematics

 

Mrs Susan Holmes

  • Serves from 1 September 2019 until 31 August 2023
  • Chair of Governing Body
  • Resources Committee
  • Christian Ethos Committee
  • Admissions Committee
  • Pay Policy Committee
  • Governor with responsibility for Child Protection
  • Head Teacher performance review panel member
  • Link governor with DT

 

Mr Matthew Ryan

  • Serves from 1 October 2019 until 30 September 2023
  • Resources Committee
  • Christian Ethos Committee
  • Link governor with Science

 

Mrs Stella Williams

  • Serves from 1 September 2019 until 31 August 2023
  • Curriculum Standards Committee
  • Christian Ethos Committee
  • Link governor with Writing

 

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 2019 until 28 February 2023
  • Resources Committee
  • Health and Safety link governor

 

Mr Gordon Soutar

  • Ex Officio
  • Resources Committee
  • Curriculum Standards Committee
  • Christian Ethos Committee
  • Admissions Committee

 

The Co-Opted governor is appointed by Directors of DGAT following discussion with the Local Governing Body and there is 1 in total.

 

Mrs Anne Goymer

  • Serves from 26 November 2018 until 25 November 2022
  • Vice Chair of the Local Governing Body
  • Curriculum Standards Committee
  • Link governor Computing and EYFS
  • Governor with responsibility for Attendance

 

 

 

 

 

During the 2019/2020 school year there were additional people who served on the Governing Body.

 

Mrs Anna Hinchliffe

  • Serves from 1 September 2019 until 31 August 2020
  • Linked to Resources Committee
  • Link member with French
  • Associate Member of the Resources committee

 

 

Register of Pecuniary and other interests

Andrew Cinnamond – is a Foundation Governor at Southrop School

Matthew Ryan is married to Claire Ryan who is employed by the school as a Mid-Day Supervisor

 

There are no other 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.

 

There are no pecuniary or other interests declared.

 

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 Local Governing Body meetings and committee meetings in 2019/2020 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.  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic all committee meetings were suspended from March 2020, with the LGB meeting via Zoom to cover essential business only.

 

 

Local Governing Body

Christian Ethos

Resources

Curriculum Standards

Total meetings

6

2

3

1

Mike Baker

6 x Yes

 

3 x Yes

 

Rachel Chamberlain 

5 x Yes

1 x Apols

   

1 x Yes 

Andrew Cinnamond

4 x Yes

2 x Apols

   

 

 

Ruth Cooper

6 x Yes

 

 

1 x Yes

John Deacon

5 x Yes

1 x Apols

 

2 x Yes

 

Anne Goymer

6 x Yes

 

 

1 x Yes

 

Anna Hinchliffe

1 x Yes

2 x Apols

3 x No

 

1 x Apols

1 x No

 

Susan Holmes

6 x Yes

 

3 x Yes

 

Freya Moreby

5 x Yes

1 x Apols

   

 1 x Yes

Kay Roberts

3 x Yes

3 x Apols

 

2 x Apols

 

 

Matt Ryan

6 x Yes

 

 1 x Yes

 

Gordon Soutar

6 x Yes

 

3 x Yes

1 x Yes

Stella Williams

6 x Yes

 

 

1 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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