Governing Board

Lawn School Governing Board

The role of the school Governing Board is a strategic one and its key functions are to:

* Set the vision, ethos and strategic direction for Lawn Primary School.

* Hold the school leaders to account for the performance of pupils and performance of staff.

* Ensure finances are well spent and represent value for money.

The Governing Board is made up of governors from a range of backgrounds who volunteer their time to support the school. Staff governors, including the head teacher and teaching and non-teaching staff, make up the remainder of the governing board. They each bring valuable knowledge and expertise to the role and often take on specific responsibilities within the governing board. In addition to attending Full Governing Board meetings at least 6 times a year, all governors are members of the Resources Committee which also meet 6 times a year.

The Chair of the Full Governing Board is Dr Ruth Larson and the Vice-Chair is Susan Bejar.

The current members of the Governing Board are:

Sally-Anne Bonnett

Co-opted  Governor – appointed by FGB

Literacy, Art, Music Link Governors

Appointed 03.04.12, current 4-year term until 23.10.19

Business interests - teacher at a secondary school, parent of a child in school. 

No membership of other Boards

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff

70% attendance at FGB and committee meetings during the last academic year

Graham Boyd

Parent  Governor – elected by parents

STEM/Science Link Governor, EYFS link Governor. 

Appointed 10.09.18, current 4-year term until 10.09.2022

Business interests - CEO of a MAT in Nottinghamshire. 

Membership on the Governing Board of Believe Academy Trust; Southwark Primary School, Arnbrook Primary and Derwent Primary School. 

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff - however brother in law is a teacher

Attendance at FGB and committee meetings during the last academic year 80%

Sarah Allison

Headteacher

No Business Interests

No membership of other Boards

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff

100% attendance at FGB and committee meetings during the last academic year 

 

Sheila Laithwaite

Clerk

Appointed 8.9.2019

 

Amanda Clarke

Parent Governor – elected by parents

Safeguarding & LAC children link Governor

Appointed 14.11.16, 4-year term until 14.11.20

No Business interests

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff - teacher is sister-in-law

90% attendance at FGB and committee meetings during the last academic year

Jess Hall

Co-opted  Governor – appointed by FGB

PE and PSHE link Governor, Headteacher Performance Management. 

Appointed 10.09.18,  4 year term until 10.09.22

Business interests - works for Create Development, Parent of a child in school.

Other Boards -Advisory board member of the International Physical Literacy Association

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff

90% attendance at FGB and committee meetings during the last academic year

Louise Rhodes

Parent Governor – elected by parents

SEND link Governor

Appointed 14.11.16, current 4-year term until 14.11.20

Business interests - works for Derbyshire Education.

No membership of other Boards

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff

80% attendance at FGB and committee meetings during the last academic year

Ruth Larsen

Co-opted Governor – appointed by FGB

Chair of Governors, History, Geography Link Governor. 

Appointed 11.04.16 current 4-year term until 11.04.20

Headteacher performance management. 

Business interests - works at Derby University

No membership of other Boards

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff 

Attendance at FGB and committee meetings during the last academic year 100%

Susan Bejar

Co-opted Governor – appointed by FGB

Vice Chair of Governors, finance governor, Headteachers' Performance management  chair.

Appointed 23.06.2018, current 4-year term until 23.06.2022

No Business interests

No membership of other Boards

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff

90% attendance at FGB and committee meetings during the last academic year

Matthew Stevens

Co-Opted Governor – appointed by FGB

Health and Safety link Governor, Tree House Governor.

Appointed 10.6.2019, current 4-year term until 10.6.2023

Business interests: Works for Portakabin that supplies portacabins to schools. Also, neighbour as house backs onto the school, child attends school.

No membership of other Boards

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff

Attendance at FGB and committee meetings during the last academic year 90%

Parent Governor Vacancy

 

 

Simon Blood

Co-opted Governor – appointed by FGB

Appointed 14.11.18 for four years

E-Safety link Governors

Business interests - child attends school

No membership of other Boards

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff

Attendance at FGB and committee meetings during the last academic year 70%

 

Margita Madjarova

Local Authority Governor – appointed by LA.

Appointed 04.11.17 current 4-year term until 04.11.21

EAL Link Governor

No Business interests

No membership of other Boards

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff.

Attendance at FGB and committee meetings during the last academic year 70%

Amanda Burton 

Co-opted  Governor (staff)– appointed by FGB

Appointed 04.11.17 current 4-year term until 04.11.21

No Business interests

No membership of other Boards

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff.

Attendance at FGB and committee meetings during the last academic year 80%

Yasmin Ayub

Staff Governor – elected by staff

Appointed 8.5.17 current 4-year term until 8.5.21

No Business interests

No membership of other Boards

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff - husband is a teacher in school. 

100% attendance at FGB and committee meetings during the last academic year

Victoria Shepherd

Associate Governor – appointed by FGB

Appointed 08.10.18 for one year

No Business interests

No membership of other Boards

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff

Attendance at FGB and committee meetings during the last academic year 90%

No voting rights at FGB. 

Helen Dobson

Associate Governor – appointed by FGB

Appointed 11.09.2018

No Business interests

No membership of other Boards

No material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff - sister in law works as playworker.

Attendance at FGB and committee meetings during the last academic year 100%

No voting rights at FGB. 

 

Previous members of the Governing Board in the last 12 months

NAME

GOVERNOR CATEGORY

DATE OF APPOINTMENT

DATE STEPPED DOWN

 Lee Archer Associate Governor  1.10.2017 1.10.2018

Jon Blanchenot

Co-opted Governor 07.09.15 9.06.2019

Governors visit the school regularly on both formal and informal occasions seeing at first hand all aspects of school life. Governors are committed to holding the school to account and maintain a programme of termly monitoring visits and subsequent reports to ensure this. This includes meeting with subject leads, learning walks and class visits.

All governors are very approachable and are happy to speak to parents and members of the local community. If you need to contact a Lawn Primary School Governor please email them on governors@lawn.derby.sch.uk or pop into the School Office to leave a message and a Governor will respond within two working days