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Welcome to our Governors’ section. 


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


The purpose of governance is to provide:

  • Strategic leadership
  • Accountability and assurance
  • Strategic engagement


Academy Trust Governance Guide 2024


The governing body also has legislative responsibility and strategic oversight for the school's safeguarding arrangements.


Lawn Primary School Governing Board


When do we meet?

The Full Governing Board normally meets twice a term.


What do we do?

We will support the school with developing its vision, setting the purpose and aims of the school and agreeing school priorities within an agreed policy framework.


We also, along with the Transform Trust, appoint and conduct the performance management of the Headteacher. We also serve on a range of different panels that may be needed for appeals such as school admissions, pay and disciplinary matters for both children and staff.


Chairs Development

Our Chair meets with other Chairs across our Trust discussing, sharing and reviewing our work of the LGB including our celebrations and challenges. This network provides the opportunity to find out what’s new and what the expectations are on Governors going forward – both from the Trust, Government and Ofsted.


Who are our Governors?

Each Governor has a set of different skills, expertise and experience. 


Governors Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Mrs Louise Rhodes - Chair, SEND, Wellbeing, Safeguarding
  • Mrs Amy Bristow - English, The Arts and Design, MfL (Parent)
  • Mrs Vicky Malysz-Smith - Pupil Premium (Parent)
  • Mr Luke Wilkins - Digital (Staff)
  • Mrs Michelle Hennessy - (Staff)
  • Mrs Trish Wilson - RE, Diversity, Equality, Inclusion and Belonging, (Transform Trust)
  • Alison Johnson - Health & Safety, Teaching & Learning/Curriculum focused work
  • Mrs Karen Hambleton - Headteacher


For governance information including details of membership, register of interests, attendance and Trust Governance Documentations please click here.


New Governors

Recruitment of school governors is informed by the Governors Skills Audit. All new Governors receive a Transform Trust induction and are given access to Trust and national resources.


All new Governors are expected complete statutory safeguarding training and a range of documents, some of which are required by legislation, including:


  • Eligibility to be a Governor;
  • Declaration any business or pecuniary interests;
  • Completion of a skills audit;
  • Signing a Governor Code of Conduct.


Speak to the Governors:

If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors please email