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'an exceptionally knowledgeable governing body'


'The governing body is supportive, knows the school well and is able to challenge leaders effectively.'


Ofsted June 2012


The School Governing body are responsible for the plans, policies and procedures within the school.


The Governors play an important role in the leadership team of the school in conjunction with the Head Teacher and senior staff.


The Governors are all volunteers and have several main responsibilities:


• Setting strategic direction, objectives and targets for the school.

• Reviewing progress against the budget, plans and targets.

• Approving the school budget.

• Acting as a critical friend to the head teacher by providing support and challenge.

• Appointing the head teacher.


The most important role of the School Governing body is to ensure the highest possible standards of learning in the school.


Long Lawford Primary School Governing body is made up of representatives from the local community as well as representatives from the education authority, the staff and the parents.


The full Governing Body meets once a term with other meetings of the Resources and Performance and Standards committees meeting every half term. 


The members of Long Lawford Primary School are:


Governor Role Committee Office expires



Mrs Gerry White

SEN governor

E safety governor

SRE governor

LA governor

Performance and standards

Oct 2017

Rev Paul Wilkinson

Co-opted governor

SMSC governor

Performance and standards

17th Sept 2018


Mr Dave Lowe

Chair of governors

Co-opted governor

Numeracy governor

Sports / extra curriculum governor


Chair of Resources committee

Head teacher's performance management

17th Sept 2018

Mrs Rachel Boswell

Vice chair of governors

Safeguarding governor

Performance and standards

21st Sept



Mr Tim Sutcliffe

Staff representative


Performance and standards






Mr Eddie Hughes

Computing governor



21st Sept



Mrs Sharon Smyth

Early Years governor

School Allergies group member

Performance and standards committee

5th Oct


Maria Page

Clerk to the governing


*Deputy head teachers Mrs Nicola Hetherington and Mrs Rosalyn Barton also attend Full Governor meetings and Performance and Standards committee meetings.



Long Lawford Primary School Governing Body information 2015-16



Governor policies:


Long Lawford Primary School Instrument of Governance


Terms of Reference 2016-17


Code of Conduct for Governors


Governor Visits Policy


Governor Visit Form




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