A Message from our Chair of Governors
The Governors would like to welcome you to St Laurence Church Infant School . We work closely with the staff and parents to ensure our school is a wonderful place for the children to learn. They have fun, learning in a happy, safe, Christian environment, where all are encouraged and helped to achieve their best.
The staff are friendly and approachable, and committed to providing our children with a high level of education. All of the Governors visit the school on a regular basis and join in many of the activities and visits. We are sure your children will be happy and thrive at St Laurence Church Infant School.
Governing Board Members
|Name||Type of Governor|
|Mrs Sarah Brown||Chair of Governors, Foundation - Parochial Church Council|
|Mr Simon Wootton||Vice-Chair of Governors, Parent|
|Mr Damon Hewson||Foundation - Parochial Church Council|
|Mrs Emma Riordan||Foundation - Parochial Church Council|
|Mrs Anna Youngs||Foundation - Parochial Church Council|
|Mr Thomas Blewitt||Foundation - Diocese|
|Mr Ian Skidmore||Foundation - Diocese|
|Canon Janet Chapman||Foundation - Ex-Officio|
|Mr David Steadman||Parent|
|Mrs Catherine Smith||Headteacher|
|Mrs Lorraine Sharp||Staff|
|Mrs Flavia Highfield||Clerk to the Governors|
Governing Board Information
St Laurence Church Infant School Governing Body consists of twelve members (three Diocese, three St Laurence Parochial Church Council, the Rector of St Laurence Church is an Ex Officio Governor.):
- 7 Foundation Governors
- 2 Parent Governors
- 1 LA Governor
- 1 Staff Governor
Governors have responsibility for the efficient management of the school, acting within the framework set out by national legislation and by the policies of the Diocese and the Local Authority. They are not expected to take detailed decisions about the day-to-day running of the school; that is the role of the Headteacher.
The Governing Body meets at least once each term, and the two committees (Finance, Staffing and Site and Buildings; Curriculum; and Staffing, Admissions and Pupil Welfare) meet termly or as necessary.
The Governors are required to fund 10% of all exterior building works and rely on the parents’ annual voluntary contributions for this.
When a Parent Governor vacancy occurs all parents are notified and invited to stand for election.