Governing Board

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

NameType of Governor
Mr Richard HillChair of Governors, Foundation - Parochial Church Council
Mr Thomas BlewittVice Chair of Governors, Foundation - Diocese
Mrs Emma RiordanFoundation - Parochial Church Council
Mrs Anna YoungsFoundation - Parochial Church Council
Mr Ian SkidmoreFoundation - Diocese
Mr Moez SomaniFoundation - Diocese
Canon Janet ChapmanFoundation - Ex-Officio
Mr David SteadmanParent Governor
Mrs Kathryn ThorpParent Governor
Ms Sheena RancinsLA Governor
Mrs Catherine SmithHeadteacher
Mrs Lorraine SharpStaff
Mrs Flavia HighfieldClerk to the Governors

Governing Board Information

The GB of St Laurence Church Infant School comprises the following category of Governors:

  • 2 Parent Governors
  • 1 LA Governor
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • 1 Head Teacher Governor
  • 3 Foundation Governors appointed by the Diocese
  • 3 Foundation Governors appointed by the Parochial Church Council
  • 1 Foundation Governor Ex-Officio

Individual Governors are allocated responsibilities in the areas of:

  • SEND
  • Safeguarding
  • SDP priorities
  • Health and Safety
  • Pupil Premium
  • Governor training (responsibility of the Clerk)

The Governing Board works with two Committees:

  1. Curriculum, Safeguarding, Pupil Welfare and Admissions – Chair: David Steadman, Vice-Chair: Janet Chapman
  2. Finance Staffing and Site – Chair: Tom Blewitt, Vice-Chair: Emma Riordan

The Chair of the Governing Board is Richard Hill, and the Vice-Chair is Tom Blewitt.

The whole Governing Board meets four times each year and the committees meet 3/4 times each year.