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
Mrs Emma RiordanFoundation - Parochial Church Council
Mrs Anna YoungsFoundation - Parochial Church Council
(vacancy)Foundation - Parochial Church Council
Mr Thomas BlewittFoundation - Diocese
Mr Ian SkidmoreFoundation - Diocese
Mr Moez SomaniFoundation - Diocese
Canon Janet ChapmanFoundation - Ex-Officio
Mr David SteadmanParent Governor
Mrs Kathryn ThorpParent Governor
(vacancy)LA Governor
Mrs Catherine SmithHeadteacher
Mrs Lorraine SharpStaff
Mrs Flavia HighfieldClerk 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
  • Headteacher

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.