Governors - What We Do

We are very fortunate in having an excellent Governing body. Governors are very actively involved in the school on a regular basis through their monitoring and evaluating visits, attendance at school events, governors meetings and help in the classroom. They are not involved in the day to day running of the school but have an important role in providing a strategic direction for the school. What we call " Focussing on the big picture" . It is their responsibility to promote high standards and quality teaching and learning experiences for the children.

Our Governors come from all walks of life. They include school staff, parents and volunteers from the community.

Here we have a governor in attendance at a curriculum focus meeting. The Head teacher, Governor and curriculum coordinator are monitoring the quality of assessments in the International Primary Curriculum ( IPC ).

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Governors - Who We Are

Governing Body
Sarah Newton - Chair of Governors - email: chairofgovs@lainesmeadprimary.co.uk
Helen Byrne - Co-opted Governor
Rev Norma McKemey - Co-opted Governor
Ali Cotton - Parent Governor
Eirian Painter - Headteacher
Natasha Griffiths
Emma Diprose
Sharon Compton - Parent Governor
Caroline Mazzotta - Parent Governor
Tatiana Fernendes - Co-opted Governor
Leigh Timbrell
Tina Desciscio
Zahida Aslam - Clerk to Governors

Please click here for information on the governors, their specific roles and any declarations of interest relating to their role as a governor.

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Chair of Governors, Mrs Sarah Newton


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Ali Cotton - Parent Governor


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Helen Byrne - Co-Opted Governor


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Rev Norma McKemey - Co-opted Governor


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Sharon Compton - Parent Governor


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Zahida Aslam - Clerk to the Governors


Governors Contact Details

If you wish to contact Mrs S Newton, the Chair of Governors, please write to her care of the school office or email her at chairofgovs@lainesmeadprimary.co.uk

Governors Scheme of Delegation

Governors Scheme of Delegation outlines the policy for the delegation of financial powers and the duties of the governing body.

Governors - Minutes of Meetings

Minutes of the Full Governors' Meeting held on 4th June 2014
Minutes of the Full Governors' Meeting held on 8th July 2014
Minutes of the Full Governors' Meeting held on 15th October 2014
Minutes of the Full Governors' Meeting held on 11th December 2014
Minutes of the Full Governors' Meeting held on 24th March 2015
Minutes of the Full Governors' Meeting held on 20th May 2015
Minutes of the Full Governors' Meeting held on 7th July 2015
Minutes of the Full Governors' Meeting held on 14th Oct 2015
Minutes of the Full Governors' Meeting held on 2nd Dec 2015
Minutes of the Full Governors' Meeting held on 3rd Feb 2016
Minutes of the Full Governors' Meeting held on 16th March 2016
Minutes of the Full Governors' Meeting held on 6th July 2016
Minutes of the Full Governors' Meeting held on 12th October 2016
Minutes of the Full Governors' Meeting held on 7th December 2016
Minutes of the Full Governors' Meeting held on 8th February 2017
Minutes of the Full Governors' Meeting held on 29th March 2017

Our chair of governors discussing data with the school's Pupil Premium champion.

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