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Role of the Governors

Being a school governor is a very rewarding job. It gives you the opportunity to have a say in the development of the school. As a governor you will also be involved and aware of the latest developments in the way that children are being educated.

There was an IEB in post from October 2019 - February 2021 when in February 2021, the new Governing Body was appointed.

There is a team of Governors at Lark Hill, including representation from teacher governors, parent governors and local education authority (LA) governors. The term of office is 4 years, and an apply-election process is adopted to ensure all candidates are given a fair chance.

Governors are an important part of school life and make an important contribution in supporting education in our school. Governors provide strategic leadership and accountability to our school. They work with the Head Teacher to make decisions about finance, staffing and resourcing as well as supporting and challenging the Executive Head Teacher and other school leaders and staff to make sure we provide the best possible education for all our children.

What do Governors do?

  • Promote high standards.
  • Set targets for pupil achievement.
  • Appoint the head and deputy.
  • Assist with managing the school's budget.
  • Discuss current curriculum issues.
  • Have involvement in devising action plans.

How does a Governing Body work?

  • Closely with the Executive Headteacher and Head of School.
  • Makes decisions collectively as a team.
  • Often delegates decision making to committees.
  • Conducts most of its business at meetings.

Governor Profiles

Mrs Margaret Woodhouse (Chair)

Mrs Wendy McCormack

Mr Philip Royle (Vice Chair)

Mrs Gemma Lavelle

Mrs Louise Carroll

Mrs Debbie Fulton

Cllr Charlotte Youd

Mrs Clare Gregson

Ms Teniola Ijabiyi

Mrs Rabia Sayim

Mr David Lancaster

Ms Suzanna Fairburns

Governor Attendance