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Governors

The Governing Body of Lady Bankes Primary School

 

I am delighted to welcome you to the Governors’ section of the Lady Bankes Primary School website.

 

As governors, we are responsible for:

 

  • ensuring the clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the schools;
  • holding the Headteachers to account for the performance of the schools and their pupils; and
  • overseeing the financial performance of the schools.

 

Simply put, we want to ensure that all our children achieve the best they can and that money is well spent in making this happen.

 

Our vision for the school is that it is an ‘outstanding place to learn’ and staff and governors are all extremely committed and passionate in their drive to make this happen. We are also united in our belief that a good relationship between school and home is vital, enhancing a child’s confidence and assisting in their development. We rely on the support and involvement of all our parents and carers and endeavour to forge relationships that do not end at the school gate.

 

Our governing body consists of 14 members and is made up of Parent Governors, Local Authority Governors, Staff Governors, Co-opted Governors. We also currently have several Associate Governors. This ensures that we have sufficient diversity of views and experience to be both a supportive and questioning friend.

 

The Full Governing Body meets at least once each term but most of our work is done in the following committees.

 

  • Curriculum and Community Committee which meets every term (chair by Lucy Newton)
  • Data & Assessment Committee which meets at least once every term (chaired by Fiona Waddingham)
  • Finance & Personnel Committee which meets every half term (chaired by Jo Coxwell)

 

Governors with named responsibilities report to the appropriate committee. In turn, the committees then report to the full governing body, which has overall responsibility for the governance of the school.

 

Governors attend most school events and are always happy to chat to parents. Alternatively, if you have questions or feedback, then you can contact me through either school office. Please do note though, that if you have any specific issues regarding individual pupils or members of staff, these should be raised with the Head Teacher in the first instance.

 

Dr Charlotte Moore

Chair of Governors

 

Membership Information

Governor Category

Role

Name

Term of Office Begins

Term of Office Ends

Register of Interests

 

Ex-Offico

Headteacher 

Kate Needs

 

 

 

Staff Governor

SENCo

Samantha Barcessat

11/01/2022

10/01/2026

 

Co-opted Governor

Chair of Governors
Chair of C&C Committee
Safeguarding Link Governor
Science Link Governor

Charlotte Moore

28/04/2020

28/04/2024

Chair of Governors at Oak Farm Primary School

School Bursar at Cowley St Lawrence

Co-opted Governor

Vice Chair of Governors
Chair of F&P Committee
Pupil Premium Link Governor

Joanne Coxwell

28/04/2020

28/04/2024

 

Co-opted Governor

IT Link Governor

Kirsty Freeman

28/04/2020

28/04/2024

 

Co-opted Governor

KS2 Teaching Assistant

Gemma Cronin

01/03/2022

28/02/2026

 

Co-opted Governor

 EYFS Link Governor

Lucy Newton

25/09/2018

24/09/2022

Member of staff at Warrender Primary School

Co-opted Governor

SEND Link Governor

Rhian Prewett

15/01/2019

14/01/2023

 

Co-opted Governor

HR Link Governor

Tim Richards

03/03/2020

02/03/2024

 

Co-opted Governor

Chair of A&D Committee
Maths Link Governor

Fiona Waddingham

15/01/2019

14/01/2023

 

Parent Governor

English Link Governor

Emma Plackett

21/10/2020

20/10/2024

 

Parent Governor

Wider Curriculum Link Governor
Health & Safety Link Governor

Elliot Saunders

09/10/2020

08/10/2024

Related to a member of staff

Associate Member

Senior Assistant Headteacher

Caroline Taylor

01/09/2021

31/08/2025

 

Ex-Offico

Clerk 

Amy Doody

 

 

Chair of Governors at Bourne Primary School

Clerk for a number of other schools

LA Governor

 

Vacant

 

 

 

Co-opted Governor

 

Vacant

 

 

 

 

Annual Governance Statement 2020/21

Attendance Records 2021/22

 

Name FGBName Assessment & Data
28/09/202111/01/202201/03/202216/11/202128/03/2022 
Kate NeedsAttendedAttendedAttendedKate NeedsAttendedAttended 
Samantha BarcessatAttendedAttendedAttendedCharlotte MooreAttendedApologies 
Charlotte MooreAttendedAttendedAttendedJoanne CoxwellAttendedAttended 
Joanne CoxwellAttendedAttendedAttendedGemma Cronin Attended 
Kirsty FreemanAttendedAttendedAttendedTim RichardsAttendedApologies 
Gemma CroninAttendedAttendedAttendedFiona WaddinghamAttendedAttended 
Lucy NewtonAttendedAttendedApologiesElliot SaundersAttendedApologies 
Rhian PrewettAttendedApologiesAttendedCaroline TaylorAttendedAttended 
Tim RichardsAttendedApologiesApologiesName Curriculum & Community
Fiona WaddinghamAttendedAttendedAttended15/11/202124/03/2022 
Emma PlackettAttendedAttendedAttendedKate NeedsAttendedAttended 
Elliot SaundersAttendedAttendedAttendedSamantha BarcessatApologiesAttended 
Caroline TaylorAttendedAttendedApologiesCharlotte Moore Attended 
Name Finance & PersonnelJoanne CoxwellAttended  
19/10/202125/01/202201/03/2022Kirsty FreemanApologiesApologies 
Kate NeedsAttendedAttendedAttendedGemma Cronin Attended 
Charlotte MooreAttendedAttendedAttendedLucy NewtonAttendedApologies 
Joanne CoxwellAttendedAttendedAttendedRhian PrewettAttendedApologies 
Kirsty FreemanAttendedAttendedAttendedEmma PlackettAttendedAttended 
Tim RichardsAttendedAttendedApologiesElliot SaundersApologiesApologies 
Fiona WaddinghamAttendedAttendedAttendedCaroline TaylorAttendedAttended 
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