Structure of the Governing Body & Committees

All governors attend Full Governing Body meetings, whilst committees are formed from the pool of governors, depending on skills and interests. The Governing Body is responsible for the Ladysmith Federation – that is, both the Infant & Nursery School and the Junior School. Minutes of meetings are available on the website or upon request from the school offices.

Full Governing Body meetings

Governors meet two or three times every term for Full Governing Body meetings. These meetings are to discuss matters relating to the three main responsibilities of the governors. Typically, we receive reports from the Headteachers, agree school policies, hear feedback from governors about their areas of responsibility, and discuss any other matters relevant to our strategic focus on the quality of school life for all children within the Ladysmith Federation, including progress against the Federation and School Improvement Plans developed by the Headteachers.

The Co-chairs of Governors are Karen Bates and Amy Grashoff, and the Clerk is Jo Gawler-Collins.

Meeting dates for the 2020/21 academic year are: 14th September 2020; 12th October 2020, 23rd November 2020; 18th January 2021; 8th March 2021; 4th May 2021 and 28th June 2021

Lead Governors

Each governor has a specific responsibility for an area of interest within the remit of the Governing Body. These roles can be seen on the 'Our Governors' page.