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 upon request from the school offices.

Full Governing Body meetings

Governors meet twice 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 our committees, 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 Chair of Governors is Lesley Dunford and the Clerk is Jo Gawler-Collins.

Meeting dates for the 2019/20 academic year are: 23 September 2019; 25 November 2019; 3 February 2020; 9 March 2020; 18 May 2020 and 13 July 2020.

Resources Committee

The Resources Committee is responsible for matters relating to school finances, premises and health and safety of the school sites. It meets at least once a term.

Meeting dates for 2019-20: 15 October 2019; 25 February 2020; 12 May 2020.

Teaching & Learning Committee

The Teaching & Learning Committee is responsible for the general conduct of the school, ensuring high standards of educational achievement and enabling every child to achieve his or her potential. It meets at least once a term.

The Chair of the Teaching & Learning Committee is Alex Banks.

Meeting dates for 2019-20: 16 September 2019; 20 January 2020; 27 April 2020.

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.