Structure of the Governing Body & Committees

All governors attend Full Governing Body meetings, whilst committees are formed from the pool of governors, and governors lead on specific areas 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 Chair of Governors is Karen Bates, Vice Chair is Greg Hawkins and the Clerk is Jo Gawler-Collins.

Meeting dates for the 2021/22 academic year are: 22nd September 2021; 18th October 2021, 30th November 2021; 26th January 2022, 22nd March 2022, 4th May 2022 and 28th June 2022

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.