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 Co-Chair of Governors are Annie Fletcher and Tom Butcher and the Vice Chair is Greg Hawkins.

Meeting dates for the academic year 2023-24 are: 27.9.23, 17.10.23, 29.11.23, 23.01.24, 20.03.24, 07.05.24, 03.07.24.

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.

 Governing Board Diversity Data

The board believe it is important that we reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. Diverse boards promote inclusive school environments and provide diverse role models for staff and young people. We collect data on the diversity of the board, including age, ethnicity and gender and use this data to inform our recruitment and training needs and ensure there is always a diverse range of perspectives around the table to support robust decision making. We do not publish diversity data online as individual governors could be identified and we have a legal obligation to protect their personal data.