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The Lanes Governing Body


Welcome to The Lanes Primary. We have recently formed the new, permanent, Governing body for the Lanes Primary and this represents the end of the journey of the amalgamation of Meadow Lane Infants and College House Junior Schools. It is now our role to help establish and move forward the new primary school and ensure it provides the education the children deserve in an ever-changing world.


The new governing body are a diverse and enthusiastic team of people from the school and local community including teachers, parents, governors elected for a specific skill (co-opted) and local authority governors (elected by the body that is responsible for maintaining the school).


Together with the pupils and staff, we set the aims and objectives for the school, develop policies and targets to achieve those objectives and monitor and evaluate progress of the school towards these objectives.


The governing body structure consists of the following;


The “Full Governing Body” (FGB)

The “Finance, Premises and Personnel committee” (FP&P)

The “Pupils, Standards and Strategy committee” (PS&S)


The Full Governing Body meet termly. These meetings carry out formal business, receive reports from committees, ratify decisions made in them and discuss the management of the school.


The Finance, Premises and Personnel committee meets at least once per term, and is responsible for staffing and personnel issues including overseeing the appointment of new staff. It monitors the delivery of the school budget and allocation of funds. It is responsible for ensuring the premises are in a good state of repair and the grounds well maintained. It also has responsibility for regularly carrying out safety checks to make sure that the school is complying with Health and Safety legislation.


The Pupils, Standards and Strategy committee meets at least once per term, and is responsible for monitoring the delivery of the National Curriculum and learning within the school. It reviews school policies and makes sure that the requirements of children with disabilities/special needs are met. It is also responsible for overseeing standards, and the overall strategy associated with curriculum development within the school.


Some governors have specific roles such as headteacher appraisal, child protection governor, health and safety etc. These are listed in the Governor details document below.


Occasionally special committees need to be created to deal with certain issues e.g. a pupil discipline committee or Employee Grievance committee. These would be made of appropriate representatives from within the School Governing body as and when required.


The list of governors is given below, along with a document providing specific details we are required to declare. As the school and governing body is new, it is not possible to provide attendance to meetings for the last academic year.


Should you have any issues or questions please contact the governors on or via the school offices.


Andy Barker

Chair of Governors


 Governing Body Members


Name Type/ Role
Andrew Barker

Co-opted Governor

Chair of Governors

Sheila Birchall Local Authority Governor
Rachel Briody Parent Governor
Sarah Brown Parent Governor
Michaela Brown

Associate Governor

Deputy Head Teacher

Robert Guyler

Co-opted Governor

Vice-Chair of Governors

Lesley Harris Staff Governor
Cheryl Heath Co-opted Governor
Thomas Herbert Co-opted Governor
Anna Hodkin

Associate Governor

Deputy Head Teacher

Natalie Masters Parent Governor
Joanne Revill Head Teacher
Heather Tarrant Parent Governor
Leah Wignell Co-opted Governor
Anjana Cawdell Co-opted Governor
Jamie Twycross Parent Governor


Information about visit/open days for parents applying for a school place for September 2020 can be found under Key Information/Admissions