Meet the Governors
We’re the group of people who work closely with the Head Teacher and staff to make sure St Lawrence is giving your children a high-quality education within a safe, friendly and caring environment.
We do that by monitoring the school’s progress towards agreed objectives and by providing a strategic overview for the school’s development.
The governing body, which includes the Head Teacher and the Vicar of St Paul's Church, has representatives from the following stakeholder groups:
Parents: two governors are elected by parents
Staff: one governor is elected by the staff
The Church: six governors are ‘foundation governors’ – three are appointed by St Paul’s Church and three are appointed by the Diocese of Guildford
Surrey County Council: one governor is appointed by the local authority
Governing bodies are required to have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:
Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure all its funds are spent well
We meet regularly in groups looking at specific areas. We also meet as a full governing body once every term.
Governors are accountable to parents and pupils. We welcome your comments and are ready to answer any questions you may have. Please send them to our clerk, Mrs J Dutton (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will be in touch.
With best wishes
Chair of Governors