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Our Governors

Our Governors are fully involved in the life of the school and they all have voting rights.  

Mr Robert Ellis is our Chair of Governors and Mr Chris Lucas is our Vice Chair.

Mrs Clare Wilkinson is the staff Governor and, as Head teacher, Mrs Gill is also on the Governing Body.

The Governing Body is very ably supported by our Clerk to the Governors, Mr Andrew Bingham.

The Governing Body has a full Governors meeting once a term and each committee meets on a termly basis.

At present, due to the impending building works, we also have a building working party who meet as and when needed to discuss the build and the health and safety implications this will have on the school.

Full Governing Body Teaching and Learning Committee Resources (Finance/Safeguarding/Assets) committee Pay committee Headteacher's Appraisal
Mr Robert Ellis (Chair) Mrs Helen Sadler Mr Chris Lucas Mr James Horsfield Mrs Helen Sadler
Mr Chris Lucas (Vice chair) Mr Robert Ellis Mr Robert Ellis Mrs Helen Sadler Mrs Chris Rogers
Mrs Chris Rogers Mrs Chris Rogers Mr Ashley Rogers Mrs Chris Rogers  
Mr Ashley Rogers Mrs Clare Wilkinson Mrs Rebecca Procter    
Mrs Clare Wilkinson Mrs Joanne Ware Mr James Horsfield    
Mrs Emma Gill (Head) Mrs Sarah Ratcliffe Mr Gregory Price    
Mrs Rebecca Procter   Mr Barry Wilkinson    
Mrs Joanne Ware        
Mr Barry Wilkinson        
Mr James Horsfield        
Mr Barry Wilkinson        
Mr Gregory Price        
Mrs Helen Sadler        
Mrs Sarah Ratcliffe        

Please see the document below for appointment details and attendance information.

 

 

Pen profiles of our Governors

Christine Rogers

I’ve been a governor at Laughton Junior and Infant school for just over a year now and I’m really enjoying it. I had, however, been involved with the school for a few years through Achievement for All, during which time I have had the pleasure of getting to know the children and staff.  So when Mrs Coates asked me to fill a vacancy on the governing body, I jumped at the chance.  I have been a teacher/educational consultant for more than 25 years but I keep learning new things as a governor. My role as a governor changes as the school changes and grows. Currently I am linked with Mrs Wilkinson, working together to make sure the children with Special Educational Needs achieve the best they can, and I think Mrs Gill has a few more things for me to do in the future! The best thing about being a governor at Laughton Junior and Infant school is the warm welcome I get from everyone I meet there, every time I visit.  

Becki Procter

I have been a governor for the past 1 year and 5 months and love the interaction and impact with the school. I started on the PTA and following this applied to be a governor. I have 2 children at the school in class 2 and 7. I am really proud to be part of the school and believe my strengths lie in my experiences as a parent, my willingness to help out and being able to listen and ask questions. 
 
Gregory Price
 
Parent Governor.             2011 - 2015
Co-opted Governor.        2015 - Present 
 
I was approched by the then Head teacher Caroline Keating as the School was looking for new Parent Governors. At the time having my first child at  Laughton J&I I was happy to show my support and help any way I could. I am now Co-opted Governor as I am I member of the Laughton en le Morthen Parish Council and with two children now attending I still love helping the school in any way I can.
 
Joanne Ware
 
My name is Joanne Ware and I am a Parent Governor here at Laughton J&I.  I currently have 3 children at various stages in school and feel that by being a parent governor, it allows me to give something back to the school.  It is a privilege  to be part of the team supporting the school, and allows the opportunity to both support and challenge the fantastic day to day work our school does, thereby helping make it a better place for all of our children.
 

James Horsfield

I have been a governor at Laughton Junior and Infant School since December 2001 which makes me the longest serving member of the current Governing Body and I have served under three headteachers.  I was originally appointed by the Local Authority but I am now one of the “Co-opted” Governors.  At present I am the Attendance Governor, sit on the Resources Committee and chair the Pay Committee.

It is a privilege and a pleasure to be able to support the headteacher and all her staff, in however small a way, to make Laughton a happy, safe and successful place to work and study.  One of the downsides to being a governor is that there are a great many very long policies to read and approve although this does mean that insomnia need never be a worry!