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Our Governors

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

Our long standing chair of Governors, Mr Robert Ellis, stood down at the Summer Full Governing Body meeting. We have thanked him for his services to the school. Another very dedicated Governor, Mr Horsfield, stood down after his term ended in October. We  are incredibly lucky to have such long standing and hard working Governors.

Mrs Joanne Ware is our Chair of Governors.

Mr Chris Lucas is our Vice Chair.

Mr Lee Parker is the staff Governor and, as Head teacher, Mrs Gill is also on the Governing Body.

Our Deputy Head, Miss Jackson, is an observer at most Governing Body meetings.

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

During the building works, we also had a building working party who met as and when needed to discuss the build and the health and safety implications this has on the school.

Full Governing Body Teaching and Learning Committee Resources (Finance/Safeguarding/Assets) committee Headteacher's Appraisal
Mrs Joanne Ware  Mrs Helen Sadler Mr Chris Lucas Mrs Helen Sadler
Mr Chris Lucas  Mrs Gillian Ramsay Mr Barry Wilkinson Mrs Chris Rogers
Mrs Chris Rogers Mrs Chris Rogers Mr Ashley Rogers  
Mr Ashley Rogers Mr Lee Parker  Mrs Rebecca Procter  
Mr Lee Parker Mrs Joanne Ware    
Mrs Emma Gill (Head) Mrs Sarah Ratcliffe    
Mrs Rebecca Procter      
Mrs Joanne Ware      
Mr Barry Wilkinson      
Mrs Gillian Ramsay      
Mrs Helen Sadler      
Mrs Sarah Ratcliffe      

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



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Mrs Joanne Ware (Chair)

Mrs Ware is our Chair of Governors and is a Parent Governor. Mrs Ware supports the school in many aspects and is always on hand to support at Parents' evenings, Open evenings and other events. She regularly bakes for school bun sales! Mrs Ware is also the Transition Governor so you may meet her during Parent Transition meetings. She also attends staff meetings whenever she can.

Mr Chris Lucas (Vice Chair)

Mr Lucas is a long standing Governor. He has a background in the NHS. Mr Lucas is very supportive of the school and is fantastic at holding the Head to account and challenging when needed.

Mrs Emma Gill (Head)

Mrs Gill is our Headteacher and attends all Governing body meetings.

Mrs Rebecca Procter

Mrs Procter is a Parent Governor. She is a fantastic asset to the school and is very hands on in both her Governors and volunteer roles in school. She has attended residentials with us and also comes in regularly to listen to readers, support in Year 2 and also meets regularly with the Head to discuss policies. She also attends staff meetings whenever she can.

Mrs Gillian Ramsay

Mr Barry Wilkinson

Mr Ashley Rogers

Mrs Helen Sadler

Mrs Sarah Ratcliffe

Mrs Christine Rogers

Mr Lee Parker

Mrs Sonia Gilbert (Clerk)

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. 
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.