The Governors of St Lawrence CE Primary School have a duty to set the strategic direction of the school with Mrs Micklefield and the staff. They have a responsibility to hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and it's pupils. They oversee the financial performance of the school and ensure that the resources are used wisely, so that each child in the school has the best possible education.
The Governing Body meets at least twice a term and, as well as that they all work on one of the Committees: these are Curriculum and Standards or Resources. This is where theyreally hold the school to account and ask detailed questions about standards, behaviour, progress, how the money is being spent, how staff and pupils are being supported to do their best, how the children are kept safe and a whole host of other things. The governors come into school regularly, talk to children and staff and monitor first hand what is happening.
All this is a huge responsibility but it is also a privilege to be part of such a lovely school with such a dedicated team doing their very best for every child.
We know how precious your children are to you and that you are your children's first educators. The attitudes, values, security and work ethic that children bring from home have a huge impact on how they get on in school. Parents who talk to their children about what they do, encourage their interests, read with them, have fun with them, eat with them, encourage their friendships and love them even when things are not going so well, are those who develop the resilience to manage the ups and downs of life.
We want our school to be the best it possibly can be and we value every child whatever they bring to the school. Thank you to all of you who do your bit to support the school and make sure that your child arrives each day on time, rested and ready to work hard and show respect towards each other.
If you have any ideas about how we or you can support the school even more, or you just want to get to know us a bit better, do speak to any of us.
Chair of Governors