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There are 18 governors on the Lavington School Board, made up of 10 ‘governors’, 5 ‘parent governors’ and 3 ‘staff governors’ (including the headteacher). Governors are appointed by the members of the Lavington School Acadmy Trust, parent governors are elected by parents of current students and staff governors are elected by school staff, except the headteacher who is ex-officio. Vacancies and details of elections are placed in the school newsletter. There is a link to the list of current governors below.
As Lavington School is an academy, these governors are also trustees. The full governing body usually meets six times per year, and there is a link to the minutes of these meetings below. A large part of this meeting is used to discuss the work carried out by the governor committees.
There are 5 committees, each aligned to the responsibilities of a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) who attends the meeting. Three or four governors sit on each committee, utilising their individual experience and skills.
The committee are:
Governance is a strength of the school as recognised by Ofsted inspectors. “Governors use their skills and expertise to work with senior and middle leaders, thus achieving a breadth and depth to the leadership of the school. Through the work of committees, and by using their excellent understanding about how to use information about students, governors are rigorous in holding the school to account for improving standards of achievement, the quality of teaching and the impact of middle leaders. They have an in-depth understanding of the school’s finances.”
If you would like to address any concerns directly with Mr Morse, Chair of Governors, please email: