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School Governors

Our Local Governing Committee (LGC) members are drawn from a wide range of backgrounds. We have Staff and Parent Governors who are directly linked to Lapal and Governors who have been Co-opted to serve on the Governing Body in view of the particular skills they offer. The diversity of skills, experience and expertise we possess as a whole enables us to challenge, support and complement the work of Lapal. The LGC meets once a term as a minimum and also conducts school visits. Our membership structure is currently as follows:


Governor Type

Appointed by Area of Responsibility Term of Office 

Attendance  22/23

Attendance 23/24
Wendy Jackson Co-opted  Board Chair of Governors, SEND & Curriculum 24/09/2019  Oct 2022, Nov 2022, March 2023, July 2023 Sept 2023
Kate Hall 

Co-opted Trust Senior Executive Leader

Board (Director of Education) 01/09/2022 Oct 2022, Nov 2022, March 2023, July 2023 Sept 2023
Joanna Turner  Executive Headteacher Board Executive Headteacher  12/06/2001  Oct 2022, Nov 2022, March 2023, July 2023 Sept 2023
Laura Atkinson 

Associate Governor (Head of School)

Trust Head of School  01/09/2022  Oct 2022, Nov 2022, March 2023, July 2023 Sept 2023
Victoria Hanna 


Board  Pupil Premium  01/10/2018  Oct 2022, Nov 2022, March 2023 Sept 2023
Angela Mander  Co-opted  Board  Safeguarding & Attendance  03/09/2019  Oct 2022, March 2023, July 2023 Sept 2023
Rebecca Weaver  Associate Governor  Trust (Hurst Hill Assistant Head of School)  03/09/2018  Oct 2022, Nov 2022, March 2023, July 2023 Sept 2023
Mark Simpson  Associate Trust Senior Executive Leader Board (Chair of Board) 01/01/2019  Nov 2022, March 2023, July 2023 Sept 2023
Sally Cornfield  Parent  Chair & Executive Head by application Vice Chair, SEND & Sports Premium 01/09/22  Oct 2022, Nov 2022, March 202, July 2023 Sept 2023
Craig Hughes Parent Chair & Executive Head by application Sports Premium 01/09/23 - Sept 2023

‚ÄčThe Trust Board has established two different types of committee:

  • Main Board Committees which are established to deal with Trust wide matters such as facilities and estates; and
  • Local Governing Committees which are established by the board to support the effective operation of each of the Trust schools (Academies).

The purpose of the LGC is to monitor the teaching, learning and pastoral provision across the school.

Your views are important to us, and we are always happy to hear your suggestions for school improvement. If you would like to pass on a suggestion, or if you are interested in finding out about how you can help our school, our Chair of Governors - Mrs Wendy Jackson can be contacted via the school office on 01384 818200 or email address for further information.

  • Click here to access our Annual Governance Statement
  • Click here to access our Trust website
  • Click here to access our Company Documents
  • Click here for the Trusts Governance Structure
  • Click here for the Scheme of Delegation 
  • Click here to access our Schools Financial Information
  • Click here for Governance Organisational structure
  • Click here to find out more about the role of a Governor
  • Click here to access the register of Governor interests
  • Click here to access the HVT Governance Arrangements