School Name

Ladybrook Primary School and Nursery

Learning without Limits

Governing Body

Welcome to our Governors’ section


The Role of the Governing Body

Governors make decisions about how the school is run. We act as a “critical friend” and exist to support and help the school on strategic issues. We do not run the school on a day-to-day basis, so if parents have specific concerns or queries they should speak to the senior management team.


The full governing body meets each term but there are many other meetings going on throughout the year. The governing body has legal duties, powers and responsibilities. They can only act together; they cannot act individually.


The governing body is made up of: Parents – elected by parents; Staff at school; Local Authority representatives – appointed by the LA; Community governors -local people interested in school. Each governor serves for a four year term of office. There are three sub groups which also meet each term. These are: Finance and premises, Staffing, Teaching and Learning.The sub groups play a really important role in the management and development of the school. They also monitor standards. The staffing governors also support the school with the recruitment process.


Why are parents on the Governing Body?

Parent governors bring the views of parents to the Governing Body, but they speak and act as individuals. They should not be thought of as delegates or “mouthpieces” of the parents.


Members of the Governing Body

Mrs Catriona Farnsworth (Community Governor) - Chair

Mr Donald Webb (Community Governor) - Vice-Chair

Mrs Pauline Benton (LA Governor)

Mr Ian Withers (Co-opted Governor)

Mrs Amanda Hambleton (Co-opted Governor)

Parent Governors:

Anna Ross

Ruth Pearson

Mr Paul Graham

Mr Jonathan Worrall

Rest of Governing Body:
Mrs. Deborah Presswood (HT)

Mrs Caroline Woosnam (Staff Governor)




    Governing Body Monitoring of Teaching and Learning