Lawefield Primary School has a dedicated and committed governing body with a range of duties and responsibilities. The governance arrangements of the school are provided below:

What does the Governing Body do?

As Governors, we are responsible for a number of areas including attainment, finance, policies and procedures. Our role involves working closely with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team to ensure children get the best possible education to enable them to reach their full potential, in an environment where they feel safe, valued and learning is fun.

Our main functions are to:

  • Help set aims and objectives of the school
  • Help to ensure our policies and procedures are relevant and achieve their objectives
  • Set targets to monitor the progress of the school to ensure it is meeting its aims and objectives
  • Be a critical friend to the school and provide a source of challenge and support.

The Governing Body structure comprises of:

  • 1 LA Governor
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • The Headteacher
  • 3 Parent Governors
  • 4 Co-opted Governors

Total = 10 Governors

Details of Governors who have served on the Governing Body during the past 12 months

Governor NameCategory of GovernorAppointing BodyDate of AppointmentTerm End DateDate Stepped DownRelevant
Business Interest
Other Educational Establishments where GovernorRelationship with member of school staffAttendance at Full Governing Body Meetings 2016/2017
Miss Joanne BeethamHeadteacherLA
Staff memberNoneNone4/6
Mr Joe BrandiLA Governor & ChairLA30/09/2018NoneNoneNone4/6
Mr Peter MayCo-optedStaff31/08/2019NoneNoneNone4/6
Mrs Christine TomlinsonStaff GovernorStaff

Staff memberNoneNone4/6
Mrs Melanie Van Den BoschCo-optedStaff31/08/2019Staff memberNoneNone4/6
Mr Dave Cope
Vice Chair of Governors

Mr Zahid KhanParent GovernorParents23/05/201723/05/2021ParentNoneNone0/6
Mrs Michelle DaviesParent GovernorParents6/10/20156/10/2019Parent
Staff member
Mr Asad BhattiParent GovernorParents6/10/20156/10/2019ParentNoneNone3/6

Mrs Jean MoyersCo-optedGovernors23/11/201623/11/2019NoneHeadteacher at FlanshawNone3/6

Governing Body of Wakefield Lawefield Primary School September 2016

Primary Committees (Meet termly) Policies and Standards Resources (including Personnel and Pay Implementation) Headteacher/Principal Performance Management Working Group Selection Panels
(Quorum – 3)
Mr P May - Chair
Mr J Brandi
Mrs J Moyers
Mrs C Tomlinson
Mr D Cope
(All member have voting rights)

(Quorum – 3) Headteacher
Mr J Brandi - Chair
Mr D Cope
Mrs M Van Den Bosch
Mrs C Tomlinson
Peter May

(All members have voting rights)

Mr P May
Mr J Brandi
Mr D Cope

Mr P May

Mr J Brandi

Mr D Cope

Mrs J Moyers

Deputy Headship

(Quorum – 3 including Headteacher)


Mr P May

Mr J Brandi

Mr D Cope

All other posts:

(Quorum – Headteacher)


Mr P May

Mr J Brandi

Secondary Committees

(Meet only when required)

Secondary Committee (Responsibility for Complaints, Personnel Appeals & Pupil Discipline) Joint Committee
(Quorum – 3; or for appeals, equal in size to the committee which made the decision being appealed against) Three Governors Chosen on the basis of alphabetical rotation, subject to eligibility and availability.

Anyone employed to work at the school cannot be selected.

(Quorum - 3) All Governors, subject to eligibility and, availability. Members must not have any prior knowledge of the issue.

Members will be chosen to serve on the joint committee, as follows:

  • priority given to the Chair/Vice-Chair of the hosting Governing Body unless he/she has prior knowledge of the issue;
  • other members to be chosen subject to eligibility and availability.

    Link Governors Safeguarding Pupil Premium

    SEN/Training Link Governor Health & Safety Maths
    Mrs M Davies Mrs J Moyers Mrs M Van Den Bosch Mr Dave Cope and
    Mr Assad Bhatti
    Mrs J Moyers
    English Foundation Stage Leadership & Management
    Mr P May Mr Z Khan Chair & Vice Chair
    SDP Priority

    To revise the approach and systems for teaching reading

    SDP Priority

    To further develop the good practice in Early Years
    SDP Priority

    To maintain improvements since the last Ofsted inspection
    SDP Priority
    Apply arithmetic skills to improve reasoning

    SDP Priority

    Reviewing the role of Teaching Assistants to ensure that they maximise their impact on pupil progress
    SDP Priority

    Introduce editing and redrafting to improve attainment in Writing across school

    The overall purpose of the Policies and Standards Committee is to:

    • Monitor standards achieved by pupils and help them achieve more;
    • Monitor the school's success in promoting inclusion;
    • Ensure that the school development plan is focused on appropriate priorities for raising standards at the school;
    • Ensure that policies are reviewed on a regular basis to promote improved standards and contain appropriate targets/success criteria.

    The overall purpose of the Resources Committee is to:

    • Contribute to, monitoring and evaluating parts of the self-evaluation summary, the school development plan and policies relating to resources issues, reporting or making recommendations to the full Governing Body.
    • Consider recommendations from relevant external reviews for example audit, Ofsted or local authority review, to agree the actions needed to address any issues identified and to monitor and evaluate regularly the implementation of any plan agreed, reporting or making recommendations to the full governing body.
    • Act as a personnel and pay committee by making decisions on behalf of the Governing Body relating to individual members of staff, as set out in the Governing Body's personnel policies and procedures.
    • Take appropriate action on any other relevant matter referred by the Governing Body.

    The overall purpose of the Headteacher Performance Management Working Group is to carry out the Governing Body's statutory responsibilities for the Performance Management of the Headteacher.

    The overall purpose of the Secondary Committee is to:

    • Hear personnel appeals;
    • Consider complaints;
    • Review pupil exclusions; and
    • Take appropriate action on any other relevant matter referred by the Governing Body.

    Lawefield Primary Governor Meeting Schedule and attendance record for 2016/2017 academic year

    Resources Committee 28/09/201616:00
    Policies & Standards Committee28/09/201617:00
    Full Governors05/10/201618:00
    Resources Committee16/11/201616:00
    Policies & Standards Committee16/11/201617:00
    Full Governors23/11/201618:00
    Resources Committee01/02/201716:00
    Policies & Standards Committee01/02/201717:00
    Full Governors08/02/201718:00
    Resources Committee22/03/201616:00
    Policies & Standards Committee22/03/201717:00
    Full Governors29/03/201718:00
    Resources Committee17/05/201716:00
    Policies & Standards Committee17/05/201717:00
    Full Governors24/05/201718:00
    Resources Committee28/06/201716:00
    Policies & Standards Committee28/06/201717:00
    Full Governors05/07/201718:00