Meet our Governors

At Lanercost, the governors play a large part in supporting the staff and children, helping to provide an excellent education for each individual.

The Governors duties include:

  • Setting the strategic direction, policies and objectives 
  • Approving the budget
  • Reviewing progress against the budget and objectives
  • Challenging and supporting senior staff 
  • Playing a part in appointing staff

Our Governing Body is made up of:

  • Staff representatives (teaching)
  • Community governors, including parents 
  • Other local sponsors with an interest in education
  • Foundation governors (church)
  • Local authority governor

Our Governing Body is in accountable for:

  • the use of public funds
  • the quality of education provided
  • the wider contribution to the community

Our Governors

The governing body is made up of two foundation governors, two co-opted governors, two parent governors, one local authority governor and one community governor. There is also one staff governor and the headteacher.

None of our governors have governing roles in other schools. 

There are a number of sub-committees which report to the full governing body, including:

  • Finance and Pay
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Premises and Health/Safety
  • Staffing and Performance Management
  • Safeguarding, SEND and Child Protection
  • First Appeal

Mrs. Karen Reid

Mrs. Karen Reid

  • Chair of Governors

Mrs. Alison Clarricoats

Mrs. Alison Clarricoats

  • Head teacher Governor 

Mrs. Helen Sheridan

Mrs. Helen Sheridan

  • (Vice Chair) Community Governor

Mrs. Elaine Nightingale

Mrs. Elaine Nightingale

  • Foundation Governor

Mr. Giles Saldanha

Mr. Giles Saldanha

  • Foundation Governor

Mrs. Elizabeth Hore

Mrs. Elizabeth Hore

  • Parent Governor 

Mrs. Julie Hogg

Mrs. Julie Hogg

  • Parent Governor

Miss Kate Turnbull

Miss Kate Turnbull

  • Staff Governor 

Ms. Pauline Graham

Ms. Pauline Graham

  • Clerk to Governors

Governor Downloads


Register of Business Interests


 

Governing Board Membership

 

Attendance at Governors Meetings 2019-20