School Governors

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Lower Park School Governors

Meet the school Governors, read the Governors' Link Newsletter, find out what the Governors do and learn about the School Strategy Plan.

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Lower Park School Governing Body

On this page you can find out about the work carried out by the school governors.

(Note: PDF documents may require you to download Adobe Reader. It is free software and available from the Adobe website).

Lower Park School Full Governing Body and their roles


  • Chair of Governors - Colin Richards (who can be contacted by letter addressed to the school or a a message can be left for him at the school office)
  • Vice-Chair - Clara Kenyon
  • Chair of Finance Committee - Leanne Johnston
  • Chair of Personnel Committee - Sandra Sharpe
  • Chair of Pupil & Curriculum Committee - Amy Beasley

Governors and their responsibilities

Governors and their responsibilities

What do we do?

We are the ‘critical friend’: our role is to challenge and support as part of the leadership and management of the school. We are responsible for ensuring the school meets all its statutory requirements, ensuring the curriculum is relevant, approving academic targets, appointing staff, reviewing and approving school policies, agreeing and monitoring the school budget, overseeing the Performance Management of the staff and the Head Teacher.

The Governors have a responsibility to ensure the safeguarding of your children. We aim to be informed of issues and progress in the school through formal and informal visits; all governors have to pass a DBS check.


Governors Register of Interests

Governors are required to state any relevant business and pecuniary interests, which may affect their role in the school. This includes: governance roles in other educational institutions and any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives). These must be published in a Governors Register of Interests, which is available to view or download here.


Meet the Governors

Discover more about the governors and put a face to their names by reading their newsletter - 'The Governors' Link'.

In each edition, along with the latest news and what they have been involved in, the newsletters introduce members of the governing body with a short profile and photo.

Newsletter - 'The Governors' Link' - Summer 2015 - click here.
Archives - Autumn 2013 - click here | November 2012 - click here | May 2012 - click here | February 2012 - click here.

School Strategy Plan

Each year at the Review Day in October, the Governors and staff review the previous academic year and agree what the Main Priorities for the coming year should be. These are then formulated into the School Strategy Plan which is the basis for curriculum planning, budgeting, staffing and resourcing.

Each priority is mapped against the remit of each committee so we can agree strategies, resourcing, etc. and review progress in specific areas each term.

You can read a summary of the Lower Park Primary School - Strategic Plan Overview – Key Priorities Year 13 by clicking here.



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