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Lyng Primary School

Learning & Growing Together


The Governing Body

 The School Governors play a strategic role in making decisions and taking action to improve the standards of teaching and learning for all pupils at the school in a safe and stimulating environment.


Who are School Governors?

The governors are made up of 9 people and are drawn from different parts of the school community which ensures that a sufficient diversity of views and experience is respresented:

  • Parent governors are selected by election and are drawn from parents and carers of pupils at the school
  • Staff governors - selected by election from teaching and support staff paid to work at the school
  • Community governors – appointed by the governing body to represent community interests
  • Local Authority governors – appointed by the LA and may be Local Councillors
  • Co-Opted governors – appointed by the governing body with particular skills or experience


Our School Governors are:

Mrs Lynn Howard – Co-opted Governor – Chair

Mrs Elisabeth Johnson – Co-opted Governor – Vice Chair

Mr Dominic Cooper – Staff Governor

Mr Andrew Fowler – Head Teacher

Mr Peter Staniland - Associate Member

Ms Samantha Smith - Co-opted Governor

Ms Carrie-Ann Ashmore - Co-opted Governor

Ms Rachel Gordon - Parent Governor

Ms Maria Ral - Parent Governor


We currently have 2 vacancies on the Governing Body. If you are interested in becoming a school governor and feel that you have the skills and commitment, please contact the school office to express your interest.


What do the school Governors do?

Governors have a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. This includes setting targets for pupils achievement, managing the school’s finances, making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based, the learning environment is safe, appointing staff and reviewing staff performance and pay and many more.


Special Responsibilities of Governors

Members of the Governing body have individual responsibility for an area of school life.

This year our Special Responsibilities are:

Mrs Lynn Howard - Reading and Phonics, Safeguarding, Safer Recruitment, Vulnerable Groups, School Council

Mrs Elizabeth Johnson - Lower KS2, writing

Ms Samantha Smith - Educational Visits, KS1

Ms Carrie Ashmore - EYFS, Health & Safety, Pupil Premium

Ms Rachel Gordon & Ms Maria Ral - Upper KS2