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St Laurence Church of England Primary School

Learning with love and laughter

A member of the Derby Diocesan Academy Trust

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DDAT Annual Reports and Accounts 2017 -



Details of Governors on St Laurence School’s Governing Body

2016 / 2017




Appointed By

Date Appointed

Term of Office

Termination Date

Position on GB

Register of Interests

Attendance 2016/17

Specialist Areas 2016/17

Sarah Tew



Ronni Barker Head of School                





Foundation Governor






4 years





Deputy Head at Walter Evans Primary.




Matthew Dilnot  Foundation Governor DDAT 07.12.16 4 years 07.12.20   Director Faveo Housing CIC  



Fiona Melia Staff Governor Staff Election 19.01.2018 4 years 18.09.2022 Staff Governor     F ST/CS;


Lisa Chapman



Parent Governor

Appointed by

GB/board due to no election



4 years


Parent Governor






Natalie Harvey



Parent Governor


Parent election


Feb 2017


4 years


Feb  2021

Parent Governor









Alistair Langton


Foundation Governor

Derby Diocese Board of Education


4 years


Vice Chair

Employee Derby Diocese

Apols  7 Dec

Apols  17 May






Malcom Hetherington



Foundation Governor




4 years
















Kristin Simmons                  
Alan Griffiths Foundation Governor DDAT 00.09.18 4 years 00.09.22        

Red= staff contact initials

Key to Specialist Areas:  – Attendance,  AB - Anti-Bullying,   AD – Admissions,   B -  Behaviour,  C- Complaints,  CU – Curriculum,   CW/RE – Collective worship & RE,   DP – Data Protection,   EQ – Equality,  Esafety,   EV – Educational Visits,  EYFS – Early Years,  F – Finance (+ charging & remissions), FI – Freedom of Information,   HS – Health & Safety,  HSC – Home /School communication,  LAC – Looked after Children, MSW – Moral and spiritual Welfare,  P - Premises (+ accessibility),   PA – Pupil progress and Achievement,   PM– Performance Management,   PP – Pupil Premium,  R – Recruitment,   S – Safeguarding,  SEND,     SI – Siams,  SP – Sport Premium,   ST – Staff Matters,  W - Whistleblowing

NICKY BAILEY - Chair of Governors


 I have been on the board of governors since January 2016 and I was elected as the Chair in September 2016. I am delighted to be part of a board of governors who are working extremely hard to support the work of the school leadership team, the teaching and ancillary staff and last but most important all the children who attend the school. St. Laurence’s School is part of the Derby Diocesan Academy Trust who offer additional support to us all.


 I have recently retired. During my teaching career (most of which was spent in secondary schools in Nottingham)  I eventually became a deputy head teacher of a large comprehensive school in the city. Since making a decision to leave mainstream teaching I have continued to work with children and young people who struggle with a place in a mainstream school. I believe that all children and their families should expect that schools will strive to provide an excellent academic, social and civic education for all their pupils and this is undoubtedly an aim of all those who work directly with the children at St Laurence school.

 I have two grown up children and two grown up step children who have provided me with five grand sons, a grand daughter and a great grand daughter - they live in Nottingham, Bristol, York and USA. I attend Holy Trinity church in Ilkeston where I am a church warden. We are joined with St. Laurence church in Long Eaton and we share the same vicar -Bishop Roger Jupp.



Alistair Langton


I have been a governor since February 2015, although I have enjoyed being a governor at other local schools in the past.  The role involves supporting staff and volunteers as they work with pupils in this wonderful church school, this is a privilege.

I trained as a teacher and taught for many years in a church school in Nottingham, but am now a qualified youth worker and safeguarding trainer, I also volunteer at St Laurence’s open youth club as often as I can.  Hobbies include following Nottingham Forest and on a happier note I am actively involved in amateur dramatics with Long Eaton Operatic Society and The Arcade Players.



Fr Roger Jupp


I have been Parish Priest of St Laurence’s, Long Eaton and Holy Trinity, Ilkeston since June 2012.  The greater part of my ministry since ordination has been parochial, although for a period I served overseas as Principal of Newton Theological College in the Anglican Province of Papua New Guinea and subsequently as Bishop of Popondota before ill health necessitated my return to the UK in 2005.  Throughout my ministry I have been involved in Church schools, most often as a Foundation Governor.  In this role I am pleased to be involved with our parish’s Primary School in supporting its worship and its provision of a distinctive Christian education, as well as having a deep commitment to ensuring that all its children have access to the best education available which will fully equip them for the future.   Sue, my wife, and I enjoy our life in lovely Derbyshire.  At home we are pleased to love and care for our two tabby cats, Polly and Maisie, sisters who just about tolerate one another, and who have made themselves entirely comfortable at our expense!



Lisa Chapman - Parent Governor


I am privileged to be a Parent Governor at St Laurence CofE Primary School and have been part of the Governing Body since November 2014.  I have two daughters at the school – one currently in Year 5 and one currently in Year 2.  I really enjoy being a Governor at St Laurence – it is a rewarding role and requires commitment but I feel like I can be part of the school’s continuing success.  As a Parent Governor, my role is to offer a parental viewpoint to help decide the priorities for improving the school.  I am available to listen to other parents’ opinions and take account of them as part of the contribution to governors’ decisions.  Along with my fellow governors, we work in partnership with the Headteacher, senior leadership team and co-operatively with other governors and the Multi-Academy Trust to raise standards and improve outcomes for all children at St Laurence.  


I work at Nottingham University Hospitals  and my role involves managing a team of staff, ensuring the wider department complies with HR policies and procedures, reporting on KPI’s, dealing with all staff-related issues (such as sickness management, leave management, recruitment, appraisals, etc) and I am part of the department’s Leadership Team.  


Like most parents, my spare time is pretty much spent running around after the children, taking them to their various after school activities and fitting around their busy social lives! I enjoy supporting the Friends of St Laurence social events and doing everything I can to be part of the children’s school journey by attending class worship, showcase afternoons, etc.  As a family, we enjoy walking, cycling and anything to get us outdoors!



Matthew Dilnot


I was appointed as a foundation governor at the end of 2016 after I was approached by Nicky the current chair of governors, and I’m looking forward to getting involved alongside a great team of governors to offer my help and support to the school and its staff to give the children at St. Laurence the best possible start in life and education whilst making it a happy experience for them all.

I have a background in business including management and financial planning. Currently I’m a Director and Business Manager for a local supported housing provider. We provide accommodation and support services to vulnerable adults that have chaotic lives with many different issues ranging from substance misuse, domestic’s, mental health, coming out of prison and homelessness etc. Our aim and mission is to help our tenants into independent living and encourage them to make a valued contribution to the community in which they live, because of what I see with my work on a daily basis, I feel it is vital to give children every opportunity to be the best that they can be so they can go on to lead happy and successful lives. This is what I would like to see for the children at St Laurence.

I have a daughter who is now grown up and lives in Leicester. I try to go and visit her every week. I enjoy keeping fit and go regularly to the gym with my younger brother which is good fun!


My Partner is Polish so I travel to Poland a few times during the year. The country is very beautiful and there are amazing places to visit! However, learning the Polish language is proving rather difficult and my pronunciations are always guaranteed to get a laugh from my Polish Friends and Family!   


Duane Rae-McLean – Foundation Governor


This is my second time around being a governor at St. Laurence. I originally joined in 2012 following the school being put into special measures to support the recovery and improvement plan. Having left in the summer of 2014 to take on a new challenge in my career I was delighted to be asked to be part of the school again and to be able to support the school in delivering a high quality start in education for the children.


My entire working career has been spent within the NHS, I qualified as a pharmacist in 1996 and I am now the Chief Pharmacist at Kettering General Hospital. The challenges of healthcare and education are often very similar to ensure quality of service, to ensure those in our care are safe and to help individuals reach their potential. As an employer of school leavers high quality education which not only focuses on academic skills but includes interpersonal developments shines through. It is extremely important to me that the children of the St. Laurence community get a great start on this pathway.


I am Canadian by birth but moved to the UK in my early teens, my step-father is British and we settled in the East Midlands following his leaving the RAF. My daughter attended St. Laurence primary school between 2006 and 2013, it was during this period that my wife volunteered at the school how then supported her to undertake her qualifications to become a teaching assistant.




Natalie Harvey - Parent Governor. 


I was elected as a parent governor in February 2017. It is wonderful to be part of a board of governors who are working extremely hard to support the work of the school, the teachers, ancillary staff and of course the wonderful children who attend St Laurence's. 


 I am a mum of two boys, my eldest attends St Laurence's and my youngest will be starting in reception next year. Before having children I worked in advertising and ran my own PR and marketing business which I sold when I had my first son. I have worked on health campaigns within the NHS which you can still see at The Queens Medical Centre today. In 2011 I became a director of Combat Bullying CIC to support children and families that have issues surrounding bullying. This role lead me to become a parliamentary advisor for bullying; I have spent a lot of time at the House of Commons, I have worked on the white paper for education. I have had the privilege of being a guest at 10 Downing Street and meeting the Prime Minister. The best part of my work is that I work directly with children and facilitate activities such as theatre projects with The Nottingham Playhouse, community choirs, sports for all programmes, cooking and arts and crafts. I have some qualifications relevant to children; level 3 in childhood studies, level 4 SEN Teaching and level 2 in play and behaviour therapy. I currently work for Nottingham City County in their family services department and I thoroughly enjoy my work.


I believe that every child matters and they have a right to an education in a school that keeps them happy, safe and healthy and most importantly that they enjoy learning and make a positive contribution. I think St.Laurence is the perfect example of this and I am proud to represent the school as a parent governor.