DDAT Annual Reports and Accounts 2017 - https://ddat.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Deby-Diocesan-Academy-Trust-2-Signed-Accounts1.pdf
Details of Governors on St Laurence School’s Governing Body
2018 / 2019
Blue= staff contact initials
Key to Specialist Areas: A – Attendance, AB - Anti-Bullying, AD – Admissions, B - Behaviour, C- Complaints, CU – Curriculum, CW/RE – Collective worship & RE, DP – Data Protection, EQ – Equality, E-Safety, 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
Simon McBeth - Chair of Governors
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.
Lisa Chapman - Foundation 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!
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!