Governor information

Who we are:-

Picture of Richard Hadfield Picture of Debbie Fearnley Picture of Ed Finch Picture of Barney Perkins
Richard Hadfield Debbie Fearnley Ed Finch Barney Perkins
Chair of Governors & – Co-opted Governor Headteacher Staff Governor Parent Governor
Picture of Jane Littlehales Picture of Philip Evans Picture of Eylan Ezekiel Picture of Amanda Smiglieski
Jane Littlehales Philip Evans Eylan Ezekiel Amanda Smiglieski
Co-opted Governor Parent Governor Parent Governor Parent Governor
Picture of John Tanner Picture of Debbie Clark Picture of Paul Stockdale  
John Tanner Debbie Clark Paul Stockdale  
Local Authority Governor Co-opted Governor Co-opted Governor  


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"The strong leadership of the headteacher, deputy headteacher and governors has successfully created a skilled, dedicated and enthusiastic team." – latest Ofsted report


What do School Governors do?

The purpose of the Larkrise governing body is to help our school to provide the best possible education for its children and to more broadly meet our school vision and strategy. Governors set the school aims and policies together with the head. The head is responsible for day-to-day management with governors strategically focused in areas such as curriculum, school budget, school performance, staffing/recruitment and special educational needs.

No individual governor has any power unless delegated by the governing body. The governing body as a whole is responsible for any decisions made. We challenge the school’s leadership to ensure we meet our aims to improve as well as investigate and support the strategic decisions we make. We tour the school and take part in events and Larkrise Circles. We represent the school and meet with the members of the local community.

The below document explains our various responsibilities and how we’re organised through various committees and groups:-

Larkrise governor responsibilities and how we are organised

We’ve also provided information regards our governors business and financial interests as well as other governor responsibilities and term details:-

Register of Governor Business Interests 16th Nov 2016
Governor term details

Our charging and remissions policy can be found in the Learning section of our School Policies page.


Who are our governors?

At Larkrise we have 4 parent governors, 2 staff governors (Our Headteacher Miss Fearnley and Mr. Finch) and 4 co-opted governors (formally community governors).

We’ve conducted skills audits to make sure we have the right governor skills to serve our school. We have professional expertise and knowledge in various areas. Debbie Clark works at Oxford Spires and joins us with considerable expertise around various SEN issues and research. Paul Stockdale has joined us to focus on finance and budgeting and is also a parent of Larkrise children.

Eylan Ezekiel has two children at Larkrise, is a qualified teacher and has experience around improving communications and training for teachers. Barney Perkins and Amanda Smiglieski are our most recent parent governors and have knowledge and expertise in the area of SEN and teaching.

Philip Evans is a Larkrise parent and has expertise in energy and project management. Jane Littlehales has been a longstanding governor with specific responsibility for safeguarding and recruitment. John Tanner is an ex teacher and Richard Hadfield is our Chair of Governors and has worked within the education sector for many years.

In short, we have a fantastic group of governors who will challenge and support Larkrise to maintain our values and meet the targets and areas for improvement within our School Improvement Plan.


Get in touch

We regularly listen to and survey our children and parents. Do get in touch with any ideas to improve our wonderful school. We’ll keep you updated with our Governor Newsletters.


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