Our Governors

The Full Governing Body meet 6 times a year to discuss the Headteacher’s reports and any other business. School Governors are responsible for the management of the school. They work closely with the Headteacher and staff to ensure that the school achieves its aim of giving every child the best possible education in a happy and caring environment.  

Responsibilities include, deciding how the school budget is spent, maintaining the buildings and playgrounds, monitoring the school’s academic performance, appointing new staff, deciding policies on a variety of issues and planning for the future.


As a Governing Body we are always striving to improve the Curriculum, quality of teaching facilities and opportunities within learning for each and every child.

Teaching and Learning Criteria: Its main purpose is to discuss and monitor all aspects of the school work around pupil attainment and progress, ensuring that the school’s curriculum is broad and balanced and meets the statutory requirements.

Resource Management Criteria: This committee’s main purpose is to ensure that the school spending remains within budget and that all funds are spent wisely to best meet the needs of the pupils. Health and Safety of the school site is also part of this committee’s remit. 

The standard term of office for a governor is four years. The chair and vice-chair are elected biannually at the first meeting of the academic year. All governors to a school’s Governing Body must be elected or appointed.

Ladywood Primary School's Full Governing Body  







Governors who have stepped down from office in the last 12 months:

Name Type Date Appointed Term of Office Appointed by Pecuniary/Business Interests
Sarah Common Co-opted 21/10/2020 20/10/2024 Governing Body None


Governor Constitution

There are 4 Co-opted Governors who are appointed by the Governing Body
There are 2 Parent Governors who are appointed by parent / carers
There is 1 staff Governor, who is elected by staff
There is 1 Community Governor, who is appointed by the Local Authority
The Headteacher is a Governor by virtue of her office
Associate Governors are appointed by the Governing Body
There are 9 Governors in total. Associate Governors have no voting rights


Copies of minutes from Full Governing Body meetings can be made available on request. 

If you want to be part of Ladywood Primary’s Governing Body please enquire about any vacancies.


To write to the Governors, please contact:

Mrs V Herbert: Clerk to Governors

Ladywood Primary School, Oliver Road, Kirk Hallam, Derbyshire, DE7 4HN



The Private School Fund 2016/2017 has been audited and Governors have approved.

The Private School Fund 2017/2018 has been audited and Governors have approved

The Private School Fund 2018/2019 has been audited and Governors have approved

The Private School Fund 2018/2019 has been audited and Governors have approved

The Private School Fund 2019/2020 has been audited and Governors have approved


Parents Evening Questionnaire Table of Results November 2017 

Parents Evening Questionnaire Table of Results November 2018

Parents Evening Questionnaire Table of Results November 2019

Parents Evening did not take place due to the pandemic in 2020


Attendance, Safeguarding, Health & Safety and Performance Management