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Lakeside Primary School

Hatherley Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6HR

Welcome to the Governor section of the school website  »  Governing Body Structure and Meetings

Our Governing Body is chaired by David Young.

Each term we hold a Full Governing Body (FGB) meeting, which is preceded by meetings of our three committees. This enables Governors to work to their strengths and ensure the Full Governing Body is well informed and able to make good judgements and decisions.

Our Full Governing Body meetings are attended by the Head Teacher, Governors, associate Governors, and the School Business Manager.

Curriculum and Standards Committee

The Curriculum and Standards Committee focuses is on attainment and progress in each year group, extra-curricular provision, how Lakeside is working towards the government's new SATs (Standard Assessment Tests), how e-safety is taught and monitored in school, and how the curriculum is meeting the needs of every child in the school.


James Sharp (Chair)

Tina Richards (Associate Governor, Deputy Head Teacher)

Ben Jordan (Head Teacher)

Parin Gohil (Parent Governor)

Adele Knight (Parent Governor)

Finance, Staffing & Estates Committee

The Finance Committee ensure effective governance over finances and staffing. We monitor the school’s financial position, review and agree staff changes, approve key items of expenditure, and monitor how we spend monies allocated to us regarding the Pupil and Sports Premiums. The committee also undertakes the monitoring and allocation of the School Fund.


Estates Committee

The estates committee is concerned with the use of the school’s premises, grounds and extended facilities, including Health and Safety. The committee makes recommendations on catering, cleaning, decorating and maintenance, and the IT provision. It monitors efficient use of utilities such as water, electricity or gas and maintains an overview of costs and lettings policies of the premises. Members also visit school to discuss specific topics such as provision for children with special educational needs or disabilities.


Dawn Brooks (Chair)

Eleanor Sharman

Ben Jordan (Head Teacher)

Sarah Bird

James Fry

Ben Jordan (Head Teacher)

Link Governors

Link Governors provide a crucial link between the Governing Body and the school. When Link Governors visit the school and report back to the Governing Body, they help all governors to deepen their understanding of how the school operates, how the strategic objectives are being pursued, how financial resources are being used, and what extra support the school may need to meet its objectives. Our current link governors are:


GDPR (Data Protection)

Parin Gohil

Pupil Premium, Safeguarding

Parin Gohil

SEND, Children in Care

Isobel Rutt

Health & Safety

David Young

Pupil Voice & British Values

Sarah Bird 

Premises & 3rd Party Contracts

Dawn Brooks

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Adele Knight

Staff & HR including Exit Interviews

Dawn Brooks

Teaching, Learning & Curriculum Provision

James Sharp

Analysis of School Data (Standards & Progress)

James Sharp

ICT & School Website

James Fry

Sports Premium

Connor Thompson

Safer Recruitment

Ben Jordan & Dawn Brooks