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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 two 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 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, Acting Head Teacher)
  • Parin Gohil (Parent Governor)
  • Adele Knight (Parent Governor)
  • Sarah Bird (Staff Governor)
  • Isobel Rutt (Co-Opted Governor)
  • Daniel Gillingham (Associate Governor)
Finance and Resources 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.

The 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)
  • Tina Richards (Associate Governor, Acting Head Teacher)
  • Eleanor Sharman (Co-Opted Governor)
  • James Fry (Co-Opted Governor)
  • Connor Thompson (Co-Opted Governor)
  • Mark Loveday (Co-Opted Governor)
  • Callum Johnston (LA Governor)
  • Tim Brown (Associate Governor)

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)

Connor Thompson

Pupil Premium Outcomes

Isobel Rutt

Safeguarding and SEND

Parin Gohil

Health & Safety

James Fry

Pupil Voice & British Values

Sarah Bird 


Connor Thompson

Staff including Mental Health & Wellbeing

Dawn Brooks

Third Party Contracts

Tim Brown

Teaching, Learning & Curriculum Provision

Adele Knight

ICT & School Website

James Fry

Sports Premium

Connor Thompson

Safer Recruitment

Ben Jordan & Dawn Brooks

 Finance   Eleanor Sharman
Analysis of School Data (Standards & Progress)   James Sharp
  Equality   Eleanor Sharman
  Parent & Community Engagement   Adele Knight