Governing Body

The Larkmead community is overseen by its Governing Body, whose role is to set targets for the school, to monitor and challenge progress and to make sure that the school is accountable to key groups of people with an interest in its work. As well as the Headteacher and other teaching and non-teaching staff, the Governing Body includes parents and representatives of the local community and Local Education Authority.

They are helped by a number of Associate Governors with particular skills or viewpoints, and particularly value the input from our student Associate Governors.  The Governing Body acts as a critical friend to the school, but the kind of friend who knows the school well enough to ask challenging questions about what the school is doing.

Governors Annual Report to Parents

Our Current Governing Body

NameCategoryExpiryCommittees
Mrs E BallParent02/2016T&L, Personnel,
Student Welfare
Dr R BealeLA10/2016Student Welfare,
Appeals & Discipline
Mr C HarrisHeadteacherEx OficioT&L, F,E&P, Personnel
Mr K HawkinsParent05/2017F,E & P
Dr J HoldstockCo-opted03/2020T&L,
Link Gov - LarkRise PTA
Dr D Lever Co-opted08/2015F.E&P, Personnel, Appeals & Discipline, HRC, Abingdon Partnership
Mr I Littlejohn (Chair)LA03/2017T&L, HRC, Personnel, Abingdon Consortium
Mrs C LushingtonCo-opted01/2017Appeals & Discipline,
Student Welfare
Mr D OnionParent05/2017Teaching & Learning, Student Welfare
Mr G PalmerCo-opted03/2017T&L, F,E&P, HRC
Mrs J PiperParent12/2018
Mr N RegaardCo-opted05/2017F,E&P, T&L
Miss L ScarffStaff09/2019Personnel
Mr D N BrambleClerk

Meeting Minutes

Special Responsibilities

Safeguarding: Carole Lushington & Rob Beale (Liz Watkins)

SEND: (Liz Watkins, Paula Hardy)

Careers:  Carole Lushington & Kevin Hawkins

e-safety committee:  Rob Beale

Link Governors – Lark Rise (PTA): 

Student Voice:   TBD

Pupil Premium:  Dan Onion

Committee Membership

Teaching & LearningFinance, Estates & PremisesPersonnelStudent WelfareAppeals & DisciplineHeadteachers Review Committee14-19 Abingdon Partnership Group
E Ball (Chair)K HawkinsD Lever (Chair)C Lushington (Chair)R BealeD LeverD Lever
C HarrisC HarrisE BallD OnionT GrahamI Littlejohn
J Holdstock
D LeverC HarrisE BallD LeverG Palmer
I LittlejohnG PalmerI LittlejohnR BealeC Lushington
D OnionJ MacTavishL ScarffL Crowe
G PalmerE Watkins
E Carlin
N Regaard