What the Governing Body does

The Governing Body has responsibility, alongside the staff, for setting the strategic direction of the school so that all children have the best possible education.

As a team, we follow our Governor Handbook.

Our role is crucial:

  • We fulfil statutory duties to ensure that the school is a safe, healthy and an inclusive environment
  • We provide support and challenge to the leadership team of the school on all issues that affect the learning and welfare of our pupils
  • We provide a link into the wider Borough of Islington– helping to ensure we are able to contribute to decisions made about schools across the Borough

The Governing Body is drawn from the staff of the school, the Local Authority, parents and the wider community that our school serves.

Co-opted Governors provide special skills which we require to run the school effectively and usually come from the Islington area.

Parent Governors play a particular role in representing parental concerns to the governors and we are always looking for interested parents who want to contribute to the school in this way.

Staff Governors give insight from the classroom perspective.

We support the school in making decisions on:

  • Vision and Values
  • Curriculum
  • Standards
  • Finance
  • Premises
  • Health and safety
  • Welfare and discipline
  • Staffing
  • Equality and inclusion
  • Community
  • Admissions
  • Extended services
  • Special Educational Needs

Governing Body Charter

Becoming a Governor

We welcome enquiries about becoming a governor from people from all different backgrounds.

If you are interested in the work we do, would like to find out more, or if you have any questions please write to the clerk of the governing body on laycockgovernors@gmail.com.

Contacting the Governors

The Governing Body welcomes the views of parents and we are always happy to discuss issues with you.

If there is any matter that concerns you, or if you have ideas about how to improve the school, please feel free to contact us.

Parent Governors are often available in the school grounds in the morning and afternoon.

If you are interested in the work we do, would like to find out more, or if you have any questions please contact the clerk to the governing body, Ms Saru Balakrishnan on laycockgovernors@gmail.com.