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Would you like to become a school governor? We are looking for more volunteers to join our team. See the document below for more details on what the role involves.

Local Governing Body (LGB) Annual Report and Accountability Statement (2018-19)

Front Lawn Local Governing Body October 2019
  Type of governor Appointment process Name Term of office Register of interests as of 31.08.18
start date end date
1 Head of School ex-officio Kate Couldwell 28.02.17 n/a Head of School at Front Lawn
2 Staff member elected by staff Mia Payne 30.04.18 29.04.22 Employed at Front Lawn
3 Parent member elected by parents Matt Pike 01.09.19 n/a  
4 Staff Member elected by staff Barbara Batey 28.02.17 27.02.21 Employed at Front Lawn
5 Parent Member elected by parents Hayley Yalcin 01.9.19 n/a  
6 Appointed member 1 LGB appointed Geoff Conway 04.10.18 03.10.22 TKAT employee
7 Appointed member 2 LGB appointed Lainey Franks 28.02.17 27.02.21 Teacher at Westbourne House School
8 Appointed member 3 LGB appointed Malcolm Porter 02.10.17 01.10.21 Also a governor at Portfield Primary
9 Appointed member 4 LGB appointed Lucy Hewlett 13.11.17 12.11.21 None
10 Appointed member 5 LGB appointed Vacancy      
11 Appointed member 6 LGB appointed Vacancy      
Leavers 2017-18
  Appointed member LGC appointed Kirsty Ballantyne 16.03.17 31.05.18 Employed at Front Lawn
  Appointed member LGC appointed Lauren Keenan 22.02.18 02.07.18 Employed at Havant Academy
  Appointed member LGC appointed Andy Sillence 02.10.17 31.01.18 Owner Active Soccer, after school club at the school

Register of Attendance for 2017 - 2018



Attendance in 2017-18

LGC Meetings


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Kirsty Ballantyne



Barbara Batey



Kate Couldwell 



Geoff Conway



Lainey Franks



Lucy Hewlett



Lauren Keenan



James Munt



Amelia Payne



Malcolm Porter



Andy Sillence



What we are expected to do

As governors, we have three core roles:

  • To ensure the school has a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • To hold the senior leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of the staff;
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.



How we are organised

Front Lawn Primary Academy works as part of The Kemnal Academies Trust, (TKAT). As a TKAT school, the strategic and operational roles of governors are delegated to the school by the TKAT Board of Trustees.  The framework for this relationship is set out in the 'TKAT Scheme of Delegation', see below.

Front Lawn Primary Academy Local Governing Body

Each school has a Local Governing Body (LGB). The LGB membership includes the Head of School, staff governors, parent governors and co-opted governors.

The role of the LGB is to monitor, evaluate and (where appropriate) advise the school regarding:

  • its curriculum offer, teaching and learning
  • the provision of effective safeguarding and health and safety
  • promotion of the school’s ethos, aims and vision
  • pupil progress, standards of achievement and attainment of year groups, classes and vulnerable groups
  • standards in relation to end of year targets and predictions
  • budget setting and expenditure
  • staffing and appointments
  • attendance and behaviour
  • the revision and implementation of all statutory policies that do not require approval of the TKAT South Executive Committee.


The LGB meets twice each term.  The first meeting each term is focused on pupil achievement and other curriculum items.  The second meeting is focused on finance and resources.


Local Governing Body - Official Positions

The Local Governing Body (LGB) has the following official positions:

  • Chair of Local Governing Body (Chair)
  • Vice Chair of Local Governing Body (Vice Chair)
  • Head of School (ex officio)
  • Clerk to the Governing Body (the Clerk)


Local Governing Body - Other Responsibilities

Members of the LGB have responsibility for supporting and monitoring the following areas of school activity:

  • Child Protection & Safeguarding; Finance and Resources; Headteacher Performance Review; Literacy Development; Numeracy Development; Pay; Premises; Pupil Premium; SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities); Student Attendance; Student Behaviour; Student Progress and Achievement.


Pay Committee

Each school Local Governing Committee has a Pay Committee. This sub-committee is made up of a small group of governors. It is responsible for approving any annual salary changes proposed by the headteacher.

What we do and how we do it

To carry out our responsibilities the members of the Front Lawn Primary Academy Local Governing Body hold a set of meetings and make visits to the school.


The annual schedule of meetings is as follows:



Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

First Half


Local Governing Body

(Curriculum/T&L focused)

Local Governing Body

(Curriculum/T&L focused)

Local Governing Body

(Curriculum/T&L focused)


Second Half

Local Governing Body

(Finance and resources focused)

Local Pay Committee

Local Governing Body

(Finance and resources focused)


Local Governing Body

(Finance and resources focused)




To be excellent governors we need to have an excellent knowledge of the school. To make this possible we support our committee meetings with visits to the school. These visits usually involve a meeting with a member of staff to discuss a particular area of school activity and the observation of pupils at work in their classrooms.


Governors’ Action Plan

To make sure that governors work in a systematic and coordinated way that best supports the school, visits are organised under an annual Governors’ Action Plan.  Please see the list of key documents below for ours.


What we have done in the past year

All school governing bodies should produce an annual report or accountability statement that sets out what the governors have done over the past year and what difference we have made. We've included ours in the list of key documents below.

How do I get in touch with the Governors?

You can contact members of the Front Lawn/Portfield/Seal Primary Academy Local Governing Committee as follows:


By phone: Phone the school Reception on 02392 475904 and leave a message. Your message will be forwarded to the Chair of Governors.


By e-mail: Send your e-mail to Your e-mail will be forwarded to the Chair of Governors.


By post: Send correspondence, for the attention of the ‘Chair of Governors’, to the school address at:



            Broadmere Avenue

            Leigh Park




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