Larkhill Primary About Us

Local Governing Board


Following our successful conversion to an academy, under The White Horse Federation, the governors have set the following objectives in line with the school improvement plan for 2018-2019:

  • Monitor standards and the quality of teaching and learning, offering support and challenge where needed.
  • Support and challenge the SLT so that their actions are effective.
  • Monitor the impact of introduction of values-based education on learning and behaviour.
  • Assess the impact of improvements to the learning environment and monitor if they reflect high expectations around school.

Current Local Governors

Emily Taylor Head Teacher & Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Dr Moira Laffey Chair of Governors
Katie King Vice Chair
Kerry Ball KS1 TA and MDSA
Fiona Jenkins Year 6 Wessex Class, Science Lead
Andrew Nothard Parent Governor
Jo Rowell Parent Governor
Trevor Woods Co-opted Governor

Register of Interests 2020-21 & Attendance 2019-20

Governors have been appointed by the board of trustees and will serve a four-year term.


NameRoleNature of InterestsDate interest registeredTerms of OfficeAttendance 2019-20
Emily TaylorHead TeacherTHWF Employee07/10/2020N/A5 of 5
Dr Moira LaffeyChair/Local Co-opted GovernorNil19/09/202016/07/20235 of 5
Katie KingVice Chair/Local Co-opted GovernorNil14/09/202014/07/20245 of 5
Sam CookClerkEmployed at Larkhill Primary School 08/10/20
N/A5 of 5
Kerry BallStaff ( TA)THWF emoyee, child at school, Personal Business NerD provided stationery and vinyl stickers to school as need07/10/202028//01/20241 of 2
Fiona JenkinsStaff (Teaching) THWF Employee, children at school02/10/202028/01/20242 of 2
Andrew NothardParent GovernorChild at school
Jo RowellParent GovernorChild at school16/11/202016/11/2024N/A
Trevor WoodsCo-opted GovernorNil08/12/202008/12/2024N/A

If you are interested in the work of the governing body, or you would like to be involved further, please contact Mrs Sam Cook, Clerk to Governors, on 01980 348079. We always welcome new ideas and continually search for new members to join the governing body.

Minutes of meetings are available from the school office upon request.

The White Horse Federation Local Board of Governance

Each school has its own local governing body (LGB). The chair of each LGB will also sit on a collective group of similar chairs, from which one representative will be elected and then co-opted onto the executive board. This process will be repeated every two years, thus affording new chairs the opportunity to be similarly elected.

TWHF executive board has clearly identified the areas of responsibility that they delegate to the LGBs. Although not in any way legally responsible, and not itself accountable for the statutory functions, the LGB has an important role to play in assisting the school to operate effectively in line with the wishes of TWHF executive board as communicated to the LGB.

To learn more, visit The White Horse Federation website.

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