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

Dr Moira Laffey Chair of Governors
Emily Taylor Head Teacher & Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Vacancy Vice Chair of Governors
Martyn Allan Parent Local Governor
Jodie Oldrid Parent Local Governor
Michelle Watton Co-opted Local Governor
Katie King Local Governor
Vacancy Staff Governor (Teaching)

Register of Interests 2019-20 & Attendance 2019-20

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

NameRoleNature of InterestsDate interest registeredDate interest CeasedTerms of OfficeAttendance 2018-19
Emily TaylorHead TeacherHead Teacher at Larkhill Primary Schooltbctbctbc of 5
Dr Moira LaffeyChair of GovernorsTrustee of the Friends of the Old Malthousetbctbctbc of 5
Martyn AllanParent Local GovernorNiltbctbctbc 1 of 5
Jodie OldridParent Local GovernorParent Governor at The Stonehenge Schooltbctbctbc of 5
Katie KingLocal GovernorNiltbctbctbc of 5
Michelle WhattonCo-opted Local GovernorEmployed at Larkhill primary School (Casual basis)tbctbctbc of 5

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 652318. 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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