Lordship Farm Primary School

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What do Governors do?


My name is Pat Walker and it is my privilege to lead the Governing Body of Lordship Farm Primary School. As a new governor just over two years ago, my first impressions were that the school was a happy and safe place where every child was treated as an individual whose differing needs were catered for.  At the same time, the children were challenged to meet the high expectations demanded by their teachers. This ethos enables Lordship Farm to constantly strive to provide the very best education possible for its children.

The Governing Body’s job is to support the professionals – the head, his senior management team and the staff in their many differing roles – so that they can continue to deliver this enviable service to our pupils.

The Governing Body has general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. We take a largely strategic role in running of the school.This includes:

  • Setting up a strategic framework for the school;
  • Setting its aims and objectives;
  • Setting policies and targets to achieve the objectives;
  • Reviewing progress and reviewing the strategic framework in the light of progress.

The Governing Body acts as a ‘critical friend’ to the Headteacher and staff by providing constructive advice, support and a sounding board for ideas and help where needed. We may also challenge, ask questions, seek information, improve proposals and so seek to arrive at the best solution.We are responsible for raising standards through the three key roles of:

  • Setting strategic direction;
  • Ensuring accountability; and
  • Monitoring and evaluating school performance.

The Governing Body is also accountable to the local Authority and my role as Chair is to harness and develop the skills and experience of our Governing body in the most effective way for the good of Lordship Farm.

How do we do this?

The Governors at Lordship Farm, meet twice each term as a full governing body. The minutes of these meetings are available in the School Office on request.

Between times, we meet in smaller committees focusing the details of specific areas.

These are follows:

Health, Safety and Premises

School Improvement

Pay and Personnel


In addition, individual governors have a responsibility for for particular areas of the curriculum and regularly meet with school staff.

Who do the Governors represent?

The Governors are drawn from a range of stakeholders; parents, teachers, support staff, the Local Authority and the wider community.

How can you contact us?

Please contact any of the governors through the School Office at admin@lordshipfarm.herts.sch.uk stating which governor you wish your email to be forwarded to.

Who are we?




Name                                                                                                   Role                                                                                                  
Mrs Pat Walker Co-opted Governor - Chair
Mr Jagtar Bachra Co-opted Governor
Mr Ian Fullstone Co-opted Governor
Mr Mike Rice Co-opted Governor
Mrs Katie Bailey Co-opted Governor
Mr Kasimu Adesanya Co-opted Governor
Mrs Judith Nash Co-opted Governor
Mr Terry Hone Local Authority Governor
Mrs Zoe Turner Staff Governor
Mr Ben Parry Headteacher
Mr David Watson Parent Governor
Mrs Jane Thorn Clerk

For more details of the governors roles and responsibilities click here

Governor meeting attendance September 2019-July 2020

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