Structure of Governance

Governing Body Membership 2020/2021

Federated Governing Body of Laurel Lane Primary and St Martin's CE Primary Schools:

In accordance with the Federated Scheme of Delegation the Federated Governing Body (FGB) consists of:

  • Three co-opted members (not staff) for each school, appointed by the Directors of the Trust;
  • The Parish Priest of St Martin’s Church;
  • One Parent Governor for each school;
  • One Staff Governor for each school;
  • The Head of School at each school;
  • The maximum number of Governors is thirteen.

Chair of Governors 2020/21:  Geoffrey Edwards (03/03/21 onwards) 

Revd Rosy Barrie, Governor (ex-officio – Parish Priest, St Martin's Church), re-appointed 08/02/2018
Courtney Baxter, elected staff Governor (St Martin’s), 26/05/2021
Johann Coates, Governor (ex-officio – Headteacher, St Martin’s), appointed 01/01/2021
Geoffrey Edwards, Governor, re-appointed 01/01/2018
Suzy England, Governor, appointed 23/01/2020
Jackie Lack, Governor, re-appointed 15/09/2019
Kevin Ogilvie, Governor, appointed 23/01/2020
Matthew Rowden, elected staff Governor (Laurel Lane), 01/09/2017
Tamanna Sharma, elected parent Governor (St Martin’s), 30/06/2021
Cllr Jan Sweeting, Governor, re-appointed 08/02/2018
Sandra Voisey, Governor (ex-officio – Headteacher, Laurel Lane), appointed 15/04/2013

Resigned in last 12 months:
Carrie Matthews, appointed parent Governor, 28/01/2021 (appointed due to Covid-19) (resigned 30/06/2021)
Natasha Jindal, Governor, appointed 01/09/2020 (resigned 03/03/2021) (Chair of Governors 01/09/2020 – 03/03/2021)
Roxanne Gumbs, Governor (ex-officio – Head of School, St Martin’s), appointed 07/01/2019 (resigned 31/12/2020)
Carrie Matthews, elected parent Governor, 15/12/2016 (term ended 15/12/2020)
Thomas Babayode, Governor, appointed 16/07/2019 (resigned 25/11/2020) 

The Board of Directors for the Frays Academy Trust has the overall responsibility for Governance across all of the schools in the Trust. Information about our Board of Directors and Governance structure can be found here: