Structure of Governance

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: 
– five governors (not staff) appointed by the Board of Directors 
– one staff governor for each school 
– one parent governor for each school 
– Vicar of St Martin's Church (ex-Officio). 

The number of people who shall sit on the Local Governing Body shall be not less than six and not more than 11. 


Due to recent changes to the constitution of local governing bodies, headteachers no longer serve as governors but attend all meetings. 

Chair of Governors: Aruna Verma 

Stuart Askew, Governor, appointed 12/07/2023 

Revd Rosy Barrie, Governor (ex-officio – Parish Priest, St Martin's Church),  

Edward Decross-Gonzaleas, elected staff Governor (Laurel Lane), 01/09/2022 

Emily Leake, Parent Governor (Laural Lane), elected 16/06/2022 

Marvin Salteras, Governor, appointed 12/07/2023 

Tamanna Sharma, elected parent Governor (St Martin’s), 30/06/2021 

Zara Stone, staff governor (St Martin’s), 01/03/2024 

Cllr Jan Sweeting, Governor, re-appointed 09/02/2022 

Aruna Verma, Chair of Governors, appointed 09/01/2024 


In attendance: Johann Coates, Headteacher (St Martin’s) 

                        Sandra Voisey, Headteacher (Laurel Lane) 


Resigned in last 12 months: 

Jackie Lack, Governor, re-appointed 15/09/2019 (resigned 01/03/2023) 

Tye McMahon, Governor, appointed 01/09/2021 (resigned 01/03/2023) 

Sandra Prail, appointed 14/12/2022 (resigned 31/12/2023) 

Courtney Baxter, elected staff Governor (St Martin’s), appointed 26/05/2021 (resigned 31/01/2024) 

Kevin Ogilvie, Governor, appointed 23/01/2020 (resigned 22/01/2024)