Current Governors


Paul Stockdale Co-chair of Governors & Community Governor
Sarah McHugh Co-chair of Governors & Community Governor
Philip Evans Parent Governor
Barney Perkins Parent Governor & Safeguarding Governor
Amanda Smigielski Parent Governor
Ray Weston Parent Governor
Sourovi De Community Governor
Emma Turnbull Community Governor
Samantha Birkett Community Governor
Charlotte Austin Staff Governor


What do School Governors do?

The purpose of the Larkrise governing body is to help our school to provide the best possible education for its children and to more broadly meet our school vision and strategy. Governors set the school aims and policies together with the head. The head is responsible for day-to-day management with governors strategically focused in areas such as curriculum, school budget, school performance, staffing/recruitment and special educational needs.

No individual governor has any power unless delegated by the governing body. The governing body as a whole is responsible for any decisions made. We challenge the school’s leadership to ensure we meet our aims to improve as well as investigate and support the strategic decisions we make. We tour the school and take part in events and Larkrise Circles. We represent the school and meet with the members of the local community.

Our charging and remissions policy can be found on the School Policies & Procedures page.


Get in Touch

We regularly listen to and survey our children and parents. Do get in touch with any ideas to improve our wonderful school. We’ll keep you updated with our Governor Newsletters.

You can contact the governors directly at: