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The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) is a Surrey based Multi-Academy Trust, comprising 4 secondary and 6 primary phase schools. We are proud of our ethos of collaboration and inclusion, "Bringing out the best" in students of all abilities and backgrounds. Visit website

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Local Governance Board

The St Lawrence Local Governance Board (LGB) is responsible for working with the Head, Executive Head and other school staff to promote high standards of educational achievement. The  LGB at St Lawrence is accountable to the Board of Trustees to The Howard Partnership Trust.

Our role is to support the school in its ongoing success as well as to continue to challenge how things could be done better for the benefit of all the children at our school.

The table below shows the members of our LGB for 2020-2021 with their roles and responsibilities:

Governor Name 

Category 

Term of Office - Start 

Term of Office - End 

Appointing Body 

Additional Position of Responsibility 

Portfolio Area 

Attendance*         AY  

2019-2020 

Tom Dell 

Head 

01/09/2018 

n/a 

Ex-officio 

 

  

3/3 

Liz McDermid 

Local Governor 

01/09/2019 

31/08/2021 

THPT 

Chair 

 

3/3 

Lindsay Choudhry 

Local Governor 

13/07/2018 

12/07/2022 

THPT 

Vice Chair 

Safeguarding 

2/3 

Marie Newman 

Parent Governor 

10/03/2017 

09/03/2021 

Parent body 

 

SEND & Disadvantaged 

2/3 

Dave Parrett 

Local Governor 

20/05/2020 

19/05/2024 

THPT 

 

 

1/1 

Michelle Taylor 

Local Governor 

30/10/2018 

29/10/2022 

THPT 

 

Finance 

1/2 

Cameron Munden 

Parent Governor 

17/01/2020 

16/01/2024 

THPT 

Vice Chair 

Standards & Performance  

2/3 

Cara Byford 

Parent Governor 

17/01/2020 

16/01/2024 

THPT 

 

n/a 

1/1 

Stepped down in the past 12 months 

Suzan Kern 

Staff Governor 

14/04/2016 

13/04/2020 

Staff body 

Governor 

Stakeholder Voice 

1/1 

*Attendance is expressed as attended over expected

Note: During the Covid-19 pandemic, additional information meetings also took place

In accordance with statutory requirements the following information has been made available:

1. Register of interests  2. Membership, roles and attendance

For further information, please see the The Howard Partnership Trust