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The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) is a Surrey based Multi-Academy Trust, comprising four secondary, six primary and two special schools with two further under development. 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 2023-2024 with their roles and responsibilities:


Governor Name Category Term of Office - Start Term of Office - End Appointing Body Additional Position of Responsibility Network Area Attendance AY 2022-2023*
Dave Parrett Local Governor 20/05/2020 19/05/2024 THPT Chair

Student Behaviour & Attendance

Neil Edwards Local Governor 05/09/2022





Cara Byford

Local Governor


17/01/2020 16/01/2024 THPT Safeguarding 2/4
Marie Newman

Local Governor


02/03/2021 01/03/2024 THPT Vice-Chair Quality of Education 4/4
Mara Dowsett

Local Governor


14/07/2023 13/07/2027 THPT Staff Stakeholder Voice n/a
Tamsin Van Rooyen Local Governor 14/07/2023 13/07/2027 THPT SEND & Inclusion n/a

*Attendance is expressed as attended over expected

Governors who have stepped down in the past 12 months/previous academic year:  Suzan Kern -  Local Governor (Staff)- Resigned 21/07/2023 

If you would like to find out more about becoming a School Governor, please email Lisa Thurston, Local Governance Co-Ordinator at

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For further information, please see the The Howard Partnership Trust