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The Governing Body

Lingfield Primary School is part of the James Cook Learning Trust. The Trust has responsibility for four primary schools. Academy trusts with multiple academies may establish a type of committee known as a Local Governing Body. Each school in the James Cook Learning Trust has a Local Governing Body.

Local Governing Bodies play a crucial role in the governance of the school and commit to working together in the best interests of the school and the James Cook Learning Trust. The Trust has delegated certain responsibilities to the school’s Local Governing Body.  The main purpose of the Local Governing Body is to:

  • Hold their school to account by monitoring and reviewing its academic and financial performance and its impact on pupil outcomes,
  • Ensure a School Improvement Plan is in place reflecting key priorities for the Academy and the Trust,
  • Ensure sound governance and financial management of their Academy,
  • Work collaboratively with the other schools in the James Cook Learning Trust,
  • Ensure effective links with the school community, and that the school meets its responsibilities to the community in relation to the safeguarding and education of its pupils.

Each Local Governing Body has up to nine members, two parent governors, the Headteacher, two staff governors and three co-opted governors. Your Local Governors may be contacted via the school.

Please visit our Trustee page to find out further details about the governance of the James Cook Learning Trust.

Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Jane Marron-Shepherd Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2018 31/08/2022

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
John Madden Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 06/12/2018 05/01/2023
Emma Coupe Not recorded Elected by parents 06/12/2018 05/12/2022
Gillian Gamble Not recorded Elected by school staff 06/12/2018 05/12/2022
Lucy Felgate Not recorded Elected by parents 06/12/2018 05/12/2022
Sally Clark Not recorded Elected by school staff 06/12/2018 05/12/2022
Tanya South-Fitzhugh Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 10/10/2018 09/10/2022
Phil Thackstone Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2020 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Catherine Jones Local governor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 06/12/2018 31/08/2020
Mike Maguire Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 06/12/2018 08/08/2020

Register of Pecuniary Interests

Governing BodyNa Membership




Attendance 2018/19Nature of pecuniary interest/other educational establishmentRelationship to Staff
Mrs Catherine JonesHead of SchoolEx Offico1/1Trustee of Children First MATN/A
Mr John MaddenCo-optedTB1/1N/AN/A
Mr Michael MaguireCo-optedTB1/1N/AN/A
Mrs Jane Marron-ShepherdCo-optedTB1/1N/AN/A
Mrs Tanya South-FitzhughTrust RepresentativeTB1/1N/AN/A
Mrs Emma CoupeParentParent Election1/1Teacher at Tees Valley Education MATN/A
Mrs Lucy FelgateParentParent Election1/1Member of staff at Children First MATN/A
Ms Sally ClarkStaffStaff Election1/1N/AN/A
Mrs Gillian GambleStaffStaff Election1/1N/AN/A
Local Governing Body MeetingsPerformance ManagementSafer Recruitment TrainedGovernor Responsibility
Mrs Jones*Head of School
Mr J MaddenSafeguarding
Mr M Maguire*Maths
Mrs J Marron-Shepherd (Chair)**Sen/Vulnerable Pupils/Pupil Premium
Mrs E CoupeTeaching & Learning
Mrs L FelgatePupil Premium

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