Launcelot Primary School

Launcelot Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 5EA

020 8697 2304



Governing Body

Chris Ashley - School Governor

My role as governor is to be a “critical friend” of the school to make sure it is delivering the best outcomes for children. I have huge belief that school years are the most important in shaping a person’s future. I am committed to helping Launcelot school be the best place it can be by supporting the Head and staff, and understanding Launcelot’s parents', and most importantly its childrens' needs.
I had a varied and incredibly enjoyable education, as well as a robust and challenging learning environment in employment, and my desire is that I can give back to my community by being a governor.
 
Rebecca Scott - School Governor

I was co-opted as a governor at Launcelot in 2017. I work for the education charity Teach First, which has given me the opportunity to positively shape the lives of young people, and I am always looking for further opportunities to have impact in educating our young people and improving social mobility. Living locally in Hither Green, I have a vested interest in and want to have a positive impact on the local area and community.

I care about people, their personal development, and the attitudes, skills, processes and resources that underpin development. In my career I have always put the people first, focussing on building relationships and managing performance and development. In my current role, I am passionate about designing learning and development opportunities for both young people and teachers, and using links with business to best fulfil school need. I enjoy taking on challenging projects, identifying need, developing and implementing processes, and seeing real impact. I hope to put these skills to good use as part of the governing board and I also hope to learn loads about the young people, the school and the community.

 

Simone Gobern - School Governor
Simone Gobern : School Governor

My interest in becoming a school governor stemmed from a passion for the well-being and attainment of children and young people. Throughout my career history I have worked with children in a variety of capacities including paid and voluntary work in the community.

I am particularly motivated to work supporting the children, parents and staff at Launcelot as I have a strong local connection, living and working in the area. I believe early education is crucial in shaping children's development and I am committed to working with the team of governors, parents and staff to ensure the best possible outcomes for the children.

 

Eyvonne Browne - School Governor

Eyvonne Browne : School Governor

 

 

 

Mark Richardson - School Governor

My motivation for being a governor is the desire to contribute to the local community and the belief that education is the single most important influencer and shaper of a child's future. I joined Launcelot earlier this year.

I have spent my career in fashion retail in commercial managerial roles. I hope to be able to draw on these skills in my role at Launcelot - financial planning and management in particular.

 

Naomi Gayle - Parent Governor

Naomi Gayle : Parent Governor

My name is Naomi Gayle and I am in my second year as a parent governor. My son attends the school. I have a degree in special needs and psychology and have worked with children of all different ages and with all different needs; I enjoyed every bit of it. I will continue to work very closely and passionately with Launcelot primary school in order to ensure that the school achieves the best standards possible.

 

Jenny Doel - Staff Governor

Jenny Doel : Staff Governor

I have been a staff governor at Launcelot Primary School since September 2014.  I have worked here as a teacher since May 2011 and am now a member of the senior leadership team as an Assistant Head Teacher.  I am the SENCo and Inclusion Leader at Launcelot, which gives me a clear overview of school provision and the strategic leadership approach for the school.  I have a good understanding of the strengths and areas of development in our school and know how we plan to improve standards in all areas.

 

Debbie Mowle - Staff Governor

Deb Mowle : Co Opted Governor

Hello, I am Deb Mowle.  I am a staff governor, having been a TA at Launcelot Primary School since 2008. Before this I worked in market research and as a computer programmer.

My daughter spent 9 years at Launcelot, so I have experienced it both as a staff member and a parent. My daughter loved being here and left the school with the confidence and skills necessary to make her transition to secondary school easy. Her experience at the school was what prompted me to seek employment here and then volunteer as a staff governor.

I have lived in Downham since 2003 and have a strong loyalty to both the school and the local community. My passion for education is what makes me want to spend my time helping the governing body  move the school forward on its progression and I see a bright future for the children of Launcelot.

 

Max Osbaldeston - Head Teacher

Max Osbaldeston : Head Teacher

I have been headteacher in Lewisham since 2007 and during this time have also supported another school as executive head. I joined Launcelot as headteacher in September 2015.

I am passionate about improving children's life chances through a quality education built on excellent and memorable experiences, supported through positive relationships which allow children to grow into confident and independent citizens.

 I love working in Lewisham and want all Lewisham children to achieve the very best. To this end, at Launcelot we are working on raising standards across the board by developing our strong staff team, building on the excellent relationships we have with children, families and the community and through sharing best practice with our local schools.

My role as a governor is to ensure that all governors have enough information about the school to support us in achieving our aims and, where necessary, to provide challenge. I ensure that governors receive full reports from myself and other school leaders around standards, finance, health and safety and so on. Governors also visit the school regularly to monitor the impact of our actions, for example through observing interventions, meeting with relevant staff or talking to children.

 

 

LAUNCELOT SCHOOL                                              Updated February 2018

GOVERNING BODY STRUCTURE

Reconstituted                                                                       1 / 09 / 2016

Governor places                                                                          12 

Headteacher                                                                                  1

Staff                                                                                                   1

Appointed by the London Borough of Lewisham          1

Elected parents of pupils attending the school             2

Co-opted                                                                                         7

 

CHAIR OF GOVERNORS                                                     Ms E Browne

The Launcelot Governing Body meets six times a year and is concerned with overseeing the strategic direction of the school, ensuring good financial management and shaping the vision and values of the school.

The governing body operates two committees; Standards and Curriculum (Chair: Rebecca Scott) and Resources Committee (Chair: Mark Richardson)

Pupil Discipline Committee / Staff Discipline Committee / Staff Discipline Appeal Committee / Pay Appeal Committee / Complaints Committee

These committees meet as and when required, with a minimum of three eligible governors to be drawn from a pool of all members of the Governing Body in alphabetical rotation, subject to availability and lack of conflicts of interest and having regard to the need for the Committee to be balanced in terms of gender and ethnicity as far as possible.

 

Governors’ details (for each governor who has served at any point over the past 12 months)

 

FULL NAME

CATEGORY

APPOINTED BY

DATE OF APPOINTMENT

TERM OF OFFICE

(NO OF YEARS AND END DATE)

DATE RESIGNED

RESPONSIBILITIES

Mr Q Ahmed

Co opted

GB

7/11/2013

31/7/17

 

Mr C Ashley

Co opted

GB

22/9/2016

4 years until 22/9/2020

n/a

Joint Vice Chair of Governors

Ms E Browne

Co opted

GB

9/3/2017

4 years until 9/3/2021

n/a

Chair of Governors

Ms J Doel

Staff

Staff

6/12/2017

4 years until 6/12/2021

n/a

Ms N Gayle

Parent

Parents

1/11/2017

4 years until 09/10/21

n/a

Safeguarding Link Governor

Looked After Children Link Governor

Ms S Gobern

Co opted

GB

22/9/2016

4 years until 22/9/20

n/a

Mr L Hilton

Parent

Parents

1/11/2013

6/7/17

Ms D Mowle

Co opted

GB

27/3/2014

4 years until 27/3/2018

n/a

Link with pupil council

Ms M Osbaldeston

Headteacher

N/A

1/9/2015

N/A

n/a

Headteacher

Mr M Richardson

Co opted

GB

12/3/2015

4 years until 12/3/2019

n/a

Finance Link Governor

Joint Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of Resources Committee

Ms R Scott

Co-opted

GB

9/3/2017

4 years until 9/3/2021

n/a

Chair of Standards and Curriculum Committee

 

LAUNCELOT SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY – GOVERNORS’ ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS 2016 / 2017

 Governing Body 22 September 2016 8 December 2016 9 March 2017 6 July 2017
Mr Q Ahmed Y N N N
Mr C Ashley Y Y Y Y
Ms E Browne Not appointed yet Not appointed yet Y Y
Ms J Doel Y Y Y Y
Ms N Gayle Y Y N Y
Ms S Gobern N Y Y Y
Mr L Hilton Y N Y Resigned
Mr G Kwasniewski Y Y Y Y
Ms D Mowle Y Y Y Y
Ms M Osbaldeston Y Y Y Y
Mr M Richardson Y Y N Y
Ms R Scott Not appointed yet Not appointed yet Y Y

 

Standards & Curriculum Committee 20 October 2016 19 January 2017 8 June 2017
Mr Q Ahmed Y N N
Mr C Ashley Y Y Y
Ms E Browne Not appointed Y Y
Ms J Doel Y Y Y
Ms N Gayle N Y Y
Mr L Hilton Y N N
Ms M Osbaldeston Y Y Y
Resources Committee 17 November 2016 2 February 2017 20 April 2017
Mr C Ashley Y Y Y
Ms E Browne Not appointed N Y
Ms S Gobern Y N N
Mr G Kwasniewski Y Y Y
Ms D Mowle Y Y Y
Ms M Osbaldeston Y Y Y
Mr M Richardson Y Y Y