St Lawrence


'Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their life.' (Proverbs 22:6)


Chair of Govs / Chairs of Committees

Our Chair Governors is Mr James Toney

We do not have sub committees apart from the statutory ones required - Pay Committee & Headteacher's Appraisal Committe. These two sub committees do not have or require a chair.


Governance Structure of St Lawrence C of E (aided) Primary School, Chobham

For the academic year 2020-21, the full governing body of St Lawrence C of E (aided) Primary School meets once each half term and operates in a flat structure with all members attending the half termly meetings. The are no formal sub committees but there are small working party clusters that meet to discuss specific points within their areas of expertise eg Wellbeing, Finance, Curriculum. These groups have no delegated decision-making powers. The governing board also meets in September of each new academic year to agree the Work Programme for the year ahead, and appoint our Chair, Vice Chair and other roles and responsibilities for the rest of the year. The minutes of all our meetings are available to view by appointment with the school office. 


The statutory committees with smaller membership numbers are

  • Pay Committee
  • Headteacher’s Appraisal Committee

Membership of these committees is agreed annually in the Governing Body Business Meeting in September.


Under our flat structure of governance, we do not have any Associate Members, and all serving governors have a vote.


What does a Governing Body do?

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

As a Voluntary Aided school the governors are also responsible for raising 10% towards any capital spending on our school. 


You can contact us by emailing

Our Governing Body:

Annual Statements:

September 2020

 Register of interests:

Register of Interests February 2021

Register of attendance:

Register of Attendance Sept 2019 - August 2020 Resources Meetings

Register of Attendance Sept 2019 - August 2020 FGB Meetings

Register of Attendance Sept 2019 - August 2020 C&S Meetings

Register of attendance 09/2018- 12/2019


School Fund Form