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St Laurence Catholic
Primary School

School Governors

St  Laurence Primary is a voluntary aided Catholic school and the majority of its Governors are appointed by the Roman Catholic Diocese of East Anglia. These are `Foundation Governors' who also have a specific responsibility to protect and enhance the continuing Catholic character of the school.  At least 3 Foundation Governors must be parents at the time of their appointment.

The governing body has 3 main functions:

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

The Full Governing Body meets 6 times a year. The Headteacher's role is to manage the school on a day to day basis. The Governors work closely with the Headteacher.  We support and oversee her management by setting policy and monitoring its implementation.


Foundation Governors

Mary Jane O'Sullivan - Chair of Governor

Claire Southgate- Vice Chair
Janet Scally
Harry Roberts
Charlotte Woodford
Terry Taylor-Crush
Chioma Ubajaka


Head teacher Clare Clark
Parent Governors "Vacancy"
Monica McDonald
Staff Governor (non-teacher) Phyllis Maynard
L.A. Governor Sonali Kumarakulasinghe
Associate Governor


Veronica Harvey Deputy Head (Pastoral)

Lizzy Bennett Deputy Head (Teaching and Learning)


Co-opted Governor Shauna De Wolf

For most issues, we expect that you would wish to talk to your child’s class teacher or the Headteacher.  If you wish to bring anything to the attention of the governors, please write a letter addressed to Chair of Governors, Mary Jane O'Sullivan, and either hand it in at the school office or e-mail it to  Letters to the Chair of Governors are usually acknowledged within one week during term time.