Local academy committee
Meet our Governors......
Reverend Canon Father Stuart KingChair of Governors Appointee of the LDBS Academies Trust 2
Reverend Canon Father Stuart King
Monica RunkeAppointee of the LDBS Academies Trust 2
Monica has been working for the Local Conversation in Stanwell project since July 2018. She is employed by the Surrey Care Trust to coordinate community activities and support Stanwell residents to identify and develop ideas for bringing people together to improve confidence and increase social networks. She was appointed as a Community governor in January 2019, which is her first governor role. So far, she has enjoyed getting to know staff and pupils as well as their parents and families and fellow governors. The fireworks last year was a highlight and we are looking forward to the touring theatre production of the Bird Show this October.
Monica has worked extensively with diverse community groups both in London and Brighton, where she lived and ran projects for Citizens Advice. She started her involvement with social welfare advice while working with refugees and asylum seekers at Heathrow Airport as a project worker and interpreter. Of Polish parentage, Monica speaks Polish as well as French and Spanish and has travelled and lived abroad. Her interest in people and communities has continued to grow and develop and she hopes to bring her experience and commitment to supporting the LAC at Stanwell Fields and the vision that all can achieve.
She now lives in Brentford but grew up in nearby Hounslow. She has a narrowboat which she lived on in Hertfordshire for a few years and enjoys escaping to unwind and enjoy the nature of the waterways.
Caroline WelchHeadteacher, Ex-Officio, Appointed by virtue of office
Hello, I'm Caroline Welch, Headteacher at Stanwell Fields C of E Primary School. I love teaching and working with children. My strongly held belief is every child has the right to a good school in the area which they live. The support of a community is important growing up and being able to socialise locally and develop roots of belonging make for happy, healthy and successful children. I choose to work in Stanwell because I enjoy the diversity of the area, its challenges, great children and vibrancy. As a Christian School we are able to support our community in many more ways and I welcome the partnership with the LDBS Academy Trust and our local church St. Mary's to put this into action. The school is ever improving and I'm glad to be surrounded by a great team with a desire to improve the school for the children of Stanwell.
Prior to being at Stanwell Fields, I was a Headteacher at a Surrey school in South East Surrey for 5 years which I led to a 'Good' Ofsted and before that I shared the Headteacher role at Ofsted 'Outstanding' The Fordway Centre for 4 years. I have been a senior leader in schools since 2006 and teaching for over twenty years. I hold a First Class Honours degree in Fine Art, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, a Post Graduate Diploma and Certificate in Professional Studies - Behaviour, Emotional and Social Communication Disorders in Children- all from Kingston University. I gained my National Professional Qualification for Headship in June 2012. You never stop learning and I am an avid follower of key Educationalists on Twitter - always finding new ideas and ways of working in the education.
I am originally from Norwich in Norfolk and a 'Canary' - Norwich City Football Club. I have also lived in Southampton, Glasgow and South West London before settling in Surrey. My two children attend Surrey state schools and I feel I can empathise with parents on many occasions about the trials of tribulations of bringing up children, especially whilst working. My passion out of school is running but I also enjoy music, cooking and Formula One - in fact most sport.
Julie RileyParent Governor
Hello, my name is Julie Riley, and I am a parent governor.
I am an experienced Early Years Practitioner with 7 years' experience working in Early Years settings from which I have gained a strong understanding of safeguarding children in education. In the school holidays, I am an Ofsted registered childminder. These are both jobs which I love doing.
Prior to my career in childcare, I worked for 20 years in management leading a team in a very busy retail outlet.
I applied to be a parent governor because my son has been attending Stanwell Fields CE Primary for quite a few years, from which I have really got to know the school and care very deeply about all the children's education at school.
Alexandria Chessman-TaitParent Governor
Hello, I'm Alex Chessman-Tait and I am a mum of three children with two in Stanwell Fields.
Since having my first child, 14 years ago, I have spent a lot of time trying to improve children's mental health. I have studied a few courses regarding the development of children and would like to spend my time improving children's mental health as much as possible.
I became a Parent Governor because, since my son started the school in 2019, I have loved how much of a caring community the school is and would like to give back.
Andy WatkinStaff Governor
Hello, I'm Andy Watkin, I am Caretaker at Stanwell Fields C of E Primary School.
Before working here I have done a variety of trades starting with apprentice trained Centre Lathe Turner/Mechanical Fitter, eight years with the HSBC Bank, security at Heathrow, working for Jobcentre Plus and also maintenance roles.
I am originally from Sheffield where at the time I was working in engineering but worked part time in two local pubs and a fish & chip shop, I have always had a love for motor cycles and have own one or two, my favourite was my second bike a Suzuki GT250 and the last one I owned was a 1200 Sportster Harley Davidson.
I moved to this area about 25 years ago when I was interested running my own pub and moved to Ashford and worked as Assistant Manager in the Oaks, Hungry Horse for three years which I enjoyed very much, but decided to have a change and went to work at Heathrow Airport as a security guard then moved on to work in a Job Centre.
I have been the Caretaker now for over two and a half years and was interested in becoming a School Governor because I am very enthusiastic about the maintenance of Stanwell Fields and I believe that my role as caretaker will enable the Local Academy Committee to gain an in depth insight into the premises side of the school.
Annual Report from the Local Academy Committee
Please click here to view the Annual Report from the Local Academy Committee 2021
Please click here to view the Annual Report from the Local Academy Committee 2020
Please click here to view the Annual Report from the Local Academy Committee 20019
The role of the Local Academy Committee
Stanwell Fields CofE Primary School is lead by the Headteacher and her team of staff. The Local Academy Committee oversees the effectiveness of the school and together with the Headteacher provides strategic direction for the work and improvement of the school. It also supports, monitors, and evaluates the effectiveness of the school and monitors the budget. Finally it holds the school to account for the standards achieved and the quality of education.
The Local Academy Committee is accountable to the LDBS Academies Trust.
For more information about the role of the Governors please read the Academy Trust Governors Job Description
Further information about the LDBS Academies Trust - LAT 2, including information regarding the Board of Directors, Local Academy Committee, meeting minutes, governance and annual accounts and returns, can be found here (please use the drop down menu 'LAT2' at the top of the page to access the different reports and documents).
- Scheme of Delegation 2022-2023
- Scheme of Delegation 2021 November 2021 update
- Scheme of Delegation 2020
- Scheme of Delegation 2019
LAC meeting dates 2022-2023
|11.07.23||Meetings normally take place at 13.30 once a month.|
Register of LAC Membership and Register of Interest:
|NAME||CATEGORY OF GOVERNORS||ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES||DECLARED INTERESTS||TERM OF OFFICE|
|Reverend Canon Father Stuart King||
Chair of Governors
Virtue of Office
Safeguarding link governor
SIAMS & Christian Ethos link governor
-Trustee of the LDBS
-Trustee of Ashford and Stanwell PCC
Governor of Ashford CE Primary School
-Trustee of Rowland Hill
-Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology
-Member of the Institute of Physics
|Caroline Welch||Virtue of Office||Head teacher||Employed by LDBS Academy Trust 2||Ex-officio|
|School Improvement Plan||
Elected Parent Governor
Vice Chair of Governors
|School Improvement Plan||
|VACANCY||LAT Appointee||School Improvement Plan||
|Andrew Watkins||Elected staff member||School Improvement Plan||Employee at Stanwell Fields||
|Julie Riley||Elected parent governor||School Improvement Plan||Employee at Stanwell Fields||Expiration 01.12.2024|
|Deborah Davis||Associate member||Deputy Head teacher||Employee at Stanwell Fields||N/A|
|Steve Laffey||N/A||Clerk to the Governors||Self -employed||
Minutes from LAC Meetings 2022 -2023
Minutes from LAC Meetings 2021 - 2022
Minutes September 2021 Minutes October 2021 Minutes November 2021
Minutes December 2021 Minutes January 2022 Minutes February 2022
Minutes March 2022 Minutes May 2022