Governor Information

The role of the governors is to oversee the management of the school.  The members of the local governing body are drawn from parents and the wider community. The skills and expertise of the individuals are used to the full in their roles within the local governing body here at The Laurels Primary School.

The Governors can be contacted via the Clerk to the Governors: or by writing to Kerry Jones, c/o The Laurels Primary School, Winterbourne Way, Durrington, West Sussex, BN13 3QH.

Local Governing Body


Kerry Jones                 Chair of Governors.  Community Governor

Richard Reynolds        Vice Chair.  Parent Governor

Charlotte Bull               Headteacher

Luke Alderton              Staff Governor

Shaun Allison              DMAT Community Governor

Sue Marooney             CEO DMAT

Louise Kirkwood         Parent

Sara Woodcock           Parent

Beth Collins                  Ex-officio

Attendance at Local Governing Body meetings:  31 July 2019 to 31 July 2020 – maximum of 5 meetings

Name of Governor                                                             
Kerry Jones (appointed 22.04.2020) – attended 2 meetings
Richard Reynolds (appointed 27.03.2020) – attended 5 meetings
Charlotte Bull – attended 5 meetings
Luke Alderton (appointed 14.01.2020) – attended 3 meetings
Shaun Allison (appointed 27.03.2019) – attended 5 meetings
Sue Marooney – attended 4 meetings
Louise Kirkwood (appointed 12.11.2019) – attended 3 meetings
Sara Woodcock appointed 12.11.2019) – attended 3 meetings
Beth Collins (appointed 27.01.2019) – attended 5 meetings

The clerk of the Local Governing body ensures annually that all Governors comply with legislation and declare any pecuniary interests (including business and relationships with school staff) together with details if they serve on another governing body.

Any interests for the academic year 2019-2020 are shown below

Name of Governor                                          Pecuniary Interests
Kerry Jones                                                     Governor at several other schools
Richard Reynolds                                           
Charlotte Bull                                                  Headteacher
Luke Alderton                                                  Member of Laurels Staff
Shaun Allison                                                  Member of staff at Durrington High School
Sue Marooney                                                 CEO of Durrington Multi Academy Trust
Louise Kirkwood
Sara Woodcock
Beth Collins                                                     Assistant Head

Resigned from Local Governing Body

Fr Ben Eadon resigned as Chair on 13.03.2020
Mary Mugridge resigned as Chair on 12.11.2019
Claire Hutt resigned 17.09.2020

The Laurels Primary school is part of Durrington Multi Academy Trust.  Click here for more information

Durrington Multi Academy Trust
The Boulevard
West Sussex
BN13 1JX

Tel: 01903 705 610