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Our Governors

Congratulations to our Chair of Governors, Kerry Bentley, who has won the Nottinghamshire Governor of the Year Award for 2023 - thank you for all your hard work and support, Kerry and well done!

Governor Vision Statement

Lantern Lane Primary School provides an environment which nurtures confidence, achievement, respect and enthusiasm (C.A.R.E) in all aspects of the pupils’ lives. As governors, we ensure our school community provides every opportunity to enable our children to thrive, develop a lifelong love of learning and be the best they can be. We make sure that our school is a safe, welcoming and positive environment for all members of the school community, where diversity is celebrated and the well-being of all is a priority.



Members of our governing body are committed to visiting school regularly and to offering independent thinking when acting as a critical friend to challenge and support the leadership team and hard-working staff. We want all children to leave Lantern Lane having experienced a balanced, stimulating, ambitious and enriched curriculum and be confident to continue their education and development, having had the best possible start.

Our school governors strive to make a positive contribution to the children's education, sharing the beliefs that shape our school. Our committed governing body has a key role in ensuring the effectiveness of our school.  Governors serve a four-year term and have three core strategic responsibilities:


  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

  • Holding the head teacher 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.


Our governors contribute to our school improvement plan and work closely with school staff to monitor, challenge and celebrate standards within the school. 


Our governing body has two main committees:

- Finance, Pupils & Resources

- Strategic Development


The committees are made up of parents, staff and members of our local community.   Some of our governors are co-opted to the governing body whilst some are elected by parents or staff. One of our governors is appointed by our Local Authority, Nottinghamshire County Council. 

Chair of Governors - Kerry Bentley

Strategic Development Chair - Jackie Vanderwalt

Finance, Pupil & Resources Chair - Chris Willimsky

Please click here to see full details of all Governors, their committee membership and, where applicable, any business and pecuniary interests.

Copies of our governor minutes and year-end financial statement are available from the School Office on request.

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