Trustees, alongside the school and Team Lanesend, develop what the future of the school should be, help develop the plan and then support the Headteacher in implementing it.
The role of the Trustees board is a strategic one; its key functions are to:
• set the aims and objectives for the school • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives • be a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher (a critical friend)
Here at Lanesend the Trustees meet as a full group on a Wednesday evening once every half term. Each Trustee belongs to at least one Commissioning Group (see below) which also meets two weeks before every Full Trustees meeting. These groups enable different areas of the school to be examined in more detail.
The Trustees of our school are:
Ian Carrington (Chair)
Laura Augustus (Vice Chair)
The Members of our school are:
Eric Hemming (Chair)
Our members meet 3 times a year to discuss the strategic overview of our school.
Ian CarringtonWe moved to the island 4 years ago having lived SW France for 11 years. Prior to that we lived in Suffolk. I was a PE teacher but for the last twelve years I was a Secondary School Headteacher, first in Colchester and then in Suffolk itself. I am very much into sport and at one stage was the Manager of England U18 men’s hockey team. Now I play golf, sing in a local choir and volunteer at the IW Steam Railway. I read more...
Role: Vice Chair to the Trustees Committee: Trustee of the Teaching and Learning Group Date of appointment: 15th October 2014
Role: Parent Trustee Date of appointment: 3rd December 2021
My three children are at Lanesend and it’s amazing to see them blossoming and their interests in the world around them developing as the school continually expands their horizons. I think there’s definitely some magic in the air at Lanesend, mainly because of all the people involved in the school, and my family and I are proud to be part of our wonderful, caring school. I joined as a parent trustee once all the children were read more...
I originally became a clerk in 2018 when I was lucky enough to work with a school in Southampton while I completed my MA. I thoroughly enjoy the role and I have been clerking for schools in the south ever since. I’m really pleased to have the opportunity to clerk for Lanesend and be part of a school in my local community. read more...
Role: Parent Trustee Committee: Convenor of the Child Centred Group. Date of appointment: 30th July 2014
I moved to the island in October 2013, my husband being an islander, promised me that this is the best place to bring our girls up.He wasn’t wrong.We have two daughters, Lyla, who is a pupil here at Lanesend Primary and Naeve, who is at Little Love Lane Preschool.I am married to Rob who went to Love Lane Primary School, Somerton Middle School and Cowes High School! I qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1993 and following this read more...
Role: Staff (Headteacher) Trustee Committee: Money Group, Teaching and Learning, Child Centred Group. Date of appointment: 30th July 2014
I have been Headteacher here at Lanesend for 6 years, previous to this I was Headteacher at another local school on the Island and before that I spent 10 years in schools in Kent. Teaching has always been my first passion although upon leaving school I moved to London, to Kent, to Hong Kong, back to England, with a bit of travelling in between, experiencing a range of jobs from secretary to teaching English as a foreign read more...
Role: Staff Trustee Committee: Money Group, Teaching and Learning, Child Centred Group. Date of appointment: 16th May 2016
Unbelievably this is my sixth year working in Reception at Lanesend Primary School; my first teaching post having completed my PGCE at Bath Spa University. Prior to this, I studied at the University of Southampton and gained my degree in English Language and Literature. I am Early Years Lead and a member of the Progression Team, with responsibility for Early Years and Transition, supporting children and their families with the read more...
Role: Staff Trustee Committee: Child Centred Group. Date of appointment: 30th July 2014
Each day at Lanesend is filled with learning, laughter and lots and lots of smiles! This is my third year working at Lanesend as our Family Liaison Officer. My aim is to make a positive difference to children and their families every day. This includes promoting outstanding levels of attendance, sharing strategies and supporting wellbeing in our community. Before joining Lanesend, I was a Governor at two local schools for 10 read more...
Role: Parent Trustee Committee: Money Group Date of appointment: 30th July 2014
I have been a Governor at Lanesend for two years and am Chair of the Money Group.My background is in finance so it made sense for me to join this group and put the skills I have gained in my working life to good use. I worked at Moore Stephens, a local accountancy practice for 21 years where I gained my professional accountancy qualifications. I am now working at GKN Aerospace where I am a Finance Manager and have been read more...
Role: Co-opted Trustee Committee: Money Group Date of appointment: 8th January 2018
I moved to Cowes in 2000 and both my wife and I work on the Island. I trained as a Chartered Surveyor, practiced for 5 years before moving into sales and marketing, more recently in the marine industry, allowing me to enjoy working in the leisure industry. My Daughter and Son are both at Lanesend in Year 5 and Year 2, Maeve joining the school when it moved to the current site. My wife and I both identified that the passionate read more...
Role: Parent Trustee Committee: Teaching and Learning Group Date of appointment: 7th January 2019
I am a parent governor at Lanesend and at the time of writing, very new to the school! My background is in both education and business. I am an ex-secondary school teacher and for the last 11 years I have worked in recruitment, specifically recruiting for schools. I am regional manager for a national company and have had the pleasure of visiting many schools over the last decade. The one that sticks out more than any other though, read more...
Members of our School
Role: Chair of Members Date of appointment: 26/11/2019
Appointed 26th November 2020Chair from 26th November 2020Chair of Ed-WISE IOW LtdChair of Trustees of Arreton and Oakfield CEVA FederationChair of Governors of Wootton Community Primary read more...
Date of appointment:26/11/2019
Trustee of Brainstrust Charity Member of the Advisory Board of St John’s Pre-prep School, London read more...
Sue Pilsworth Role: Member Appointed Trustee
Date of Appointment: 24th November 2021