Hello, my name is Marlene Taylor, and I am the Chair of the Governing Body at Lawrence.
I thought it was about time I updated my profile for governor information. It's 2023 and I am still here in my role as chair of the governing body.
I am very glad to say We received a “Good” from Ofsted in summer 2022 and the report is on the website so please read. I am so proud of everyone’s effort.
Since I wrote my original profile one I have had three grandchildren go through the school, two girls now at Calderstones and my grandson who is currently in year 4, the time just flies by.
I thoroughly enjoy being part of the school, and looking back I have been involved for over forty years, as child, parent, grandparent and now co-opted governor.
I try to be available in school most Fridays, so if anyone wishes to talk to me over any concerns or praise you have about the school just pop in. If that day is not suitable then just make an appointment with the office and I will try very hard to meet your needs.
Bye for now!
Get to know your Governors
Terms of Office and Constitution
First Appointed Term Start Term End
Local Authority Governors
Ms Gill Rowlands 16 Dec 2021 16 Dec 2021 15 Dec 2025
Ms Jo Fishwell (Vice Chair of Govs) 21 Jan 2018 21 Jan 2022 20 Jan 2026
Mrs Diane Kerr 21 Jan 2018 21 Jan 2022 20 Jan 2026
Miss Natasha Odita 01 Dec 2020 01 Dec 2020 30 Nov 2024
Ms Marlene Taylor (Chair of Govs) 30 Sep 1996 22 Oct 2020 22 Oct 2024
Mr Mark Rigby 01 Jan 1990
Miss Sophie Ahmed 22 Jan 2014 21 Jan 2018 20 Jan 2022
Dr Mohammad Badrul Bhuiyan 16 Dec 2021 16 Dec 2021 15 Dec 2025
Miss Rachel Ollier 21 Jan 2018 21 Jan 2018 20 Jan 2022
Jean Smith resigned as Staff Governor on 1st Dec 2020
Alan Fitzgerald resigned as LA Governor on 1st Dec 2020 and became an Associate Member
Associate Members (No voting rights)
Lisa Flanagan (Deputy Head)
Karen Ford (Deputy Head)
I attended this school in the sixties and loved it so much I came back when I had my our family. My girls came here and now my grandchildren are on roll.
I have been a governor since 1985 and have enjoyed my time on the GB. I like to think that I am giving my time to be of assistance in making school life an enjoyable and good experience for our children.
I have been a parent governor for the last four years and am pleased to be appointed for the next four. Education is very important and as a parent I would like to continue seeing every child having an enjoyable school experience. I will continue to support staff to ensure the school carries on achieving it`s very best.
I have chosen Lawrence Primary for my children`s education since 2004. I feel very passionate about involving myself into the workings of the school. I am interested in the provision for pupils with SEN and their transfer to Secondary school. I believe my own personal knowledge could be a welcomed imput. I have been given the opportunity to share my gardening knowledge with some of KS1 pupils at the school allotment and hopefully will continue to do so. I am passionate in my desire to help achieve the best schooling experience for all our children.