Local Academy Board

We have an excellent team of school LAB (Local Academy Board) members, also known as governors, who work hard to ensure that our school is constantly offering the best it can to all our pupils:

LAB Member Role
Pete Banford Chair of Governors, Co-opted
Jess Harris Parent Governor
Chrissie Verduyn Foundation Governor
Phillipa Clarke Staff Governor
Rebecca Manning Ex officio Head
Wayne Davies Parent Governor
Phil Poulton DHMAT link

Find out more about each LAB member below.

Pete Banford:

I am the Chair of the Local Academy Board at St George’s school Clun. I work for Shropshire council managing the authority’s libraries, leisure centres, outdoor parks and heritage sites, the public rights of way network and the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. I am motivated by a high-quality education for all and a school culture that develops individuals to use their education in an appropriate way as they move through life. I have four children who have all attended St George’s school, my youngest is currently in class 3.

Chrissie Verduyn:

I have been a Foundation Governor/LAB member at St George’s since September 2016. My professional background is in clinical psychology and I worked in Manchester Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) until I retired. I am an active member of the community in Clun. We are neighbours of the school and enjoy our association with St George’s. I am currently Vice Chair and lead governor for Special Needs.

Jess Harris: 

I have lived and worked in and around Shropshire for many years. My background is in education, mainly in the secondary sector. I became an LAB member because I have a strong desire to try to help, and because I believe in the ethos of the school. My three sons are progressing through the school, in years 4, 2 and nursery, respectively. As a parent, their journey through the school is delightful to see. One of the areas of the curriculum I am the ‘link’ for is reading. My role is to fully understand what steps are being taken to encourage, utilise and support reading in school. Also the barriers to such steps and the next steps the school plan to take in the pursuit of happy, confident, life-long readers who read for pleasure and understanding. Reading is given a priority by the school and the curriculum is built on oracy and reading. As a former drama and English teacher, I find this focus of my role very rewarding and interesting.

Wayne Davies:

I have lived in Clun all my life and attended Clun School as a child.  I currently have two children in Class 2 and a third waiting in the wings to join the nursey next year.  Both children have gained so much from their education at Clun, and we have seen their knowledge and confidence grow hugely over the last few years.  I have agreed to be a governor to try and give something back to the school which has benefited myself and my family a great deal.  I feel that it’s very important that the school maintains its strong links with the wider community to help give children a sense of belonging and give them an understanding of their local area.  I am the link for Writing. 


Link Area LAB Member
SEND Chrissie Verduyn
EYFS Pete Banford
Safeguarding Pete Banford
Maths Chrissie Verduyn
Reading Jess Harris
LAC & Pupil Premium Chrissie Verduyn
Curriculum Development Pete Banford
Writing Wayne Davies
Religious Education & SIAMS All


LAB Register of interest and attendance

CLU Register of Interest – 23-24

Our Governing Body are always happy to engage with you and if you would like to speak with them, please ask at the school office for their contact details.



Previous attendances:

Governor Attendance 2021-22