Lavendon School – Vacancies for School Governors

The following letter has been issued by the Chair of Lavendon School Governors, Mike Griffiths:

Governor Vacancies

Lavendon School governing body has two vacancies from the beginning of the new school year following the 2017 summer holidays.
The Governing Board sets the aims and strategic direction of the school, monitors the academic progress and achievements and manages the school’s finances.
Being a school governor is an interesting and rewarding role. We work as a team ensuring the school fulfils its aim of being a safe and happy environment for its pupils to learn and play in.
The Governing Board set objectives in teaching, learning and finances. We monitor the progress of children and staff and have responsibilities in areas such as recruitment and safeguarding of pupils.
This short letter cannot give a full picture of a governor’s role. If you have any interest in becoming a governor or would like more information then please contact me either via the school office or directly at the email or telephone above.
Finally I have attached overleaf [see below] a job description of a governor which will give you a little more information.

Yours faithfully,

Mike Griffiths
Chair of Governors

For Contact details see below


Governing is a job – it just isn’t paid!! It is helpful to be clear about the role, expectations and limitations. There are many different ways of being a successful governor. This job description is a guide to assist you understand the role.

If you are interested the Chair of Governors will be able to give you more information and explain in practical terms what is required if you become a Governor.

Job Description – School Governor Lavendon Primary
Responsible to: Chair of Governors


• Caring
• Believes in state education
• Committed to the values of the school
• Commitment to offering time
• Willingness to undergo training and development
• Prepared to work as a member of a team
• Willing to contribute to school development and improvement
• Reliable
• Honest

• Attend meetings
• Visit the school
• Serve on a committee
• Be attached to an area of the school’s work
• Participate in decisions on the Governing Body
• Undertake training and development
• Work within an agreed code of conduct
• Represent the school within the local community
• Represent the local community on the Governing Body
• Maintain confidentially as required

Does the job description and person specification fit you or anybody you know who would be interested in becoming a governor?

We are seeking people who are able to fulfil this role, if you feel you have the necessary commitment please contact the school or Mike Griffiths on 07778904248 or by emailing

The Co-op is Helping Lavendon Village Hall!

Co-op Membership and Local Good Causes


Lavendon Village Hall has been fortunate enough to be selected by the Co-op as one of its worthy community causes over the next six months, starting with immediate effect. The Co-op has already made a very generous kick-start donation. The Hall Committee are planning to use the funds to help make some significant improvements to the audio-visual systems, potentially giving us all lots of scope for film shows, live streaming, stage lighting and various other dramatic improvements.

How it works: The Co‑op gives 1% of what you spend on its products to community projects selected by Co‑op stores near your home. You can choose which cause your own 1% goes to. If you don’t, it’s shared out between the causes of your nearest Co‑op. New causes are chosen every 6 months.

If you are already a member of the Co-op then please consider nominating Lavendon Village Hall as your worthy cause for the current six months. You can do this by signing into your online Co-op account to make the nomination, and you can also see how the funding cause is progressing. If you are not yet a member then why not sign up online now – you can get instant membership and make your nomination straight away, as well as earn yourself a bonus in the future!

There’s more access information available starting at

Lavendon Village Hall AGM

Lavendon Village Hall Management Committee will be holding an AGM on Thursday, 24th November 2016 at 7.30pm.

There are likely to be two vacant positions (elected) on the Committee for those who would like to support the Hall and contribute ideas for its ongoing success. The Committee has an ambitious refurbishment programme and has raised and invested over £120k in the the past three years. If you think you could add some ideas in support of the Hall then why not come along to the AGM and consider joining the Committee, or get in touch with the Secretary – contact details as shown below.

Lavendon Village Hall 2016 AGM

Lavendon Village Hall 2016 AGM

Scottish Ceilidh Club Starting 15th April



The Bedford Scottish Dance Group is organising a Scottish Ceilidh Club to give an opportunity for those who haven’t experienced Scottish dancing to learn some of the more popular dances. The first meeting of the Club will be on Friday 15th April and we plan to have eight weekly meetings in the first instance, the last meeting being on the 3rd June. We will then meet again in the Autumn if there is sufficient interest. Each evening’s dancing will begin at 7.45 pm and finish at 9.45 pm. The cost for each evening will be £3. We have booked the Reading Room, 1, Barkers Lane, Bedford MK41 9SH for the eight week period. This is at the Goldington Road end of Barker’s Lane on the west side of the road. There is limited off-road parking but kerb-side parking in Barker’s Lane and King Edward Road is more than adequate.

You do not need a partner. You may find soft shoes [trainers/plimsolls] most comfortable. John Mullett will be the instructor for each evening’s dancing. He does Scottish Country Dancing and Highland Dancing. You may have met him at our New Year Ceilidhs. The plan he has for the group is to take 7 weeks to prepare for a party. The party will be the final session and you will be free to invite your friends to join us. However, before then, he plans to teach you the dances so that you can dance with confidence and to the best of your ability at the party.

I need a rough idea of how many people are likely to attend our first meeting so please let me know if you would like to come along.

My telephone number is 01234 3178947 and my email address is

Tim Hern

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Easy Fund-raising for Lavendon Village Hall

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