Our Local Advisory Board
As an Academy we do not come under the responsibility of the Local Authority, instead we are part of a Multi Academy Trust that is funded directly by the Department for Education. The Trust is responsible for everything: the school buildings and grounds; the employment of staff, and all aspects relating to the education provision for our pupils. Trustees are Directors of what is, in effect, a small sized company!
The Trust Board is responsible for Standards and Achievement and Finances. More information can be found on the Primary QuEST website. The Local Advisory Board is responsible for Safeguarding and the implementation of the Curriculum and is responsible to the Trust Board. The Trust Board meets 6 times a year and the Local Advisory Boards meet 5 times a year.
The Trust’s accounts are published in December and are open to public inspection.
The Local Advisory Board is responsible for monitoring the delivery and organisation of the school’s curriculum; the progress that your children make in their learning, and the standards that are being achieved at key points throughout the time that your children are with us.
Additionally, we have responsibility for ensuring that a Christian ethos pervades all that is done in the school.
Health, Safety and Safeguarding
The Local Advisory Board is responsible for ensuring that the Health and Safety procedures are followed and adhered to. This includes reviewing of policies and practice.
Meet our Local Advisory Board
Rev Kat Mepham (Foundation and Chair)
Kay Sharpe (Foundation)
As a Foundation Governor, I’m responsible for ensuring the Christian ethos is maintained in school and promoting our home/school values, such as, truth, love and compassion, as well as encouraging the continued close links between the Church and school. I am a member of the Curriculum and Standards Committee.
I am committed to pray for the school community and everyone involved in helping each child reach their full potential
Sarah Smith (Head Teacher)
Charlotte Benson (Teacher).
Frankie Defeo - Clerk to LAB
You can contact Frankie at: email@example.com
The Foundation local advisors have a special role in this Voluntary Controlled Church of England School. They are appointed by the Church, and safeguard the interests of the Church as the owner of the school. They bring to the Governing Body an informed regard for the Church nature of the foundation of the school, to ensure that its Christian ethos is preserved and developed and that religious education reflects within a modern curricular context, the requirement of the Trust Deed: – That the school should be used “for the education of children and shall always be in union with and conducted according to the principles of the Established Church”