WHAT DOES THE Local ADVISORY Body do?
The Local Advisory Body (LAB) is part of E21C Trust's overall governance arrangements, with specific focus at a school level. The Local Advisory Body works as a team and is at the heart of how the school operates.
It is responsible for monitoring that the school provides a good quality education and is continually raising educational standards. The Local Advisory Body also encourages and supports effective ways of teaching and learning when reviewing the school aims and policies. This is done together with the Headteacher, who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school.
In addition to the Local Advisory Body’s main role of helping raise pupils’ standards of achievement, we also:
- Support the school in its strategic direction
- Are accountable for monitoring the performance of the school to parents and the wider community
- Monitor that a balanced and broad curriculum is taught
- Review how the school can encourage pupils’ spiritual, moral and cultural development
- Monitor that the school is inclusive and provides for all pupils including those with special needs
- Oversee the implementation of policies on a wide range of school issues and monitor their effectiveness
- Support and constructively challenge senior management by gathering views, asking questions, looking at comparable data and discussing what's best for the school.
Who is the LOCAL ADVISORY BOARD?
The current Local Advisory Board is made up of:
|NAME||POSITION/TYPE OF GOVERNOR/RESPONSIBILITIES||
TERM OF OFFICE
TERM OF OFFICE
|Claire Bessa||Co-opted - Chair of Governors||08/12/2022||07/12/2025|
Student Behaviour and Student Voice
How does the Governing Body perform its role?
At Spires Academy, the Local Advisory Body fulfils these roles through four meetings per year, covering:
- Quality of Education
- School Improvement
- Behaviour and Culture
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Building and Sites
The Local Advisory Body also holds two additional meetings with specific focus on teaching and learning, culture and ethos. The Local Advisory Body reviews the school's priorities and strategies for the year ahead and reviews the previous year to monitor the school's overall performance.
There are also numerous ad-hoc meetings of other groups, working parties as required and specific panels for various procedural reasons.
HOW TO CONTACT THE LOCAL ADVISORY BODY?
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Local Advisory Body or wish to contact the Chair, please email SNicol@e21c.co.uk