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Welcome to our Local Advisory Board (LAB) section.

Spilsby Primary Academy is part of the Infinity Academy Trust which is governed by trustees. The Trustees have delegated certain local aspects of the governance of this academy to a Local Advisory Board (LAB). The LAB Governors’ task is to ensure that things are running smoothly, to provide support and encouragement and to offer a sympathetic but critical ear.

 

We are all volunteers dedicated to supporting our children by raising school standards.

Coming from the local community, we bring skills from other areas of our life and work closely with the head teacher to give a viewpoint from outside the educational establishment. This allows us to support and challenge the head teacher as aims and objectives are set. With the head teacher as our professional advisor we advise the trustees on policies and targets for achieving these aims and objectives as well as monitoring and evaluating the progress being made.

 

We spend time with the head teacher and senior leadership team looking at tracking data and ensuring limited resources are used to best effect. Another of our key roles is to visit the school on a regular basis so that we can evaluate the reports we receive from the head teacher and her staff. An overview of these visits for this academic year is available in the documents below. Providing strategic leadership and accountability may be our official role, but everything we do centres around the education and well-being of our children.

 

Should you wish to formally contact the governors, please ask at the school office. Alternatively, for general enquiries about the role of a governor, expressing an interest in becoming a governor or questions about how our governing body works, please use the link below.

Contact the LAB Chair

Use this link to contact Ms Melanie Standbrook, LAB Chair, if you have any questions about the role of the LAB at Spilsby Primary Academy. Any formal correspondence can be sen to the school for the attention of the LAB clerk.

Academy status:

 

Spilsby Primary Academy is also part of the Infinity Academies Trust. As such the Head Teacher is a director of the trust and 1 former governor from each of the academies forming the trust have also been appointed as directors. In addition, 2 other former governors have been appointed as trustees. All of the Directors and Trustees meet 3 times a year to ensure the MAT follows current regulations has the best interests of all Infinity members at the core of its operating principles and ethos.

 

How are governors chosen?

 

The Infinity Trustees have delegated some local aspects of governance to a Local Advisory Board (LAB). Members of the LAB are still classed as governors but are appointed solely by the Trustees.

· LAB governors: appointed by the governing body

· Staff governors: these are elected by staff at the school and may cover both teaching and nonteaching staff

· The head teacher is a governor at their own school by right.

· Associate governors can either be appointed for long or short term, can hold full, partial or no voting rights and are often appointed for their expertise in a crucial area of school governance.

· Each governor has the right to vote on each and every agenda item discussed at governor meetings apart from associate governors.

 

Name

Responsibilities

Relationship to members of staff

Declared business or other interests

MAT Director or Trustee

Term of Office

Andrew Clarke

 

None

None

Director

In post

In post

Nishi Bremner

Staff Governor

None

None

N/A

1/4/2016

1/04/2020

Sue Weaver

School Business Manager

None

None

N/A

In post

In post

Mel Standbrook

Chair of LAB*

Safeguarding

None

None

Trustee

 

 

Gemma Kedzior

Health & Safety

None

None

N/A

1/11/2015

30/10/2019

Michael Aicken

Vulnerable Groups

None

None

Trustee

1/7/2016

1/7/2020

Melissa Clark

SEND

None

None

N/A

1/7/2016

1/7/2020

 

*Chair of Trustees is supporting the LAB Chair during the initial stages of LAB set up. Although not part of the LAB, at least one Trustee will attend each LAB meeting. 

A Trustee version of this document is held on the Infinity website at 

http://www.infinityacademies.co.uk/

 

Spilsby Trustee and LAB Monitoring Impact 2016/17

Trustee and Governor Roles and Responsibilities Hierarchy

Attendance at the Governing Meetings

Governor Monitoring & Evaluation 2015-2016

Governor Monitoring Overview 2014-2015

Governor Monitoring Evaluation 2014-2015

Meet our School Governors.

Meet our School Governors. 1 Mr A Clarke- Headteacher
Meet our School Governors. 2 Ms M Standbrook- Chair of LAB & Safeguarding
Meet our School Governors. 3 Mrs N Bremner- Staff Governor
Meet our School Governors. 4 Michael Aicken- Vulnerable Groups
Meet our School Governors. 5 Gemma Kedzior- Health and Safety
Meet our School Governors. 6 Melissa Clark- SEND
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