Please see below the latest newsletter from the Chair of Governors, Mr Geoff Nelder.
To read some information on our Governors, please click on their photograph.
Register of Business Interests - CLICK HERE
Mr D Roberts resigned as a Co-opted Governor on 24th March 2016
Mrs J Harvey resigned as a Parent Governor on 13th June 2016
Mr B Stirling resigned as a Parent Governor in July 2016
Ms V Gibbons resigned as a Parent Governor in July 2016
Mr R Burns' term of office expired in April 2017
Mr Didymus resigned as Co-opted Governor on 26th April 2017
Important documents relating to Governors of our school:
Local Advisory Board
‘The governing body challenges and supports the professional management of the school effectively’ Ofsted
The role of a Local Advisory Board (LAB) is an important one. The Local Advisory Board monitors each academy's key performance indicators and acts as a critical friend to the Headteacher and the academy's senior leadership team, providing challenge where appropriate. Its role is to provide focused governance for the academy at a local level. This section will tell you who the members of the Local Advisory Board are, how they are appointed and elected, what they do, what their legal duties are and how you can contact them or seek to get involved as a board member yourself.
What does the Local Advisory Board do?
The Local Advisory Board (LAB) will replace the previous Governing Body when Plympton St. Maurice Primary converts to academy status. Most of the previous governing body will transfer across to the newly formed Local Advisory Board. The board is made up of Parent, Local Authority, Staff and Co-opted Governors.
The Local Advisory Board are a very important part of the school. They meet regularly and work alongside the academy's Leadership Team to maintain the successful running of the school and drive school improvement work. The LAB holds the school to account, and monitors the effectiveness of its practice, vision and aims throughout the year. The board both supports and challenges the leadership team.
The main responsibilities of our school’s Local Advisory Board are:
- Being a critical friend to the Academy Headteacher and leadership team
- Assuring the quality of the educational experience for all staff and student
- Performance Management of the Headteacher
- The monitoring of teaching and learning, curriculum delivery and Academy performance
- The Quality of education experienced by pupils at the school.
How are members of the Local Advisory Board elected or appointed?
There are a number of different routes onto the Local Advisory Board. At Plympton St. Maurice Primary the board is made up of:
- Parent governors:elected by parents of children at the school;
- Staff governors: members of the school staff (both teaching and support staff)
- Co-opted governors:volunteers from the wider community, appointed by the Local Advisory Board.
- The Head Teacher
All members of the LAB (except the Head Teacher) serve a four-year term, which will be renewable subject to the post-holder meeting the required criteria. When a parent governor’s term ends, an announcement is made about an election and all parents or carers of pupils at the school are eligible to stand.
The chair and vice-chair of the Local Advisory Board are elected by the board at its first meeting of each school year. The current chair of the LAB is Mr Geoff Nelder and the Vice Chair is Mr John Didymus.
How is the work of the Local Advisory Board organised?
The Local Advisory Board meet six times in each academic year. During these meetings a number of key areas are covered which include: academy improvement, teaching and learning, the learning environment and governance development.
Dates of next meetings:
Tuesday 19th September 2017, 8.30am
Tuesday 14th November 2017, 8.30am
Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 8.30am
Tuesday 13th March 2018, 8.30am
Tuesday 1st May 2018, 1.00pm
Tuesday 26th June 2018, 8.30am
Minutes of Local Advisory Board meetings are made available once they have been approved. These can be obtained upon request from the school office.
If you wish to contact any members of the governing body please send an email addressed to the Clerk to Governors, Mrs Lesley Taylor, to: