Governors – Local Advisory Board


Mr Tony Rose
Parent Governor

Chair of Governors

31.03.2021 – 31.03.2025

Safeguarding /
Early Years / Literacy Governor
Trust Board member

Adam Michie Carr Governor

Mr Adam Michie Carr
Co-opted Governor

10.11.2020 – 09.11.2024

Mrs S J Tustain

Mrs Sarah Jane Tustain
Headteacher Governor

Kevin D website pic

Mr Kevin Duggan
Co-opted Governor

14.09.2021 – 13.09.2025

Karen Allen website 3

Mrs Karen Allen
Staff Governor

31.03.2021 – 31.03.2025

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Mr Peter Reid
Community Governor

Vice Chair of Governors

10.11.2020 – 09.11.2024


Mrs Lesley Taylor
Clerk to Governors

Alison Cottell - Gov pic

Mrs Alison Cottell
Community Governor

15.09.2020 – 14.09.2024

Register of Business Interests

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Mrs L Rose resigned as Co-opted Governor on 16th November 2021

Miss S Chilman resigned as Staff Governor on 13th July 2021

Mr G Nelder resigned as Co-opted Governor on 1st September 2020

Mr N Taylor resigned as Co-opted Governor on 5th July 2020

Mr D Adkins resigned as Parent Governor on 12th March 2019

Mr J Secker resigned as Co-opted Staff Governor on 26th September 2018

Mrs L Harvey resigned as Co-opted Governor on 1st September 2018

Mr J Stevens resigned as Parent Governor on 26th March 2018

Mr Didymus resigned as Co-opted Governor on 26th April 2017

Mr R Burns’ term of office expired in April 2017

Ms V Gibbons resigned as a Parent Governor in July 2016

Mr B Stirling resigned as a Parent Governor in July 2016

Mrs J Harvey resigned as a Parent Governor on 13th June 2016

Mr D Roberts resigned as a Co-opted Governor on 24th March 2016

Important documents relating to Governors of our school:

Local Advisory Board

‘The governing body challenges and supports the professional management of the school effectively’

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 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 Tony Rose.

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 16th September 2021
    • Tuesday 25th January 2022
    • Tuesday 8th March 2022
    • Tuesday 17th May 2022
    • Tuesday 14th June 2022

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 the Chair of the Local Advisory Board please send an email addressed to the Chair of Governors via: