Mr Tony Rose
Chair of Governors
01.09.2016 – 31.08.2020
Early Years / Literacy Governor
Trust Board member
Mr Geoff Nelder
Vice-Chair of Governors
10.01.2016 – 09.02.2020
Health & Safety Governor
Mr Nigel Taylor
26.03.2018 – 25.03.2021
Miss Sophie Chilman
Co-opted Teacher Governor
12.10.2018 – 11.10.2022
Mrs Karen Allen
01.09.2016 – 31.08.2020
Mrs Sarah Jane Tustain
Mr David Adkins
26.03.2018 – 25.03.2022
Mrs Liz Rose
14.11.2018 – 13.11.2022
Mrs Lesley Taylor
Clerk to Governors
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
‘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.
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:
There are a number of different routes onto the Local Advisory Board. At Plympton St. Maurice Primary the board is made up of:
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org