The LAB form part of the Academy Leadership Team. Listed below are a number of ways in which the LAB has made an impact on the Academy:
School Development Plan (SDP)
The LAB monitor the impact of the School Development Plan. This is through monitoring visits to the Academy and the termly reports by the Principal’s Representative.
These are focused on monitoring the impact of the SDP. Outcomes are recorded and fed back to the LAB as a whole.
The LAB receive comprehensive data analysis and are aware of strengths and areas for development across the whole Academy.
o Review: there is a timeline in place for reviewing policies and they are reviewed in line with this.
o Implementation/Monitoring: policies are implemented and monitored through LAB visits and the Head of School reports.
Local Advisory Board SEF
The LAB has completed a comprehensive SEF audit and as a result has identified key areas that need to be addressed and which will be reviewed at termly meetings to ensure that good progress is being made. There is a mentoring programme in place and an induction pack for all new members of the LAB. All members are involved in the completion of a personal skills audit. Data from the skills audit is collated (from LABs across the Trust) and any areas where a weakness is identified to form the basis of training.
Monitoring the Budget
The LAB receive budget monitoring statements and ensure that the Academy provide value for money.
Roles and Responsibilities
LAB members take on various roles and responsibilities including; SEND & Inclusion, Health & Safety, Safeguarding (Single Central Record), Foundation Year – monitoring visits are linked to these areas of responsibility together with focus visits from the School Development Plan.
LAB member representation on interview panels (appointment of TLAT Finance Manager).
The LAB has robust links with the local community, parents and businesses.
The LAB monitor the reward systems in place (e.g. Attendance reward) and present the ‘Ken Clarke’ memorial award for achievement annually (at the end of KS1 Leavers Assembly) to one Y2 boy and one Y2 girl.