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WHAT DOES THE Local Advisory BODY DO?

The Local Advisory Body (LAB) is part of E21C Trust’s overall governance arrangements, with specific focus at a local school level. The Local Advisory Body works as a team and is at the heart of how the school operates.

It is responsible for monitoring that the school provides a good quality education and is continually raising educational standards. The Local Advisory Body also encourages and supports effective ways of teaching and learning when reviewing the school aims and policies. This is done together with the Headteacher, who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school.

In addition to the Local Advisory Body’s main role of helping raise pupils’ standards of achievement, we also:

  • support the school in its strategic direction
  • are accountable for monitoring the performance of the school to parents and the wider community
  • monitor that a balanced and broad curriculum is taught
  • review how the school can encourage pupils’ spiritual, moral, and cultural development
  • monitor that the school is inclusive and provides for all pupils including those with special needs
  • oversee the implementation of policies on a wide range of school issues and monitor their effectiveness
  • support and constructively challenging senior management by gathering views, asking questions, looking at comparable data and discussing what’s best for the school

WHO IS THE Local Advisory BODY?

The current Local Advisory Body is made up as follows:

Name

Position /

Type of Governor

Term of office start date

Term of office end date

Martin O’Leary

Chair of LAB

Co-opted

Safeguarding

09/09/23

08/09/26

Mark Ridley

Headteacher

24/04/2022

 

Helen Bushell Movahedi

Co-opted

22/05/23

21/05/26

Paul Charlesworth 

 

Governing Body

11/10/22

10/10/25

       Angela Barnett

LAB

07/03/23

06/03/26

Bryony Swain

Governing Body

23/05/22

22/05/25

Gavin McGowan

Staff Governor

11/10/22

10/10/25

Alex Lange

Staff Governor

12/12/2023 

 11/12/2026

Julian Brown

Parent Governors

10/10/2023

09/10/2027

 Vacancy

 Vacancy

 

 

 

INVITATION TO PARENTS CARERS TO APPLY TO BE A GOVERNOR SEPTEMBER 2023

PARENT GOVERNOR APPLICATION FORM

HOW DOES THE Local Advisory BODY PERFORM ITS ROLE?

At the Ravensbourne School, the Local Advisory Body fulfils these roles through four meetings per year, covering:

  • Safeguarding
  • Quality of Education
  • School Improvement
  • Behaviour and Culture
  • Curriculum
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Staffing
  • Building & Sites

The Local Advisory Body also holds two additional meetings with specific focus on teaching and learning, culture, and ethos. The Local Advisory Body reviews the school’s priorities and strategies for the year ahead and reviews the previous year to monitor the school’s overall performance.

There are also numerous ad-hoc meetings of other groups, working parties as required and specific panels for various procedural reasons.

Key Governance Documents

Please click the link below for the scheme of delegation which sets out the Trust’s overall governance arrangements:

Please click the link below for the Local Advisory Body meeting attendance:

The Ravensbourne School - 2021-22 - Meeting Attendance 1

Please click the link below for the Local Advisory Body School Register of Business Interests:

 

HOW TO CONTACT THE Local Advisory BODY?

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Local Advisory Body or wish to contact the Chair, please email: moleary@e21c.co.uk