Local Academy Board Member

Local Academy Board Member

Trustee/Governor
J82603
At a glance

Skills

  • Governance
  • Safeguarding
  • Teaching / Education

Where

Bexhill, tn39 4ed
Mainly at home

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month

Deadline

12 Sep 2022

To contribute to the work of the LAB in ensuring high standards of achievement for all children in the school by holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.

What will you be doing?

Activities:

As part of the LAB team, a LAB member is expected to

  1. Contribute to the strategic discussions at LAB meetings which determine:
    1. the vision and ethos of the school
    2. clear and ambitious strategic priorities and targets for the school
    3. that all children, including those with special educational needs, have access to a broad and balanced curriculum
    4. the principles to be used by school leaders to set other school policies
  2. Hold executive leaders to account by monitoring the school’s performance; this includes
    1. agreeing the outcomes from the school’s self-evaluation and ensuring they are used to inform the priorities in the school improvement plan
    2. considering all relevant data and feedback provided on request by school leaders and external sources on all aspects of school performance
    3. asking challenging questions of school leaders
    4. ensuring senior leaders have arranged for the required audits to be carried out and receiving the results of those audits
    5. ensuring the school is operating effectively according to its policies
    6. acting as a link LAB Member on a specific issue, making relevant enquiries of the relevant staff, and reporting to the LAB on the progress on the relevant school priority
    7. listening to and reporting to the school’s stakeholders: pupils, parents, staff, and the wider community, including local employers
  3. Ensure the school staff have the resources and support they require to do their jobs well, including the necessary expertise on business management, external advice where necessary, effective appraisal and CPD (Continuing Professional Development), and suitable premises and that the way in which those resources are used has impact.
  4. When required, serve on panels of LAB Members to:
    1. appoint the headteacher and other senior leaders
    2. appraise the headteacher
    3. hear the second stage of staff grievances and disciplinary matters
    4. hear appeals about pupil exclusions

What are we looking for?

There will be 5 or 6 meetings per year held online or in school. LAB members are expected to read any papers issued for meetings in advance.

In order to perform this role well, a LAB Member is expected to:

  1. get to know the school, including visiting the school occasionally during school hours and in agreement with the headteacher, and gaining a good understanding of the school’s strengths and weaknesses
  2. attend induction training and regular relevant training and development events
  3. act in the best interests of all the pupils of the school
  4.  behave in a professional manner, as set down in the LAB’s code of conduct, including acting in strict confidence.

What difference will you make?

To contribute to the work of the LAB in ensuring high standards of achievement for all children in the school by holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.

Causes
  • Education
  • Organisation type: 
    Educational body

    We are a local academy board for a local primary school, that ensuring high standards of achievement for all children in the school by holding executive leaders to account for the educational...