LAAT Local Governance - Introduction of Local Councils
Following a Trust-wide consultation in which proposals were put forward to change the way local governance operates within LAAT, four schools agreed to work in partnership to pilot a new Scheme of Delegation and way of working.
This pilot scheme has now finished and Ruskington Chestnut Street C of E Primary Academy now operates it governance as a Local Council.
The Scheme of Delegation allows the Local Council to:
· Take the lead in the ethos and values of the school.
· Become local champions for the school within the local community.
· Monitor that which is relevant to the vision and values, including:
o Community links.
o Collective Worship.
o Curriculum provision.
o Publication of statutory information.
o Ensuring SEND and LAC requirements are met.
· Contribute to the appointing of staff in relation to vision and ethos.
· Review the admissions and behaviour policies and consider exclusions.
· Hold and use meetings of the Local Council according to the Scheme of Delegation.
In areas of finance and school standards, the Local Council will be aware of the position of the school through the QA reports (6 per year), information from the Headteacher, Signatures of Risk documents (termly) and the annual LAAT meeting.
Local Councils will not be expected to monitor these as this is done by skilled School Effectiveness Advisers, in conjunction with peer visits.
Michael Ridge is the Chair of the Local Council, who can be contacted by the school office.
|NAME||CATEGORY||APPOINTING BODY||DATE OF APPOINTMENT||TERM OF OFFICE||RESPONSIBILITIES||DECLARATION OF INTERESTS|
Communications and Events
|Owns a catering business that has supplied the school in the past|
|Coulter, Russell||LAAT Appointed|
Wife - Sally Coulter is Secretary at the LAAT
Trustee of Lincoln Diocese
|Doud, Dan||Head of School|
By virtue of post
|Goddard, Rob||LAAT Appointed||LAAT||16/03/2020||4 Years|
Health and Safety
|Form to be completed|
|Munton, Sara||LAAT Appointed||LAAT||10/02/2020||4 Years||Curriculum||Form to be completed|
|Ridge, Michael||LAAT Appointed|
Health & Safety
|Chair for the Local Council at Coningsby St Michaels Primary Academy|
|Trafford, George||Executive Headteacher|
By virtue of post
Four meetings of the Local Council are held per year, at which all members attend and have voting rights. In the case of a split vote the Chair of the Local Council will cast the deciding vote.
Additional committees/working parties will be formed as and when required depending on the needs of the school. All members attending these additional meetings will have voting rights.
Previous Local Council Members (within last academic year)
|NAME||CATEGORY||APPOINTING BODY||RESIGNATION DATE|
|Buckley, Claire||Head of School||By virtue of post||31/12/2019|
|Cook, Lianne||Head of School||By virtue of post||31/08/2020|
|Phillips, George||LAAT Appointed||LAAT Appointed||31/08/2020|
|Wilson, Sharon||Staff||LAAT Appointed||24/09/2020|
Local Council Information
Meeting Attendance 2019-2020
LAAT Governance Information
Clerk to the Local Council