CHAIR'S WELCOME

 

 

                                                                                      November 2021

 

 

Dear All,

 

Each school within the Inspire Multi Academy Trust (InMAT) has a Local Academy Committee (LAC) which is made up of Committee Members, otherwise known as Governors, representing parents, staff and the community. The LAC meets on a regular basis and receives reports on school performance and activities. Its functions include:

 

1. Building a close understanding of how the school is led and managed.

2. Monitoring whether the school is

    • Working within agreed policies
    • Meeting agreed targets
    • Managing its finances well

3. Engaging with stakeholders

4. Being a point of consultation and representation

5. Reporting to the Board of InMAT.

 

The LAC is critically important to maintain and support the Headteacher and staff in school and provide assistance across all important areas of activity. The LAC also monitors the performance and conduct of the school to ensure it is operating in the best interests of the pupils and their parents and carers.

 

Although LAC meetings over the last year have been by Zoom due to Covid restrictions we have now resumed face to face meetings and hope that these can continue. The Governors also like to visit to the school to observe activities and report back to the LAC. Although these visits have also been curtailed it is hoped that they can now be resumed.

 

The present composition of the LAC is:

 

Robert (Bob) Symons Chair and Co-opted Member            H&S

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Alison Solomon          Vice Chair and Co-opted Member    Safeguarding and Well Being 

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Nick Wilmot                Parent                                               Website

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Andrew Dunkley         Co-opted                                           SEN and Pupil Premium

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Caroline Campbell      Co-opted  

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Jacqui Johnson            Headteacher

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Emma Ramm              Staff elected Member                        Sports Premium

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Gemma Harvey           Deputy Headteacher and Associate Member

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Louisa Broad               Assistant Headteacher and Associate Member

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Ken Bonser                 Clerk

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There are two vacancies on the LAC, one Parent and one Co-opted, so if anyone would like to join, please let me know.

 

As the LAC we are keen to improve standards across the school curriculum but particularly in reading, writing and maths. We will focus on the School Improvement Plan (SIP) and review progress against its criteria and priorities.

 

We will consult with parents and carers, pupils and staff to review the values of the school and its progress. We remain dedicated to doing the best for the school and all its pupils.

 

 

Bob Symons

(Chair of LAC, Ashby Fields Primary School)