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Local Advisory Board

Introduction to, and role of, the board


The school is led by a Local Advisory Board (LAB).  The LAB is a committee of the main board of the Trust and is accountable to the Trustees for its decisions.  The LAB is responsible for a range of areas, including:

  • Ensuring that standards of attainment and progress by all pupils at the school are high.
  • Taking a strategic role in the governance of the school.
  • Acting as a 'critical friends' to the school and its staff.
  • Ensuring that TPAT's vision for the school is carried forward.

The following people are members of the Orchid Vale School LAB ;

Ruth Lee - Head Teacher

Lesley Stewart - Community Member and Vice Chair of LAB with SEN focus

Helen Rao - Staff Member

Kathryn Sanders - Community Member Chair of LAB with Safeguarding focus

Alan Powell - Parent Member

Gosia Druzkowska – Community Member

James Head - Parent Member

Clerk to the LAB - Stephanie Connolly

If you have any queries in relation to the LAB, or to request copies of minutes please email the clerk at clerk@orchidvale.org.uk


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