“'To Nurture and Inspire Curious Minds'    ”

Local Academy Board


The Local Academy Board (LAB) represents Springfield School and The Meadows School.

The Board exercises its duties through three committees:

  • Leadership and Managment

  • Teaching and Learning

  • Wellbeing

The Local Academy Board has a nominated governor for Safeguarding and Child Protection, PREVENT, Looked after Children and Pupil/Sports Premium.


LAB meetings for the coming year are:

1st December 2022

16th March 2022

13th July 2022


Committee meetings are held approximately four weeks before the Local Academy Board meeting.


LAB Minutes and other documents:-

Autumn 2020 Minutes

Disclosure of Business Pecuniary Interest

Code of Conduct For Governors

LAB Attendance

Lab Minutes for the Summmer Term of 2021

Lab Minutes for the Autumn Term of 2021



Name Type of Governor Term of Office Responsibilities
Joan Wright
(Staff Member)
Sarah Latham
(Staff Member)
November 2025
Chris Best
(Staff Member)
Executive Headteacher October 2023 Leadership and Management
Angela Whitfield Governor March 2026 Teaching and Learning & Leadership and Management
Bernice Allman 14.07.26
Christopher Fallon
(Staff Member)
Darryl Davies November 2025 Leadership and Management; Wellbeing; Safeguarding and Child protection; PREVENT; Vulnerable Groups
Debbie Willshaw November 2023 Teaching and Learning; Reading and Phonics
Ruth Buckley November 2023 Wellbeing
Colin Pearce Parent Governor November 2022 Health and Safety; Teaching and Learning
Gemma Mason February 2025
Amy Chappell
(Staff Member)
Staff Governor October 2023 Teaching and Learning
Samuel Hambleton
(Staff Member)
January 2024