“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:

16th December 2021

7th April 2022

14th 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




Name Type of Governor Term of Office Responsibilities
Joan Wright
(Staff Member)
Sarah Latham
(Staff Member)
Chris Best
(Staff Member)
Executive Headteacher October 2023 Leadership and Management
Angela Whitfield Governor March 2022 Teaching and Learning & Leadership and Management
Darryl Davies November 2021 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