Local Advisory Board
As of the 1st September, Ranelagh Primary School entered the Tapscott Learning Trust. The role of our governors has thus changed and we now have an active Local Advisory Board (LAB), that acts as “a critical friend” to the school, providing strategic governance to ensure that all children receive the best possible education. The LAB meets as a whole group each term and delegates its business to a range of committees, where appropriate.
What do we do?
The LAB has an important part to play in raising school standards through its three key roles:
- Setting strategic direction
- Ensuring accountability
- Monitoring and evaluating school performance
We have responsibility together with the leadership team for agreeing the policies for the general running of the school. Our role is crucial:
The LAB is drawn from the staff of the school, the Local Education Authority, parents and the wider community that our school serves. The usual term of office is four years but many members of the LAB stand for re-election and serve more than one term.
The LAB provide expertise and experience across a range of skills so as to ensure that that the school is able to undertake its duty to support the creation of a strong learning environment.
The LAB continues to support and challenge the Leadership Management Team and staff to build upon the improvements that we have made as a school. The LAB will be monitoring student progress with a high expectation that all students can achieve the best that they are able to. We will also be ensuring that the pupil premium, which is extra funding to support disadvantaged young people, continues to make an impact in improved educational outcomes for our children.
The LAB also focus on the wider social aspects of the school, including through the use of the lodge, and to develop strengthening participation in school sports, music and the arts. Parents can play an important role in supporting the LAB and staff by making sure that homework is completed and, wherever possible, your sons and daughters are provided with a place at home where this important aspect of their learning can be achieved.