The Local Academy Board (LAB)

The Diocese of Worcester Multi Academy Trust (DoWMAT) has overall responsibility for the school and the Local Academy Board (LAB) acts at a local level to have an oversight and hold the Headteacher and senior leaders to account. The LAB replaces what was previously known as the Governing Body of the school.

What does the LAB do?

The responsibilities of the LAB are to:

  • Ensure that the pupils are part of a successful academy which provides them with a good education and supports their holistic well-being;
  • Support strategic management and operational oversight;
  • Represent any local views and issues;
  • Promote high standards and uphold the Christian distinctiveness of the school.

Who are the members of the LAB?

The LAB members are a group of like-minded people with an interest in education. The Board members work hard to support the staff and pupils of the school and act as a critical friend.

The current members of the Board are:

Name Type of Member End of Term
Chris Wood (Chair) Community 31/08/2021
Jason Marshall Parent 31/12/2021
Stephen Booth Acting Headteacher N/A
Alex Hirons Staff 31/08/2022
Julie Lloyd Foundation Governor 21/01/2022
Reverend Emma Goldby Foundation Governor N/A (ex-officio)
Brian Wardle Community tbc
Gareth Morgan Community tbc

Contacting the Board

If you have an issue that you need to discuss then please contact your child’s class teacher in the first instance. The Headteacher can also be contacted through the school office.
If you have been in contact with the school and need to raise a matter with the LAB, our Chair is Mr Chris Wood. He can be contacted through the school office or by emailing chair@st-barnabasfirstmiddle.worcs.sch.uk