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:

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
Annie Pocock Community 31/12/2023
Gareth Morgan Community 30/06/2023
Jason Marshall Parent 31/12/2021
Quin Speers Parent 30/09/2023
Brian Wardle Foundation Governor 30/06/2023
Julie Lloyd Foundation Governor 21/01/2022
Reverend Emma Goldby Foundation Governor N/A (ex-officio)
Alex Hirons Staff 31/08/2022
Stephen Booth Acting Headteacher N/A

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

Vacancies

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a Local Academy Board Governor, please visit this link.