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:

team
Name Type of Member End of Term
Jason Marshall Community 31/08/2024
Linda Roberts Community 31/08/2025
Annie Pocock Community 31/12/2023
Gareth Morgan Community 30/06/2023
Quin Speers (Chair) Parent 30/09/2023
Brian Wardle Foundation Governor 30/06/2023
Reverend Emma Goldby Foundation Governor N/A (ex-officio)
Rachel Steinbrecher Staff 31/03/2025
Stephen Booth 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. Please contact Mr Quin Speers – (Chair) at 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.