Willowpark Primary Academy

Role of the LAB

What is a Local Academy Board?

Every school has to have a Governing Body which usually includes the Principal plus; parent, staff, Trust and community representatives.

All members of the Governing Body are volunteers and give up their own time for the school. Our Governing Body is known as a Local Academy Board as we are part of a Multi-Academy Trust.

An Academy Board has an important function within the Academy. Its main aims are as follows:

  1. To provide a strategic view – working closely with the Principal helping to decide the strategy for improvements.
  2. To act as a critical friend - supporting the staff but also asking challenging questions.
  3. To ensure accountability - monitoring and evaluating Academy effectiveness and performance.

Our Local Academy Board works with three Oldham Primary Schools in the trust - Willowpark, Woodlands and Greenacres Primary Academies. We meet four times a year as a full board and also have a Standards Committee which oversees the performance of the schools.

Each governor brings valuable experiences, skills and knowledge to their role. To make the most of this expertise and to support the Academy, Executive Principal and Senior Leadership Team as best we can; each governor has a link governor role.

Further details can be found in the document South Pennine Academies Scheme of Delegation

The Academy Board is committed to working for the benefit of the Academy and is always happy to receive your feedback. Minutes of all meetings are available from the Academy office  and on our website.

If you are wish to contact our Chair of Governors, please contact Keith Rushton(Chair of Governors) via the school office.

Willowpark Primary Academy
Vulcan St

If you are interested in becoming a Governor we would love to hear from you. Please contact the Academy Office for further details.

Register of Business Interests 2021-22

SPA Scheme of Delegation

Oldham LAB information 2021-22

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Register of Business Interests 2020-21


Register of Business Interests 22-23