The Governing Body is known as the Local Advisory Board (LAB).
In September 2017, Longtown Primary School LAB amalgamated with Yewdale Primary School LAB to become the Longtown and Yewdale Primary Schools Strategic LAB.
The Cumbria Education Trust Board Directors delegate to the LAB members its responsibility and powers as the Governing Body of the School. These responsibilities are discharged by the LAB members in accordance with its constitution, any Cumbria Education Trust Policies and advice from the Department for Education (DFE) and Ofsted. The Local Advisory Board (LAB) is crucial to helping the School to raise standards.
Some of the roles of the LAB are to:
- provide the information required by the Trust and not to withhold any information which the Trust reasonably requires;
- refer certain decisions to the Trust for approval as set out in the Scheme of Delegation;
- report to the Trust Board Directors on the outcomes and progress within a one-week period of each meeting;
- act in accordance with the LAB Protocols.
All members of the LAB complete a Register of Interest annually, which details any relevant business and pecuniary interests (see below).
The LAB can be contacted via the Cumbria Education Trust Office – please email Lucy Hewson (Clerk to the Trust Board and LABs): firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 016977 45300.