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Governance arrangements

Bricknell Primary School is a member of The Constellation Trust.

The Constellation Trust (the “Trust”) is governed by a Board of Trustees (the “Trustees”) who are accountable to the Department for Education (DfE) and have overall responsibility and ultimate decision making authority for all of the work of the Trust, including establishing and running of the academies operated by the Trust.

In order to assist with the discharge of their responsibilities, the Trustees have established a local advisory board for each academy. The terms of reference shall be reviewed at least annually and otherwise as determined by the Trustees.

Constitution of the Local Advisory Boards (LAB)

Members of the LAB shall be known as “LAB representatives”.

The Trustees have the right to appoint such persons to the LAB as they shall determine from time to time. For schools/academies that require improvement or are subject to the Ofsted category of special measures the Trustees may require to appoint or replace members of the LAB.

The composition of the LABs shall be as follows:

  • The Head of School

  • No fewer than 2 elected parent LAB representatives; and

  • No fewer than 2 community LAB representatives.

LAB representatives for Bricknell Primary School

Name Representatives
Mrs Michele Colthup Link Trustee
Mr Stuart McLelland Community LAB Representative
Ms Sue Leighton Community LAB Representative
Mrs Hannah Stannard Head of School
Mrs Hannah Schofield Staff LAB Representative
Mrs Mary Langton Community LAB Representative
Tanya Freeman Parent LAB Representative
Rachel Smurfwaite Parent LAB Representative

Governor Attendance 2021 -22

Name Representatives Attendance
Mrs Michele Colthup Link Trustee 1/1
Mr Stuart McLelland Community LAB Representative 1/1
Ms Sue Leighton Community LAB Representative 1/1
Mrs Hannah Stannard Head of School 1/1
Mrs Hannah Schofield Staff LAB Representative 0/1
Mrs Mary Langton Community LAB Representative 0/1
Vacancy Parent LAB Representative N/A
Vacancy Parent LAB Representative N/A

Governor Attendance 2020 -21

Name Representatives Attendance
Mrs Michele Colthup Community Governor 4/4
Mr Stuart McLelland Community Governor 3/4
Ms Sue Leighton Community Governor 4/4
Mrs Hannah Stannard Head of School  1/4
Mrs Hannah Schofield Staff Governor 4/4
Mrs Mary Langton Community Governor  4/4
Paul Tennison Parent Governor 3/4

Governing Body Register of Business Interests:

Governor resignations the last 12 months:

Name Resignation
Mr Andrew Holbrook TBC
Mr Paul Tennison TBC

All Governors can be contacted through the school:

Tel: 01482 493208

E-mail: [email protected]

Our parent governors regularly attend school events eg: Christmas Fair / Summer Fair etc… and are always happy to listen to your views.

The Constellation Trust
– Governance and Directors

  • All documents are available in printed format from the school office.

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