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Local Academy Board (LAB)

The Chair of the Local Academy Board, Peter Kelly, may be contacted at Merryfields School. More information regarding our Local Academy Board can be requested via the main office.

Minutes from our meetings can also be requested from the main office. 

For attendance records for our LAB meetings and Committee meetings in 2021.22, please click here

Full name

Type of Governor

Term of Office

Date of Appointment

Date they stepped down

The body who appointed them

Register of Business and Pecuniary Interests

Responsibilities

Peter Kelly

Chair 

March 2023

March 2019

 

Full LAB 

Completed Autumn 2021

Curriculum and Outcomes

Lesley Calverley

Co-opted  

February 2025

February 2021

 

Full LAB

Completed Autumn 2021

Finance and HR

Karen Armitt 

 

Co-opted 

September 2025

September 2021

 

Full LAB

Completed Autumn 2021

Safeguarding  

Jack Beech 

Co-opted 

 

September 2025

September 2021

 

Full LAB

Completed Autumn 2021

 Behaviour 

Neil Brannigan

Headteacher

February 2022

September 2018

 

Full LAB

Completed Autumn 2021

Curriculum, T&L, Finance & HR

Richard Eckersley

Parent Member

February 2025

February 2021

 

Full LAB

Completed Autumn 2021

Pupil Premium and LAC 

Stephen Blakemore

Parent Member 

September 2025

September 2021

 

Full LAB

Completed Autumn 2021

Health and Safety 

Molly Sherratt
 

Staff Member

January 2024

January 2020

 

Full LAB

Completed Autumn 2021

Curriculum and Outcomes

Dave Humphries Co-opted - chair@merryfields.staffs.sch.uk

Chair

February 2025

February 2021

 

 

September 2021

Full LAB

N/A

Curriculum, T&L, Finance & HR, Safeguarding, Prevent, LAC

Sue Corfield

Co-opted

February 2025

February 2021

 

September 2021

Full LAB

N/A

Wellbeing and PHSE

Brent Burgess

Co-opted

February 2025

February 2021

 

July 2021 

Full LAB

N/A

Health and Safety

 

Merryfields Local Academy Board meet each term at a Full LAB, chaired by Peter Kelly. 

Each term, we also have a Finance Committee and a Data/Monitoring Committee, both chaired by Peter Kelly. 

Once each Term, LAB members will arrange a meeting with school, to conduct a review on their area of responsibility. Visit forms are completed for each of these visits and are shared with all other LAB members at the termly full LAB meeting. 

 

Manor Hall Trust Scheme of Delegation can be found here

Manor Hall Trust Terms of Reference can be found here

Register of Business Interests can be found here 

 

We currently have some vaccancies on our Local Academy Board. If you are interested in becoming a LAB member of Merryfields School, please contact the school office with an expression of interest and we will be happy to provide you with further information.   

Please see the following letter to parents, regarding a parent governor role - Letter 15th March

Please see the following letter to parents, regarding the governors election - Letter 25th March