Local Advisory Bodies

Governance Structure

E21C places high value on the part Governors play within school improvement.

All of our schools have a Local Advisory Bodies (LAB). They represent their local community and ensure that all schools respond effectively to local need.

The LAB’s role is to support and challenge the school leadership to ensure the students well-being and continually drive standards forward. Our Governors, who are all volunteers, bring their personal skills from outside education broadening the challenge role and all attend regular training. The role of the Chair is of particular importance in that they are the Headteacher’s direct critical friend, and ensures that the LAB is kept fully briefed of events and outcomes within the school. Ultimate governance and accountability remains with the Board of Trustees, Trustees delegate responsibilities to the LAB which they deliver through meetings, committees and/or responsible persons. To facilitate the LAB role and ensure clarity, E21C has developed a clear Scheme of Delegation which sets out the roles/responsibilities of the LAB.