“School is closed from Monday 31st May, reopening on Monday 7th June.”

Local Academy Board


The Local Academy Board (LAB) represents Springfield School and The Meadows School.

The Board exercises its duties through three committees:

  • Leadership and Managment

  • Teaching and Learning

  • Wellbeing

The Local Academy Board has a nominated governor for Safeguarding and Child Protection, PREVENT, Looked after Children and Pupil/Sports Premium.


LAB meetings for the coming year are:

Thursday 10th June 2021

Committee meetings are held approximately four weeks before the Local Academy Board meeting.


LAB Minutes and other documents:-

February 2020 minutes

November 2019 minutes

Disclosure of business percuniary

Code of Conduct for Governors

LAB Details




Name Type of Governor Term of Office Responsibilities
Diane Finney
(Staff Member)
Associate November 2020
Joan Wright
(Staff Member)
November 2020
Malcolm Sproat Chair November 2020 Leadership and Managment
Chris Best
(Staff Member)
Executive Headteacher October 2023 Leadership and Management
Amy Chappell
(Staff Member)
Governor October 2023 Teaching and Learning
Angela Whitfield March 2022 Teaching and Learning
Colin Pearce November 2022 Health and Safety; Teaching and Learning
Darryl Davies November 2021 Leadership and Management; Well being; Safeguarding and Child protection; PREVENT; Vulnerable Groups
Debbie Willshaw November 2023 Teaching and Learning; Reading and Phonics
Derek Hilyer November 2021 Leadership and Management; Pupil and Sports Premiums
Gemma Mason December 2024
Ruth Buckley November 2023 Wellbeing
Samuel Hambleton
(Staff Member)
February 2024