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School Governors

Our Local Governing Committee (LGC) members are drawn from a wide range of backgrounds. We have Staff and Parent Governors who are directly linked to Lapal and Governors who have been Co-opted to serve on the Governing Body in view of the particular skills they offer. The diversity of skills, experience and expertise we possess as a whole enables us to challenge, support and complement the work of Lapal. The LGC meets once a term as a minimum and also conducts school visits. Our membership structure is currently as follows:

Name Governor Type Area of Responsibility Term of Office Start Date

Attendance at Meetings 2021-2022

Attendance at Meetings 2022-2023

Mrs W Jackson Co-opted  Chair, Pupil Premium & SEND  24/09/2019 

Sept 2021, Dec 2021, March 2022

Oct 2022, Nov 2022, March 2023
Mrs R Cox  CEO of Trust  CEO  01/09/2022  Sept 2021, Dec 2021, March 2022  N/A
Mrs K Hall 

Co-opted Trust Senior Executive Leader (Director of Education)

Curriculum  01/09/2022

July 2022,

Oct 2022, Nov 2022,March 2023
Mrs J Turner  Executive Head Teacher Executive, Headteacher  12/06/2001 

Sept 2021, Dec 2021, March 2022, July 2022

Oct 2022, Nov 2022, March 2023
Mrs L Atkinson  Associate (Lapal Head of School) Head of School  01/09/2022  N/A Oct 2022, Nov 2022, March 2023
Dr V Hanna 

Co-opted 

 Sports Premium  01/10/2018 

Sept 2021, Dec 2021, March 2022, July 2022

Oct 2022, Nov 2022, March 2023
Mrs A Mander  Co-opted   Safeguarding & Curriculum  03/09/2019 

Sept 2021, March 2022, July 2022

Oct 2022, March 2023
Mrs B Weaver  Associate (Hurst Hill Assistant Head of School)    03/09/2018 

Sept 2021, Dec 2021, March 2022, July 2022

Oct 2022, Nov 2022, March 2023
Mr M Simpson  Associate Trust Senior Executive Leader (Chair of Board)   01/01/2019 

Sept 2021, Dec 2021, March 2022

Nov 2022, March 2023
Mrs S Cornfield  Parent  Vice Chair & Well Being  01/09/22  Sept 2022, Nov 2022, March 2023 Oct 2022, Nov 2022, March 2023
Vacancy Parent        

‚ÄčThe Trust Board has established two different types of committee:

  • Main Board Committees which are established to deal with Trust wide matters such as facilities and estates; and
  • Local Governing Committees which are established by the board to support the effective operation of each of the Trust schools (Academies).

The purpose of the LGC is to monitor the teaching, learning and pastoral provision across the school.

Your views are important to us, and we are always happy to hear your suggestions for school improvement. If you would like to pass on a suggestion, or if you are interested in finding out about how you can help our school, our Chair of Governors - Mrs Wendy Jackson can be contacted via the school office on 01384 818200 or email address school@lapal.dudley.sch.uk for further information.

  • Click here to access our Annual Governance Statement
  • Click here to access our Trust website
  • Click here to access our Company Documents
  • Click here for the Trusts Governance Structure
  • Click here for the Scheme of Delegation 
  • Click here to access our Schools Financial Information
  • Click here for Governance Organisational structure
  • Click here to find out more about the role of a Governor
  • Click here to access the register of Governor interests
  • Click here to access the HVT Governance Arrangements