Local School Committees
The LSC is a committee of the main board of the Trust. The chair of this committee is elected by the members of the LSC and ratified by the Trust Board. Membership of the Committee consists of the school headteacher, elected parent and staff representatives and co-opted members (including foundation members for our church schools).
The CEO is invited to attend these meetings.
The core purpose of the LSC is, in collaboration with the Academy Head, to determine the Academy School vision and ethos in the context of its own school community and its membership of the Oak Partnership. Work with School Leaders to establish and maintain relationships with members of the local community including agreeing a strategy to promote staff, parental, pupil and local stakeholder voice.
The LSC holds specific workstreams to ensure the effective use of resources for SEND and Pupil Premium, the effective implementation of Safeguarding policy and procedures including oversight of Health and Safety and site security.
The Trust Board will also call upon the LSC to convene committees to review any exclusions; hear any disciplinary appeals and hear complaints at a relevant level.
The LSC meets once a term, alternating with the SIG. The minutes of the meeting are sent to all attendees and to the CEO. The outcomes of these meetings are reported to the Chairs Forum.
Delegated powers for the Local School Committee are defined within the scheme of delegation and can also be found in the appendices of this document.
The Terms of Reference for this committee have been agreed by the Full Board of Directors.