Coombe Wood School is part of Folio Education Trust (FET), and although we work very closely with the Trust, the day to day governance of the school is carried out by the Local Advisory Board.  The Local Advisory Board help the school in implementing a strong Culture and Ethos and are responsible for monitoring performance and holding school leaders to account through adopting the role of a “critical friend”.

Local Advisors attend Local Advisory Board meetings twice a term; these meetings have a different focus to cover relevant aspects of school evaluation and development.   

LAB Standards (one meeting per term) covers the following:
  • Outcomes for Pupils (To include SEND & Pupil Premium)
  • Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment
  • Leadership & Management – Evaluation and Development Objectives

LAB Resources (one meeting per term) covers the following:

  • Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare (To include Safeguarding & Child Protection)
  • Health & Safety including Educational Visits
  • Financial Management
  • Leadership & Management – Evaluation and Development Objectives

In order to share the workload Lead Advisors are appointed for each of these areas; Advisors visit the school to keep up to date on these areas.

The Local Advisory Board is made up of volunteers from the parent body, staff, and the wider community.  The names of the current members are set out below.

As chair of the Local Advisory Board I can be contacted via the school office.

John Diamond
Chair of CWS Local Advisory Board

Coombe Wood School Local Advisory Board are:

Position Name Role
Chair of Local Advisory Board Mr J Diamond

Lead Advisor Leadership and Management, Health & Safety (Educational Visits)

Headteacher Mr B Laker  
Parent Local Advisor Mrs C Trivedi Lead Advisor Quality of Education Curriculum Intent and Impact

Parent Local Advisor

Mrs S Chaudhuri Lead Advisor Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) and Disadvantaged Students

Co-opted Local Advisor

Mr J Shabazz Lead Advisor Behaviour and Attitudes 
Co-opted Local Advisor  Mrs L Kirkwood- Ayres Lead Advisor Quality of Education Curriculum Implementation
Co-opted Local Advisor Mrs J Percival Lead Advisor Personal Development and Safeguarding
Co-opted Local Advisor and  Vice-Chair  Mrs B Chambers Lead Advisor Leadership and  Management and Financial Management 
Teaching Staff Mr T Clarke  

Meeting Attendance & LAB Members Registered Interests

The structure and remit of the Board of Trustees and members can be viewed here.