An exciting opportunity is available for parents/carers to join our Local Advisory Board (was previously known as the Governing Body) at Workington Academy.
As Trusts and academies become more autonomous, there is a need for very strong and effective governance. We are looking to attract the right mix of members to join our Local Advisory Board, working at a local level in supporting and challenging leaders and holding them to account.
Are you or do you know of a fellow parent/carer who is:
- enthusiastic about the success and well-being of the academy, its staff and its pupils/students
- would like the opportunity to work alongside other members in the best interests of the academy and its community
- would like to be part of a team who actively promote and support the academy’s vision and values
Parent Local Advisory Board Members
Parent Local Advisory Board Members must be a parent/carer of registered students at Workington Academy If your child/children have fewer than two years left at Workington Academy, you are still eligible to stand for election and to serve out the full two year term, if you wish to do so.
Parent Local Advisory Board Members have exactly the same duties, responsibilities and rights as all other categories of Local Advisory Board Members, bringing their own individual perspective to the discussion and debate that determine the policies of Workington Academy.
The Role and Responsibilities of the Local Advisory Board
The Local Advisory Board will follow an agreed Scheme of Delegation. The Scheme sets out the requirements of the Trust and details where the Trust Directors delegate responsibility to the Local Advisory Board Members in the decision making for Workington Academy. A copy of the Scheme of Delegation is available on request.
The Composition of the Local Advisory Board
|Type of member||Number||Term of office||How elected|
|CEO/Executive Headteacher||1||Indefinite||N/A – by appointment as CEO/Executive Headteacher
|Headteacher||1||Indefinite||Appointment as Headteacher by CEO/Trust Board
|Sponsor Board Member (including Chair and Vice Chair)
|7||4 years||By The William Howard Trust Board resolution|
|Parent Board Member||2||2 years||Seconded parent volunteer -applications to be considered by William Howard Trust Board Directors
|Staff Board Member
|1||2 years||Staff election|
The Operation of the Local Advisory Board
The Local Advisory Board meets 5 times over a school year. The Local Advisory Board reports to the William Howard Trust Board of Directors.
The Application Process
If you would like to put yourself forward for consideration for Parent Local Advisory Board Member, please submit your application in writing, to the Clerk to William Howard Trust Board, William Howard Trust, Longtown Road, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 1AR no later than 9.00am on Wednesday, 30 November.
In your letter of application we request that you include the following:-
- Name of your child/children and their year group(s)
- A personal statement
- Details of the skills and experience that you can bring to the Local Advisory Board
- Any areas of specialism
- How you would actively support and promote your child’s school/academy’s vision and values.
Should you require more information about any aspect of the Local Advisory Board or William Howard Trust please contact Lucy Hewson, Clerk to the Trust Board & LABs, firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 016977 45300.
Candidates will be informed in writing, of the outcome of this application process, week beginning
12 December 2016. Details of the successful applicants will be available on the academy’s website thereafter.
Chair of William Howard Trust Board