Local Advisory Boards

Local Advisory Boards

Local Advisory Boards

The primary focus of the LAB is to promote the best interests of all the children and their families within their school and the wider Trust. They will provide an opportunity to support the ‘uniqueness’ of each school in terms of learning opportunities available, enhancing school wellbeing and a focus on the needs of the local community. The LAB will enhance community engagement through being a collective channel of communication. The focus of enhancing community engagement reflects the Trust’s values and will be particularly important for the growth of the PHAT.


LAB Frequently Asked Questions:



LAB member application forms:

2 – LAB Member & Trustee Application Form


Becoming a LAB member  at Preston Hedge’s Academy Trust

If you would like to register an interest in working with us as a LAB member and support our vision and ethos please contact catherine.gautrey@prestonhedges.org


The LABs will achieve their primary focus by:  

  • Understanding the broad curriculum. 
  • Supporting each school through the promotion of the Trust’s values and ethos. 
  • Supporting educational priorities within each school by engaging with local communities and sharing, within the appropriate forum, the views of the various local community stakeholders (including children, parents, staff and members of the wider local community).  
  • Acting as a crucial communication channel between the Principal, the wider school community, the CEO and Trustees. 


Membership of the Local Academy Boards:  

  • The Chair, who will be appointed by the Board of Trustees  
  • School Principal. 
  • Two staff members  
  • Three parents who may be elected or appointed as determined by the Trust. 
  • Two such other members representing the local community as the Trustees decide to appoint.  
  • Such other authorised attendee(s) as appointed and invited by the LAB to attend a meeting in order to assist or advise on a particular matter or on a range of issues. 
  • The Chair of Trustees, CEO and Executive Head may also attend the LAB meetings.  

NOTE: The above LAB members will be expected to both take an interest and participate in the school’s activities, and where appropriate, Trust wide training events as well as attending the Trust AGM.