Belmont and SAND Academies Trust

Belmont School became part of SAND Academies Trust in 2019 and is now one of six academies under the SAND umbrella. We work in partnership with the Trust to improve outcomes, opportunities and life chances for students, while maintaining Belmont’s unique ethos, culture and identity.

The Trust Board is the accountable body, and has ultimate responsibility for the strategic functions of governance, as follows:

  • Ensuring there is clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is spent well and wisely

What does the LAB do?

The LAB supports the Trustees in fulfilling the strategic functions at a local level, and within the powers delegated to them through the Scheme of Delegation. LAB members consider how the school is performing today as well as thinking about the future and how the school can improve.

Their role is to:

  • Uphold the SAND Academies Trust ethos, vision and aims, and ensure these are embedded throughout the school and in all LAB discussions and decisions
  • Ensure that the school promotes equality, diversity and inclusion for all its pupils, staff and stakeholders
  • Behave in an honest and open way and follow the LAB Code of Conduct and the seven Nolan Principles of public life
  • Ensure the safety and wellbeing of pupils and staff at all times
  • Build and maintain good relationships with the school, the Trust, the headteacher, staff, students and other stakeholder groups
  • Promote links with the school’s community at every opportunity
  • Work with the SAND central team to ensure the school is well supported, and promote positive relationships across the Trust
  • Attend and support school events where possible
  • Ensure the school is clear and ambitious for the students and in line with the Trust’s strategic plan
  • Monitor targets for the school around pupil achievement, school improvement and curriculum development
  • Ensure that the school is best able to achieve its objectives over the long term
  • Hold the headteacher to account for the management of the school, delivery of student outcomes and for carrying out any LAB decisions

How is the LAB made up?

Members of Local Advisory Boards are drawn from different stakeholder groups. The different categories of LAB members are as follows:

  • Staff – elected by staff at the school
  • Parent – elected by the parent/carer community at the school
  • Headteacher – an ex-officio member by virtue of their role in the school
  • Community – representatives of the local community or to bring a specific skillset

Statutory information

The following statutory information for SAND Academies Trust can be found on the SAND website: www.sandmat.uk/governance

  • Governance structure – including statutory information for Members and Trustees
  • Scheme of Delegation
  • Terms of Reference for board committees and LABs
  • Articles of Association
  • Funding agreements
  • Annual report and audited accounts
  • Executive Pay statement
  • Gender Pay Gap information

The Clerk to the Belmont LAB is Caroline Sexton. If you have any LAB related queries or need to contact Chair of LAB, please email caroline.sexton@belmont.sandmat.uk or write to the Clerk at Belmont School, Warden Hill Road, Cheltenham GL51 3AT

Belmont LAB members

MEMBER CATEGORY & RESPONSIBILITIES TERM OF OFFICE
Paul Tibbetts Parent (elected by parent body)

Acting Chair

Joint Link for Curriculum

04-12-2020 – 03-12-2024
Ruth Hansell Parent (elected by parent body) 02-12-2022 – 01-12- 2026
Tina Clark Community (elected by LAB)

Safeguarding Link, Headteacher Welfare

19-01-2021 – 18-01-2025
Janet Tee Community (elected by LAB)

Link for Reading and School Council

17-11-2020 – 16-11-2024
Kevin Day Headteacher (ex-officio) N/A
Louisa Fenton-Musty Staff (elected by staff body)

Joint Link for Curriculum

10-03-2021 – 11-03-2025
Lewis Grainger

Resigned

Chair, Appointed by Trust

Pupil Progress & Interventions

Pupil Premium & Attendance

15-10-2020 – 14-10-2024

Resigned December 2022

Jenny Moss

Resigned

Community 17-11-2020. Resigned May 2022
Derek McLean

Resigned

Parent 04-12-2020. Resigned July 2022
Anne Wilson

Resigned

Community 17-11-2020. Resigned March 2022

 

Belmont LAB Register of Business & Pecuniary Interests

Download Register of Interests 2022 – 2023

Belmont LAB attendance

 

ATTENDANCE NAME CATEGORY 21-09-2022 16-11-2022 18-01-2023 08-03-2023 10-05-2023 21-06-2023
Paul Tibbetts Parent (elected) Yes Yes
Tina Clark Community Yes No
Janet Tee Community No Yes
Louisa Fenton-Musty Staff (elected) Yes Yes
Ruth Hansell Parent (elected) n/a n/a
Kevin Day Headteacher Yes Yes
Community Vacancy
Community Vacancy
RESIGNED Lewis Grainger Trust appointed Yes Yes

 

ATTENDANCE NAME CATEGORY 22-09-2021 17-11-2021 19-01-2022 16-03-2022 04-05-2022 22-06-2022
Lewis Grainger Trust appointed Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tina Clark Community Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Jenny Moss Community No Yes No Yes N/A resigned N/A
Janet Tee Community Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Anne Wilson Community Yes No Yes N/A resigned N/A resigned N/A
Paul Tibbetts Parent Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Derek McLean Parent Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Louisa Fenton-Musty Staff Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Kevin Day Headteacher Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Belmont LAB Meeting Dates 2022/23

21st September 2022, 16th November 2022,

18th January 2023, 8th March 2023, 10th May 2023, 21st June 2023