Kingsley Road, Talke Pits, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST7 1RA
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Springhead Primary is part of the Children's First Learning Partnership.

Springhead Primary has a Local Advisory Board (LAB).  

Some of the responsibilities of the  delegated responsibilities of the Children's First Learning Partnership are delegated to the LAB. These include day to day operational management, leadership of teaching, learning and assessment, curriculum design, pupil welfare, staffing and budget monitoring.

Our  LAB has three core functions

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

 At Springhead we have a supportive and active LAB that provide and use their expertise to help and manage the school. 

 The Chair of Governors is Mr T Barnes and he can be contacted on the following email address:


The names of our LAB members  are listed below.



Mr T Barnes      


Mrs S Honeysett


Mrs J Rezzano

Co-opted Governor

Mr B Anderson


Mrs H Edwards

Teacher Representative

Mrs S Harrison

Co-opted Governor

Mr D Bloor


Mrs C Neeson

Parent Governor

Mr C Salt

Parent Governor

Mr J Pye 

Co-opted Governor

Mrs C Butters

Local Authority Governor


How does the LAB carry out it's roles at Springhead?

  • The LAB hold two evening meetings each term. At these meetings members cover a wide number of areas including,
  1.  Hearing reports from the head and staff
  2.  Reflecting on the work of the school and progress of all the groups of pupils
  3.  Discussing the curriculum opportunities provided for pupils
  4. Agreeing school development plans
  5. Identifying a school vision and evaluating progress towards achieving it.

At Springhead Primary we value the experience that the LAB brings to the life of the school and LAB members visits are always welcomed. 

LAB members are not expected to be experts in their link areas but to take an active interest and keep themselves informed.  

LAB link roles:

Inclusion: Mrs C Butters

Health and Safety: Mr C Salt

Safeguarding: Mrs S Harrison

Curriculum:  Mr D Bloor



Engaging with the school community and beyond

In addition to the governor roles identified above, it is the aim of the Local Advisory Board to reach out  and seek opportunities to engage with,

  • Pupils and all staff within school
  • Parents
  • The wider local community.


Governors pecunary interests declared:

Mr. B. Anderson - married to a member of the school's teaching staff. 

No other pecunary interests declared.


Click here to see Governor attendance at meetings 2023 - 24

Click here to see Governor attendance at meetings 2022 -23