Local Advisory Board

Our Local Advisory Board (LAB) meets once every half term to discuss school business and monitor progress in meeting school improvement targets. 

The Chair of LAB keeps in close contact with the school throughout the year and meets regularly with the Head of School. 

LAB members visit regularly and attend charity fundraisers, wellbeing days, parents’ evening and other events throughout the year. 

LAB members regularly attend School Parliament meetings and discuss key issues with pupils. Safeguarding procedures, policies and cases are monitored by LAB members.

The LAB monitors the progress of the School Development Plan and works with the Head of School in managing the school’s budget and resources.  

Heads of Departments and subject leads attend LAB meetings and report on key strengths and development points.

LAB members are encouraged to attend training especially training that is linked to school improvement objectives.

LAB Members: 

  • Mrs Gill Lake – Chair of LAB/Safeguarding
  • Mrs Catherine Whalan – Teaching, Learning and Assessment
  • Mr Matthew Bradshaw – Health and Safety
  • Mrs Nikki Horner – Staff Member
  • Mrs Janet Bodily
  • Captain Geoff Bradley
  • Councillor Meryl Dolling
  • Mrs Kim Hine
  • Ms Catherine Assink – Head of School
  • Mrs Val Pendall – Clerk


Register of Interests

No members of our LAB have any relevant business or material interests.

We are always looking to recruit LAB members.  Contact Val Pendall LAB clerk at  val.pendall@biltt.org

Trust Board Info can be found here:

Grange Academy is a Unicef Gold Rights Respecting School and Gold Artsmark School. Ofsted rated ‘Good with outstanding leadership’ (July 2017).
Telephone: 01234 407100 – Fax: 01234 407110 – Office Email: grange@biltt.org