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Our local academy board (LAB):

  • Governors are a voluntary body of people who guide and support the strategic direction of the school. They are members of the school team and their contribution to the running of the school is highly valued.


Our local academy board (LAB) consists of:

  • 2 parent members
  • 1 Chair 
  • 1 staff member
  • 1 headteacher
  • 4 co-opted members (requirement is at least two)


The role of the local academy board (LAB) is strategic, its key functions are to:

  • Champion the Trust's Vision and Values
  • Oversee standards of Teaching and Learning
  • Ensuring the school has a medium to long term vision for its future and that there is a robust strategy in place for achieving its vision
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards the achievement of the vision
  • Hold executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation, whilst also being a source of support
  • Review and amend academy policies
  • Establish and maintain a relationship with members of the local community


Aurora Academies Trust

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Financial Information 

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CAW LAB Members: 

Please follow this link to our statutory LAB Governance Information 


Thomas McMorrin  (Head Teacher) 

Responsibilities: n/a


Janis Taylor (Chair) 

Responsibilities: Chair, SEND Link, Pupil Premium Link


Richard Benton Stace (Co-Opted Lab Member) 

Responsibilities: Safeguarding Link


Laurie Fry (Co-Opted LAB Member)

Responsibilities: Sports Premium Link, Music Link, Languagese Link


Katy Hampshire (Co-opted LAB Member)

Responsibilities:  Personal Development Link


Graham Kennedy (Co-opted LAB Member)


Michelle Mainwaring (Parent LAB Member)


Mikaela Middleton (Parent LAB Member)

Responsibilities: Early Years Link, SEND Link (shadow)


Maggie Mansell (Staff LAB Member) 

Responsibilities/Committees: none


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