Local Advisory Board (LAB)

Falmouth Primary Academy
'Outstanding Together'

Mrs Tina McGrath Governor

Mr Ian Robertson Governor


Falmouth Primary Academy -Declaration of Interests Table – 2017 – 2018

  • Local Advisory Board (LAB)



    The Local Advisory Board (LAB) for Falmouth Primary Academy ensures that the Academy offers the best possible provision for all the children. They meet termly. All the LAB are accountable for data and progress.

    Paul Wyatt (Chair)

    I joined the LAB in March 2015. I am currently the President of the Falmouth Rotary Club. My expertise is in HR and in particular industrial relations.

    Richard May

    I have lived and worked in the Falmouth area for over 35 years. I first became a governor at Falmouth Primary Academy in 2009 and is also a Member of  TLAT.  I have worked in the voluntary sector for 30 years focusing my work on education outside the classroom. After nearly 20 years working in adventurous outdoor education, I was recruited to manage the newly constructed Dracaena Centre charity – a charity focusing on reengagement of young people and community engagement and participation. I bring a wealth of expertise on how to engage with the community. I also sit on the Board of Directors for the Trenance Learning Academy (TLAT). I have responsibility for Safeguarding and SEND

    Ian Robertson 

    I am a practising architect and have lived and worked in the centre of Town for the last 16 years. My wife was born in Falmouth – as was my great grandmother. About 14 years ago, I was invited, with a number of others, to read to the infants in the then Beacon School – and later to listen to and help children of all ages with their reading – which I have been doing on a weekly basis ever since. I have been a governor of the School for about 10 years – and it has been a pleasure and a privilege to provide some small assistance and support to the Headteacher and Staff during the remarkable progress made during recent years.  I am also a member of the Falmouth Rotary Club. I support Health and Safety around school and also has responsibilities for Mathematics, Art and Design Technology.



    Tina McGrath

    I joined the LAB in February 2018. I have over 30 years experience in delivering children’s services in the private, public and charity sector, I am a qualified Children’s Centre Leader and have a MSc in Educational Leadership and Management. I currently work for Cornwall Council and my granddaughter attended Falmouth Primary Academy.  I am also a trustee of Home Start Kernow and bring a wealth of experience in supporting children and families.

    Claire Smith – Executive Headteacher

    I support with the induction of new LAB members and I am supporting the SEF process with the LAB

    Business Pecuniary Interest Register Falmouth 2017 2018





    Falmouth Primary Academy Local Advisory Board (LAB) impact statement

    The LAB form part of the leadership team here at Falmouth Primary Academy and below are listed some of the ways in which the LAB have made an impact on the school:

    • School development plan: The LAB monitor the impact of the SDP. This is through monitoring visits to school and the termly reports by the Head teacher.
    • Monitoring visits: These are focused on monitoring the impact of the SDP. Outcomes are recorded and fed back to the LAB as a whole.
    • Data analysis: The LAB receive comprehensive data analysis and are aware of strengths and areas for development across the whole school.
    • Policies : There is timeline in place for reviewing policies and policies are reviewed in line with this
    • SEF: The LAB have completed a comprehensive SEF audit of the LAB and as a result have identified key areas that needed to be addressed. One of the areas was the need to complete a skills audit due to recent changes in the personnel on the LAB. This has now been completed and has key areas to be allocated to LAB members with the most appropriate range of skills. There is also a mentoring programme in place and an induction package for all new members of the LAB. The LAB SEF is reviewed at each LAB meeting to ensure that good progress is being made.
    • Monitoring the budget: The LAB receive reports and ensure that the school provide value for money.
    • LAB member with responsibility for health and safety makes regular visits to school and completes site walks, monitors the risk assessments and reviews the accident register. As a result of these visits amendments have been made to the recording of accidents.
    • LAB awards: As part of the school philosophy for praising children, the LAB award certificates to two children from each class at the end of each term. The children feel very proud that they have been chosen by the LAB.