The Local Advisory Board at Shinfield Infant and Nursery school are responsible for the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards. Local Advisors are ‘critical friends’ to the school and each have skills, knowledge and experience required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school. There is a mix of parent, staff and co-opted Local Advisors, all of whom receive regular training. Their aim is to ensure that children attend a successful school that provides them with a good education in a safe and friendly environment and promotes inclusion.

Main roles of the Local Advisor

  • To plan ahead to make sure the school has the right strategies and resources to get the best outcomes for the students; this includes overseeing the delivery of the curriculum
  • To monitor and evaluate the school’s effectiveness
  • To oversee the school’s budget so that it is used in the best way; the Local Advisory Board is responsible for the efficient management of the school’s funds
  • To make sure that children are safe at school
  • To hold the Headteacher accountable for the management of the school. The Headteacher reports to the Local Advisory Board on the school’s performance and how plans are going
  • The Headteacher is responsible for the day to day management of the school



Kasia Hutt (Chair to Local Advisory Board)
Alan Milson Catherine Foley
Vice Chair to Local Advisory Board Vice Chair to Local Advisory Board
  Chris Young Zoe Foldvari
Co-opted Staff Local Advisor
Jon Tilson Grant Woods
Co-opted Co-opted
Abigail Tapley Kate Taylor
Parent Local Advisor Parent Local Advisor
    Sharon Ketley
Governance Officer to Local Advisory Board


Committee Information

Shinfield Local Advisors

Register of Interests 2023-24

Local Advisor Code of Conduct


Local Advisor Attendance Records

Shinfield Local Advisor Attendance 2022-23


Local Advisory Board Parent Vacancy: Spring 2024

New Local Advisor January 2024


If you would like to contact the Local Advisors, you can do so in writing C/O  Mrs K Hutt at the school address, or by emailing Mrs K Hutt at