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 conducted by the Local Authority and the Headteacher. 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 governing body 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 governing body on the school’s performance and how plans are going
  • The Headteacher is responsible for the day to day management of the school

Responsibilities of Committees and Groups

  • Teaching and Learning
  • The school’s curriculum
  • Student assessment and performance targets and results
  • Teaching and learning strategies and outcomes
  • Monitors elements of the School Improvement Plan

Resources Committee

  • The school budget
  • Pupil Premium funding and impact
  • Contracts
  • Staffing matters including pay policy
  • The safety and security of all users of the school site
  • Ensures all elements of health and safety compliance
  • Monitors elements of the School Improvement Plan

Personnel Committee

  •  Staffing performance and development

Joint Strategy Group

  • Working in partnership with Shinfield St Mary’s CE Junior School
  • Ways of working across both schools
  • School transition Year 2 to Year 3
  • Relationships in the community
Chris Young (Chair to Local Advisory Board)
Kasia Hutt
Vice Chair to Local Advisory Board
  Alan Millson Catherine Foley
Co-opted  Co-opted
Nicola Lauchlan Zoe Foldvari
Co-opted Staff Local Advisor
Emma Dollymore Abigail Tapley
 Parent Local Advisor  Parent Local Advisor
    To be appointed
Clerk to Local Advisory Board


Committee Information

Local Advisors – served in the last 12 months  – 30th May 2022

Local Advisor Code of Conduct

Register of Business Interests to 31st August 2020

Register of Business Interests to 31st August 2021

The role of the Parent Local Advisor at Shinfield Infant and Nursery School


Local Advisor Attendance Records

Local Advisor Attendance Records – 2020 – 2021

Local Advisor Attendance Records  – 2019 – 2020


Find out more about the School Advisory Board


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