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Beckfoot Trust is an organisation that links a group of local Bradford schools together so that they can collectively improve the life chances for young people within their schools. Our aim is to create a group of truly remarkable schools each with a genuine comprehensive intake. They will be wonderful places for young people to learn and grow up in. We want to make a difference. We want to create something special.

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Local School Committee

View the Beckfoot Trust page on Local School Committees

While the Beckfoot Trust Board has ultimate responsibility for all the Trust schools, Beckfoot School has a Local School Committee (LSC), whose role is to be a critical friend of the school. Effective school governance must be ambitious for all children and young people and infused with a passion for education and a commitment to continuous school improvement. It is grounded in reality as defined by both high-quality objective data and a full understanding of the views and needs of students, staff, parents, carers and the local community.

The LSC meets four times a year and is made up of parents (appointed to serve a five-year term) and community members, an elected member of staff, the Headteacher and a Board director attached to Beckfoot. Our remit includes taking a particular interest in student welfare and wellbeing, staff welfare and wellbeing and parental engagement. We also examine and approve various school policies, review survey results and read and ask questions about the Headteacher’s academic and business reports.

So far, our areas of interest have included students’ mental health provision, online safety and suggestions on how to improve communication with parents. We have also taken part in a Local School Committee Conference, where we met with LSC members at other Trust schools, in order to learn from each other and understand more about our role and met various inspectors as part of the Trust’s school review procedures.

The number of parent/community members on the LSC, appointed by the Board, is limited to 6 but if any parents or carers have an interest in getting involved please contact the Headteacher.

Another great way to get more involved with the school is to attend the regular Parent Forums, held in the Learning Resource Centre, usually on a Thursday evening, where senior members of staff meet with parents to discuss particular issues, such as choosing options, homework, school uniform etc.

It’s great to be able to take a more active role in the school and the LSC plays a vital role in ensuring the link between parents, carers and the school leadership team is a strong one.


LSC Committee Members

Full name of LSC Committee Member

Position of responsibility

Simon Wade

Headteacher

Linda Green

Chair

Jane Lang

Vice Chair

Surita Dalal-Wilson

Member

Caty Hollis

Member

Andy Thorlby

Member

Sharon Williams

Member

David Maybury

Trust Director

Shazia Ali

Observer

Gillian Hyde

Observer

Charlotte Holden

Staff member

Sarah Edwards

Clerk