Local Advisory Board (LAB) 

Local Advisory Boards are vitally important in ensuring the good governance of each academy and are constituted to provide local scrutiny and challenge for Head Teachers and Principals within the individual academies.

According to the NGA latest report here, the general trend in MATs is that the traditional local governing bodies are changing to local advisory boards as a result of the role of MAT Trustees. The functions of the local board are focused on the importance of monitoring educational standards and school life as well as community engagement and accountability to stakeholders. “A number of trusts are moving the local tier into a specific community or stakeholder engagement role. This is a valid move, as those at academy level often have a strong connection to their individual school and are part of the local community. As such, they volunteer at school level because they want to put something back into the community and help improve education for local children”, NGA June 2019

The LAB exercises the powers and responsibilities delegated to them by the Trust Board. Details of these powers and responsibilities are set out in the Scheme of Delegation and other key policies.


Elected Parent LAB Governor Elected Staff LAB Governor Appointed LAB Governor Principal / Head of School Total
2 1 6 1 10


Chair of the Local Advisory Board

Name     Date Appointed as Chair  Contact
Raminder Shergill 1/03/2023 LABChair@atamacademy.com


Local Advisory Board Governors

Name Governor Type Chair / Vice Chair Appointed Date Term  Status 
Rajeshree Patel-Dhanjal Staff LAB Governor   31/03/2020 4 Years  Active 
Chris Steed Principal    01/09/2022 Exofficio  Active 
Raminder Shergill LAB Governor  Chair  01/03/2022 4 Years  Active 
Kulvir Singh Sidhu LAB  Governor   31/03/2020 4 Years  Active 
Teena Singh Pathak Parent LAB Governor Vice Chair  09/07/2021 4 Years  Active 
Gurtej Singh Thukral LAB Governor    04/09/2022 4 Years  Active 
Sukhvinder Singh  LAB Governor    31/03/2020 4 Years  Active 



Name Governor type Date of Resignation 
Navdeep Bansal  LAB Governor  05/09/2022



ATAM Academy LAB Meeting Attendance Record


ATAM LAB Attendance

Register of Business/Pecuniary Interest 

Register of Business/Pecuniary Interest 2022/2023

Members and Trust Board Information 

Trust Board and Members Information