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 Advisory 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 the academy level often have a strong connection to their individual school and are part of the local community. As such, they volunteer at the academy level because they want to put something back into the community and help improve education for local children”, NGA June 2019

The Local Advisory Board 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.

Responsibilities of the Local Advisory Board

Governors of the Local Advisory Board will have the following duties:

  • Ensuring good governance of the academy, using the agreed level of delegation and reporting accordingly
  • Representing the school vision and aims in accordance with the KAT vision and principles whilst ensuring individual academy aims and objectives are relevant to local needs
  • Supporting the Head Teacher/ Principal and senior leadership of the Academy whilst being a critical friend
  • Monitoring the achievement, quality of teaching & learning and behaviour within the Academy
  • Engagement with the Academy’s key stakeholders e.g. parents/carers, pupils, staff and the wider community.
  • Establishing and reviewing academy level policies and procedures, reflecting Bradgate Education Partnership expectations and bringing them to the attention of the CEO if any doubt exists
  • Working within the expectations of the Terms of Reference (ToR) between KAT & LAB

Contact our chair of the Local Advisory Board LABChair@tkaw.org 


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     Appointment date Contact
Harjinder Singh Dhariwal                               Apr 2020 LABChair@tkaw.org


Local Advisory Board Governors

Name Governor Type Chair / Vice Chair Appointed Date Term  Status 
Gurpal Singh Staff LAB Governor   31-Mar-20 4 Years  Active 
Harjinder Dhariwal  LAB Governor  Chair  31-Mar-20 4 Years  Active 
Ian Williams LAB Governor    31-Mar-20 4 Years  Active 
Sharon Sandhu Parent LAB Governor   16-Apr-20 4 Years  Active 
Sukhdev Shoker Head of School    01-Mar-22 Exofficio   Active 
Avtar Shergill  LAB Governor    01-Dec-22 4 Years  Active 



Name  Governor Type  Date of Resignation 
Manraj Dhillon  Staff LAB Governor 25/11/2022
Jasvinder Kaur Uppal  Parent LAB Governor 10/09/2022
Opinderjit Takhar LAB Governor  23/05/2023


LAB Meeting Attendance

TKAW LAB Meeting Attenadance


Register of Business/Pecuniary Interest 

Register of Business/Pecuniary Interest 2022/2023

Trust Board and Members Information