LAB (Local Advisory Board) Members
I would like to welcome you to the LAB section of the website. You will be able to find important information about the role that the LAB play in the operation of the school. Epping St. John's Church of England School is one of several schools who are part of a Multi Academy Trust called BMAT. BMAT was created to establish a network of schools in the Essex and North London that provide excellent academic tuition and outstanding vocational experiences for young people.
BMAT holds ultimate responsibility for all statutory obligations, accountability and decisions regarding the running of each individual academy/School in the Trust. However, BMAT delegates some of the operational decisions to Local Advisory Board (LAB) to enable a more localised and focused control, though it retains legal responsibility for standards across all academies in the multi academy trust. It gives due regard to any recommendations and guidance received from the LABs and recognises their valuable contribution.
Although the LABs are constituted in an advisory capacity to the BMAT Board of Directors, they play a vital and fundamental role of raising attainment and achievement in each academy/school through:
- Achievement of Pupils
- Behaviour & Safety
- Leadership & Management
- Quality of Teaching
To see what other areas ESJ LAB has responsibility for in terms of review and oversight see the bottom of this page for a document called allocation of governance for Trust Board level and Local level.
The ESJ LAB is made up of two staff members, volunteer parents/carers and members of the local community. Staff members and volunteer parents/carers are appointed by election by staff or parents/carers. Members of the local community are appointed by the board.
If you would like to contact a member of the ESJ LAB pleaseand contact Mr. Hehir, Executive Head who will direct you to the relevant member of the LAB.
Epping St. John's School is a sponsored academy and is part of BMAT.
The allocation of BMAT governance responsibilities and ESJ LAB responsibilities within BMAT schools can be found below. If you require further information about BMAT, articles of association and annual audited accounts please click contact the Executive Head of School or BMAT by the contact email below.
You can contact BMAT by email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Term of Office Expiry Date|
|Mr Ben Murphy||Co-Opted||
Scientific Arts &
|Mrs Mary Burges||Parent||
Safeguarding & Welfare, Staff Well-being
Pupil premium grant & Year 7 catch up grant
|Mrs Clare Cooper||Parent||
Behaviour & Attendance,
Safeguarding & Welfare.
Student, parent/carer voice
Rev. Lee Batson
|Foundation||Human Cultures, & Sixth form||28/06/2021|
|Mrs Karen Delgado||Co-Opted||
Appraisal & Safeguarding & Welfare
|Miss Jill Brant||
Global communications, Key Stage transitions and SMSC & Careers
|Mr Michael Coggins||
Enterprising logic &
Outcomes for learners – focus on PP, HAPs and SEN
|Mrs. Pinar Taize||Member appointed by the board||Teaching, learning & assessment & Outcomes for learners – focus on PP, HAPs and SEN|
|Mr S. Hehir||Executive Headteacher||Ex Officio|
|Mrs N Van Der Lith||Assistant Headteacher||Ex Officio|
|Ms A Hummerstone||Learning Mentor||Ex Officio|
If you wish to contact any member of the Governing Body please address your request c/o Mrs. Julia Warner, Co Headteacher’s PA at Epping St. John’s, Bury Lane, Epping, CM16 5JB
Local Advisory Board
- ESJ Schedule of work 2018 to 201907th Oct 2018
- Allocation of Trust governance responsibilities and LAB responsibilities 2018 to 201903rd Sep 2018
- ESJ LAB minutes - 20th June 201820th Jun 2018
- Governors' Register of Interests16th May 2018
- ESJ LAB minutes - 10th January 201810th Jan 2018
- ESJ LAB minutes - 6th December 201706th Dec 2017