Governance is vital to SENDAT’s success.

As part of SENDAT we have Members, Trustees and Local Academy Board representatives (LAB)

Each school has its own LAB with responsibility for Curriculum, Quality of Teaching and Safeguarding.

Statutory responsibility lies with the SENDAT Trustees

Good Governance is key to the development and implementation of the strategic direction and leadership within SENDAT; a critical friend to the head of academy; integral in the establishment and implementation of the academy vision; and support, question, challenge and hold the academy to account. Their strategic input and oversight makes a difference in improving standards across all aspects of the work of the academy. Vitally, the Board ensure that the total resources of the academy are allocated to achieve best value for money and highest progress and standards. If you are interested in becoming a member of our governance team or would like more details, please contact the Head of School or SENDAT CEO.

We will be recruiting for LAB representatives soon and will update this page as any are appointed. 

Fakenham LAB reps: 

Name of LAB representativeResponsibilityRepresentationAppointment dateResigned
Lawrence Chapman Trustee01 December 2021n/a
Rob SpeckHoS 01 December 2021n/a
Chris Whitehouse Local Business01 December 2021n/a
Leon Smith Local Business01 December 202114 June 2022
John McCourtStandardsTrustee01 December 2021n/a
Sue AckerleySafeguardingLocal Business01 December 2021n/a