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Bridlewood Primary School and Nursery

A place for learning, caring, sharing and growing together

Local Advisory Board

Join our Local Advisory Board

Bridlewood Primary School and the Park Academies Trust welcomes enquires and applications for Local Advisory Board members (LAB) at Bridlewood and across our family of schools.

Local Advisory Boards support the Trustees by focusing on strategic monitoring to achieve continual improvement within children’s education at each individual school.

Becoming a Local Advisory Board membered you will find the interaction between the board and school is extremely rewarding. The time commitment is probably not as intrusive as you imagine If you are interested in supporting your local schools and community either at Bridlewood or within our schools in North or West Swindon and would like to know more about the role, please make contact with to Kim McKendrick, Clerk to LAB at Bridlewood, at

There are no employees who earn a gross annual salary of more than £100,000

Introduction to, and role of the Local Advisory Board.


The school is led by a Local Advisory Board (LAB).  The LAB is a committee of the main board of the Trust and is accountable to the Trustees for its decisions.


The LAB are responsible for a range of areas including:


  • Ensuring that standards of attainment and progress by all pupils at the school are high.
  • Taking a strategic role in the governance of the school.
  • Acting as a 'critical friends' to the school and its staff.
  • Ensuring that TPAT's vision for the school is carried forward.


We meet together once every two months to discuss all aspects of school life, supporting Mrs Sammon and the staffing team in the leadership of our successful school.

Local Advisory Board - Who We Are


Vicky Sammon




Emma Kilby

Chair of the Governing Body

Co-Opted Governor 

Link Governor for Pupil Premium and Health&Safety
Term of Office
16/07/22 – 15/07/26



Alana Walch

Co-opted Governor

Link Governor for Safeguarding & Attendance, Early Years and English

Term of office:

14/12/20 to 13/12/24



Nicola McLaughlin

Deputy Headteacher and Staff Governor

Term of Office 

23/07/2021 - 22/07/2025


Claire Turner

Co-opted Governor

Link Governor for Maths and PE

Term of Office

13/12/2021 to 12/12/2025



Martin Hardy

Vice Chair

Co-opted Governor

Link Governor for IT, Science and SEND

Term of Office

17/10/2022 to 16/10/2026





Kim McKendrick

Clerk to the Governors





Vacancy x 2

Parent Governor



Vacancy x 3

Co-opted Governor

Click here to find out more about governance at TPAT

Governors left within last 12 months


Jenny Pound 13/12/2021 - 24/09/2023