Meet the Local Board

Our Local Board is made up of a dedicated group of volunteers who, along with the Principal, has overall responsibility for the running of the school .

Their responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Advising on school policies and procedures
  • Helping to recruit staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

Tadpole Farm Local Board Structure September 2016:

DBAT Members 2


Clerk to the Local Board

Sue Wilkinson - Chair
Karen Silvester - Vice Chair 


Foundation Members 4 * Linda Culling
Arthur Loveday
Ex-Officio Foundation Member 1 Sharon Bennett-Thomas
Parent Members 2  

Simon Goodyear

Anne-Marie Young

Principal 1 Jane Leo
Staff Member 1 Emma Smith (maternity leave covered by Alison Flynn)
Community Member 1  Paul Gale