Governors/Local Advisory Board


The Primary Advantage Federation has a formal governing board with representatives from all eight schools. Each school has a Local Advisory Board that meets at least four times a year and supports the Headteacher and Executive Principal in making strategic decisions that will improve outcomes for pupils. Each Local Advisory board reports to the Central Governing Board once a term. Our Local Advisory Board includes representatives from our parents, staff and community.

The Local Advisory Board meet three times a year to support and challenge the school to continue to provide children with a high quality education.  They look at outcomes for all pupils at St Matthias and look at  how well our children are doing compared to children nationally.  They also receive finance reports, health and safety reports, curriculum reports and help the school to make decisions that will benefit our school community.


Please see below our Central Governing Board Governors and Local Advisory Board members:

Central Governing Board – Governors

Governors Type Link Area
Gwen Gutzmore interim Chair of Governing Board (Foundation)  
Sian Davies Executive Principal – Ex Officio  
Gwen Gutzmore LDBS (Foundation)  
Donna Thomas Local Authority  
Anna Case Staff  
Melissa McIntyre Parent  
Nina Pope Parent  
Arnette Frederick Foundation  
Andrew Bedford Foundation  
Rev’d Graham Hunter  Foundation  
Vacancy   Foundation  
Heather Rockhold  Foundation  
 Frankie Vinelott Foundation  
 Bridget Fagan  Foundation  

Local Advisory Board Members

Associate members Link Area
 Arnette Frederick
  •  PPG
  • Admissions & Attendance
 Father David Lambert
  •  H&S
  • Community engagement
  • Equalities

 Sheryl Payne

  •  Maths
  • Sports

Paul Clarkson

  •  SEN /inclusion
  • Safeguarding / LAC 

Jennifer Smith

  •  Staff Member

Janet Ashdown

  • Finance
  • Science

Toni Mason

  •  Reading/

Literacy/ SPAG

If you would like to see the attendance of our LAB meetings please click here.

If you would like to contact the Local Advisory Board, please email:

To view the annual PAF governance statement, please click here.

If you would like to email the Central Governing Board, please email

To view the Register of Business and Pecuniary Interests for the Central Governing Board, please click here.

If you would like to view our archived Business and Pecuniary interests, please click here.

If you would like further information about the Central Governing Board, please click this link.