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Local School Council

Part of the West Somerset Academies Trust.

If you want to speak to our Chair of Governors please contact Miss Emily Nickels at the school office. 

Local School Council


Welcome to Minehead First School– a school we are all very proud of!

The School councillors are a group of committed people across our community working to support Minehead First School to ensure that every child feels happy, safe and secure and receives the best education possible.


The role of the school council is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • · set the aims and objectives for the school
  • · set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • · set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • · ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • · monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • · hold the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils


The head teacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework.


Our School Councillors are people who have an interest in our children’s future and a desire to make a difference. They give time, energy & enthusiasm. Together they work as a team and are happy to ask questions, listen & learn. We have high aspirations for all of our children and strive for our school to be outstanding in all that we do.


School Councillors work through meetings and visits to the school. They also measure the impact of school/LSC decisions and constructively challenge school leaders to ensure we best meet the needs of all of our children. We also receive information and advice to help us in our role.


It is expected that every non-staff councillor will fulfil a link governor role with the aim of making effective links with key school leaders and their staff to ensure that they can successfully challenge and support the school.


From time to time we have vacancies on our Local School Council. If you feel you have what it takes to be part of our team working to achieve the best for our children we would be pleased to hear from you.


If you need any further information or wish to raise any issues please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.


Local School Council - IAB

Name Type ​​Date of Appointment
​Mr Adam Evans​Headteacher24/05/19 
Mrs Jill EwenIAB24/05/19 
Mr Rob LakinCEO 01/09/21​​


Mrs Gaynor TaylorIAB01/09/20 
Mrs Jane AllsoppParent Elected 01/06/19​​




Minehead First School Local Governing Board Strategic Objectives 2017-2018