Westvale Park

Primary Academy

Always Children First

Local Academy Board

What is the LAB?
The purpose of the Local Academy Board, or LAB, is to have oversight of the continual improvement of the school’s educational outcomes.

Who is on the LAB?
To begin with the LAB will have the following six members:
Chair appointed by Aurora - Martha Burnige
Head of School (ex officio) - Susan Kelly
1 staff member elected by staff - Kim Good
2 parent members appointed by the LAB following an application process - Andy Wright and Mark Siddle
1 community member appointed by the LAB following an application process - 

What does a LAB member do?
LAB members contribute to the strategic direction of the school and hold the school’s senior leadership to account for standards within the school. This involves agreeing a school improvement plan and asking challenging questions where necessary. They are also responsible for listening to the school community and being an ambassador for the school locally. 

Governance Information for Aurora Academies Trust:


We are currently recruiting LAB Members


We are looking for volunteers to join our Local Academy Board. No experience of school governance is necessary but we would especially welcome applications from people with connections to the Horley community and/or with expertise in the following areas:


  • Early years or primary education
  • Marketing
  • Facilities management


Westvale Park is a brand new primary school and nursery which opened in Horley in September 2021. Westvale Park is  part of Aurora Academies trust which operates seven schools in Surrey, Sussex and Brighton.


Further information about our school can be found on other pages of this website and a role description can be found here below.  If after reading the role description, you feel you would like to submit an application please complete our online form:


Applications close on the 1st September 2021.