Governance – School Advisory Board (SAB)

Welcome to Histon & Impington Junior School Advisory Board Page

The School Advisory Board (SAB) is a sub-committee of Cambridge Primary Education Trust (CPET) Trustees.  Each Academy [School] has its own SAB and each is established by the CPET Board of Trustees in accordance with the Articles of Association of the Trust which detail the responsibilities of the SAB and its relationship with the main CPET Board of Trustees. Membership of the schools SAB normally comprises of not less than 7 and not more than 11 members.

There is an expectation and requirement that each member of the SAB shall act in the best interests of the Academy at all times. The Schools SAB is expected to formally meet at least once in every term. It may also be necessary for other meetings to be held that have an agreed focus or particular remit. A quorum must be present, being three or one third of the members of the SAB (if greater).

SAB Skills/Knowledge Set

All members of the Trust’s SABs have a set of common skills and attributes, referred to as Core Trust Skills. These are listed below:

    • Alignment to the vision and ethos of the Trust
    • Demonstrable commitment to the improvement of the Trust for all of the Trust’s Stakeholders
    • Commitment to self-improvement so as to better aid the Trust’s evolution and development
    • Commitment to the time and effort required to effectively serve on the relevant Trust body

It is desirable that such skills are represented by more than one person in all cases. It is also expected that all School Advisors within the SAB seek to routinely enhance their skill set through additional training and the Trust makes such training opportunities available.

The Trust’s expectation is that for all school SABs, such skills will be drawn from the local communities to the Trust, but it is recognised that the primary driver for the recruitment of personnel to the Trust bodies is skills-based

Histon & Impington Junior School, School Advisory Board

Having strong governance and leadership within the school is key to its continued success.  It is really important that our School Advisory Body members have the right skills, time and commitment to drive school improvement as well as the passion and ambition to achieve the best possible educational outcomes for all children at the school.

The main duties and responsibilities of all members of the schools SAB are listed in the document below.

Cambridge Primary Education Trust’s ‘Terms of Reference for School Advisory Boards‘.

Further information

Following new legislation from the DfE in March 2016, all SAB members and Trustees are required to have an enhanced DBS certificate and ensure they have read Keeping children safe in education.