From September 2022, local governance in all ATLP schools including Scotch Orchard will change. As the governance needs of the trust have changed over the last five years, particularly due to growth and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ATLP Trust Board has been committed to finding a new way to maintain strong, meaningful links across schools and their communities.

The existing ‘local school governor’ and ‘local governing body’ framework is going to be replaced with the introduction of school advocate roles, which will work with both individual schools and across the ATLP family of schools to help drive and ensure collective improvement and excellence. Each school advocate role has specific advisory responsibilities, and as a result of advocates liaising with both their local school associates and their skillset peers in advocate committees, local schools and ATLP as a whole will benefit from increased communication and consultation opportunities and more informed decision-making processes.

We currently have four Governor Advocate roles:

  • Safeguarding Advocate – available
  • Vulnerable children Advocate – Kate Heeley
  • Community Engagement Advocate – Mike Talbot
  • Support & Challenge Advocate – Nicola Scott

If you are interested in finding out more about the opening for the Safeguarding Advocate as listed above, please contact the school office to book an appointment with Dr Warrack.