LA

Local authority. The LA has certain responsibilities regarding education, for example the educational achievement of looked-after children and for school places planning. It also provides other services to schools, which may be provided via a service-level agreement to maintained schools and, in many cases, academies

LA Governor

Nominated by the LA but appointed by the governing body

LAC

Looked after children. Children who are in care provision. May also refer to children who have been in care at any time in the last six years

Learning link

NGA Learning Link is a comprehensive e-learning training platform for governors, trustees and clerks on the full range of their responsibilities

LGA

Local Government Association – national organisation supporting and representing local government

LGB

Local governing body – a term often used to describe a committee of a trust board for an individual school within a MAT. See LGC, academy committee

LGC

Local governing committee – a term often used to describe a committee of a trust board for an individual school within a MAT. See LGB, academy committee

Local association

A group of governors and trustees from different schools in the local area. Local associations vary in size and capacity. The smallest local associations may offer an informal support network for local governors/trustees whereas larger local associations may organise useful local events and provide formal support and training opportunities

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