Local Governing Bodies
Our Local Governing Bodies strategically support and challenge schools to achieve maximum excellence for our pupils, and they are strategically supported by the Trust to fulfil their role.
Governor’s responsibilities fall on three main pillars
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
- Holding senior leaders to account for the performance of pupils and staff
- Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.
Governing bodies are governed by their Terms of Reference and by the Trust Scheme of Delegation, which set out the authority delegated to governors in making strategic decisions in diverse areas of school life.
Governors in the Trust receive dedicated and specialist support from our Head of Governance, Risk and Compliance and the bespoke governance hub and various memberships available to them. By giving governors this close support, we allow them to focus on supporting and challenging the schools to achieve the best outcomes for pupils while looking after their well-being.
Our governors are also given the opportunity to network with colleagues from other governing bodies from across the Trust, through various governance advisory groups which meet regularly to discuss areas such as standards, finance or safeguarding. These groups work up suggestions to be taken to the Trust Board and play a fundamental part in our governance structure. And for governors, this gives an opportunity to contribute to children beyond their own school and to apply their professional skills in a different setting.