Local Governing Committees
Welcome from the Chair of the Trust Board
I am delighted to welcome you to the Local Governing Committee (LGC) page of our Trust website. I hope you find the content helpful and informative.
Local governance has been and remains an important factor in the success of the Trust, contributing to each of our 3 key broad priorities:
1) Delivering excellent education for every pupil
2) Enhancing the distinctively Christian character of our Church schools
3) Ensuring sound financial management and effective use of public funds
But there is more to the role of our local governing committees than working with our staff to secure these ends. One of the strengths of the Trust is the individual identity of each of our schools. And, of course, local governance is vital to ensuring that each Trust school has deep roots in its community and serves local needs and aspirations in ways that work for the whole school community.
So, to all who serve as members of Local Governing Committees in Trust schools, a huge “thank you” for all you do for our schools and their communities, and for all this brings to the Trust.
If you are interested in volunteering as a local governing committee member, please click here.
Simon Walker JP
The role of Local Governing Committees: Scheme of Empowerment (Delegation)
The membership of LGCs is now in a final transition stage from each schools prior status (Voluntary Controlled, Voluntary Aided, Community) prior to joining the Trust (and the level of support it requires once residing within the Trust), to a new standard format.
The current membership of LGCs for each school can be found on individual school websites and will include staff and parent representation.
All LGC members are appointed by the Trust and are expected to perform their duties in accordance with a Code of Conduct.
It situations where rapid improvement of a school is required the Trust may choose to put in place an Interim Academy Board to work alongside or replace the Local Governing Committee.
All governance activity and communication takes place through our secure intranet Governors Virtual Office
If you are a Local Governing Committee Member, please contact your clerk for more information or to obtain a login.
If you would like any further information regarding our Local Governing Committees please email us with your query.