Local Committees

Welcome from the Chair of the Trust Board

I am delighted to welcome you to the local committee page of our Trust website.  I hope you find the content helpful and informative.

Each local committee is responsible for:

  • Establishing the strategic direction
  • Ensuring accountability
  • Overseeing compliance
  • Ensuring risks to the organisation are managed

But there is more to the role of our local 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 oversight 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 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 committee member, please click here.

The Very Revd Dianna Lynn Gwilliams 


The role of Local Committees: Scheme of Delegation

The Trust operates local committees through a Scheme of Delegation,which is available to view here. Note that the draft governance handbook, which has been circulated, has not yet been approved and is only for information at this stage.

 A half termly workplan helps to guide the work of the local committee. 

The current membership of local committees for each school can be found on individual school websites and will include staff and parent representation. 

It situations where rapid improvement of a school is required, Trustee Directors may choose to put in place an interim local committee to work alongside or replace the local committee.



All local committee activity and communication takes place through our secure intranet Governors Virtual Office

If you are a local committee member, please contact your clerk for more information or to obtain a login.


Further Information

If you would like any further information regarding our local committees please email us with your query.


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