Local Governing Body

A MAT is one legal entity which is set up to run a number of schools. The MAT will have a board of directors which commonly comprises representatives from each of the member academies.  

In a MAT, the board of directors has the same governor/trustee/ company director duties as a governing body of a single academy trust. Hence, the board of directors will deal with the strategic running of the MAT and will delegate the operational day-to-day running of the member schools to each academy’s Local Governing Body (LGB), which will usually be set up for each school. The level of delegation to LGBs can be varied to suit specific circumstances.

Duties of the LGB

Most of the LGB will not be directors or trustees of the MAT and will mainly be representatives from the school. They will however have duties delegated to them by the board of directors and it will be the responsibility of the board of directors to ensure that they are exercising these functions in line with the relevant duties. The LGB will still have responsibilities as school governors.

LGB Members

The LGB is appointed by the board of directors. Below is a list of the governors, their roles and responsibilities (for 2017);

  • Emma Balchin - Vice/Acting Chair (Curriculum and SEND)
  • Adam Price – Executive Headteacher (Curriculum and Safeguarding) 
  • Amanda Baugh – Staff Governor (Early Help and Safeguarding)
  • Cheryl Lowe - Parent Governor (SMSC)
  • Wayne O’Brien - Co-opted Teacher (Behaviour and Attendance)
  • Tracey Evans – Co-opted (Resources - Human and Physical)
  • Paul Elliott - Co-opted (Safeguarding)
  • Clerk to the governors: Charlotte Harding


  Our LGB Meeting Dates

  Penultimate Thursday of each half term from 1:00pm.


  In order to meet, Governors will be expected to visit the school in line with expectations for Governors (see Job description and
  delegation to LGB documents). In order to monitor their allocated area, in line with the School Improvement Plan, Governor's must  
  challenge and evaluate the effectiveness of Leadership and Management of the PRU to ensure that progress is being made in all SIP
  areas - September 2016.