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The Governing Body

The Local Governing Board has a close working relationship with the STAR Multi AcademyTrust (MAT) Board of Trustees as detailed on the STAR MAT website. Our Local Governing Board for 2020-2021 is constituted.

All governors, with the exception of the headteacher, are appointed for a four year term. The Clerk to the Governing Body, Helen Groot, supports the governors in an administrative and advisory capacity. When parent governor vacancies arise, details on the nomination process are sent to all parents in the school.

The governing body is responsible for the conduct of our school, and must promote high standards of educational achievement at the school.


It is the school’s accountable body and as such: 

• provides a strategic view of the school by establishing a vision and setting the purpose and aims of the school within an agreed policy framework. It appoints and performance manages the headteacher, agreeing the school improvement strategy which includes setting statutory targets with supporting budgets and staffing structures;

• monitors and evaluates the work of the school by reviewing the performance of the headteacher, the effectiveness of the policy framework, progress towards targets, and the effectiveness of the school improvement strategy; 

• signs off the self evaluation process and responds to school improvement service and Ofsted reports as necessary. In addition it holds the headteacher to account for the performance of the school and ensures that parents are involved, consulted and informed as appropriate, with information to the community being made available as required.

Governors follow a strict Code of Conduct.  There are currently no Governors with familial relationships with members of staff.
As part of the STAR Multi-Academy Trust, we work with a Scheme of Delegation to the Members and Trust Board - click on the link to read this document..  Our governing body does not have any committees - instead it meets as a full board approximately once per month. In this way, every governor is fully involved in all aspects of governance.  Governors have link roles related to areas of school development which enable them to monitor closely the work of the school.


Meeting Dates 2020/2021

  • 13th October 2020
  • 17th November 2020
  • 8th December 2020
  • 12th January 2021
  • 9th February 2021
  • 15th March 2021 
  • 27th April 2021
  • 24th June 2021
  • 20th July 2021

Can I become a school governor?


Being a school governor or trustee is a challenging but hugely rewarding role. It will give you the chance to make a real difference to young people, give something back to your local community and use and develop your skills in a board-level environment.  


At the moment, we have vacancies for Trust Appointed Governors. These governors are appointed due to their skills.  Should you be interested in coming forward to support our school in this way, or would like to find out more, please contact Helen Groot, Clerk to the governors via:

Richard Coy - Chair of Governors


Rose Cottage



LS24 9NB

T: 01937 538538