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Governing Body

Lighthouse Schools Partnership's Trust Board delegate responsibility to the Local Governing Body to work with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team to ensure pupils receive a good education.

School Governors have a wide range of responsibilities. They are in charge of planning the school’s future direction and hold the school to account in raising the standards of pupil achievement.

The LGB look to create strong engagement with parents and the wider community for the performance of the school.

School governors are drawn from different parts of the community and can be parents and staff or from the community and other groups. This helps ensure the governing body has sufficient diversity of views and experience but does not mean governors of a particular category represent that group on the governing body. For example, parent governors do not represent the parents at the school and do not report back to them. The governing body is made up of the following categories:

  • parent governors: selected by election (or appointment if insufficient people stand for election) and drawn from parents and carers of children at the school
  • staff governors: selected by election from teaching and support staff paid to work at the school
  • community governors: appointed by the Trust Board on LGB recommendations to represent community interests
  • foundation governors: appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education, on LSP DBE Rep Member, LGB/ Parish Council recommendation